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CANCER STORIES: FEEDING PUBLIC FEAR AND PRIVATE WOE

Things you’ll never know until you get cancer, any cancer:   You’ll either be an object of sympathy, or an antenna of sympathy. Or both.   “Keep up the fight,” or, “You’re a fighter,” or “You look like you’ve got this thing whipped.”   That’s what I heard after running Hood To Coast at 49 […]

CANCER MEMOIR, WRITING THE EXTRA SECRET TABOO

    Vice.com published a piece with a funny headline in 2012: Cancer Memoirs Are Breaking Out Like the Plague Now it’s 2017 and I’m writing a cancer memoir. Still funny? Yes, it is.