Month: March 2011

Salt Water

Isak Denison once wrote that the cure for anything is salt water: tears, sweat, or the sea Personally, I’d much rather take my cure from the sea, than sweat or tears. We really should get out here more often. This wasn’t Gem’s first trip to the beach; last time she was just a few months …

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There are stairs on the other side of this platform, but she doesn’t care. She does it her way. Often that means the hard way. She loves to explore. she gets exasperated by her dear old mom, with that obnoxious camera she vacillates between outgoing and shy and most any problem can be solved by some time …

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Not Now

let’s face it: sometimes NOW sucks. Sometimes it’s downright unbearable. If I lived only for the moment, I wouldn’t have gone through chemotherapy. If now was all that mattered, I’d eat chocolate all day.

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Dear Gem – Month 23

Today is the one year anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. This is actually a big day for me. It’s the anniversary of the day my life was turned inside out, and it has put me on a wild emotional roller coaster ride.  Thinking about this cancerversary has eaten up all my energy and focus lately – …

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It’s Not the Same

Yesterday I spent the day manning the door at a wine-tasting representing 16 different local wineries. Every year, this  event chooses a different charity to which the proceeds are donated. This year, the beneficiary was the Seattle affiliate of the Young Survival Coalition, which supports pre-menopausal women with breast cancer. Most people, as they came through the …

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