Category Archives: reflections on life

For the Week of June 25, 2017: “You Gotta’ Have Friends”

A friend is someone who likes you. It can be a boy… It can be a girl… These are the opening pages to Joan Walsh Anglund’s beloved little book, A Friend is Someone Who Likes You, first published in 1958, one that … Continue reading

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For the Week of May 28, 2017: The Loneliness of Being a Cancer Patient

Today I write about a subject that I don’t often speak of, nor even give into its darkness very often.  Today I am lonely.  I wonder how many of you who also have Stage IV cancer are lonely.  I can’t … Continue reading

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For the Week of May 21, 2017: Remembering Anniversaries

My husband and I will be celebrating another year of marriage this Sunday, a day after our anniversary date, since I’ll be returning home from Toronto. I managed, however, to surprise him by sending a bouquet of flowers through FTD … Continue reading

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For the Week of May 7, 2017: Lying Awake in the Night

Dear Readers, Our house went on the market this past week, and daily, my husband, our dog, and I vacate our home for a few hours to allow real estate agents to show the property to prospective buyers.  There’s no … Continue reading

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For the Week of March 19, 2017: Silencing Your Critical Selves

In first grade Mrs. Lohr said my purple teepee wasn’t realistic enough, that purple was no color for a tent, that purple was a color for people who died, that my drawing wasn’t  good enough to hang with the others… … Continue reading

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For the Week of March 12, 2017: The Different Colors of Life

We’ve been lucky here in San Diego.  After a deluge of winter rainstorms, the sun has finally become a regular presence in the days, so much so, that when I awakened to a foggy morning, the canyon shrouded in a … Continue reading

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For the Week of January 22, 1017: We Can; I Can

Early this morning, I checked my emails and scanned the Facebook posts appearing from yesterday’s massive protest women’s marches across the country.  I kept returning to the images of the hundreds of thousands of women and men around the world … Continue reading

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