On every anniversary of my bone marrow transplant, I try to write a story of reflection. This is one such story in recognition of the 15th anniversary since I had my bone marrow transplant and have been cancer-free. This story is fantasy, so please suspend reality for a moment. My 15-year-old “daughter” says that since […]
About Benjamin Rubenstein
Benjamin Rubenstein is the author of the Cancer-Slaying Super Man books. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program.
Entries by Benjamin Rubenstein
Kenny and I entered the Metro car at 8:30 on a Wednesday night after happy hour – and then some – at Carving Room in Chinatown. The Yellow-line train heading south was sparse. One woman wearing a pinstripe suit sat in the first row on the far side, and one man wearing a solid green […]
The scene reminded me of the 1971 experiment on authority which suggested why Nazis conformed, only instead of cells with prisoners there was an IMAX movie theater full of Star Wars nerds. My numbered wristband revealed when I could enter the IMAX theater at the National Air and Space Museum the night Star Wars: The […]
It is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. In synagogue I recited one of the most important prayers Jews read each year called viddui, or the confession. Al chet she-cha-tanu l’fanecha. For the sin we have committed against you. There are many sins. One stood out to me. “. . .The sin we have committed […]
Hi Mom, Please sit so you don’t keel when you read this, and remember to inhale and then exhale, in that order: I got another tattoo. I know you thought my final would be the survivor tumor tattoo I received three years ago, or even the tattoo dots I received before my radiation 14 years […]