Tag Archives: Philosophy

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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Sew, I Was Wondering . . .

Back in the 1980s (1981 or 1982) I was watching The Phil Donahue Show with the topic of the day the disease AIDS.  It was the first time I heard of the disease and recall being shocked that, one, it … Continue reading

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The Anchor (Part Two)

When I realized that knitting had become a life preserver throughout this breast cancer experience, I wondered if anyone else had given this any thought. I am known to over think even the smallest things and that often makes me … Continue reading

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Inside Americas: The Pink Ribbon

A great piece from Al Jazeera on pink fundraising.  What I like about this program is not so much the information, but the way it showcases–not intentionally–the debate within the breast cancer community and among organizations. This is a big … Continue reading

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I Stand for Standing

Enjoy this South Park episode about our fascination with wearing our causes on our sleeves, our arms, and our t-shirts! It is a fitting way to look back on the Pinktober and Livestrong madness. Click on the image below to … Continue reading

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Seasons

I love each of the four seasons; each one can be declared a favorite based upon how I feel on a particular day.  This past summer was declared the most humid summer on record in New York City, which was … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened . . .

I was working on a post about male breast cancer.  I wanted to create a graphic with statistics and thought to myself, “Self, hit The Google and get a picture of some pecs.”  Now, just in case you forgot I … Continue reading

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Devil’s Advocate: Hooters Edition

As you know, I’m no fan of the pink.  Before I got cancer I never thought about it.  Didn’t care.  Pink ribbons.  Whatever.  Wanna  buy a pink fanny pack and support breast cancer awareness?  Mmmno.  That all changed when I … Continue reading

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Blog Action Day

In my personal and professional life I am a change agent; I am an activist at heart.  Like you don’t already know that. Be it gender studies, healthcare, progressive politics, access to information, pushing back against intolerance, or making things … Continue reading

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Acceptance and Fear

When I was a little girl I had Barbies–in the 1960s, who didn’t?  I played with them all the time, but what I loved most was the case.  It was a big Barbie/Francie case that had plenty of room for … Continue reading

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