Category Archives: As an aside

A million and one ways to die

There are a million and one ways to die. Protests against a fanatical interpretation of a religion, suspension bridge collapses, stampedes, a virus. Those were just today’s headlines. There are a million and one ways to die. To die even … Continue reading

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pink is the new…vomit-inducing color.

***updated post. i just had to share this article from the onion, “cancer researchers develop highly promising new pink consumer item.” the exciting news that: “After years of rigorous trials and test marketing, our team can confirm that this breakthrough product is … Continue reading

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Help Each Other Out

when i got diagnosed with cancer, did you pause, panic, or run because you didn’t know what to do? or when you’ve been going through a hard time, did you see others do something similar (me included)? on the flip … Continue reading

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not cancer (volume 9…or 10?) – the easter version

from the mouths of babes…the kindies are back! hi mrs. meaghan, happy easter day! i love you. like happy easter day! feel good. love, cali hi mrs. meaghan! i think today you’re feeling better. have a happy Easter! jesus takes … Continue reading

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sharing the love.

i realized, i’m never too old to send, and receive, valentines. while march is coming in like a lion around the country and perhaps you’re hunkering down, i wanted to share some valentines i received from my niece bella’s first … Continue reading

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you, me, saturday night.

i couldn’t sleep last night, partly because i was afraid to miss my 7am flight to Toronto. but mostly because i had spent the evening with some BAYS women preparing for our reading this saturday night as part of the San … Continue reading

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not cancer…me! (volume 8)

my PET/CT results are in…no reoccurent or metastatic disease! great news. the doctor was particularly interested in a central chest lymph node that they suspected had cancer in it last year, and it’s fairly tiny now. something to continue monitoring … Continue reading

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as an aside: surgery preparation

i greatly benefited from a session focused on surgery prep at UCSF, led by a nurse named teresa corrigan. i want to share these insights with you, because if past predicts future, some of you will have surgeries of your own to … Continue reading

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not cancer (volume 7). summer.

happy summering everyone. i hope you’re squeezing all there is out of these beautiful days.  i’m thankful for all the time i’m getting to spend in illinois and soon ohio with family and friends–bbq’ing, catching up with old friends and new friends, laughing, … Continue reading

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in print.

something i never dreamed of or even thought possible happened this week: BAYS published a book, and i was a contributor. whoa nelly!!! i think that means i’ve crossed the threshold into adulthood. or earned some sort of stripe with the grit … Continue reading

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