Poetry

In Therapy

While difficult, it’s necessary: Please forget whatever you’ve learned. Simply cast off far as your reach allows Catch right out of your murky memory Blue fins, red snappers, orange roughy. Back farther still to the new golden oven Our kitchen clock never learned the truth. A fast 2/4 beat jazzy dancing Upbeat, and a seductively […]

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Caregiving, Wise

NEADed and Blessed

I am NEAD. Yesterday after visiting with my oncologist at Stanford in San Jose and a week of repressed scanziety – I had a PET CT Scan last Wednesday and let’s just say my perky miss Cancer self was a little crabbed than usual. Dr. B entered the new room in the new facility where […]

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Friendship and Cancer

Op-Ed: Regarding Cancer and Making Personal Connections

I’ve received so many amazing letters from people who read my blog or found me through another online channel like my Etsy shop, YeuxDeux Vintage, or on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook. They read about my diagnosis and my current life and find common ground, and I’m honored to communicate with people who were touched enough by my life to personally reach out. I appreciate their candor and I am especially humbled by the emotional outpourings of some of the communications I receive. Unnecessarily, their email begins with an apology for a “stranger” so openly sharing their experiences with me. But are we really strangers?

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