Tag Archives: living with cancer

Gifts from the Deep Slowness of Reading, Writing and Life

In August, I donated a half dozen books to a fundraising sale.  Except for the holes it made in the stacks and rows and uneven piles of vintage volumes, dog-eared paperbacks and pricey hardcover bestsellers, nothing else changed about the … Continue reading

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Llamas and Estes Park, and the Scheme of all things Meaningful

  There’s a distinct possibility that at some point in time, all roads of meaning pass through Estes Park, Colorado. In 1873, Isabella Bird visited Estes Park when the only other human resident was mountain man James Nugent and the … Continue reading

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Barren Landscapes Are an Illusion

   “….the rush forward to the end, the leap that you take into the middle of danger when all you can do is look straight at it, because whatever is coming will come.”  — from The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake … Continue reading

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Cats in My Bed

When cancer fully sunk its claws into me, I took to my bed. That’s such a feminine phrase, isn’t it? She took to her bed. It implies all kinds of choice and self indulgence flooding the parched desperation of tragedy. … Continue reading

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On Giving Thanks and New Year Resolutions

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, I’ve reclaimed the various U.S. holidays and turned them into a personal season of gratitude. I try to consciously spend time during this season filling up on gratitude and offering it out to the … Continue reading

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