Believing in the impossible

"I can't believe that! said Alice. "Can't you?" the Queen said in a pitying tone.  "Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes." Alice laughed.  "There's no use in trying," she said: "one can't believe in impossible things." ~Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass Yes, in today's rational society it has become almost impossible, as … Continue reading Believing in the impossible


The energy sapping reality of anger

"To be good is to be in harmony with oneself.  Discord is to be forced to be in harmony with others." ~Oscar Wilde, In Conversation These last few days in Virginia have been a nightmare.  After several warm, beautiful days, a front pushed its way into the state bringing with it much cooler temperatures and … Continue reading The energy sapping reality of anger

A brief trip through Wonderland

"Who are You?" said the Caterpillar. "I-I hardly know, Sir, just at present- at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then." ~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland I can really relate to this sentiment, especially after the diagnosis of … Continue reading A brief trip through Wonderland


A demon of epic proportions

"Follow. But! Follow only if ye be men of valor! For the entrance to this cave is guarded by a creature so foul, so cruel, that no man yet has fought with it... and lived!" ~Tim the Enchanter, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Over the past few weeks, I have found myself in an … Continue reading A demon of epic proportions


Mama has a potty mouth and other social taboos

Sometimes things are better left unsaid. Some aspects of life are better kept in secret, not to be pondered in public places or discussed in polite company. Seriously, when it comes to bathroom habits, many of us take on the morals of the Victorians and blush in a most uncomfortable fashion.


Oh! To have the faith of a child

"He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." ~Matthew 18.2-3, New International Version There is the one aspect of having cancer in which I was honestly not … Continue reading Oh! To have the faith of a child


What about second breakfast and other such tragedies…

"And laugh they did, and eat, and drink, often and heartedly, being fond of simple jests at all times, and of six meals a day (when they could get them)." ~JRR Tolkien, Concerning Hobbits I have to say that my absolute favorite scene from the Lord of the Rings movies was the utter shock Pippin … Continue reading What about second breakfast and other such tragedies…