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Around the time I turned 55 earlier this year, I was finding out that my first six-month post-slash-‘n’-burn mammogram appeared to show some possible further breast cancer, for which I was advised to get another diagnostic mammogram as soon as possible. My best birthday present this year, far and away, was being told that this […]

Posted in: Life & Mortality, Metastastatic Breast Cancer by Kathi 2 Comments breast cancer, healthcare, mortality, vulnerability, women

Papa, They Took My Kodachrome Away!

Okay, as a photographer, I have to mark this occasion, which is the day that Kodak stops selling Kodachrome, that wonderful color film immortalized in song by Paul Simon. Don’t feel sorry for Kodak, though. They are doing all right in the digital age, selling digital cameras & printers & stuff. But this does signal […]

Posted in: Art & Music by Kathi 2 Comments Art & Music, photography

These Heels Are Made For Walking

I hope you like the new avatar. It’s a composite of a real photo of my legs, plus some catalog photos from an archery supply website. Those are my actual legs, and that is an actual tattoo on the right one, which I got a few weeks ago so that the only tattoos on my […]

Posted in: Art & Music, Diagnosis, Recurrence, Screening, Life & Mortality by Kathi 2 Comments adulthood, amazonia, avatar, cars, fashion, high heels, insurance, tattoos, women

What Goes Around Comes Around

Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Susan Love and I were distant neighbors in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. She was starting to develop a wonderful reputation at nearby Faulkner Hospital as the go-to doctor for women facing breast cancer, and I was a young feminist activist working with various women’s organizations on issues relating to […]

Posted in: Art & Music, Life & Mortality, Making A Difference, My Work Life, Research by Kathi 4 Comments adulthood, breast cancer, healthcare, responsibility, women