Monthly Archives: February 2010

power trio (a brief ode to therapy)

It’s just after nine PM on a school night, and on a normal evening, I would be headed for bed in a few minutes  - my early bedtimes a holdover from my treatment days.  But this is not a normal … Continue reading

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love train

Did my last post come across as, well, homicidal?  I didn’t mean for it to.  I’m peace-loving, really.  To clarify, the only machine gun I would ever wield is one loaded with words; language is my best defense, my greatest … Continue reading

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on the clock, out of my mind

Another day, another installment of cosmic absurdity.  A favorite expression of incredulity among some of my colleagues lately is to say, simply, with a little cock of the head, “REALLY?”  That about sums up how I am feeling today. Tomorrow, … Continue reading

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every picture tells a story: first descents, revisited

Christmas came a little late today, in the form of over a hundred highly secret, much- anticipated photos from First Descents in Jackson, Wyoming.  Dear Hollywood, out there on the Left Coast, tormented us all last fall, refusing to share … Continue reading

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(cancer) flash forward; (cancer) flash back

On days when I am due for a check-up with my oncologist or some other cancer-related appointment, I have been known to do things like forget to pack my yoga pants for my acupuncture appointment after work. Yesterday, after getting … Continue reading

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shine on

When my husband and I moved into the house we have been renting for the last three and a half years, our heads promptly filled with visions of the happy life we would live here, even the family we would … Continue reading

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running doesn’t cure cancer (but i’m going to run anyway)

When cancer struck, I went from being fit and active (not obsessively so, but I biked with enthusiasm and hit the gym three or four times a week) to being completely inert.  Not just inert, but sliced, diced, poured out … Continue reading

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