In The Picture

I positively refuse to say anything serious in this post. I spent a lovely, frivolous evening playing with Photoshop, updating the ‘self-portrait’ I’d concocted last year by pasting on a more current version of my face. This bit of nonsense was unwittingly spurred on by my most recent blog Sistah, Jeanne, who has been writing [...]

A Fine Mess: Finding & Keeping House

I’ve got six months. After the recent kerfuffle that occurred when my first post-cancer-diagnosis, post-surgery, post-radiation, post-everything mammogram had to be repeated to examine some “residual calcifications,” I was doubly thrilled that this repeat mammogram was found to be negative. The weeks immediately preceding this news were fraught with more unexpected, shocking and frustrating twists-n-turns [...]

Boobs-R-Us?

To Have And Have Not Breasts evoke a lot of complicated thoughts and feelings, especially when they’re yours. They identify us as female mammals, as the bearers and nurturers of life, allowing us to develop a deep and primal bond with our babies. They also identify us as sexual beings, and back up that identity [...]