Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Post Christmas 2014 Reflections on “Christmases Yet to Come”

Still my favorite story of all time, A Christmas Carol was published 171 years ago, on December 19, 1843. Click the book to view the only existing manuscript version of the novella. See it in person at the (J. Pierpont) Morgan Library & Museum in New York. Do take a look—it’s a treasure. On that same date last… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Post Christmas 2014 Reflections on “Christmases Yet to Come”

Illness Is Not Identity: Butterflies Are Free

“I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to [me] what it concedes to the butterflies!” Charles Dickens, Bleak House. If you’re not familiar with Bleak House, which is one of the most complex—and one of the most rewarding—of Dickens’ novels, perhaps you've heard this quotation in Butterflies Are Free, a 1972 film (based… Continue reading Illness Is Not Identity: Butterflies Are Free

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More–Lessons from the Ghost of Christmas Past

Still my favorite story of all time, A Christmas Carol was published 170 years ago, on December 19, 1843. Click the book to view the only existing manuscript version of the novella.  See it in person at the (J. Pierpont) Morgan Library & Museum in New York. Do take a look—it’s a treasure. The Ghost of Christmas Past… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More–Lessons from the Ghost of Christmas Past