Laughter is the best medicine, cause it is free!

I'd like to talk about a major issue in my life right now. It's a downer, so prepare yourself.So, I'm poor. I know I have said that before but when I say I am poor, I mean we survived last year on less than $6,000 income. Like super poor.And one would think, "Oh, you're taken care of by the state," but nope.  If you don't have kids and you are poor, you can pretty much go fuck yourself... which apparently I have done by becoming ill while poor....more

Crappy New Year

 I'm traumatized. Really. So much so that I had to wait for my sense of humor to return in order to start writing again.We've been fighting a war here against something I think I've never fully conceived. I've heard horror stories, but blocked them out. I've had unnerving visions over the course of my lifetime, but quickly blinked them away. The only references I've called upon originated from The Exorcist, Stand by Me, a few choice episodes of Intervention, and movies full of frothing, groaning zombies....more
Yesss. Somewhere else for sure!more

Still Life With Bone Scan

—Image via Wikipedia Still Life with Bone ScanShe is smaller than before. Tomorrow she’ll be smaller still, aging into herself, erasing her self....more

The Sanctity of Sick

Thank you! I am really hoping so!more

Trying to Control Your Life or Business - A Recipe for Stress

When you go out on your own as an entrepreneur it can feel freeing and overwhelming. Yet most of us have an indomitable spirit that no matter what we can take control, make it happen, and succeed. For some that takes the form of being overly controlling (can you say control freak?). It's understandable, right? After all part of why most of us go solo is to have more influence and control over our own success (or lack thereof). So it seems natural that we'd want to control things. This comes at a cost and can ultimately bring you down though. ...more

Origins, Part Deux: The Sequel.

And now on to the next origin of some of my bizarre-to-you phobias:ORIGIN #2: WHY I AM ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED OF THE FUCKING COMMON COLD....more

How to Manage Your Career or Business When Personal Crises Arise

All the business and career advice in the book is great. But, what happens when you're on the path to where you want to go when life intrudes in a major way? Do you stay on the path? Can you do it all? Do you have to give up the dream? I had to walk this very path last year myself and I learned a lot about myself and business in the process. ...more
Thanks for the great advice. My mom is getting older and is beginning to have health problems. I ...more

A Case Of The Undiagnosed

Red ribbons, pink ribbons, purple butterflies, silver ribbons, AIDS walks, LUPUS Awareness Day, Breast Cancer marathons… Everyone has a cause these days. Ever since I tested positive for Lupus, I had to wait an agonizing month to find out a diagnosis. Did I have it or didn’t I? I researched Lupus like crazy all while suffering from a “flare” My right hand and eye was swollen, I felt aches and pains really bad, I was so tired I couldn’t lift the trunk of my car up…let alone open doors for myself. I had to go home tired and confused. ...more

The Day Between Sickness and Wellness

We've been sick here. Very sick. Having lived in a germ-free bubble for the most of the last year means that one of the twins invariably picks up a virus or two whenever we come into contact with the outside world.This time I'm sure the culprit was water day held at the preschool's summer camp....more

The Last Time

Saturday, I had lunch with a couple of girlfriends.  For one, it was a retirement lunch from the job where we first met each other a couple of decades ago. Part of the reason for her reluctant retirement is her health.  She's been told she will be on dialysis by the end of the year.  As a widow, her children don't want her living alone once that process begins.  So she's moving, leaving town to join her daughter's household....more

About a year ago we had breakfast with a friend of ours who was battling cancer. When it was ...more