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A writer, humorist, and motivational speaker, Wanda Argersinger was born with a purse in one hand and lipstick in the other. She wrote her first story in 2nd grade using all of her spelling words, which brought the attention to her of the school counselors suggesting she get counseling. An excerpt from this story: “…mice who drink too
much and party all night long….”
As Executive Director for The Lupus Support Network, Wanda is an advocate for all Lupus patients, working diligently as a member of the Statewide Coalition for the State of Florida Department of Health Arthritis Prevention and Education Program. She facilitates support groups in the Florida Panhandle and Southern Alabama and trains new facilitators to educate and counsel patients, plans and researches topics to be discussed at meetings.
As a published author, Wanda has wrote the book currently being used in The Lupus Support Network SLESH (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Self Help) classes, written and published a number of pamphlets on various aspects of Lupus currently being used for informational purposes at The Lupus Support Network, and My Personal Health Journal, a book sold for a patient’s use in recording and maintaining vital health information. This book is sold nationwide and all profits go to The Lupus Support Network. Most recently Wanda has written Y-Mee’s A-B-C Book of Emotiions and created a doll that accompanies the book, which can be purchased from l-bowonline.com or Lulu.com.
She has also been featured in Featured in MD News Magazine, Lupus Now Magazine, Ladies in Business, the Pensacola News Journal, and the Tallahassee Democrat.
As a motivational speaker, and educator in the area of Lupus health, Wanda has been a speaker for the State of Florida Department of Health, Unlocking the Mysteries of Lupus, among numerous other organizations in Florida and South Alabama.
Wanda has been on a number of local radio talk shows with several call-in shows, and guests on many television programs.
Wanda is constantly working and actively involved in the Lupus Research Institutes National Coalition (advocating for Lupus Patients, research funding, and legislative change), as an Associate Member of the American Academy of Rheumatology, a Member of The American Chronic Pain Association, and a Member of the National Fibromyalgia Association, a Member of the National Society of Newspaper columnists, and a member of the National Association of Professional Women.
Wanda has been published in other publications including The Legend, a monthly column entitled “The Write Site,” spotlighting websites that are of interest to writers), Poetic Voices, June 1999, Emerald Coast Review, a short story and poem, and the Gulf Breeze News, as a guest columnist.
Her achievements and awards are numerous.Currently, Wanda is busy developing her own line of greeting cards along with 2 more books and a board game for patients with Chronic Illness. This amazing woman, with Lupus SLE herself, is the Energizer Bunny come to life, with no need of any batteries! She will keep on giving until she falls over from the weight of her purse while wearing a great hot pink lipstick!
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Posts by Wanda Argersinger:
Oh my God!
I am in shock.
With the rampant drug problems we have in this country, the state government of Ohio has finally done something to resolve a perceived drug problem.
The problem is, the new law passed by the State of Ohio, has nothing to do will the selling of illegal drugs, the use of illegal drugs, or the crimes that result from these two things.
Oh no, in their semi-conscious state of belief that they had to pass some law before the end of the year, they voted that beginning January 1, 2011 it would be against the law to transfer prescriptions between pharmacies more than once a year.
How many friends do you have?
No, not the ones on Facebook, or your e-mail lists, or even in your Blackberry® or iPhone®. I’m talking about real friends. Friends who go out with you, to dinner, to a movie. Friends who would be there to help you in any situation with just a call from you. Friends like Ethel was to Lucy. The people who are willing to try dumb things, get in trouble with you, and be there to bail you out.
Not that many? Well, your problem has been solved.
There is a new service available, for a fee.
If there was something you could do that would benefit your children, or your heirs, would you even consider doing it? Yeah, me too.
But I think I would draw the line at dying early just so they would gain something in the process.
My official marker of the summer heat is when you are wetter out of the pool than when you are in the pool. Such has been this summer, but I’m certain there have been other summers just as hot. Or at least that’s what I’ve heard the old-timers say.
Pappa Joe Alford was one of the oldest old-timers I’ve ever met. He was here, in the Panhandle of Florida that is, before there were roads, bridges, and even before running water and electricity. I heard him say on more than one occasion that this is the hottest summer ever, and that was in the 1970s. His cohort in crime, Horace Rogers, agreed with him most of the time, but there were occasions when they would get in to a bit of a shouting match about who remembered what correctly. Those “discussions” always ended in a draw.
What do you do when a formerly “wiped out” pest returns to the scene of the crime many years later? Yeah, I agree.
So it’s about time someone addresses this issue of “bedbugs”.
These buggers are spreading their infestations faster than new weapons are being developed to combat them. No one is really sure why the resurgence of these critters is happening now, as they were eradicated and have not existed in the industrialized world for the past half century. We killed the little buggers.
Not only are they back, they are congregating in the state of Ohio. They are so bad there that the governor has asked for help back in 2007.
Worthy of Comment
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