Compendium of EMWA

com•pen•di•um [kuh m-pen-dee-uh m] noun, plural com•pen•di•ums, com•pen•di•a 1. a brief treatment or account of a subject, especially an extensive subject; concise treatment: a compendium of medicine. 2. a summary, epitome, or abridgment. 3. a full list or inventory: a compendium of their complaints. Marie at Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer does a very cool Weekly […]

On Annie Oakley and Wonder Woman

Off the top of my head, I can go through a list of women who were my ‘heroines’ from childhood: Annie Oakley Queen Elizabeth (the present) Amelia Earhart Elizabeth I Helen Keller Wonder Woman Isis The Bionic Woman Nancy Drew Trixie Belden Laura Ingalls Jo March Babe Didrickson Eleanor Roosevelt I either read a biography […]

A Prompt From My Past

I took my old copy of Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States into school a couple of weeks ago and the above document popped out. It was from high school and one of my amazing writing/reading/thinking/creating/living out loud English classes. It reads: WRITING          WRITING           WRITING           WRITING             RESEARCH           DREAMING            WALKING Study (research) a planet.  […]

Sleeping with Masks

Back in the spring, I mentioned that thanks to my shot every three months bringing on menopause, I was experiencing major night sweats and they were not only making me miserable, but they were enhancing my snoring. In turn, my snoring was driving Terry crazy. Over the years, he has tried ear plugs, but they […]

Since it is a Football Sunday…

So, AnneMarie, over at Chemobrain, wrote a great post last week about Brandon Marshall going against the NFL’s pink tide and October focus on breast cancer ‘awareness’. Brandon, who plays for the Chicago Bears and has personally dealt with mental illness, choose to wear green cleats instead of the NFL sanctioned pink, in honor of […]

The Complete Workout

Way back in March I started an exercise plan. Post-cancer diagnosis life can be confusing in regards to what is the healthiest game plan. One heart health study says that red wine is good for you and the next day the breast cancer study says even one glass of red wine a day is to […]


Everything felt out of control last October: The damage Hurricane Isaac left to our apartment meant our landlord was freaking out and threatening renovations that initially would have had us out of our apartment for an extended time Our new dog, Bleu, had managed to chew through 6 pairs of my shoes in less than […]

Houston–and the SCAR Project

I have been in Houston for a couple of days attending a dynamic International Baccalaureate conference. I just wish the conference had been a week later. I am going to miss attending The Scar Project exhibition which is here in Houston from October 17-28. The SCAR Project is a unique photography exhibit that includes a […]