Month: October 2010

Pinkwashing and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As we wind down the end of October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’ve heard a number of complaints that go so far as to say we should just forget Breast Cancer Awareness Month altogether because of all the pinkwashing. What is pinkwashing? When corporate jerks slap a pink ribbon on a product or service …

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because we danced

I’ve been having the most deliciously random fantasies lately. My favorite involves a big button or switch on the wall in my house. I’m in control, and I can flip that switch any time I want. The lights go down, a big disco ball descends from the ceiling, and loud, throbbing dance music fills the …

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Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow

I love the way a rainbow can completely lift my mood – the color and light accentuated by the preceding gray clouds and rain. I hope you are having an awesome day.

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Cancer and Marriage

A marriage takes a lot of work; so does keeping a day job (or going to school), maintaining a home, and raising children. When you have cancer, there are times when the fight for your life takes more work than all of the above combined. Since my diagnosis, I have been reaching out to women …

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Box of Colors

Today is 10/10/10 and I spent a good portion of it coloring. With crayons. In a coloring book. It surprised me how much I enjoy coloring. It is so calming to spend a few minutes moving a crayon across the paper. I especially love coloring books; I don’t even have to think of what to …

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