Beautiful people: Kathypalooza

Beautiful people: Kathypalooza

My sister Kathy approached the occasion of her 50th birthday party with unfettered glee. She mingled, hugged, high-fived, sang, chatted, reminisced, tasted, sipped, posed, and, utterly unfazed by the number on the top of her cake, happily wished as she blew out her candles. Unsure which of her favorite two outfits she should wear, Kathy [...]

The Party of the Half Century

The Party of the Half Century

The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed because there are no innocents, just a half-century milestone we’re thrilled to be marking and a legendary party about which some people would prefer we don’t speak. To celebrate properly, and excise old demons, speak we must. Our story begins [...]

The super perks of being a Super Bowl fan

The super perks of being a Super Bowl fan

Shortly after she completed five straight twice-a-day radiation treatments, my sister Kathy jumped on a plane and headed to Dallas for Super Bowl XLV. "I bonded with my nurses about it," she said. "I sent them a Super Bowl basket of fruit." That weekend, Kathy pulled on her Packers jersey (No. 77, of course) and [...]