Monthly Archives: January 2018

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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