Encounters don’t have to be long to be life changing.
When I do Stages, I like to go out to the lobby immediately following the performance. Since so many people have experience with what this show is about, and considering they just spent an hour listening to me talk...
“You tend to downplay your symptoms,” my oncologist said as he wrote me a prescription for Oxycodone. “Like last summer when you were telling me you felt fine while you were coughing all over the place. So if you say you hurt an 8 or a 10, you must really be in pain.”
Sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of days. I was in Atlanta getting treatment, my back and hips are killing me, and with the Iowa Caucasus and the State of the Union and the fact that The Bachelor has been on two nights this week, it’s been a lot.
“I need you to tone down your politics on Facebook.” That was what my dear sweet mother said to me on Saturday. Not that my mom is pro-censorship, it’s just that 98% of my extended family are Republicans and she can’t stand the thought of them being mad at me.