Vroom! Vroom!

Cars. Born in the Motor City. Transportation. Independence. Way of Life. Family traditions. If you are from Michigan–and definitely from the metropolitan Detroit area–you have car stories. Cars aren’t just transportation, they are a part of your identity and that of your family’s 20th century history. Learning to drive is a right of passage (for both […]

Feeling That I Am Using Fred Flintstone Brakes to Stop Life From Spiraling Out of Control

4 months ago, my beautiful grandmother was dying and the world as I knew it was slowly beginning to unravel.  I started a blog piece shortly after her death on April 19th about her being a constant force in my life, but have not completed it; however, the idea of this ‘constant’ in my life […]

Maybe I Deserve at Least a Smiley Face Sticker

Since October 2011–when I went to my gynecologist for a long overdue physical check-up, which led to a baseline mammogram at 43 that identified suspicious growths in my right breast, which also happened to be malignant–I have been averaging at least one doctor’s appointment or procedure a month. Even though my ‘active’ breast cancer treatment was […]