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 […]


The Smoldering Cigarette Butt

Posted September 26th, 2011

Rodney Warner, JD A couple days ago, while driving to work, I saw it on the road. I was at an intersection, waiting for the light to turn green. It rained the previous night and the road was wet. The cigarette butt rolled silently on the damp road, blown by the wind. I guessed someone […]