Cancer In The Closet

I wrote this in response to a salon.com "open call" on the topic: spring cleaning. What can't you bring yourself to throw away? It sits on the top shelf of my closet, inside a box, where I don’t have to look at it. Most days I don’t even think about it. I store breast cancer in my closet. It comes in the form of a wig. Not just any old wig, a custom-made, human hair wig that fit perfectly over my smooth bald head for nearly a year, giving the false impression to the world that I … [Read more...]

Fools Rush In

Driving to our daughter's lacrosse game last night, my husband and I talked about the striking improvements of her varsity team, and how fun it is for her to be a starter on a winning team for her senior year. She is living her high school dream. Sitting in the stands surrounded by other cheering parents, we proudly watched her storm down the field expertly managing the ball.  We stood, cheered and whistled as she flew toward the goal. Then she collapsed. "Get up!" I silently commanded. She … [Read more...]