Paying It Forward

Drawing by Allie Brosh, blogging at Hyperbole and a Half Still Here To Bitch About It Two years ago today, four words changed my life. Those words were, “Your biopsy is positive.” Words like that are very powerful. I wouldn’t be blogging if they weren’t. But in all honestly, I’ve heard a lot of other [...]

Emoticons For Survivors

First of all, a little bidness. I owe an overdue thanks to dear Teri for awarding The Accidental Amazon an Honest Scrap Blog Award for 2010. My dear cyber sister Coco gave me this award last year as well. It’s a lovely thing when your sister bloggers think well of your efforts, but it’s even [...]

Cancer Happens

Tempting the Fates? I might tick off a few people with this post, but so be it. I cannot control what or how anyone else thinks. Indeed, I can’t even control my own destiny. I might be able to exert an effect on it now and then, and I certainly don’t lay around passively awaiting [...]