For A Little While – stories by Rick Bass

Stories don’t get any better than these. Maybe his oil geologist background has something to do with the way so much lies under a deceptively calm surface.

Rick Bass is an American writer and an environmental activist.

Source: For A Little While

‘I have terminal cancer. And I’m dying in a yearish.’ – LA Times

A heartbreakingly unsentimental piece by Melinda Welsh, long-time editor of the Sacramento News & Review, on her illness and its brutal implications. Thank you to an impressive woman who shows the deep bravery of honesty.

The enormity of the news didn’t sink in fully, not at first, even after my doctor uttered the words: “I’m sorry, we did find cancer.” My husband, Dave, and I had only the faintest sense that evening that our lives had been hijacked forever.

Source: ‘I have terminal cancer. And I’m dying in a yearish.’ – LA Times