Learning from Lance Armstrong

I'm still not over Lance Armstrong. I know his dispassionate confession to Oprah is almost history now, but something else keeps needling me. It wasn't his admissions to lying and cheating that bothered me so much. It was a casual reference he made that indicated he forgot what he learned from having cancer. After receiving my cancer diagnosis, a friend gave me a copy of his book, "It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life." She said the book inspired her through her breast … [Read more...]

My friend Amy

  Should I choose pink polish or clear? I wondered as I sat at the nail technician’s station last spring for a manicure. As I pondered my shallow conundrum, the salon door swung open and a frail looking petite woman entered the room and threw her tiny arms around another nail technician’s neck.  “Oh, it’s so good to see you,” she said in a vibrant voice that defied her waif-like frame. She sat next to me and introduced herself as Amy. We talked about everything from our nail … [Read more...]