My dear friend -- novelist Sheila Curran -- was recently diagnosed with cancer. I learned a few things about her. When she's feeling awful she tends to throw fantastic dinner parties. It's almost an animal instinct -- with great food like papaya-mango mustard curry extravaganza and linen napkins. When she's post-op, she looks radiant. I don't know why or how -- she just does! She is blogging about the journey -- beautifully so: click here!