Invited YA Author Shut Out from Anti-Bullying Event

If your 12- or 13-year-old child or grandchild were being bullied, would you want her to hear a YA author–one who had herself been bullied–speak about hope and survival? Even if she wrote a novel about bullying that had the word “ass” in the title?...more

The Rising Tide of Thyroid Cancer: Part 18 in the Series "My Right Eye: A Blogger's Journey Through Cancer"

—Self-portrait of my right eye, nearly six years after surgery The Rising Tide of Thyroid Cancer A headline in Parade earlier this month jumped off the page as soon as I saw it:"Thyroid Cancer: Why Is It on the Rise?"...more

Redux: First There is a Cancer, Then There is no Cancer, Then There Is: Part 17 of "My Right Eye"

—Self-portrait of my right eye, nearly six years after surgery ...more

"At Peace" — Part 16 in the Series "My Right Eye: A Blogger's Journey Through Cancer"

At Peace And so the waiting. The pathologist was on vacation; it would be two weeks before I'd get the report on my eye. In the meantime, I was still going back and forth to the Clinic for post-operative appointments—both for my eye and for my thyroid surgery....more

Anatomy of an Eye Operation: Part 15 in the series "My Right Eye: A Blogger's Journey Through Cancer"

—Self-portrait of my right eye, nearly six years after surgery...more

First There is a Cancer, Then There is no Cancer, Then There Is—Part 13 of "My Right Eye"

First There is a Cancer, Then There is no Cancer, Then There Is. So here we are: part 13 of the series. How's that for timing? I thought about making like a hotel and skipping over to the 14th floor, so to speak, but how silly is that? I mean, up to this point in the narrative, I've received two cancer diagnoses. I should care about luck now?...more

Call for Nominees: Who Should be the Next Midlife Second Wife Hall of Fame Inductee?

—MorgueFile ImageWho should be the next inductee in The Midlife Second Wives' Hall of Fame?...more