September 12: A Day to Be the Change

September 12: A Day to Be the Change

September 12, 2001 Inexplicably, the sun came up again this morning, as if nothing had happened. As if the world—or America, at least—hadn’t been changed forever yesterday. As if thousands of innocent people hadn’t been killed for reasons I cannot comprehend, by…who?...
How Hope Helps Us Heal

How Hope Helps Us Heal

Two years ago this month, my breast cancer was advancing again. It was back in my liver and spreading through my bones. I was on my third or fourth line of estrogen-focused chemo, but it seemed clear that they were no longer working. My (former) oncologist still...
We’ve Got to Go Through It!

We’ve Got to Go Through It!

In the marvelous children’s book, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” a dad and his four young children decide to track a bear. They set off enthusiastically, saying, “We’re going to catch a big one! We’re not scared.” They persevere admirably, even when they meet a series...