Jumping To Conclusions

You know, technically it’s not winter yet. Just thought I’d mention that. And there’s this global warming thing they’ve been talking about in Copenhagen. So, imagine our surprise — and by “our,” I mean most Americans living east of the Mississippi — when we looked out our doors over the last few days to see […]

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Trivial Pursuits

It’s some kind of commentary on my current lack of intellectual energy that I just spent about thirty minutes in Photoshop making a Christmas tree out of a photo I took of ibuprofen and dextromethorphan capsules. I’ve been trying to read the whole of the recently revised mammogram guidelines, also known by its intimate friends […]

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Telling

Back when I was a natural blonde, I enjoyed a brief and unexpected moment of fame as a nationally-broadcast poet. Unbeknownst to me, my mother had submitted a poem I’d written to a television program that was broadcast on Sunday mornings on CBS. I don’t remember what it was called or who moderated it, except […]

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Coming Up For Air

“It’s not a question of fate, it’s not a question of hope…I’m coming up for air to work it out” — from the song, “Coming Up for Air,” sung by Siobhan Donaghy You know, I’m really getting sick of this. Just when I seem to be conquering one cancer-related side effect, another one rears its […]

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