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...]

Worth Remembering

I have mixed feelings about blogging on the topic of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  There is such a fine line between commemorating the nation's resilience, loss of lives, and heroic responses and celebrating the success of the terrorists. I thought I would write about where I was when I heard the news, how I ran to the school to bring my children home, how the busy skies around our house were silent when air travel halted. But every time I thought about … [Read more...]