Learning to Fly

FGBVs versus the "c" word

My dad is a little worried. He has had a “sudden change in bathroom habits” this last week. He’s a doctor, and he knows the odds favor an intestinal infection of some kind, but he’s getting a colonoscopy because it can also be a sign of the “C” word: cancer. I don’t like that. I don’t like that at all.A friend of mine is also having an endoscopy to “rule out” cancer in his esophagus. Yeah. That means the doctor thinks there is at least a chance of cancer. I don’t like that. I don’t like that at all....more

Did My Friend Just Tell Me She Has Cancer?

The other day I was going along happily checking my Facebook in between commercials when I read something that pissed me off. I mean flaming mad. One of my sorority sisters from my college days just asked (via status update) for some positive energy. She needed it, because she has cancer. And nothing makes me more angry than someone I care about getting cancer....more

Why losing your mom is so hard

Beautiful mommy smile Five years ago todayWe couldn’t make you stayNow a flower in God’s own garden...more

arroz con salchichas y habichuelas guisadas

I posted this status update on FaceBook yesterday, and tagged my mom hoping she'd get a laugh out of it....more

Self Magazine - the new Mean Girls #tutusrock

Self Magazine, a publication who "supports" women in nutrition, health, and advice made a colossal mistake in their April issue. The magazine has a page called BS Meter - their guide to what's legit and what is lame. Warning, I ramble when I am mad and Self Magazine really upset me....more

Don't Worry, Be Happy!


Weekend Moon: Gemini & Cancer!

Start your weekend early on Friday March 7, 2014. A Mercury ruled Gemini Moon can make us chatty and social. We will be compelled to communicate – some way, somehow, it can be fun for us and/or just busy – or both. With dual faceted Air sign Gemini, variety rules.  ...more

Cancer Diagnosis for Tom Brokar

Veteran NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw revealed that he is being treated for a bone marrow cancer called multiple myeloma. Brokaw was diagnosed in August 2013  at the Mayo Clinic. Doctors are “optimistic” about the outcome of the treatment he is receiving....more

Exercising 6 of my 9 lives

The reason I had a rough time concentrating at class last night was I was told I had skin cancer last night. I was glad that I had it to be at it, because it made me focus on something else.I managed to get an appointment today to find out I had Bowman’s carcinoma in situ, meaning that it was caught early.Not early enough that it could be frozen off, but it was cut out.I was glad, because my theory on cancer is to get it out of me, period!...more