Monthly Archives: October 2011

My Father, the Breast Cancer Survivor

This essay originally appeared on BlogHer.

Jack Stromberg, Breast Cancer Survivor

My Dad, the Breast Cancer Survivor

In 1978, a few weeks after Christmas, my father had a radical mastectomy. The last words he said to me before the surgery were,  “they can take my nipple but I’ll be damned if I’m going to let them take my ovaries.” So like my father to lighten the mood with a joke but, of course, cancer is no laughing matter. Continue reading

Why Art (Still) Matters

“We change, we grow, we are inspired when we feel” – Shamim Sariff