on the road again

If you followed our travels here in 2011, you may be interested to know that we’re starting to travel again.  Starting September 7, we’re leaving Denver and setting out on a trip through...

The End of the Beginning

I’m almost done. This Friday, May 4, 2012, is my last chemo. I don’t want to go, but I’m doing it anyway—because I don’t want to be a quitter. Because I don’t want to reproach myself later if the...

Adventures at Traffic Court

When Todd got a ticket for supposedly running a red light this spring, I convinced him to fight it. So it was only fair that I meet him at the Denver City and County Building at 4:30 on a Friday...

Catkins at Dusk

This photograph is dark and blurry, but still I like it. I took it at the corner of Ellsworth and Cherokee, across from Dailey Park. I had gone out to photograph the still-bare trees in Dailey Park...

Art and Exercise

I just returned from working out at La Familia Rec Center, near Dailey Park in Denver. It’s a few blocks from our apartment. During this cycle of chemo (the third), I was a little later getting...

The Chemo-Chemical Complex

The post I wrote yesterday about chemo was so reasoned, so calm. But later that night, after watching Bright Star by Jane Campion, my true feelings came out. First of all, I have to explain that...

That Old Familiar Road

This week I’m not sure that “adventure” is the right word to describe chemotherapy for triple-negative breast cancer. “Endurance trial” seems wrong too, since my...

Greeting from a past life

Todd and I received an unexpected card today from the woman who bought our home. Let’s call her C. Happy Holidays! I hope enjoying your adventure and are having fun in each new city! Thank you...

Woman at the Barbershop

Once I started chemotherapy for triple-negative breast cancer, I became obsessed with having my hair buzzed at a barbershop before chemo could take it from me. Not that losing hair is new to me. My...