Category Archives: Cancer Schmancer

It Is A Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Indeed!

Five years ago today, my sister Lib had to cancel her annual St. Patrick’s Day party.  Our hometown always has a big parade, and her apartment is right on the parade route, the perfect location for viewing and celebrating.  She … Continue reading

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Is It My Bad If I Feel Bad When My Bad Isn’t Very Bad?

Ungrateful, angry, discontented…I’m sick of dealing with people with these lousy attitudes.  But how can I avoid myself? My friend Deb at The Monster In Your Closet got me thinking.  She does that a lot, and I wish she’d knock … Continue reading

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I’m Absolutely Sure That Everything I Believe Might Possibly Be True

“Obama is a communist.” “Republicans hate women.” “Your brother got cancer from drinking Coke.” These are actual things that real people said to me during the past week.  Each statement was delivered as fact.  With firm, fist-pounding-on-table certainty.  With an … Continue reading

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Get Your Knockers Up to Fight Breast Cancer

The athletes are trained. The spectators have their cheers down pat. There isn’t a pink t-shirt left to be had in the Windy City. We’re ready… for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: Chicago! It happens this weekend, June 1-2.  … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins Is Full Of It

The Disney classic Mary Poppins is one of my favorite movies.  Here’s a great song from that movie: Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way.  What a song!  It’s light, it’s … Continue reading

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Cancer Can Kiss My Ass

When and if I ever get to see God, face-to-face, mano-a-mano, the first thing I’m going to ask Him is this: Why do bad things happen to good people? It was little over a month ago I went to Chicago … Continue reading

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Chicago Gets Her Knockers Up

As any woman can tell you, nothing is more crucial for perky boobs than good support.  Last weekend it seemed the whole city of Chicago turned out to provide that support – for breast cancer research.

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Everything I Need To Know In Life, I Learned From Star Trek

According to Robert Fulghum, we learn everything we need to know in kindergarten.  Not me.  No offense to Mr. Fulghum, but I learned most everything I’ll need in life from Star Trek.   Even about cancer. In the episode A Taste of … Continue reading

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Playing The Cancer Card

Having cancer is like having a “get out of jail free” card. My sister Lib and I were antiquing when we came upon a nifty, old copper-lined heat lamp.  The way Lib tells it, SHE saw it first and called … Continue reading

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MAB SmackDown: Raw

I’m a peaceable woman.  I abhor violence and am filled with the milk of human kindness.  Yet, at this moment I am looking forward with all my being to witnessing an epic takedown; a beating so brutal it will be … Continue reading

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