Farah Fawcett and Anal Cancer: Could HPV, Anal Sex or Smoking Increase Your Risk?

The answer seems to be yes. If it is possible for anything good to come out of the loss of Farrah Fawcett, it would probably be that it is bringing cancer awareness back to the forefront of our minds. She even made a documentary (Farrah's Story) of her experiences for that very reason. ...more
A year after my son died in a car accident i was diagnosed with anal cancer (squamouscell ...more

Icons Away

Um, so duh, we lost two incredible people yesterday.  I don’t mean to belittle these losses, but I wanted to put my Questionably Fabulous spin on it all, per a request I got from a reader.  Um, side note, did you just read that?  I have readers!  So surreal for me.  This is freaking happening.  Ok, I’ll stop being so questionably fabulous and get back on track… ...more

Farrah, Michael and Special Memories

Originally, I was going to blog about the rotten weather in NJ and why wearing one of my summer wraps is good even when it's nasty out.  But the death of two celebrities who were a large part of my growing years kind of blew that out of the water for the moment. ...more

"Ice Bound" survivor Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald succumbs to cancer

Dr. Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald gained national acclaim in 1999; as a scientist at the South Pole's Amundsen-Scott station, she diagnosed herself with breast cancer and managed her own treatment with the help of (untrained) staff until weather allowed for her rescue by the National Guard. Her story became the best-selling book "Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole" and was later made into a movie. ...more


I haven't written in a week. But, don't worry I am still writing and will continue to be on here. It has just been a crazy week. This is the anniversary of when my godfather passed away 4 years ago. So this past week has been very hard on me. Plus, I was working like crazy. Then on Friday my basement flooded and at least not too much got ruined. But, I decided I would move upstairs because it's too hectic worrying about the floods all the time. But, it took me all day Sunday and part of yesterday but I am 99% done. I just have to work out the clothing ...more

Being Leftovers: "Up" and a Friend's Revelation

Sometimes I wonder if attending a funeral during our honeymoon influenced my fairly frequent thoughts on the frailty of life. After traveling for a week, my groom and I visited his grandmother. Soon after we arrived his grandmother’s sister lost her husband in the middle of the night and the commotion woke us. I still can picture every detail of the guest room as I lay for a long time holding tight to my new husband. ...more

Hump Day

No. Get your mind out of the gutter. ...more

Joyful Girl with a Joyful Guide

I do it for the joy it brings/cuz I'm a joyful girl/cuz the world owes me nothing/we owe each other the world/I do it cuz it's the least I can do/I do it cuz I learned it from you/I do it just because I want to/because I want to....~Ani Difranco ...more

Detroit Man Kills People for Money

Vincent Smothers, 28, will be going to trial soon for being a hit man in Detroit. He confessed to police: "I don't have a profession", "I kill people for money." Detroit Police caught him in a suburban alley and heard his confession of several killings in Detroit. According to the authorities, it is very rare for someone to be charged with so many death crimes. ...more

Anne Frank, the Holocaust Shooting and Forgiveness

Anne Frank would have been 80 years old on June 12th.  How ironic that within days of this anniversary, once again Jews were attacked - this time at the Holocaust Museum, a place designed to memorialize the victims, including Anne, of the Holocaust itself.  It's an ironic reminder of what all our mothers  - and most of our rabbis -- told us -- that there will always be people who hate Jews and that they will always find ways to try to hurt us - singly or in great numbers. ...more