Binary

If you are a computer nerd like me, you know what Binary means. Merriam-Webster: mathematics :  a number system based only on the numerals 0 and 1 :  a binary number system written in 0 and 1 – 42 is written as 101010 in binary. In Binary, there are only two possible values; 0 or…

The Andrew Diaries

Like any good writer, I edit and re-edit, tweek, fuss and swap one word in for another.  I want my writing to be sleek and smooth, to purr like silk between your lips, as I bring you into my private diaries with Andrew*.  Inspiration can hit weeks after a blog is published, as I recall…

Batman was a Six-Year-Old Girl

God, I wish there was a photo of 6-year-old me in my Batman costume.  I *LOVED* Batman – and dressing up – as a child.  Born in the last hour of 1965, I spent my early life as a little girl on my Dad’s knee watching Batman and Star Trek and the Carol Burnett show. …

Sticks & Stones

Warning!  Adult sexual content.  You must be of legal age in your country to read this blog. ‘Cause I may be bad but I’m perfectly good at it Sex in the air, I don’t care, I love the smell of it Sticks and stones may break my bones, But chains and whips excite me  S&M…

My Advice to Graduates

As the summer of 2017 starts and schools end … I watch as the children of family and friends graduate and move on to next chapters in their lives. I pause … and wonder what advice would I give to someone so fresh and new to the world?  Their (hopefully) whole life ahead of them? …

Savor the Flavor

Part Two of my sensory tour, compliments of chemo.  Part One can be found here: Sense of Smell I am home from my second infusion of Taxol – my second type of chemotherapy drug and sixth infusion overall.  I have ten more to go.  Before they give me Taxol, they stop my immune system from…

Sense of Smell

Despite another week of weakness and sickness from chemo and illness, I managed to go for a leisurely walk with Carly … My souldog and a friend tonight.  I was relieved to get out of my bedroom since I am spending far too much time sleeping away my days.  We walked along the lake at a…

A Bridge Too Far

Warning!  Adult sexual content.  You must be of legal age in your country to read this blog. “I’m on the 401 and should be at your place in less than an hour” Andrew texted. Good.  I had just finished painting sparkly pink polish on my toenails.  Fourty five minutes gave me plenty of time to…

Wine Tasting

Warning!  Adult sexual content.  You must be of legal age in your country to read this blog. The last time I wore this outfit, I was hand in hand with the dashing Andrew* while sipping a Sparkling Brut in the early evening sun of a perfect Summer Night’s Eve.  Andrew and I had arrived sharply…

My Spirituality is Whole

Spirituality Through Illness. A topic I have not touched since being diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer is my spirituality. It has been with me throughout this journey. My faith that there is a God – perhaps not the same God that you were brought up to believe in – but nevertheless a God ……

Taxol on my Nerves

I’m an adventurous person.  I’ll try anything twice. Most of my childhood summer weekends were spent in rural Vermont.  My Father would arrive home from work on Friday night, grab a quick sandwich for dinner, and we would pile into the car for the over two-hour drive from the south shore of Montreal, Quebec. to…

Ace of Spades

Warning!  Adult sexual content.  You must be of legal age in your country to read this blog. Part Two “What is this?” I asked. Andrew* rolled towards me to hand me the cardboard black box. “Open it.” I sat up – naked – and crossed my legs.  I took the box with both hands and…