Category Archives: cancer

One of My Favorite Places on Earth

It’s time for another visit to Camp Bluebird at Bonclarken in Flat Rock, NC. This is also the place of some of my fondest memories from college retreats. It’s so much like going home that I can’t even explain. In … Continue reading

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What the Heck Is Sick Lit?

That is an unfamiliar term I noticed in passing while reading Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things. The mother of one of the main characters was reading a novel for her book club that she called “sick lit.” So, of course, … Continue reading

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Lessons From Tearjerker Movies

“Without suffering, there’d be no compassion.”–Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember One of my favorite books and movies is A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. I know that it’s not one of the most realistic depictions of living with … Continue reading

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Survivor’s Guilt

I’ve been reading a lot about different kinds of cancer lately. My mother-in-law passed away from brain cancer (glioblastoma) on March 23, and my friend Lisa from Camp Bluebird (who was my roommate last October) died from lung cancer. Both … Continue reading

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