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The Mercy of Not Knowing

Occasionally I go through my blog drafts and pull from them. I found this one today and edited a few words. It was originally drafted in late May 2015 after my dad’s funeral, while we were packing to move to Texas, and in the fresh stages of grief. 321 more words

Terminal Bodies

Unfortunately, not every cancer story is one of triumph and cure. In 2014, there were over 163 thousand deaths from cancer in the United Kingdom, and that number is predicted to rise each year (Cancer Research UK, 2014). 975 more words


Rainbows and Unicorn (Poop)

This will likely be a short post, and a tiny warning…it may sound more like a rant than anything else.  And you may be offended so let me just address that right now.  663 more words


Buying A Concert Ticket

You would think this is the easiest thing in the world. See a concert in the paper by a band you really like. Go to the website, reserve the TWO seats, and buy the tickets. 478 more words

Life Journeys

SISYPHUS' EVENING ROUTINE: How My Girlfriend Gave Life Meaning After Her Mother Died

WE ALL ENCOUNTER moments when we’re struck by the absurdity of life, don’t we?  Once it happens, everything that once seemed familiar now suddenly strikes us as alien. 1,303 more words

Geen Categorie

A very short-story about death and Morse Code

Malcolm felt good. In fact Malcolm at sometimes felt almost elated which was strange considering the terminal diagnosis.  He had been battling with cancer for over twelve months now and had ticked of as much as he could from his bucket list. 539 more words

Creative Writing

My Article in the Huffington Post!

I’m pretty thrilled to have this piece in Huffpost Personal published today! Yesterday, International Women’s Day, was the anniversary of my surgery, but the conversation I recount in the first paragraph of this article happened exactly a year ago today. 79 more words