Author Archives: Quixotic Chick

About Quixotic Chick

I write. I take pictures. I survived cancer.

Pinktober! Queue Another Stupid Facebook Meme

There’s a chill in the air. That used to mean leaves turning yellow and crimson, but now it means everything in sight turning pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October means a new Facebook meme that allegedly raises “awareness” of … Continue reading

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Poem for My Mother

I’d been wanting to write a thank-you note to my mom. I guess this poem is it. Poem for Her by Donna Trussell I wish I could see myself through the eyes of the child I never had. The wrinkles … Continue reading

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Amelia Earhart: After 75 Years, She’s Still Trending

Seventy-five years ago this month, Amelia Earhart took off from New Guinea in her bid to finish her trip around the world along an equatorial route. The trip started in Miami on June 1, 1937. Earhart and her navigator stopped … Continue reading

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‘Pink Ribbons Inc.’: Patients Need Help, Not Hype

Pink ribbons. Pink food. Pink trash bins. Pink feather boas. Pink blenders. We’re drowning in pink, and not just in October. Everyone with eyes knows that Breast Cancer Awareness “Month” starts in spring and keeps chugging along until Thanksgiving. Between … Continue reading

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The Best Women of Our Lives

With our war in Iraq officially over and the one in Afghanistan finally winding down, military men and women are struggling to return to civilian life, often after multiple combat tours. Yet to me, the best cinematic representation of that … Continue reading

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The healing path of dresses and waffles

I recently bought a sewing machine. Yes, I know that these days it’s cheaper to buy finished clothing than to buy cloth and sew a dress yourself. But I bought a sewing machine. Compounding the horror, I also bought a waffle … Continue reading

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Dying mom makes breast cancer video, begs the FDA to have a heart

Darlene Gant is dying of breast cancer. She’s been writing a decade’s worth of cards — birthday, graduation, wedding — for her 11-year-old son. Plus one extra envelope, sealed. That card is to be opened upon her death, which she believes … Continue reading

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