Tales from the Front

Tales from the Front

Trying to explain myself, round two: Cancer is tiring. Cancer is depressing. Cancer is life changing. Sorry. I don’t make the rules, that’s just how Cancer is. Individual responses to well-meant queries multiply the number of times I must re-live an unpleasant experience. I’d rather focus on what I will do next. Either read the […]

I get that a lot

I get that a lot

Las Vegas Massacre. Oklahoma City Bomber. Columbine. The perpetrators are white. White Americans. Ordinary people. I’m not saying white Americans are more dangerous than the average American; they commit more crime only because they outnumber the rest of us. But that don’t make them inherently bad. I suggest we stop categorizing terrorists by race, religion and […]

Grace, the Cancer Bear

Grace, the Cancer Bear

Ouch. That awkward moment when I realize not everyone in cancer land is nice. Aren’t people “this” close to losing their lives kinder, gentler, more compassionate versions of themselves? No, not always. Alas, cancer like money, does not transform. It only magnifies. Appreciative people appreciate more, bitter people become more embittered. This particular person does bait […]