Peter Parker’s Spider Bite

Peter Parker’s Spider Bite

Some people believe that life is suffering. They philosophically proffer an antidote to suffering: dispassion. While I certainly agree the person who doesn’t care about anything can’t be hurt, (no brain no pain) that strikes me as a psychopathic take on life. Not caring equals not hurting, and also not caring equals not living, not […]

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 […]

In the land of the faceblind 2 faced lady is queen

In the land of the faceblind 2 faced lady is queen

“It never seemed worth risking the rejection to bother asking someone else to come along,” I wrote. My English teacher returns my paper with a big fat red circle around the word “It.” What does this refer to? Ms Mcguire wants to know. I dunno. The rejection doesn’t seem worth risking? grrrr. I don’t make the […]