Cancer and power

“That we don’t even say “cancer” out loud, gives it power it doesn’t deserve.” ~ Kathy Cawthon...more

April's Arrival - first NaBloPoMo poem

 April brings memories upon memories for me: Technicolor detail of the last week of one of my best friends’ life. Is it any wonder part of me wishes to sleep through it and wake up in May? Of course, I will be fine once this week is over, but that’s little consolation, as I have to get there first. April’s ArrivalFor some it arrives with hardly a whisperAnother month, the bringer of SpringFor me, it arrives well beforeAccompanied by a siren song...more

Grief poetry: 'The Coat'

A bit of background to this, which I neglected to give last time I posted. My apologies. I lost an online friend to cancer on Easter Sunday, 2007...obviously the fifth anniversary is rapidly approaching, and emotions are running high. This is an old poem, but reflects present feelings: The Coat ...more

What do we learn from online friends?

Luckily, the worst of this feeling seems to be passing. I’m pleased, because I didn’t really want to spend the next month wondering what was going on. So, I’m going to invite you to share now. I’d love to read about some of the things you learned from your online friends, or others who’ve gone before. In my opinion, one of the best ways to pay tribute is to remember and share, which is the entire point of this blog, really....more