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I broke up with sugar years ago…or so I thought. You know how it goes with an old flame. You hate them when it’s almost over and then when it is, you only remember the good parts. Like … more
I grew up between two brothers, Danny and Andrew. For the longest time, we were equals in every way. We built forts together, made go-carts, jumped in the leaves, threw snowballs at each other, … more
It was 1984 and Venus Fly Trap (Soozie Tyrell, myself and Lisa Lowell) had just arrived back in NYC from the streets of France, England and Italy where we mesmerized crowds with our incessant … more
How to form a rock band in two easy steps…based on true stories 1. Recruit friends 2. Procure a great band name Note: I didn’t mention learning to play an instrument. … more
CBGB’s was long and narrow like my chicken coop. Unlike the coop, however, walls were covered in posters and stickers so thick you couldn’t see through to the paint, if there was any … more
If you’re going to steal my identity, you have to take it cancer and all. My credit card number was filched more than once most likely by someone using a device called a skimmer, which zaps … more
My boyfriend in ’77 played lead guitar in The Rousers; an original rockabilly band that was extremely popular on the NYC club circuit. They played everywhere including CBGB’s, The Ritz, … more
Can we talk? I’ll be delicate. One of the side effects of chemo, shall we say, is a blockage of the lower hemisphere.   After my first infusion, back-door movements (the kind we … more
Why do they call it the Emergency Room? I think a better name would be Extreme Waiting Room. Yes folks, I visited the ER in two hospitals this weekend. First, at Garnet Health in Callicoon where a … more
Dear Readers and Friends: After my oncologist visit the other day, my mom offered the following story: Mom: You remember my friend the doctor’s wife? Me: Yes Mom: Well she … more
While in NYC (getting treated for cancer), I suddenly craved a massage. A google search turned up Anna and Lucy; Reflexologists located only a few blocks away. I walked into a very narrow basement … more
Hope. I consider the word deeply as I settle once more into NYC for another week of treatment. According to Emily Dickinson, it’s “the thing with feathers that perches on the soul” … more
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