The power of shared stories

Before I was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer, I had only one passion in life and that was literature.  I loved to get lost within the pages of a book; mining each page for hidden treasures of the valuable life lessons learned by the characters as each stumbled and bumbled their way through life page by … Continue reading The power of shared stories


Be careful what you wish for…

Seems strange to say that so far I have had the vacation of my dreams.  Here I am, 46 years old and counting, and I have never in my life been off the East Coast of the United States. If it had not been for my husband's transfer to Pennsylvania back in '97, I bet I … Continue reading Be careful what you wish for…

The “cabbages and potatoes” of chronic illness

“Elves and Dragons, I says to him. Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you.  Don’t go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you’ll land in trouble too big for you.” ~The Gaffer (Tolkien 24) When first hearing the word cancer, I had a very particular image form immediately in … Continue reading The “cabbages and potatoes” of chronic illness