A long time ago when I felt people didn't understand me and my crazy life I would walk to my favourite store and hide out next to the cupboard that held the Nancy Drew books. Eventually I would save enough to purchase one and would read it from front to back a dozen times. Nancy didn't know what I was…
Yesterday I read a short story written by Frank Stockton in 1882 that was mentioned on Susie Lindau's blog called…Continue
The Story of the Caretaker and Relationships
The last time someone in my family was dying from cancer my life changed completely. Things that were important the day before were no longer sitting in my top 10 list. Some don't understand that your life becomes saturated with emotions—some rational, some not so much. Natural instincts cause you to don imaginary body armor to protect yourself from what is about to…Continue
I've spent months fighting for mental survival and physical health and now I find myself in an oasis. A few weeks ago I could feel the wear and tear on my body but tried not to notice as he was continually fighting for his life. How do you tell someone that your health is declining when they barely have…Continue
When someone passes away it is customary for others to bring food to the family who are mourning their departed. The reason given is that it helps those who are too grief stricken to cook or even think about food.
Wakes were originally established to watch over…Continue
This blog was in response to the Writer Wednesday's Challenge- "The Shadow Knows"
Billie Joe looked at her husband fading before her and wondered how they both got to this moment in time. The cancer was slowly eating away at him and he…Continue
I looked out of the window at a cold outdoor view that probably would not change for months.…Continue
This morning he sat at the kitchen island with winter gloves on because the feel of a stainless steel fork hurt his hands. Once again the after-effects of chemo have made his hands intolerable to cold temperatures and sensitive beyond…
Pushing the large doors open I felt rivers of emotions fill my inner soul. I shouldn't be here I thought to myself, as I knew I was setting myself up. I sat in one of the pews, stared at the stained glass windows and tried to hold back my tears. People were going to…Continue
I saw a Dear Santa mail box today and decided I might as well write a letter. I am looking for a miracle and maybe the spirit of Christmas will help me. I never thought I would be doing this again. Who knew I would be hand-holding someone else through chemo and see the dark cloud of cancer…
Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has died after a long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery, according to a statement on his official website. Robin was 62.
"The family have asked that their privacy is respected at…Continue
Once upon a time when I was in High School the rumour going around school was that if you got a hickey you would get cancer. No one knew exactly how it began but everyone thought it was the school nurse that probably started it on purpose. After everyone rushed to the library and did some research, no actual facts came up except the possible premise that hickeys might cause a hernia.…Continue
The hour after my sister died I found myself asleep in a hospital chair dreaming of a wall sized art painting that featured ugly trolls holding crow marionettes. It was an awful painting and I had no idea why I was there. Right below the painting two lines of words were written on the wall:…
If Harold Camping and all the billboards he has planted around America think he is scaring me, well he isn’t. I used to go to church and had a Reverend like him that mentally flogged the fear in me. I was taught that if I dared stray away from the Lord I was going to hell when Judgment Day…Continue
The Louisville Slugger shown in the photograph below is the 180 Paul O’Neill model. It is one hundred percent American made and yes that is the same Yankees player that Kramer had to get to hit two home runs so he could get the Steinbrenner birthday card back for George. But none of that really matters right now because I am furious.
This baseball bat has been used in a few sporting events but mostly it has been used for self protection. It is…Continue