Walking through town this morning, on our umpteenth trip to in the past few days (the two year old has an ear infection) we were thinking about an upcoming event at the about cancer. Mostly we were recalling our parents’ battles – one successful, one not.
As we strode by two men smoking outside Slave to the Grind, then passed a couple of elderly women discussing a recent death in front of Value Drug (“well, he’s dead and buried now”) we realized that the specter of cancer truly is all around us, even if it hasn’t arrived yet. And, getting back to our own experience, what an immeasurably complex and overwhelming path treatment can take.
If you or a loved one is facing a fight with cancer, you may well want to make time this Thursday evening, Mar. 1, to attend a talk by Elena Ladas, a local resident and author of “Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients” which “demonstrates methodology in choosing therapies for specified indications” and how to “incorporate complementary and alternative medicine.”
According to the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library, who are hosting the event, Ladas holds several national and international appointments including Chair of the Nutrition Committee of Children's Oncology Group; member of the Committee on Developing Countries, International Society for Pediatric Oncology; and an advisory member to the National Cancer Institute's PDQ editorial boards on Complementary/Alternative Medicine and Supportive Care.
Sounds like someone with a lot of valuable information to share. A reception will follow the free event, which begins at 7pm in the Yeager Room.
On a lighter note, we took a quick trip into the city yesterday to run some errands, and took the healthy four-year-old along, mostly to get her out of mommy’s hair while the two-year-old recovers.
A key stop on the day was the Main Post Office – the only one around open on Sundays. Inside the grand James Farley building, which stretches two city blocks, we feared long lines, ala Bronxville, but were pleased to find a clean, orderly station and little waiting. Our window clerk, a ruddy and jovial Cajun, surprisingly, moved at a southern pace, though, and the four-year-old whined…
“Why is it taking soooo long?”
“Because we’re sending this package to Australia.”
Sighing audibly, she replied “Yeah, but why do we have to wait until it gets there?”
Finally, if you’re looking for traditional Irish fare for the upcoming holiday, seems to have a nice lineup of corned beef, cabbage, and other staples ready to go, and of course a meal of the same at is always a treat. Local bakeries like and are sure to have soda bread available, but get yours early, they typically sell like panca…well, like Irish soda bread on St. Patrick’s day.
Have a great week, folks.