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October 18, 2009

I’ve been in this room for more than half a year.  Not all at once; I’ve been working at it over a lifetime, one week per year since I was 17.

After falling in love with Snowbird, my dad arranged the following:  Every year for 50 years, during Week 40, which begins on...

April 26, 2009

Suzy was only 33 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I was 17 at the time.  Looking back, there were some mistakes made in Suzy's care and maybe because of that, or maybe not, Suzy got worse instead of better.

Soon she was told her cancer was Stage 4, mea...

July 20, 2008

I’ve waited a year to write today’s column.

When diagnosed with breast cancer last July, I talked with friends who went before me.  They offered an informal orientation.  They said for the next year my life wouldn’t be mine.  They said it takes one year to get through...

July 22, 2007

We tick errands off our list as we accomplish them and we feel so satisfied.  Credit union, tick.  Grocery store, tick.  Haircut, tick.

The other day, instead of the pleasant tick of an errand completed, my routine mammogram yielded a thud; I flunked it.

I'...

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All of Barb Guy's columns appear here. There are 159 of them, beginning in 2003 and ending in 2013. The newest one is on top and you can work your way backwards if you like.