Welcome to Inconvenience Productions -- a cancer resource that focuses on humor therapy and HUMAN therapy . Inconvenience Productions offers a place for cancer survivors to go to get in touch with the human side of the battle -- to laugh, find joy and feel good about themselves. Here you'll find cancer humor, funny pieces, insightful articles on survivorship, quality poetry and good links.
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THE PURPOSE OF THIS SITE IS TO BE A RESOURCE --
A HUMAN RESOURCE.
In facing cancer we get the medical, technical and statistical side of the battle.
But, how often do we get the human side? The side that says life goes on -- with and without cancer.
Aside from periodically changing quotes, links, poems and humor, this site has two things to say:
|IF YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF BATTLING CANCER -- no matter what therapy you use, how you look or how you feel -- this site simply wants to reaffirm that you are still a human being. There is no reason to lose sight of that. You are vital. You belong here. As my favorite poem, the Desiderata, says, "You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees or stars. You have a right to be here." So, with or without cancer, allow yourself to have joy, to be human and to recognize goodness. Why not?|
IF YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE WHO HAS CANCER -- this site wants you to see and treat that person like a human being. The assumption is you've probably known this person for some time, treat them like the person they've always been, the person that you have loved before cancer. For now, cancer is the clothes they wear. It is not who they are.
Oh, and one more thing:
IF YOU ARE AN ONCOLOGIST -- put down that magazine, get off the golf course and don't waste so much time at that boring seminar. Get into one of your patient's rooms and give them information. Talk to them. Don't treat them like a number, a statistic or a disease. Just treat them how you'd treat your father or son or wife if they had cancer.
Here you'll find various pages and links to go to places on the internet where you can either learn more, laugh or just see things that, perhaps, make you feel a little better about life. The quote of the day/week/month,the poem and humor pages will keep changing, so do come back. Surf the links and check out what others are writing on the bulletin board.
FINALLY a new update! The site was updated as of 5/23/03 .
Everything can be accessed by the frame at the left. Click around. There's plenty of sections that change regularly. Perhaps the best place to start is What's New?
For those of you who've never been here before and are wondering what Inconvenience Productions is, it's me. My name is Scott Burton. I am a cancer survivor, stand-up comic and former national champion juggler. I've worked with Jay Leno and written for prime time television. For the past three years I've been performing a high-energy comedy/juggling show that centers on the cancer experience. It's a show for anyone touched by cancer; survivors, caregivers and professionals. Along with the comedy, I ask each person to embrace passion, find what you love and laugh often. To learn more about my show click here. I've also written a book called A Life in the Balance that tells the real and personal story of cancer that every survivor has in their heart. But this one looks at it through a comic's perspective. It is funny, honest and sensitive. You can check it out and read an exerpt here.
I also do speaking for corporations, write articles on the cancer experience as well as just doing straight-ahead comedy in clubs. Visit my Home Page for booking and contact info. Request hard copy material. Or email me at Scott@SBurton.com
For those of you that have been here before, thanks for coming back. Sorry for taking so long between updates.
Enjoy your day
Cancer Humor, Humor Therapy, Professional Speaker
P.O. Box 581083
Minneapolis, MN 55458