Archive for December 2020

Losing a doctor

After I finished my cancer treatment in 2012 and had a minute to think, I quickly turned to worrying about recurrence and progression. It’s a well-worn path among cancer survivors. Anxiety commonly ratchets up during remission. I was monitored closely by my doctor at the three-month mark, then six-months for awhile, then yearly. Somewhere along... Read more »

Teaching and Love

The Greeks had at least three words to describe love: eros, or romantic love; philos, or love of family or between friends; and agape, or altruism or unconditional love. I’ve learned about these since I was young and my minister father preached a sermon about agape. None has ever captured for me the love between... Read more »