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 […]

The Land of Tears

The Land of Tears

“It is such a secret place, the land of tears.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince The combination of menopausal weight gain with the after-effect of an untreated hip injury sustained in late 2008/ early 2009,  creates a waddle to my gait. I can’t get past feeling like my pelvis is moving through jello. Walking requires […]

The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard

The Impetus We’re  lounging on yoga mats listening to Max Strom speak in his solid, deep voice. A voice rich with inflection. With an impish smile, (insofar as a man so large can insinuate impish) Max tells us of a tale from “The Snow Leopard.” Imagine a village high in the Himalayas, perhaps above the tree line. […]