I’m hooking up with the Five-Minute Friday crowd–five minutes of unedited writing on the prompt cooked up by Lisa Jo Baker and friends. This week, the prompt is ‘She’. Go! She left me speechless. She was supposed to be like a relative, a safe person, someone who had promised to… Read more“She Knows No Boundaries”
The opposite side of the receiving coin is rejecting. On your cancer caregiving journey, you’ll have to learn how to reject the ridiculous (in a gracious way, of course).
Caregiver Burnout: Words that Break Us
Pedro was ‘circling the drain’—his life hung in the balance and no one knew for sure how to stop the infections that waged war on his chemo-weakened body. The doctors had started using drugs they thought might work, and spending long minutes sitting on his bed, staring at him (it’s… Read more“Caregiver Burnout: Words that Break Us”
Me without You is like coffee brewed without a filter, bitter, dark and full of nasty surprises Their words, fall on me unfiltered; like coffee, burning hot, black bitter and full of nasty surprises. Filter their words. Let me hear the good intentions lost in the brewing process of… Read more“Fatherly Filter”
Screaming (Five Tips for NOT Screaming When You Really Feel Like it!)
“Get out of my way!” I screamed at the driver who cut me off. “Where could you possibly have to go that’s more important than me taking my son to the ER?” “I don’t have time for this!” I screamed in my classroom at the mountain of papers the substitute… Read more“Screaming (Five Tips for NOT Screaming When You Really Feel Like it!)”