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Flayed Alive

I used to love to enthrall my history students with tales of the Assyrians. They would flay their victims while they were alive and parade them in cages to the next village on their map of conquest in order to … Continue reading

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After the Crisis, Ambiguity

Since August I have been struggling to write. Writer’s block would be the easy explanation. But as reality has it, there is so much more going on. For the first year of my diagnosis I scorched Earth with my posts. … Continue reading

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Where’s the Empathy?

I have to tell you, every twist and turn of this cancer experience always reveals something new.  There is the physical stuff: physiology, biology, and chemistry.  There is the psychological stuff: fear, resolve, sadness. happiness, and uncertainty.  And then there … Continue reading

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Sadistic Dumb Little Fucks

I am a person who tends to live in the present; and it has its good points.  For one thing, you generally treat yourself well.  If I want to veg in my pajamas all day, I do it.  If I … Continue reading

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BREAK CANCER’S F@#KING FACE

Its just one of those days Feelin’ like a freight train First one to complain Leaves with the blood stain Damn right I’m a maniac You better watch your back Cuz I’m fuckin’ up your program And if you’re stuck … Continue reading

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