No One Really Cared About Virginity in Egypt

Virginity wasn’t a stigma that came into style until the Roman Empire somewhere around 27BC to 330AD.  The Romans oppressed female sexuality to “protect” the stability and significance of families, social order, their rich coffers, and the state of the nation. They raised the status – and purity – of a Vestal Virgin to an […]

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September Blues

There is something different about a blue sky in September.  Perhaps – like polarized sunglasses – the approaching equinox changes the light.  The blue deepens.  There is less glare from summer heat waves.  The sky is cloudless.  And empty.  And eerie. TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival – was in town, as it always is […]

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Jerri!

I totally forgot (#chemobrain) to introduce you to Jerri!  Jutta and Gerry came to Chemo #15 with me so I that is how I named this wig. Meet Jerri! Jerri tells fortunes! That’s when I got her way back in 2011 for $15. She has been through many belly-dancing events with me. Jerri bellydances. Jerri […]

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A New Book for University

This young man has had to put his life on hold for me more than once, but these last nine months have been especially trying. My cancer diagnosis has eclipsed the family’s stability. Matt has seen me at my best and my worst. He has sat with friends, wringing his hands, wondering if I would […]

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No Problem

I wasn’t sure if I should write about him … because he isn’t mine to write about.  We broke up almost 3 decades ago after dating and living together for over two years.  He was my first love. We met at work.  I was the youngest of interns – barely 20-something – and was invited […]

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