Monthly Archives: December 2011

off to see the wizard

A year. It has been exactly a year since I spent my last hours in the infusion room. I wrote, as I sat there receiving poison, “I’m sort of amazed that I’m about to be back to my regular life. … Continue reading

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Bread for the journey

Please excuse the dried dough on my hands. I’m making bread. Those who have known me for a while know that this is something that I almost have to do. My mother is a bread maker. The memories of my … Continue reading

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I attended my first meeting of the Kalamazoo County Cancer Control Coalition on Monday. I was invited because A) I know some folks at the cancer center and B) the focus will be on colon cancer in 2012. As they’veĀ  … Continue reading

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It is starting to look and feel a little more like winter around here. We had snow this week, and the remnants are still on the ground. It’s too cold to go running without mittens and a hat and tights … Continue reading

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