Well, friends. The chemo honeymoon is over. My latest scans showed growth in three of my tumors so it is time to go back on the drugs. Disappointing, but not surprising. Those cancer cells are tricky, and cancer continues to suck. I still feel fortunate to have a world class cancer hospital in my backyardContinue reading “A Love Story”
Earth. What a magnificent place. In a week where the ugliness of humankind continues to rear its head…I look to nature for solace and guidance. I am not so naive that I think nature can cure systemic racism or social unrest, but I have often used nature to help with my mental health. The worldContinue reading “The Therapy of Nature”
Of all the items the grocery store that perplex me, it happens to be bananas. Bananas drive me bananas!
It’s 3 AM. The house is quiet. I am the only one awake. Even the teenagers, who keep vampire hours, are sleeping. Today was my first chemo day in four weeks. I had a little “chemo vacation” because of a bad skin reaction. Chemo days are not painful, but the steroids keep me awake andContinue reading “Gratitude”
Every year, I look forward to spring. Not so much for the warm weather because spring in Ohio doesn’t always equal warmth. I enjoy seeing the earth come to life. I love the flowers on the trees, the green grass, the plants sprouting, planting my vegetable garden…ALL OF IT! I know, it’s sappy, but IContinue reading “The Joys of Spring”
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison As we enter week 4, or is it 5, or 6, or 10? Anyway, I digress, as we continue with week number whatever of shelter in place, I find myself wanting to bake bread. It could be the peer pressure ofContinue reading “Cooking Through Crisis”