Coronavirus / COVID-19 / Family / Generosity / Happiness / Healing / Love

Looking for the silver linings during the coronavirus

The pandemic raging out of control, with 1 million new US infections in just 16 days and nearly 150,000 deaths. Unrest in major cities still reeling from the death of George Floyd and the conflicts between protesters and federal agents in Portland. Millions of Americans worried about the looming loss of unemployment benefits and the … Continue reading

Author / Cancer / Cancer Survivor / Caregiving / Friendship / Happiness / Healing / Kindness / Remission / Unity

National Cancer Survivors Day: Time to pause, time to celebrate!

My wife/caregiver and I (that’s me under the mask) were part of a caravan of survivors in Louisville, Ky., on National Cancer Survivors Day, June 7, 2020. The Lady Birds cheerleaders greeted us and the mood was festive and fun, with bags of swag and musical entertainment. Cars were festooned with balloons and streamers, and … Continue reading

Coronavirus / Family / Friendship / Happiness / Joy / Pandemic / Turning point

Coronovirus times: At last, no training wheels!

An extended family I befriended in my neighborhood includes a 5-year-old girl just learning to ride her bicycle. I have become acquainted with her parents, grandparents and uncle, but have had no success striking up a conversation with her – until yesterday. Yesterday came the horrific news that 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could die of … Continue reading