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Tori Anderson

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Stuff that matters~family, friends, faith.

Stuff that don’t~designer stuff, the latest, coolest anything. Who decides that anyway?

Favorites~a good song, a good drink, a good back rub.

Totally unfavorites~arrogance & hatred, liars and "dig me's", people that pee on the seat. I hate that!

About work~
I am so very fortunate to work in radio, and I work with some really great people. Who wouldn’t love playin’ music and talkin’ all day for a livin’?

When it comes to music, for me it’s really all about the song. Bluegrass, old time gospel and country. Stuff by Hank, Merle, Patsy and Willie. I dig Johnny Cash and Radney Foster, Asleep at the Wheel, Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and Possum Holler.

Music has been a part of my life since I was a little girl and, I have my beautiful parents to thank for that. I hope the pure, emotionally raw joy I get out of singing, writing and performing is obvious.

There’s nothing like sitting outside in the early morning, on a peachy summer day, listening to the birds sing, and takin’ in the sweet summer smell of lilac, honeysuckle and wisteria.

There’s nothin’ like the hugs I get from my kids.

Because nothing, nothing means more to me than the people I love. 

I sincerely hope that I’m an inspiration and a blessing to others. So many have been that for me.

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for better and for worse

by Tori Anderson posted May 16 2013 4:03PM
Anyone that has or knows someone with scleroderma (or any incurable disease for that matter), knows that there are better days and then, there are worse days. Better days are what drive us to take the mountains of pills at all hours of the day and night that nobody knows with any certainty will help us. Those worse days? They make us wonder why we even try. I have been having more of those kinds of days in recent months, and I don’t like it.

It’s no secret that I would love to live in a warmer climate. And by warmer, I mean hot and by the ocean. Problem is (which is a really good problem to have), I’m in love with my family and friends. If I could pack them all up and take them with me, I know exactly where’d I’d be. Exactly, because I’ve been fortunate enough to visit a few times (thanks to some dear friends), and I already know that my mind, my body and my spirit respond exceptionally well to this location. Relaxed, renewed, free of pain and, there’s absolutely no need for long johns during the day. Yeah, it’s the little things… big smile.

But, here’s what I else I know. That, even though I feel amazing when I visit, most of my favorite people are still back east. And those people have my heart. I just can’t not be around them. My love is deep… deeper than the ocean. So, the fight inside of me rages on. I want to feel better, all of us do right? I don’t just want a cure, I need one.  Because unless we get a cure, scleroderma will be the death of me. I know that.

I could “rise on up” somewhat more comfortably in warmer weather but, without all of you, I would die of a broken heart.

And that’s just not how my story will end.

Peace, joy, love,
Tori… a merle girl

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05/16/2013 4:03PM
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05/16/2013 4:14PM
You should just go! People can come visit you! As a person who loves you, I would much rather see you feeling better with the sunshine and ocean than feeling crappy up here. I think all of your close family would probably feel the same. Just sayin'!
05/16/2013 11:48PM
love is where ever you are!
What a hard decision to mull over! Even though I only "know" you through WAYZ;here's what I know: you are a strong, loving, sweet,spiritual,talented, and caring human being. You are also loved by many, many people who would want nothing more than for you to be healthier and happier even if that meant not seeing you as often. Whatever you decide, and wherever you go, love will be where you are! You are never more than a email, phone call, text, blog, status update, or skype away from family and friends. God bless!
05/20/2013 9:44AM
for better and for worse
tori u always seem to bring a tear to my eyes when I read your stuff...but its nice to read your thoughts..thanks for sharing..
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