Category Archives: Cancer Schmancer

The Princess and the Metaphorical Pea*   When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  When life gives you a pandemic, add vodka.                                                                                           Unknown brilliant philosopher…being me I love to walk.  Be it a vigorous hike, or a leisurely stroll, … Continue reading

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Dancing Through the Raindrops

Longfellow’s classic poem warns, “Into each life some rain must fall.”  But how are we supposed to cope when life seems to be a never-ending series of gully-washers? A couple of months ago I took a trip to Washington state … Continue reading

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Magic Carpet Ride

How we view the end of life is a reflection of how we view life itself  – it’s a question of perspective. Those of you who have been around here a while may recall that a couple of years ago … Continue reading

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Dormant, Not Dead

A couple of weeks ago I took a hike in one of my favorite parks.  A bad storm came through the area last summer and the park was closed for several months because of all the trees that were knocked … Continue reading

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Why I Would Rather Try To Find The Funny Than The Meaning Of Life

Some look at life’s journey as a pitched battle, and some as a noble quest. Either way, a smart knight should be prepared for the dragons he or she is bound to encounter along the way. My weapon of choice … Continue reading

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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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