The need for heroes, an introduction

"Behaviour that's admired is the path to power among people everywhere" ~Beowulf, Seamus Heaney Every one loves a great hero story.  We line up in droves to see the latest superhero movie.  We cheer on the protagonist in an action feature as he annihilates bad guys left and right.  We find ourselves tearing up as … Continue reading The need for heroes, an introduction


Just what does entropy have to do with NET cancer anyway?

This concept seems a rather odd inspiration in which to write about neuroendocrine cancer, yet it has been on my mind for a while now.  It was first introduced to me in a short story by Thomas Pynchon in my American Literature Survey class and the story just stuck with me.  This story seems especially … Continue reading Just what does entropy have to do with NET cancer anyway?

If walls could talk…

This past week has been nothing short of a whirlwind.  After being TDY for two weeks, my husband took some time off to tear the house apart and repaint.  It has been seven long years since we last painted the walls and, believe me, this venture has been desperately needed.  Now, here I sit, amid … Continue reading If walls could talk…


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