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

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

The Day Before Chemo

The day before chemo is a happy day, full of energy, full of life. But there’s also a shadow, an unknown of what the next round of toxic infusion will bring. That’s because the effects of chemotherapy are cumulative and somewhat random. What was bad during round one, like nasal issues, is easy in round … Continue reading The Day Before Chemo