Finding My Safety Net

I attended Northern Michigan University, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, for my undergraduate studies. It is a beautiful, yet isolated, place, within walking distance of Lake Superior, and because of its isolation, there was always a concerted effort while I attended to have a very strong student affairs program with lots of concerts, performances, movies, […]

And Life Feels Hopeful Again…

4 years ago, I wrote a post after the 2016 General Election, Sharing a Few Giggles. Yes, that election. The one where Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton, the first American woman to win the nomination of a major political party and who won the popular vote (but not the Electoral College), lost to a man who […]

E is for Equivalency

I remember my NOLA oncologist, Dr. Gurtler, being very opinionated, forceful, and persuasive about a number of things in regards to my diagnosis and treatment: She thought I should have reconstruction. She considered exercise as being extremely important and I was truly impressed with her personal exercise regimen–she walked her talk. Alcohol is really, really […]