How Many Lives Did She Save Just By Opening Her Mouth?

Posted July 12th, 2011

Betty Ford, former First Lady, has passed away. She died at the age of 93. Mrs. Ford lead a remarkable life, most notably for her courage, speaking her mind and telling the truth. In 1974, shortly after her husband became President, Mrs. Ford was treated for breast cancer. It was made public, as was her […]


Denial

Posted June 27th, 2011

She was desperate. I remember she was a middle aged woman with dark hair. I think she was still wearing a coat long after the rest of us took ours off. I was attending a blood cancer support group at Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley. We had an unusually good turn out that night. I can […]


Party Time

Posted June 20th, 2011

Tonight I was at a very nice party. Kids (my daughter included) were bouncing on the trampoline, going from the hot tub to the in ground pool (this didn’t take place at my house, the closest we have to a pool is a garden hose). I hung out with my fellow parents, drinking cocktails and […]


Jay

Posted June 15th, 2011

Jay made me laugh. He had a dry, sarcastic humor, like my own. We had other things in common. We were regulars at the blood cancer support group at Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley. We also volunteered our time there. We also had been treated for lymphoma. I, for Hodgkin’s, he, for non-Hodgkin’s. Jay had a […]