This piece is based on my diagnosis and treatment years ago. One of the issues people with a serious illness face is that feeling of life spinning out of control. To this day, I have control issues, especially when seeing my doctors, and it stems from my breast cancer experience.
“You will see the oncologist on this date,” my chemo nurse politely tells me.
“But I have … Continue reading the story "Cancer as Dictator"
The post is already written; all that's missing is artwork. Shown here is a first draft of a nude that will complement that post. This is one of the models whom I sketched with pencil in art class years ago. Now I'm trying to bring her to life -- to convey what I want to say -- with oil paints.
… Continue reading the story "Menagerie Mondays: Naked"
“But as if a magic lantern threw the nerves in patterns on a screen…”
-- T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
I’ve been at it again. Doing what I do so well. Postponing visits to my doctors.
I have no excuse – except that I’m scared shitless.
Adding insult to injury, because of my procrastination, my medical appointments will now pile up like a multicar wreck.
I’m … Continue reading the story "No More Magic Lanterns, Please"