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Beware of floating; it can hurt

Recently I was looking for a harmless adventure, something different that might improve my well being for at least a night. One of my dear friends from Catholic grade school heard from her daughter-in-law about floating, also called sensory deprivation … Continue reading

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Four Rolls of Film

A few months ago during an uneventful day of a long cancer recuperation, I came across four roles of undeveloped film in Tom’s former junk drawer. What the heck is on these roles? Why did Tom save these color and … Continue reading

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Cancer brings unlikely women together

It is not a group I wanted to be part of or even know about. But on the third Tuesday evening of each month, I stroll into a nondescript hospital meeting room, complete with tasty dinner offerings and savory desserts, … Continue reading

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Has life handed me my last chapter?

In November, just after my birthday, and after eight months of dealing with progressively crippling bone pain, I was handed the medical diagnosis of breast cancer that had metastasized into my bones. This is a mother fucker because for months … Continue reading

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Retirement on hiatus

I tried to stop working full time last May. I quit my corporate job to get back to freelance writing. I wanted to further explore the world of volunteering, fitness classes, travelĀ  for extended time periods using VRBO or Airbnb, … Continue reading

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A sweet missive on New Year’s Eve

This year, I spent New Year’s Eve at my friend’s bar – a music club in the city. It’s a comfortable place to hang outĀ  with friendly bartenders, a great micro-brew selection, quality food and live music almost every night … Continue reading

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Amen, what’s your phone number

I hesitated to write about this experience, but the material I have is too rich not to share. So here goes. I met a guy at Mass. Yes, a Catholic Mass with all its refrains, kneeling, hand shaking and singing. … Continue reading

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