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Side Effects

In the game of cancer defense, the key word is side effects. It was always there in the background, but now that the offensive season is over and the battle is more passive, everything seems to be a side effect…. Read More ›

Lessons from Stephen

Originally posted on Writing Elves:
It’s Stephen King’s birthday this week. Saturday, to be exact. I’ve been a Stephen King fan for quite some time now. I picked up Pet Semetary when I was in ninth grade. At the time, everyone was…

The Cancer Movie

In the movie in my mind, I am the valiant card-carrying cancer warrior, a runner of marathons and wearer of pink. I carry a shield emblazoned with “I SURVIVED!” in huge letters as I cartwheel into oncology offices and sprinkle… Read More ›

O Captain! My Captain!

Robin Williams turned me into a teacher. Turned me onto poetry. Made me want to believe in the power of words and music. Granted, he didn’t write the screenplay for Dead Poets Society, but I doubt it could have been told… Read More ›

I Don’t Do Politics

This is for Michael who asked me to write something political: I don’t write about politics. That isn’t to say that I don’t have political opinions. I certainly do. I’m a registered voter. I read the newspaper (one of the… Read More ›

The Tragedy of Netflix

I’ve become obsessed. Sherlocked. I’m a Cumberbitch. A Sherlockian. A Holmie. A Baker Street Irregular. Whatever you want to call it, I’ve got it. And I’ve got it bad. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine bought me Season… Read More ›

Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing Everyone a Happy July 4th! “Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is… Read More ›

Off To Camp!

The bags are packed. The duffels have shipped. The stationary and envelopes have been carefully organized and pre-stamped. My daughter is leaving to sleep-away camp. It’s her first time going, but not my first time sending a kid away for… Read More ›

Jack Bauer Fixes Everything

“You need some serious distractions.” Those were the wise words of my older sister after she read my last blogpost and spoke to me on the phone. Kind of ironic, because distractibility is pretty much my calling card. You’d think… Read More ›