If you haven’t heard my story already, the quotes in this BuzzFeed article nicely highlight how Robert Houser ended up photographing my baldness on a rainy day in my tiny San Francisco apartment, subsequently growing Facing Chemo, a photographic project and the Facing Light Foundation. I first met Bob when he photographed me for a […]
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This weekend, I had my first alcoholic bevie in five years–ending an initially necessary, but subsequently unnecessary, self-imposed, nonsectarian period of abstinence. Here’s why … Five years ago, after getting news that I was in remission, I toasted my victory with a celebratory glass of Cabernet raised high. But shortly after I tossed back that […]
When Mark Nepo asked us to pair up for an exercise at his writing/spiritual retreat in Santa Barbara, I turned to my new friend, Bill. At the start of the retreat, we corralled ourselves together in the same row of seats with his service dog, Forest, and my service dog, Malcolm. Mark asked us to […]
“Prepare for the worst, and hope for the best.” When my oncologist first spoke these words to me, I had trouble with the inference that all I can do is ‘hope’ for the best. Why can’t I plan, practice, work, study, pray or do any of number of actionable things to shape my best outcome? […]
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