Cat-Love and Getting Ready to Grieve: Valentine’s Day 2019

Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. Cayce, our plump middle cat, rolls his big body back and forth on the throw rug in front of his favorite spot in the house—the open doorway between the living room and the second-floor porch (this is a cat that likes to keep his options open.) Despite being “very sick,” (the cancer specialist’s…Continue reading Cat-Love and Getting Ready to Grieve: Valentine’s Day 2019

Thanksgiving Gratitude: A Colonoscopy is Better than Cancer

Jim and I were supposed to have follow-up colonoscopies in 2010 and 2012, respectively. However, we decided to ignore this recommendation, to practice conscious denial, if you will, partly because of the explosive elimination involved (what Jim calls, “peeing through your butt,”) but also because of the odious prep solution, a hideous concoction tasting like…Continue reading Thanksgiving Gratitude: A Colonoscopy is Better than Cancer