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2 Parties and a Funeral: Happy Birthday/ RIP Ginny Kane

The plan seemed simple enough: to organize a birthday party for a hundred year-old woman at the farm…

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There Goes That Idea

Been a while, got a lot to share. But first, I have to correct myself on something I wrote back in A…

Sweet Note From a Fellow Chemo Patient

Compared to the often funerial atmosphere of most chemo rooms, my last treatment felt like being at …

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The Trajectory of My Life

See where I've lived for the past 63 years.

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Chemotherapy is Not as Bad as I Expected

“You’re really looking good,” Billy raved as we huffed and puffed uphill on Heather Street after a w…

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How a Wine Epiphany Showed Me Wine is Not Just For Rich People

Epiphany bottles are just that. Epiphanies. Every serious wine lover has one locked away in his or h…

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Shooting Covers for Wine Spectator

Back in the early 1990’s I shot covers for Wine Spectator. The relationship started just as I …

Baby Magic is Real, and It’s a Pain Reliever

If you’ve never experienced baby magic, or scoffed at the idea, I’m here to tell you the effect is r…

I Can’t Believe I Have Stage Four Cancer

I can’t believe I have stage four cancer. I just can’t believe I have stage four cancer. I really ca…

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Bill and I Get Hitched – Kinda

After four years of dating Bill, and living with him for two, I got the itch to get hitched. I start…

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Good Morning, Cancer, Sit Down

“Good morning! You have Stage Four colon cancer. Have a nice day!” Well, that wasn’t exactly how I w…

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A Brief History of the Kanes and Watsons

My mom, Mary Virginia (Ginny) Watson and my dad, Robert (Bob) Leo Kane were both raised in Michigan.…

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Life as an Air Force Brat

I was born in Tripoli. Libya. The Mediterranean port city in North Africa. You know the song, “From …

A Cat Named Ella Fitzgerald

When a mouse ran across the floor of our new Vancouver apartment we said, we have got to get ourselv…

Santa Flies Space Available

One thing I learned as a child was that Santa also travels on airplanes. I found this out when I was…

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