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If I take care of Gordon, God will take care of me.
[24 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 1,461 views]

Louiseanne has been in our WFW group for over two years, and I don’t remember one meeting where she wrote about her own problems. Never about her four melanomas, never about her impending spinal tap for a bone marrow biopsy. It was always about Gordon.
Gordon’s problems?  Within the last eight years, they include- renal failure, heart attack, kidney transplant, diabetes, laminectomy, and the latest, lung cancer.  He just finished four radiation treatments on each lung. In January they’ll check out [ … ]

Bravest Hearts, Choosing Happiness, Family Matters, Heroes and Helpers, Love Letters, Most Inspirational, Smiling through the Tears, The Spiritual Side of Wellness

Poet, Why Don’t You Write Cheerful Poems?
[27 May 2012 | No Comment | 2,066 views]

If I didn’t know about the thorns,
I would always write of the beautiful rose.
If I didn’t know about the darkness,
I would always write of the brilliant sunlight.
And, if I didn’t know about the cancer
I would always write of the sublime life.
But,……………. I KNOW!
Our Writing For Wellness group in Ocean Pines, Maryland, is taking the summer off. Meanwhile I’m attending a monthly writer’s group in Ocean City. At the last meeting a member suggested I change the ending of a poem [ … ]

Laughter as Medicine, Personal Experience, Seek Perspective

The Big C- Christmas Spirit
[19 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 5,733 views]

A Beautiful Christmas, Decorations Everywhere, Festive Garlands Hanging, Inspiring Joyous Kinder Laughter, Moving Non-believers On-toward Peace, Quieting Restive Souls, Tempering Unrest.
                                                                          Very Worry-free Xmas, 
                                                                                             Your Zitherists  
If you haven’t already noticed, there are 26 words, written in grammatical sentences, each beginning with successive letters of the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. Pat Boran, an Irish poet, gets the credit for this exercise our group is doing over the holidays. It’s in his book, “The Portable Creative [ … ]

Class Reports, Gather Yea Rosebuds, Getting On with Your Life, Happy Days are Near Again, Rediscovering You, Your Story/Your Legacy

Dealing With Grief
[3 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,443 views]

    Eileen lost her husband Gerry several years ago. She recently wrote this Christmas letter to him:
Dear Angel Pop,
 I hope after two years that you have earned your wings.  I remain here on earth faithful to your memory.
Many people give me advise “get involved” “be around other people”.  I am trying very hard, this past week I went to five social gatherings.  I enjoyed them for the time they lasted.  Reminds me of  song “What’s it all about Alfie?  Is [ … ]

Healing and Feeling, Love Letters, Seek Perspective, Smiling through the Tears

Not Your Normal Vacation Trip
[16 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,170 views]

    A survivor friend on a trip down south E-mailed me of meeting an elderly couple in a Maryland trailer park.  Her head was completely bandaged. Just a week earlier doctors had found a large brain tumor and cut it out. They were leaving the park to continue their tour of the US. Our friend admired the couple for their strength, courage, and determination. However, I did not; I questioned their decision.
    At the next meeting of our WFW group I asked for written [ … ]

Class Reports, Gather Yea Rosebuds