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Cork It, Yeezy

I doubt that when Twitter was launched back in 2006 – a lifetime ago by social media standards – the app’s creators envisioned their platform being the stage where the most compelling contemporary dramas would play out. If you’ve got “attention whore” stamped on your soul, the most convenient place to seek that attention is in the domain of 140 characters or less. Anyone can do it; even someone like Kanye West, who takes attention-whoring very seriously.

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Natal Indulgence (Happy Birthday To Me)

This essay was originally published on May 5, 2015.

Today is my 48th birthday, and I declare that I am entitled to rant a bit (not that I’ve ever refrained from ranting before) about what I’ve gone through during the past year and what it has taught me.

As you might expect, my first birthday post-breast cancer diagnosis is a bit different from all the others. I’m not really thinking about my mortality; what I am thinking about is how my view of the world has changed over the past 12 months. So, buckle up and read on:

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Chemotherapy Leg Part 12

This essay was originally published on November 26, 2014.

It’s the day before Thanksgiving as I receive my twelfth chemotherapy treatment, and I guess I should be gushing about how thankful I am for all the good things in my life. I do have many things to be thankful for, but right now, I’m tired and grumpy, and thinking about so many other things I’d rather be doing than sitting here yet again, accessed, bagged, and dripping.

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Don’t Blog Angry

This essay was originally published on May 26, 2010.

If it wasn’t for all the online surfing I do, I sometimes think I’d have nothing to write about. How lame is that? At least give me credit for choosing relevant topics like celebrity milkshake-making and defunct, 20 year-old cartoons. I’m working my ass off to keep it interesting. Or maybe I’m not; I at least want my posts to appear interesting, instead of sounding like some of the bitter, angry, dirty laundry-airing I’ve run across lately.

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