Monthly Archives: January 2018

For the Week of January 29, 2018: Coming to Terms with Fear

There is a country to cross you will find in the corner of your eye, in the quick slip of your foot–air far down, a snap that might have caught. And maybe for you, for me, a high, passing voice … Continue reading

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For the Week of January 22, 2018: In Remission: Rediscovering the Ordinary

In the first session of my writing groups, members first introduce themselves by name and if they wish, the kind of cancer they are living with.  In every group, some happily declare their treatment is behind them.  They are “in … Continue reading

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For the Week of January 15, 2018: The Moment Life Changes

Life changes fast. Life changes in an instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.” —  Joan Didion, in The Year of Magical Thinking, 2005 In two days, I’m beginning a new “Writing Through Cancer” workshop series … Continue reading

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For the Week of January 8, 2018: What it Means to Live with Cancer

You tell me to live each day as if it were my last.  This is in the kitchen where before coffee, I complain of the day ahead–that obstacle race of minutes and hours, grocery stores and doctors…  (“Imaginary Conversation” by … Continue reading

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For the Week of January 1, 2018: One Guiding Word for the New Year

We don’t receive wisdom we must discover it for ourselves.― Marcel Proust It’s become a ritual of sorts, a practice begun several years ago together with my writing buddies, one I dutifully begin as the old year nears its end and … Continue reading

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