Posted in June 2012

November 11, 2004.

I am aware that I have some new readers (welcome, by the way). In the past months, people have written to me and told me they were passing along my story to other people — people who were survivors, people who knew loved ones who were going through cancer, people who are beginning this fight … Continue reading

Final stretch.

You are running a marathon.  This thing is rough.  You knew it would be, but you didn’t know it would be this rough.  You had nothing to compare it to.  No frame of reference.  But, alas, now you know what they were talking about.  They.  All those folks who had been here before.  Now you … Continue reading


“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When … Continue reading


Sometimes people ignore hints.  I know I am prone to that sort of thing every once in a while.  People give clues and hints about things to come, but there are times when a person doesn’t really absorb what is about to happen. It started with little mentions.  The office staff would say things like, you may … Continue reading


Sunny days, chasing the clouds away.  On my way, to where the air is sweet… I had made the decision to stop being so angry.  I knew that the anger I was feeling was no longer productive.  I said my piece and people knew where I stood.  From that moment on, people in the office had … Continue reading


You are planning a road trip.  You have somewhere you need to be.  You know you have to get there, and you are going to have to drive yourself.  Flying isn’t an option.  You are going to have to put in some time behind the wheel.  The distance isn’t too far, although it is definitely farther than … Continue reading