Christmas with Cancer

Posted November 28th, 2011

It’s supposed to be The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Even for those of us lucky enough to be “normal” and “healthy”, it’s a time of stress and high expectations. We’re supposed to be happy, even when we’re dealing with uncomfortable family get togethers, spending time at office “holiday” parties with co-workers we don’t like all that much and trying to cram gift purchases into our budgets. Add to it the cold, snowy and icy weather and financial issues you may have, December is an emotional mine field for the unprepared.


The St. Louis Cardinals

Posted October 20th, 2011

They’re in this year’s World Series. They beat our home town Philadelphia Phillies, which should be reason enough to root against them. But they were my brother’s favorite team, so it’s not that easy. Bart died of cancer (multiple myeloma) in 2006. That was the last time the Cardinals won the World Series. By October […]


Everything I Needed to Learn About Dealing With Cancer I Learned While Digging Up A Bush

Posted October 12th, 2011

You’ve got this bush in your yard you really don’t like. Maybe it’s dead, dying, diseased, ugly or just in the wrong place. You want to get rid of it. You could cut it just above the ground, but you’ll have this stump there. It’ll have a much cleaner look if you can dig it […]


Steve Jobs is Dead. Long Live Steve Jobs!

Posted October 7th, 2011

The co-founder of Apple Computers was a remarkable guy. A technological and marketing genius who reached professional and financial success the likes of which few human beings have experienced. Mr. Jobs is another famous man whose life was cut short due to cancer (of the pancreas). I watched CNN this morning, and Mr. Jobs was […]