The Year of Last Holidays

April 17, 2017 // 31 Comments

If you were dying, but still felt healthy now, what would you do with the time you had left? This question is the premise for two films entitled Last Holiday. In 2016, I lived the plot line. [...]

The Lady in the Hermès Scarf

July 9, 2016 // 3 Comments

Elena tugged at a corner, and the heavy silk twill slipped from beneath the stack of scarves to fall open in her hands. In the field of cerulean blue, the silver bark of [...]

The Lightness of Being

February 5, 2016 // 4 Comments

To fly over the ocean on a winged ship . . . It is an old feeling. A deep feeling. In it we are connected, even to the ancient Phoenicians daring to explore the [...]

When Cancer Returns

February 2, 2016 // 15 Comments

The doctor’s eyes shifted slightly when he looked at me during the meeting following my scan. I knew. And I knew immediately. In the scan following my initial [...]

Chemo with Walter White

October 7, 2015 // 4 Comments

Tickle that cheek, and take your throne; pump your veins with gushing gold. — Glass Animals On September 15, 2014, I took my first round of chemo for colon cancer. My [...]