Tag Archives : Newark Star Ledger

General Medical · Lifestyle

Trust Me: This Year I’m Aware

By O'Brien Kathleen
My sister asked me an interesting question recently: Should she think of me as someone who has cancer, or as someone who had cancer? It’s a big distinction, one that will be on my mind during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Trust me, this year I’m aware.) I’ve even found myself dragged into little debates about it. My feeling is this: Why would I be…
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General Medical

I Love Men, And My Plastic Surgeon

By O'Brien Kathleen
Kathleen O’Brien has been a journalist for three decades. Her long-running column for the Newark Star Ledger “looks at life from the kaleidoscopic perspective of wife, mother, taxpayer, commuter and worker bee.” But this year, O’Brien began a different sort of commute: a journey through breast cancer. WVFC is honored to share some of O’Brien’s Ledger blog about her experiences, …
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Poetry

Poetry Friday: David Tucker, “Women of My Childhood”

By Women's Voices For Change
David Tucker is the deputy managing editor at the Newark Star-Ledger, in Newark, N.J, where he was part of the Ledger team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. Previously, he worked as managing editor at United Press International, and served as sports editor and later city editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer.  He brings a journalist’s sensibility for…
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General Medical · Lifestyle

Kathleen O’Brien: With Cancer, Some Days You’re Lady Liberty, and On Others….

By O'Brien Kathleen
Kathleen O’Brien has been a journalist for three decades. Her long-running column for the Newark Star Ledger “looks at life from the kaleidoscopic perspective of wife, mother, taxpayer, commuter and worker bee.” But this year, O’Brien began a different sort of commute. Her blog about her journey through breast cancer, entitled “We’ll Know More on Monday,”  began last week  —…
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