One Million, Fifty-one Thousand, Two Hundred Minutes

How do you measure, measure two years? Much like the life of my little dude who turned 11 yesterday, it both feels like forever and moments ago that I found Lefty’s lump. But it’s neither. It was two years ago this week. I’ve started this post at least 5 times in the last two months. […]

Work B*tch

A couple of weeks ago, the best thing that could ever happen to my son happened. He lost. Before you call the crappy mom police, let me clarify a little. The kid does know about losing.  He played pee-wee football for 3 years, without one single winning season.  He may have seen the Red Sox […]

The Scarlet Letter

I had to go back and see exactly how long it’s been, and I’m now at 14 months and counting since I took my mom to a doctor’s appointment and the resident obviously mistook me for a 62 year old, because I was the one who looked like a cancer patient. (Yes, this still smarts, […]

Funhouse Mirrors

This is at least the 6th time I’ve started to write in the last month.  Most of the time I’ve gotten as far as the punny title of what’s rolling around in my head.  Sometimes I’ve had a whole line, but in general, there just hasn’t been much to share, or at least that I […]

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

It’s ironic.  It’s been less than a month since I declared 2014 the no-cancer-one-upmanship, and already the Guardian and the NYT have broken my pact. Don’t they know they should all be listening to the Ninja?!? 🙂 This week some people, questioned the choice of Lisa Adams, a mother of three who has been fighting stage 4, metastatic […]

The Back Forty

I’m drunk. And right now I’m so in love with you. And I don’t want to think too much about what we should and shouldn’t do. Okay Ninjas, I think this is my second drunk post. I feel like I should feel guilty, but I’ve decided not to. For more time than I’d like to admit, […]

Cancer Snowflakes

I think I’ve mentioned, I spent the first 11 years of my adult life working in TV news here in Seattle. In a Seattle TV newsroom, there is not a single 4-letter word more hated than the one they’ve been chatting up the last couple of days. SNOW My last day as an assignment editor […]

Not All In My Head

The best news I got Monday is that I don’t have a brain tumor. There was significantly more news, but that’s been a cloud looming over my head for longer than I’d care to admit. So I’ll back up a second- Monday I took the full day off work.  I started with an Echocardiogram and […]


I’ve been in a funk for a couple of weeks, and it occurred to me today that maybe I need to spew it out here. There are so many things I’ve had to say, but then I get tired of looking at a computer, and don’t. But the biggest thing I’ve got going on is […]