A Common Foe


Donning a blond wig, Laurel Borowich did the dishes after dinner. Chappaqua, N.Y. February 2013.

Donning a blond wig, Laurel Borowich did the dishes after dinner. Chappaqua, N.Y. February 2013.

I have railed against this disease for as long as I can remember and in the after glow of what some may consider a victory against the dark forces of conservatism, I would like to remind all that “death” is a common enemy  that has enlisted cancer as one of its allies.  I know we can’t win the war with death but I would like to think we can win one battle with it; our lives and the lives of people we love depends on it.  So any politician who wants to demagogue on an issue let him or  her pick this one; let them pick a fight with cancer and stir up the emotions of the public against it in order to defeat it once and for all.  Let us hang it publicly as we did Saddam Hussein in 2006 so that it becomes a dark and distant memory in our collective consciousness.