What Does it Mean to be “Nice”?

How Do You Have So Many Friends? My Oncologist asks me this question almost every time I see him: “How do you have so many friends?” He spelled out the longer version of that question, or his implied question, today by saying, “If I got sick, would I know if I’d have any friends to … Read more

Planning for the Future…Living in the Present

3 Months at a Time Today I had my anticipated PET scan. I will have one every 3 months for the foreseeable future to monitor the relative health of my lungs. My last PET scan in April 2019 was clear of the cancerous nodules that invaded my left lung and left chest wall. The medication … Read more

Supplemental Insurance for the Self-Employed

A Rude Awakening My mother is a retired realtor and my father, for most of his years, worked as a government employee. I don’t know what type of conversations they had about money and financial planning with one another. But I know for sure they never had conversations with me about their money or financial … Read more

Tell Me Something True

February is an important month for me for several reasons. I was born this month; it is Black History Month; it is the month that we put a spotlight on love. I am truly grateful to have made it to my 45th birthday. These past 5 years have been the most challenging of my life. … Read more