“My Heart is Not Any Age:” Random Thoughts on Growing Older

“My heart is not any age. It is a baby, an elder, a dog, a cat, divine.” — Anne Lamott, ‘This is the last Saturday of my fifties’ Two years ago, thanks to a friend, I stumbled on the fact that writer Anne Lamott and I were born on the same day. We were both […]

Can I Get a Roadmap? Cancer Survivorship Care Plans Do Exist

Where’s my cancer GPS? For those of us who have completed initial treatment for breast cancer, what to do next may be a big question without a ready answer. Often, it gets harder to answer that question the further we get from the date of our original diagnosis. We may get some kind of screening […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: A Casual Conversation About Mammograms

In fact, this sticker is inaccurate. I got my 3D tomosynthesis-assisted mammogram a week ago. As I am wont to do, I wore my employee ID badge, identifying me as a clinician, to the appointment. Perhaps for that reason, or perhaps because of my breast cancer history, or perhaps because the mammographer called in one […]

A Carton of Eggs: Remembering Auschwitz

“…tolerance cannot be assumed …. it must be taught. And we must make it clear that hate is never right and love is never wrong!” — Auschwitz survivor Roman Kent, speaking at the memorial ceremony for the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz I am writing this on a cold January day. On the […]