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Practice by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The Dream Last night I dreamed I was addled by grief. I was in a house which does not exist in life, but which in the dream was familiar, was home, and it was filled, ... Read on »
On the Nature of Prizes by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer "Shame is endemic to the entire system of meting out prizes for creative endeavors. While awards are meant to commend, and thus to nurture art,  they also hurt the ve ... Read on »
Short Stories, Long Career by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Edith Pearlman in The Boston Globe. Read on »
The True Religion by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer * This is the true religion, the religion of snow- Billy Collins It might have been a side effect of one too many professional gatherings I'd attended in recent weeks ... Read on »
The Dreariest Art, Or Why I Review Books by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer "...criticism, the dreariest of the arts."       - Charles Baxter, The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot When I was young and Ivory soap ran in my veins, a thing I swore I ... Read on »
Eat the World by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer When we were little, my brother had a picture book he loved, by Jack Kent, called The Fat Cat. It's about a cat who's asked to watch a pot of gruel while it cooks, ... Read on »
Death: A Festival for the Living by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A good reason to be sorry one doesn't live in London: this weekend's Death Festival , held at Southbank Centre on Belvedere Road, at which, through an assemblage of mus ... Read on »
The Other Mothers by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We made stained glass cookies on a dark afternoon, rolling out with our bare hands small snakes of dough, whose ends we pressed together free-form to make, under the d ... Read on »
Hair, Deer, Birds by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer She has lost her hair again, as she knew she would, having - not without real deliberation this time - agreed to another series of taxol, one of the chemot ... Read on »
The People's Obit by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Above is a single image from close to 300 that appear on The New York Times page The Lives They Loved . The man pictured is Jay "Bronzo" Bronzini . Here is what his fri ... Read on »
To Scale by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My mother sends an emailSubject: moon calendar. Message: Shall we let it go this year? What to say to this? We have been sending each other lunar phase calendars ev ... Read on »
Against Indifference by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Like all great questions, he said, it has no answer. This was Elie Wiesel, last night, at Boston University. A lecture titled, "Reflections on Good and Evil." He beg ... Read on »
To Dwell in Abundance by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This morning I am indulging in a rare impulse to feel just happy for myself. Two nice things I stumbled across a review of my novel in something called Obit Mag (who kn ... Read on »
The Last Soft Shoe by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Why Joan Didion is like Savion Glover: a review of Blue Nights in the Toronto Globe and Mail. Read on »
The Happiness of Others by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer  The Pilgrimage, Jean-Michel Basquiat What higher joy than that which we take in another's good fortune? Here are four pieces of news that are giving me pleasure these ... Read on »
Poem for the Day of the Dead by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer  Soneto de la Noche When I die, I want your hands upon my eyes; I want the light and the wheat of your beloved hands to pass their freshness over me one more ... Read on »
A Short Interview with Echoes & Visions: by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer  From The Elements of Style.  Illustration by Maira Kalman, naturally. Click here for a few brief musings on knowing, bullying, softness and tragedy.  Also on Strunk ... Read on »
Enlarging the Field, Enlarging the Heart by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer  Edmund W. Gordon A few days ago I received an email from someone I did not know. The writer said that she had been reading my new novel, was "really enjoying it," and ... Read on »
Walking & Reading by Leah C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We used to read on the walk home from school, remembering, usually, to pause at the corners and look for cars before stepping off the curb. Sometimes a car would slow an ... Read on »