Positive thinking is great when it leads you to take action.
When you've got the best dog in the world, you love her like your child.
Whatcha gonna do with all that junk, all that junk inside your truck?
Thoughts on cause and effect, blame, avoiding unpleasantness, and the power (?) of positive thinking.
Peace starts within; do not seek it without. - Buddha
Something is changing in me. I don't know if it's the fact that I'm approaching a year of being "cancer-free" (no evidence of disease) or if it's something else. Getting older, maybe? My 60th birthday is rapidly approaching, which will mark 2 years since I started cancer treatment (my first chemo was the day after… Continue reading A headful of thoughts.
Being a survivor means you have to keep surviving, no matter what life throws at you.
I was supposed to see Maya Angelou on a cruise I took in 2014, but she was ill. She died just months later, but she did join our cruise by satellite video link to read some of her poetry and share some of her thoughts. One of my favorite Angelou poems is Still I Rise.… Continue reading Still I rise.
Like most things in life, people want you to get over whatever it was that hurt you, and as soon as possible, because they don't want to hear about it. It makes them uncomfortable. When my daughter died, there was an initial outpouring of support, but it dried up quickly. Some of the things I… Continue reading Fuck cancer, part deux
Friday was the one year anniversary of my friend Jordan's death. (This is my post from last year shortly after Jordan died, if you're interested.) Jordan was my "chemo buddy". He was my friend. Here's how that came about. Jordan was a little older than me and had retired from Xerox, where he had worked… Continue reading Fuck cancer.