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Unprescribed Honeymoon | By: Peggy Sturdivant

This essay was first published in Modern Love Rejects. Thanks to Peggy for sharing it with us! On what was supposed to be a five-week honeymoon trip I stood on a cliff above the Mediterranean in Portugal and realized I … Continue reading

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The Cancer Poetry Project

“A single poem—heart-rending, fearful, raging, beautiful, grotesque, even hilarious—lets us know we’re not alone in dealing with cancer.” The Cancer Poetry Project, edited by Karin B. Miller, who turned to poetry when her husband was diagnosed with cancer, is accepting … Continue reading

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Life Got in the Way | By: Arlene G. Cohen

So sorry we never got to have that coffee we always promised to have at those accidental meetings that found us sharing like old friends… Sitting waiting for infusions, me in my scarf and you in your wig! We both … Continue reading

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A poem | By: Pat Prinz

Before the confirmation, then for 4 months more, before the surgery to remove ‘it’ I tried to grasp what ‘it’ was, and failed to grasp what ‘it’ was – this unknown amount of cancer in my body Dreading Outcomes of … Continue reading

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Comic (Book) Relief: Terminally Illin’

Fashion designer, Kaylin Marie started a blog several years ago–Cancer is Hilarious–in response to living with a rare form of bone cancer. Why not? The other, more depressing adjectives are certainly covered. Early this year, she and Jon Solo raised … Continue reading

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States of Being | By: Susan Olds

Sometimes we come into our passions through the back door. For the first 25 years of my professional life I facilitated art programs for others—from being a teacher to curator for an art college to an education director for a … Continue reading

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Introducing Shaken & Stirred by Cancer

For most of us, having cancer shakes up our lives and makes an indelible mark on our body, mind and soul. But I’ve noticed, again and again, that profound stirring can bring forth a voice we never knew we had. … Continue reading

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