Posts about Living With Scoliosis

Ann Hermanson wearing a Milwaukee brace

Bracing for Scoliosis: It Really Does Work

Although many days I wish I didn’t, I remember quite clearly what it was like to be in junior high: looking fine when I┬áchecked the mirror in the morning, only to discover at lunch that a zit the size ... Read More  

Lindsey holding her book

Book Party!

Every year, the Nova Scotia Children’s Literature Roundtable hosts the New Book Bash, a group launch celebrating the year’s releases. Every author gets 5 minutes to talk up their new titles. I’ll be there presenting Gene Therapy, Living With ... Read More  

Richard III bones

Shakespeare Meets Science

Instead of Romeo and Juliet, my 10th grade English teacher made us read Shakespeare’s Richard III. These days about all I remember is “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse,” and that creepy Elizabethan belief that wicked ... Read More  

King Charles spaniel

The Shallow End of the Gene Pool: Dogs and Disease

Many dog lovers are aware of the problems with purebreds. “Pure breeding” involves mating animals with desirable characteristics within the same breed of dog, be they chihuahuas or golden retrievers. These closed gene pools lead to inbreeding, which increases ... Read More  

Living With Scoliosis by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Coming This Year to a Bookstore Near You – Stuff I Wrote!

First – apologies for the weirdness over the previous week. Hackers hit the site December 29, but since the back end was working, I didn’t realize there was a problem until I tried to post Thursday. Fortunately, I had ... Read More