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On "Being Mortal" & Dealing with Cancer (Revised)
Every day we live, we are each one day closer to our own death. A truism, of course, but one that we tend to suppress in the rush and tumult of other demands on our attention and time. Until, one day,
peregrine kate 06/01/2015 101 103 1 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Seeking Materials for Precinct Organizing Training
Precinct Organizing Support Sought My county's Precinct Organizing Committee is planning a "train the trainers" session in July. I'm working with a couple of folks to track down good hands-on ...
peregrine kate 05/27/2015 35 12 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Why "Giggles the Pig" Might be Flint's Next Mayor
ICYMI: "Giggles the Pig," a sow belonging to attorney Michael Ewing of Flint, has been put forth as a candidate for the mayoralty of Flint, Michigan. I'm all for political theater. But, really? A ...
peregrine kate 05/13/2015 17 7 - -
What should a "cancer greeting card" say?
We have to stipulate right off that your own words of comfort and friendship somehow wouldn't suffice. Blank cards--notepaper--looseleaf--all do exist after all, and you could write your own message.
peregrine kate 05/11/2015 32 24 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Water Wars in Detroit; DIA Meet-Up 6/7; Prop1 PM
Water Wars Ramp Up in Detroit During NN14 in Detroit last July, Detroit water activists were able to take advantage of the pressure brought to bear by the presence and awareness of politically-...
peregrine kate 05/06/2015 9 9 - -
Welcoming Members to the Club No One Wants to Join: Newly Diagnosed with Cancer (plus book question)
There are worse conditions than cancer. I'll leave it up to each of you to fill in the blank with your own nominations, since what "worse" means is undoubtedly idiosyncratic. Recently, most ...
peregrine kate 05/04/2015 39 23 3 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: DIA for Rivera/Kahlo; Aura Rosser Demo; Activate313
A bit of a catch-all diary tonight. First, the DIA excursion for the Rivera/Kahlo exhibit; second, a demonstration about Aura Rosser and fundraiser for her family; third, an online calendar for ...
peregrine kate 04/29/2015 9 5 - -
Please Help a Kossack Increase His Online Access: Fundraiser for a Laptop for Chitown Kev
Many of you know Chitown Kev , a Kossack who is (among other distinctions) an administrator of Black Kos and Milk Men and Women. He is an astute observer, an effective analyst, and a fine writer ...
peregrine kate 04/25/2015 130 87 1 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Detroit, the Good and the Ugly; DIA Meet-up
Hey hey! For once, I actually have *photos* to post from a demo I attended! I hope you're as impressed as I am. ;) Simple and to the point ...
peregrine kate 04/22/2015 25 9 - -
The Cancer Closet
I do enjoy Susan Gubar's essays on living with advanced, metastatic cancer--not because she's ill, of course, but because she's so fierce about living as well as she can regardless. Her latest is ...
peregrine kate 04/20/2015 27 22 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Meet-up to See Rivera/Kahlo Exhibit at the DIA?
Before I leave for the "Fight for $15" demonstration in midtown Detroit, I wanted to announce a call for interest in a group MCK outing to see the Rivera/Kahlo exhibit at the DIA. It's here till ...
peregrine kate 04/15/2015 20 6 - -
Demo Alert: "The Fight for $15" in Detroit, Wed. 4/15, 5:00 PM, Midtown
What: $15, Full Time and a Union for All Workers Rally and March When: 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Where: Come together at the Wayne State University Parking Lot #11, ...
peregrine kate 04/14/2015 6 9 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Meetup! Sat 4/11, 5:00 PM, Sweet Potato Sensations
My thanks to DoReMI for hosting a couple of weeks back, when I was otherwise occupied. The personal matter that interfered with my participation back then was major: my father died on Tuesday, ...
peregrine kate 04/08/2015 17 10 - -
Cancer Recovery and Sleep Needs (plus other MNCC business)
Our main topic for tonight is how to make sure you get the sleep you need to stay (or get) well. Some time ago, I wrote about Cancer-Related Fatigue , a consequence of cancer and its treatments that ...
peregrine kate 04/06/2015 28 25 - -
GOAL MET! Community Fundraisers Emergency Request: Snoopydawg Needs Help NOW to Avoid Foreclosure
Help keep them together in their happy home. (Charlie and Abby, top to bottom) Please help our sister Kossack, snoopydawg, and her two beloved dogs, Abby and Charlie, stay in their home. She needs ...
peregrine kate 03/14/2015 84 160 2 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks: Weekly Open Thread--Spring Meet-ups!
And you know, folks, that's what it is tonight. An Open Thread. I will repeat my suggestions for meet-ups during the spring and into the summer, but that's all I can provide for you this evening. ...
peregrine kate 03/04/2015 19 6 - -
Community Fundraisers: Snoopydawg Urgently Needs Our Help
In mid-February, FloridaSNMOM posted an appeal on behalf of our longtime sister Kossack, snoopydawg. That diary did have some success, raising $500 for which snoopydawg is extremely grateful. Her ...
peregrine kate 03/04/2015 53 59 - -
An Exciting New Strategy for Cancer Drug Trials: Basket Studies
Last week, the New York Times published an article featuring a new approach to drug testing for people with unusual cancers that show particular genetic mutations. Instead of the old protocol, in ...
peregrine kate 03/02/2015 27 30 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Why Move to Michigan?
Time for all of us Michiganders (or Michiganians, whichever you prefer) to come up with good arguments to explain why YOUR city or town is a desirable place to live. Of course, when one makes an ...
peregrine kate 02/25/2015 63 14 - -
Cancer as a Wake-Up Call
Many of you may have seen the powerful and eloquent statement in the New York Times by Oliver Sacks, the eminent neurologist, in which he announced that his ocular melanoma has metastasized to his ...
peregrine kate 02/23/2015 62 70 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: MCK Meetup(s); RIP Philip Levine; MDP Convention
And more. The diary title wouldn't accommodate everything, so let me alert you here to the fourth, fifth, and sixth topics covered in the diary: #4 is an announcement about a forum on Proposal 1 (...
peregrine kate 02/18/2015 18 7 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Meet-up POSTPONED; MDP Convention; 7th CD Candidate
First off: To be prudent, I have decided (in consultation with others planning to attend) to POSTPONE the meet-up that we had scheduled for this coming Saturday. The weather forecasts have been ...
peregrine kate 02/11/2015 38 9 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Meet-Up, Sat 2/14, 7:00 PM, Detroit--Vote for Place
Last round of polling on the location for our meetup on Saturday, February 14. The prompt for having an event then is to piggy-back on the Michigan Democratic Party statewide convention, to be ...
peregrine kate 02/04/2015 22 7 - -
On the Other Side of Cancer
I should elaborate on the title. I'm not thankful for having had cancer, not one bit. It's been frightening and painful and expensive. It's changed my life permanently, in many ways I do not welcome.
peregrine kate 02/02/2015 19 34 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Meet-Up, Sat 2/14, 7:00 PM, Corktown(ish) Detroit
Time to get down to business here and plan a meet-up! Let's see if we can piggy-back on the Michigan Democratic Party statewide convention, to be held all day Saturday 2/14 at Cobo Center. Rather ...
peregrine kate 01/28/2015 15 8 - -
Finding (new) Words to Talk About Cancer
I'm going to cheat a little bit tonight and refer to a recent essay on cancer language by Susan Gubar , a distinguished feminist literary scholar who has been dealing with advanced ovarian cancer ...
peregrine kate 01/26/2015 24 26 1 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: SOTU vs SOTS; Local Organizing; Meet-up 2/14?
SOTU and SOTS I really enjoyed watching the SOTU last night with about 150 other Democrats, thanks to the 12th District Dems, the Washtenaw County Dems, and other sponsors of the gathering at the ...
peregrine kate 01/21/2015 32 6 - -
Monday Night Cancer Club--Roll Call, 2015
Some of you may have noticed that in the past few weeks we've not always included the phrase "Monday Night Cancer Club" in the diary title. No way to tell for sure, of course, but ZenTrainer and I ...
peregrine kate 01/19/2015 53 33 1 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Organizing in the Cold Winter; Book Club; Meet-up?
Hey all, I'm hoping that this weekly platform will be ONE way by which political communication across the state of Michigan can be facilitated. I have a variety of topics to present tonight, just ...
peregrine kate 01/14/2015 12 9 - -
A Provisional Guide to Cancer Support Groups (Revised)
I realized, rather belatedly, that for all my indirect commentary about my in-person cancer support group, I haven't ever written a diary devoted to that topic. So here is at least a first pass on ...
peregrine kate 01/12/2015 38 48 2 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: What Will We Make of 2015?
I don't know about you, but I am MORE than ready for a new year. I had some good moments in 2014, but I'm still hoping for better this year. How about you? In particular, what are your political ...
peregrine kate 01/07/2015 7 8 - -
Saying Goodbye to a Friend
When you are part of a cancer support group, you tend to lose friends perhaps a little more often than you might as part of the general, more-or-less-healthy population. Certainly that's been true ...
peregrine kate 01/05/2015 54 72 1 -
If This Holiday Season Were Your Last....
By all known measures, I am in remission, and I have a good chance to remain in that condition indefinitely. But I do remember very keenly the December of 2011: Chemotherapy had failed; I was on a ...
peregrine kate 12/22/2014 51 57 - -
Another Prolific Kossack, BFSkinner, Needs Our Help (Update: GOAL MET!)
If you've been around Daily Kos for a while, especially reading late at night (for Eastern Time), you'll have come across diaries by BFSkinner . He's a bit of a night owl, and he is also at home a ...
peregrine kate 12/11/2014 115 174 4 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Holiday Blues
Hi there peeps. I got nuttin'. Just trying to buckle down here and get through the rest of the semester with my husband and daughter. Sometimes I miss teaching, but not during finals & grading ...
peregrine kate 12/10/2014 17 12 - -
#BlackLivesMatter March and Die-In at Noel Night, Midtown Detroit, 12/6/14
Several hundred people gathered on Saturday, December 6th, during the popular annual holiday event in Midtown Detroit, Noel Night, to march and to hold a die-in. My older daughter and I were among ...
peregrine kate 12/08/2014 46 51 1 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: On the Police Killing of Aura Rosser
In the wake of no-bill decisions by grand juries investigating the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, we here in Michigan have our own shameful death-by-cop to examine carefully. On Sunday, ...
peregrine kate 12/03/2014 18 36 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Ferguson Protests; Lame Duck Action; Boggs Doc Talk
Terrible if not surprising news out of Ferguson MO this Monday evening. But solidarity demonstrations of people appalled by the miscarriage of justice in failing to prosecute Mike Brown's killer ...
peregrine kate 11/26/2014 11 12 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: MI GOP on a Tear; County Dem Party Conventions
Lots of thrilling (not) news out of Michigan this week during the lame-duck session; here are two examples out of many. Rep. Pete Lund, R-Shelby Township proposed to alter the allocation of ...
peregrine kate 11/19/2014 9 10 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: What's Next?
Do you have any idea what you'll do now that the election returns are in? I'm hoping to gear up my involvement on the grassroots level, working on precinct delegate recruitment, organization, and ...
peregrine kate 11/12/2014 11 6 - -
Monday Night Cancer Club: Where Are They Now? Mourning Those Who Have Passed
We have had many delightful Kossacks take part in the Monday Night Cancer Club during our three years of existence. Fortunately, many of us are still alive and feisty as ever. But sadly, we have ...
peregrine kate 11/10/2014 22 28 - -
Community Fundraisers: Wish Sara R Happy Birthday! And Help Keep the Quilt Sisters in Their Home
Sara R, one of our beloved quilt sisters, has a birthday today. She, her sister winglion (Ann), their five cats and four chickens have much to celebrate on a daily basis, as Sara herself ...
peregrine kate 11/09/2014 235 144 2 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Any Positive Campaign Experiences to Share?
I thought I'd do a Hey, WTF Michigan? diary, but pierre9045 has that covered already very well and I don't want to detract from the conversation over there. So please do check out his diary for ...
peregrine kate 11/05/2014 14 7 - -
Monday Night Cancer Club: GOTV Election-Eve Open Thread Edition
Tomorrow's the big election, just in case you haven't heard. I'm doing GOTV stuff this evening (calling for local judicial candidates) and getting ready for the last push on Tuesday. OMG, we MUST ...
peregrine kate 11/03/2014 15 14 - -
Try It, You'll Like It (maybe): Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread
I admit it: I feel intensely ambivalent about canvassing. I tell myself why it's hard, and why I don't like it. And then, I force myself to do it and discover, again, that I actually really like it ...
peregrine kate 10/29/2014 5 8 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Local Candidate Promotion!
Now's your chance to share info with each other in MI about your favorite local candidates. Please feel free to promote those in local races--school board, community college, and especially ...
peregrine kate 10/22/2014 22 11 - -
Monday Night Cancer Club: Ending Treatment
At my last consult, early in October, my gyn-oncologist said that it was time for me to stop taking Megace, the hormonal treatment I'd been on since September of 2011 (after I had disease ...
peregrine kate 10/20/2014 34 27 - -
Good to Start Early: Scouting out the Kos Katalogue, Pre-Holiday Rush
I've recently moved into a new house. Lately, I've started to unpack my treasured objects from creative, talented Kossacks--all obtained via the Kos Katalogue . Let me give you a short, personal ...
peregrine kate 10/16/2014 27 29 3 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Schauer's Best Issue to Raise Against Snyder?
We're counting down the days, not weeks, now. Twenty days to the election. MI voter registration closed last week. Last Sunday, Schauer and Snyder had the only debate they'll have; prospects of ...
peregrine kate 10/15/2014 17 8 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Open Thread: Join the Demo for Schauer, Sun 10/12 5:00, Old Main, WSU
Following up on Hector Solon's brilliant suggestion from last week's Open Thread , I'm convening a gathering of Kossacks and friends to support Mark Schauer outside Old Main, the building on Wayne ...
peregrine kate 10/08/2014 8 6 - -
Monday Night Cancer Club: Appreciate Yourself
I don't know about you, but I was taught to be modest, unassuming, and self-effacing as a child and young girl. Don't stand out; don't speak up; don't stick up for yourself. These were terrible ...
peregrine kate 10/06/2014 37 21 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Helping Each Other Stay on Track
You know how support groups work, right? The idea is that by sharing our stories and struggles, we can help each other keep on keepin' on. Well, that's what I'd like us to do for the next four ...
peregrine kate 10/01/2014 13 12 - -
Monday Night Cancer Club: The Status of "The War on Cancer" (from your POV)
In 1971, Richard Nixon declared a "war on cancer" and sought federal funding for additional research aimed at improving survival rates and lifespan post-diagnosis. From the National Cancer Institute ...
peregrine kate 09/29/2014 35 22 1 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: How are you going to enjoy this glorious weather?
I suppose the "best" answer is to say that you'll be canvassing! That sounds good to me. Anything sounds good to me in comparison to what I will be doing, which is finishing up with the cleaning ...
peregrine kate 09/24/2014 13 8 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Open Thread: Roll Call, including Your GOTV Efforts (past and present)
Hey everyone, let's take advantage of this weekly platform to get to know each other a little better. Not everyone can participate in the meet-ups, and we don't always get a chance to go into much ...
peregrine kate 09/17/2014 7 9 - -
GOTV 2014 VII: Governors Go Blue! Help Elect Mark Schauer Gov. of MI
In the midst of his hectic campaign season, with every indication that this election will be very close up till the votes are counted, Mark Schauer has taken the time to be part of our GOTV14 ...
peregrine kate 09/16/2014 26 25 1 -
Monday Night Cancer Club: What's New in Cancer Treatments?
In discussing upcoming topics for the MNCC, ZenTrainer and I decided it would be good to have a regular feature in which we had a chance to discuss up-and-coming cancer treatments. So that's what we'...
peregrine kate 09/08/2014 68 18 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Is Yours an ALICE* Household?
Last week, the United Way of Michigan published an interesting and potentially powerful economic study about the financial status of families in Michigan. Their conclusion is that about 40% of all ...
peregrine kate 09/03/2014 32 48 2 -
Monday Night Cancer Club: Thank Your Body
Tonight I'm channeling Youffraita with her Monday Night at the Theater series --hoping she doesn't find her name mentioned in vain--in connection with thanking our bodies for what DOES work (rather ...
peregrine kate 08/25/2014 45 37 - -
What's Up with the NYT? #Ferguson #Mike Brown
In yesterday's NYTimes there is a front-page article on the just-released report on the autopsy of Michael Brown performed by Dr. Michael Baden, formerly the chief medical examiner for New York City.
peregrine kate 08/18/2014 25 20 - -
Last Call: Motor City Kossacks Meet-up TOMO 8/16, noon, Roadside B&G, Blmfd Twnsp
Feel free to just show up tomorrow--but also note that you can send me an email (addy in my DKos profile) which would help. Where: Roadside B&G , 1727 S. Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Township, MI ...
peregrine kate 08/15/2014 10 11 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Post-Flood Check-in + Meet-up Sat 8/16 Roadside B&G
EDIT: Where, oh where, are my manners?? Reading Brainwrap's timely diary about Rick Snyder's latest faux-pas reminded me of my own. This diary ought to be, first and foremost, a check-in for ...
peregrine kate 08/13/2014 12 11 - -
Monday Night Cancer Club: Coping with Cancer-Related Fatigue
The problem of cancer-related fatigue (CRF), familiar to so many of us, has been the object of study in hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed medical journals for the past ten years. An article ...
peregrine kate 08/11/2014 48 21 1 -
Motor City Kossacks: Meet-up Sat 8/16, noon, Roadside B&G, Bloomf'd Twn
I know, I know, this is not much notice. But we did start discussing it last week in the Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Open Thread ! ;) I hope that the folks to the north and east of Detroit can ...
peregrine kate 08/10/2014 13 12 - -
"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the EM Takeover of MI": Mark Maynard interviewsAlec Gibbs
Observers of the Emergency Manager Takeover in Michigan tend to believe that this takeover was not accidental or motivated by good intentions by GOP Governor Snyder and his cronies. This interview ...
peregrine kate 08/09/2014 25 53 3 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Post-Primary Edition
How do you feel today, now that the winners and losers of yesterday's primary have been announced? I must admit, I'm not too happy. Just about all of the candidates I favored lost: Hansen Clarke ...
peregrine kate 08/06/2014 64 13 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Open Thread: A Kick-off Diary
I'm wondering whether you all know this variation on the old folktale of stone soup: that when everyone comes together to contribute their own ingredient, in the end a delicious and nourishing ...
peregrine kate 07/23/2014 43 26 - -
Detroit People's Water Board Welcomes Canadian Help--Rally on Th 7/24, 3:30 PM, @ Spirit of Detroit
All in the metro Detroit area are invited to attend this rally tomorrow, Th. 7/24, starting at 3:30 PM, in front of the Spirit of Detroit statue at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building. Here is ...
peregrine kate 07/23/2014 9 20 - -
NN14: Introducing the Daily Kos Welcome Team (updated, with pix)
See this button? It's what you'll see certain Kossacks sporting at NN14. Now, most Kossacks and other folks are perfectly nice and friendly people. But those wearing these buttons are making an ...
peregrine kate 07/15/2014 32 44 - -
Welcome, NN14, to Detroit! Tips re: Driving, Parking, Tours, Demonstrations, Food, Fun, and Weather
In just a few days, thousands of my favorite people will arrive in Detroit for the ninth Netroots Nation. This event will be the culmination of tens of thousands of work hours on the part of the ...
peregrine kate 07/14/2014 82 56 - -
Downtown Detroit Tours during NN14--Visitors and Locals All Invited to Join Sun 7/20 or Fri 7/18
Here's a last-minute opportunity for NN14-goers—or anyone in downtown Detroit on Sunday, 7/20 (or Friday, 7/18): a custom tour with Michael Boettcher. Given the enthusiastic response to the AFL-...
peregrine kate 07/11/2014 27 13 - -
New Protest re: Detroit Water Shutoffs--Fri. 7/18, 12:30 PM @ Cobo Center (NN14 site)
I just received notice of this call to a demonstration on Friday, July 18, at 12:30 PM starting at Cobo Center: Detroit: Turn on the Water. Tax Wall Street. Join the nurses-sponsored march, ...
peregrine kate 07/09/2014 18 28 1 -
NN14 Newbie Welcome: How (Else) Can We Help?
For several NNs now, as I understand it, the registration information records who is a first-timer. That detail triggers a code to the registration folks that the newbie should get -- at least -- a ...
peregrine kate 07/01/2014 51 23 - -
Motor City Kossacks: Roll Call for NN14 (and related questions)
In case you haven't heard, there is a major convention happening in our backyard later this month: Netroots Nation 2014. I'm going; are you? That's my first question, but not my last. (Please ...
peregrine kate 07/01/2014 14 18 1 -
Monday Night Cancer Club: How Do the Seasons Mark Time for You (Now)?
Summer has always been my favorite time of year. It used to be, long ago, because I was out of school. Unlike many, I didn't have extra summer activities--no camp, no vacation, no summer job until I ...
peregrine kate 06/30/2014 43 18 - -
Protest TODAY Fri 6/27, 4-6 PM, Against Detroit Water Shutoffs. Plus Petition, Context, Latest
Daily Kos readers had the opportunity to learn earlier this week about a domestic human rights catastrophe -- the impending shutoff of water to nearly half the Detroit residential customers of the ...
peregrine kate 06/26/2014 13 23 1 -
Community Fundraisers: A Cancer Patient, Kossack Unit Zero, in Distress
Unit Zero Five weeks ago, Unit Zero published a diary about beginning his unexpected and exceedingly unpleasant sojourn in the land of cancer. A suspicious lymph ...
peregrine kate 06/17/2014 76 87 1 -
Motor City Kossacks Met on 6/1, Made Progress with NN14 Host Plans, Invite More Help (photos)
The group of Motor City Kossacks who met at Pasquale's in Royal Oak last Sunday, June 1st, were ready to work. And we sure did, making excellent progress on NN14 Host Committee projects. There ...
peregrine kate 06/07/2014 27 32 - -
UPDATE: Motor City Kossacks: Sat Meet-Up Cancelled; Sun @ Pasquale's in Royal Oak IS STILL ON
Last-minute update: The Lansing meet-up TODAY SATURDAY 5/31 is a no-go; I'd be the only one there, and I talk to myself too often as it is. But we are DEFINITELY on for the Sunday meet-up. Once ...
peregrine kate 05/29/2014 13 9 - -
Community Fundraisers: Fineena Thank You and Follow-Up
I'm happy to report that Fineena did indeed move into her new cozy house, and was able to retrieve her precious dogs that same day. (See edrie's diary for an early update.) She's had a few things ...
peregrine kate 05/22/2014 4 26 1 -
Motor City Kossacks: Next Round of NN14 Prep--Sat 5/31 Lansing, Sun 6/1 in Oak Co.
We had two fine meetings last weekend, in Detroit and Ypsilanti, and now it's time to promote the next round. Our purported agenda is to help with NN14, but of course we also simply chat and check ...
peregrine kate 05/22/2014 7 8 1 -
Monday Night Cancer Club: Fundraising for Cancer--Research, Treatment or (especially) Social Support
Before I had cancer, I had friends who were regular participants in and supporters of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life . Every city in the area seems to have one, and those who take part ...
peregrine kate 05/19/2014 59 11 - -
Motor City Kossacks: Last Reminder for Sat 5/17 & Sun 5/18 Meet-ups
One more time for this weekend's events: Date: Saturday, May 17 Time: 6-8 PM Place: Grand Trunk Pub , 612 Woodward, downtown Detroit RSVPs: 1. peregrine kate 2. ProvokingMeaning 3. 2thanks ...
peregrine kate 05/16/2014 8 7 - -
Motor City Kossacks: Update on FIRST SET of Meet-ups: Sat 5/17 (in Detroit) and Sun 5/18 (in Ypsi)
We have TWO meet-ups scheduled for this weekend, open to anyone in the area, whether you're NN14-bound or not: Date: Saturday, May 17 Time: 6-8 PM Place: Grand Trunk Pub , 612 Woodward, downtown ...
peregrine kate 05/13/2014 1 9 - -
Monday Night Cancer Club: Any Experience with Novel Therapies?
My own treatment for endometrial cancer has been pretty much by the book: first surgery (hysterectomy plus bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy, or removal of uterus and both ovaries and fallopian tubes),
peregrine kate 05/12/2014 119 49 4 -
Attn Motor City Kossacks: May-June Meet-ups in Detroit, AA/Ypsi, Lansing, & Oakland Co. (NN14 prep)
It's a mere ten weeks (as of yesterday) until Netroots Nation 14 kicks off in our fair albeit beleaguered city of Detroit, and we Motor City Kossacks need to be ready! To that end, I am proposing ...
peregrine kate 05/09/2014 19 16 1 -
Netroots Nation 14: How to Register, Help Out, Take Part, Make it ROCK
The busy bees--all eight of them--who are the staff at Netroots Nation have been hard at work for months to bring you the best convention yet this summer, July 17-20th in Detroit. Their output has ...
peregrine kate 05/09/2014 10 19 2 -
Community Fundraisers: Your Help Is Needed for a Generous Kossack, Fineena
I don't know if you've had occasion to notice, but one of the Kossacks who regularly jumps in to contribute during fundraisers is Fineena. Yes, Fineena of the wonderful, lacy scarves and shawls, and ...
peregrine kate 05/06/2014 100 163 4 -
Monday Night Cancer Club: Traveling for Treatment
Most of the diaries I write for the MNCC are based in my own personal experience of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. This one is not, for a change. I'm hoping we'll hear from those of you who ...
peregrine kate 05/05/2014 51 14 - -
Help! Tick Bite Advice Urgently Sought!
I just discovered a tick on my back, where it has happily been sucking my blood since last Sunday, when I fell while I was hiking in the woods near Williamsburg VA. (Don't ask me how the damn thing ...
peregrine kate 05/04/2014 101 17 - -
Reject and Protect (#NoKXL): Strength in Community on the National Mall, Sat 4/26/14 (photos!)
The cloudless blue sky above Washington DC on Saturday, April 26th, reflected the expanding passion and commitment expressed by the speakers and participants in the Reject and Protect Tipi Gifting ...
peregrine kate 04/30/2014 63 89 3 -
Monday Night Cancer Club: Wait, What?
I have a habit, which I really must break, of checking my email early in the morning, when my husband gets up for work. I myself usually don't need to get up for a couple more hours, so there's ...
peregrine kate 04/21/2014 43 21 - -
Monday Night Cancer Club: When the Worst Happens
We lost a member of my in-person support group late last week. Her death was not unexpected, but it was a surprise all the same. For me, who joined this support group three years ago, it is the ...
peregrine kate 04/14/2014 103 73 - -
Motor City Kossacks Welcomed Dave in Northridge, 3/22, Golden Fleece in Greektown (photos)
Dave in Northridge came to Detroit for a conference in late March, and his visit was a great pretext to have a Motor City Kossacks meet-up. So that's what we did, on Saturday, March 22, at the ...
peregrine kate 04/09/2014 25 48 1 -
Monday Night Cancer Club: When to Go Back to Work?
Two caveats before I begin: First, by work I mean paid employment. I believe that caregiving and household management and other unpaid responsibilities that most people have, if only for themselves ...
peregrine kate 04/07/2014 31 11 - -
Monday Night Cancer Club: Did You Have Any Idea What You Were Getting Into?
When you were first diagnosed, or when the person for whom you are a caregiver was diagnosed, did you have the faintest inkling what was ahead? I had no idea myself. I had an elderly and much-loved ...
peregrine kate 03/31/2014 40 17 1 -
(Updated) Action Diary: Protest on Tues 4/1, 10 AM, Federal Courthouse in Detroit
If you are in the metro Detroit area, please join the protest planned for Tuesday, April 1, starting at 10 AM in front of the Federal Courthouse (231 W. Lafayette). The action is to demonstrate ...
peregrine kate 03/29/2014 12 14 1 -
We Have Our Venue: Motor City Kossacks, Sat 3/22, 6PM, Golden Fleece (Greektown, Detroit)
Three days out now from our meet-up, I've yielded to the will of the people and so we will meet at the Golden Fleece . (Note that it does not have its own website; the link provided takes one to ...
peregrine kate 03/19/2014 10 9 - -
We're Getting Closer: Motor City Kossacks Meet-up, Sat 3/22, 6 PM, downtown Detroit
All right, MCKers, we now are within a week of our meet-up: Saturday, March 22, 6:00 PM, at a location TBD. We're gathering now to welcome Dave in Northridge, who has been to Detroit a few times ...
peregrine kate 03/16/2014 6 14 1 -
Motor City Kossacks Meet-up! Sa 3/22, 6:00 PM, downtown Detroit (venue TBA). WSG: Dave in Northridge
You know how pi day is 3/14? (which makes this pi month). Well, today is Detroit day: 313 (for the area code). So this seems the PERFECT time to announce our next Motor City Kossacks meet-up: ...
peregrine kate 03/13/2014 11 17 - -
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