My writing was featured in the publication dedicated to Erma Bombeck’s legacy, humorwriters.org. I’m a guest blogger! I am honored that they hosted me.
One factor of blogging that’s been such a blessing is one tends to make friends. They are virtual friends in the essence that we’ve never actually met each other but friends nonetheless. One such friend is Laurel Regan of the blog Alphabet Soup. Friends help each other, and in that spirit she has been trying to help me link to her site. There’s only been one obstacle: she only has a link up party (that’s blog speak) on Sunday. The sweet girl that she is, she repeatedly sent me the link to her blog party, so bright and early this morning, I tried to link my latest post, my reaction to TIME’s year-end issue, to her site. Little did I know, it was a gratitude link up. I could only link a blog oozing gratitude, certainly not my TIME reaction in which I lambasted their choice of cover stories (http://wp.me/p5jxvv-6v 12-7). [Read more…]
I told God a month before being cleared of breast cancer. In October I’d received news that I had an abnormal mammogram result. “I am not ready,” I repeatedly whispered, almost like a mantra, to anyone up there who might be available to listen. I chanted it to my late dad, grandpa, former mother-in-law, and former uncle-in-law. (I don’t know that many dead people.)
I absolutely did not have time for cancer. I was about to become a world-famous blogger like… Come to think of it, I did not know any world-famous bloggers.
Suddenly, my recent past made sense. No wonder God had given me so many good parking spaces at work recently; he was about to give me the “Big C”. I tossed and turned after getting the dreaded notice that there might be an abnormality and that I had to return for more tests. In my mind, the form letter was just a formality. I had already received a death sentence. [Read more…]