It’s the Small Stuff

In memory of Maricela Ochoa Henderson “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault Small moments of transformation. Last night my nephew called me.  He’s three.  He told me he had macaroni and cheese for dinner.  He told me he was going to the … More It’s the Small Stuff


This afternoon I watched Pink Ribbons, Inc – Lea Pool’s documentary on the breast cancer industry and the com-modification of philanthropy over the past twenty years.  It is based upon the book of the same name, Pink Ribbons, Inc – Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy by Samantha King. First and foremost, I watched it to … More Braveheart

The Cancer Poetry Project

Anyone who has read my blog for a while knows that I wrote a post about Mari last fall shortly after she died. I received word this morning that a poem I wrote about her, Ephemera, has been accepted for publication in the second volume of The Cancer Poetry Project, which will be published later … More The Cancer Poetry Project

Elegy for Mari: Adios Marquita Linda

On October 10th, I heard the news I’d been expecting for the past few weeks.  My friend, Maricela Ochoa-Henderson, had succumbed to breast cancer after a five year battle.  She spent her last years contributing time to cancer charities while living near  her family in Texas.  She opened up about her experience for a documentary … More Elegy for Mari: Adios Marquita Linda