Announcing the Susan T. Hessel Breast Cancer Challenge
Posted August 23, 2009on:
You might ask why I need a breast cancer challenge? Isn’t breast cancer a challenge in itself? You are right, it is challenging.
But for some reason ever since I have started writing this blog I have been including cultural icons in my blog entries, starting with Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof . I continued on with references to Chuck Connors from the TV show, “Branded.” Then there was Clint Eastwood, Imelda Marcos, clowns, Nathan Detroit, turnips and so on.
I have no idea who or what will pop into my head next as I write about this journey but I thought it would be fun to have readers – assuming there are some – suggest cultural icons that I should try and include in a blog entry. It could be a person, a thing or whatever comes to your mind. The more absurd or out of context the better as I’m wondering if I can create a story related to whomever or whatever is suggested to illustrate how I’m doing with my cancer treatment.
Now, I have been accused of playing words in Scrabble without knowing their meanings. In fact, friends have told me to use the word in a sentence and I say something like, “Qoph is a Q word without a U that I play in Scrabble.” For the record, a quoph is s the nineteenth letter in Semitic alphabets, including Hebrew and Arabic.
For this challenge, it will not be sufficient to just throw it into a sentence; I’ll have to make it work within in the cancer context. The management (me) does reserve the right to make any rules I wish. It’s my blog.
Of course, I’ll continue to throw icons and other images into entries as they come into my head and make sense (or not), but do challenge me a bit – make my brain stretch. Stump me and make me make it work.
The prize is laughter. After all, cancer is too serious not to laugh. A lot.
Also, thanks to all who are reading my blog, sharing their thoughts and providing support. Please share the blog with anyone who might be interested.