Stream and Shale

(Excerpt from my book, Stream and Shale.) 6AM. At the journey’s beginning, stars still shine brightly in the dark blue sky. It's below freezing. We gather on a Brooklyn street corner and wait for the bus going to a Citizens Tour of Pennsylvania arranged by Brooklyn for Peace. Each person carries a few gallons of … Continue reading Stream and Shale

My Mother, My Daughters, and Breast Cancer

Genes cause cancer. But genes do not necessarily cause death from cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time of both hope and remembrance for me. Hope for a better future, and remembrance for my Mother. She died suddenly of metastatic breast cancer at about the time I was going to deliver my second baby daughter. … Continue reading My Mother, My Daughters, and Breast Cancer