Politics | Trump, Scott are right on blocking gun sales

Sometimes the Republican Party inadvertently gets it right. Such is the case with the shooting last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Lakeland, Fla. Instead of blaming the ridiculously easy access Nikolas Cruz, the accused killer, had to guns, including assault-style rifles like the AR-15, the GOP blamed the FBI and the Florida … Continue reading Politics | Trump, Scott are right on blocking gun sales

Cancer | When Cancer Strikes, Good Insurance Means Everything — And Everyone Should Have It

My wife, Loren, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer late last year. She completed full-brain radiation in October and six rounds of chemotherapy after that. She is now on immunotherapy, once every three weeks for the rest of her life. None of this is cheap, of course. But with good health insurance, it’s manageable, at … Continue reading Cancer | When Cancer Strikes, Good Insurance Means Everything — And Everyone Should Have It

Cancer | Progression

Progression is not a good thing in cancer treatment.  Progression means the cancer has made progress, not we have made progress against the cancer. That's the news my wife, Loren, got from her last scans.  The scans show progression, which means the cancer has flared up again in spots.  Not much progression, but enough for … Continue reading Cancer | Progression

This, Too, Is Our Life With Cancer

Our life with cancer is not all doctor’s appointments and test results. It’s silly jokes and morning coffee, long conversations and quiet time, slow bike rides and long walks downtown for beer. It’s day trips to the City and longer trips to the mountains and down south to see family and friends. I now want … Continue reading This, Too, Is Our Life With Cancer

Not Good News

But not exactly bad news, either. Just not the news we wanted to hear. Last week, my wife, Loren, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer late last year, received the results of her latest brain scan. It shows many lesions shrinking, which is good, but others starting to grow again. And, most worrisome of … Continue reading Not Good News