It’s worth a thousand words for sure. You can tell a lot just by looking at it. But not everything. Here’s 10 things this picture won’t tell you. 1. She’s had breast cancer . (That one’s a giveaway.) 2. Her name: Barbie Ritzco. Her name always makes me think of a Barbie doll, which is […]
It’s been described as the place where everybody knows your Twitter name. I think of it as a reunion/party/a big group hug. Here’s a partial list of posts I’ve written about BlogHer over the years. Why BlogHer is a Big Deal to Katie Couric Martha Stewart, President Obama and me On the Huffington Post Hghs and […]
For women, it’s all about the shoes. Even when it’s about breast cancer. For a woman with breast cancer, high heels don’t cut it. You need serious sensible shoes, because you’re starting a journey. I laced up for the journey when I was diagnosed 19 years ago. Living in a new community, I had a […]
V and I were married 20 years ago today. It’s a minor miracle that our marriage has lasted, considering how it started. At heart this is a story of resilience. Click here to read it on the Huffington Post.
I never signed up for this….. Exactly 6 years ago today I started this blog and chose that title, both the title and the date intended as deliberate ways to challenge the universe. When something bad happens, you naturally associate the bad thing with what surrounds it: the date, where you were, what you were […]
I gave birth to my son on June 21, the longest day of the year. Naturally it was a long labor. He was 23 inches, the longest baby the doctor had ever delivered. Maybe it’s no coincidence that it took such a LONG time to name him. I was about to deliver after 18 […]