Back to Normal.

In my last blog, which was quite some time ago, I was all about exploring my vulnerability. You’ll be happy to know that I’m over it now. I’ve learned that vulnerability is perfectly fine when one is alone. Add other people and you have to be tough.  By it’s very definition vulnerability makes you “susceptible […]

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Curveballs

One thing is certain. There is no certainty in life. I should have learned that lesson back in 2013, when even my own body betrayed me. Still, I go on trusting that life will be reasonable, people will be worthy of my trust, and I will live happily ever after, despite the fact that this […]

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2014

Goodbye 2013! You were hell-ish. During your reign, I scored 311¬†on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, where “Over 300” is the top category of stress. The surgery, that stripped me of my breasts, the wound complications that required me to spend six weeks, 24/7 on a wound vac,the six months of chemotherapy that wiped […]

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But first…Magumba

This is me after my final round of chemo. Unfortunately, after six months of treatment, there is no way to know for sure that there are no cancer cells. We can spend one billion dollars to make a telescope that can see through space to the beginning of time but there is no instrument that […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness

There’s nothing like actually getting breast cancer to make one fully “aware” of it – but I don’t recommend that route. Trust me on this. Become “aware” NOW. On Halloween, my gynecologist did a breast exam on me and found a lump – another lump, one of many lumps found over the years which always turned out […]

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WAKEUP CALL

This is not another article complaining about homophobia in America. This is not another plea for us to lobby for human rights, write our congressional leaders, or combat the religious right. This is a wake-up call, to take a good hard look at our own community and acknowledge the ways in which we sabotage ourselves. […]

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Look at Me!!!

The truth is I’m an attention whore. Positive, negative, it makes no difference. I’ll do anything for a laugh, or even better, for that horrified look that normal people get when I say or do ridiculous things that they would never in a million years embarrass themselves with. So you could imagine the extra dose […]

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[No] Life After Publishing

I used to be a linear, focused person, accomplishing tasks in an orderly manner with a minimum of stress – until www.48fourteen.com published my novel. Now, I am a scattered, harried, recognition-seeking madwoman. I’m registered with Linked-In, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ so I could , add skills, like, tag, re-tweet, and post by the hundreds […]

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My First Live Interview

I did my first telephone author interview for an article in the February issue of ECHO. Fellow insomniac, Cait Brennan, called me at 10:30 at night to begin the interview. If you’ve never heard of Cait, she’s a rock vocalist, novelist, screenwriter, actress, producer and director with her own Wikipedia page. If you want to […]

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