My Other Life

Sometimes, I do other stuff besides write and draw for this blog.  Or work.  Or clean the house. Sometimes I make Art-with-a-capital-A.  I show it in galleries, I win the occasional award, I stand around at art shows drinking wine and eating sushi and stuff.  Before I get to the sushi, I have to create […]

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Daring To Be Powerful

Back when I was a young feminist, a nascent poet/writer/editor, a poetry performer long before such events were called slams, one of the women I admired hugely was Audre Lorde.  Her collection of essays, Sister Outsider, became one of my favorite references and touchstones.  Living in Boston, I had the great joy and privilege of […]

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Getting The News

Welcome to the Club. You all know what news I’m talking about.  The return call from the doctor who says, “I really didn’t want to tell you over the phone, but…”  The call from the nurse navigator who says, “Where are you right now? Are you alone?”  The follow-up office visit that begins with, “I […]

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Music To My Ears — Stayin’ Alive

A couple of weeks ago, I was especially pissed off at cancer. I’m always pissed off at cancer, in truth, but this was a particularly bad week. I felt like if I heard one more bit of news about a friend who had a recurrence or a new occurence or mets or a suspicious imaging […]

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