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

Cancer / Cancer Survivor / Friendship / Healing / Kindness / Survivor

Thumbs up for Norton Cancer Institute!

Every cancer survivor can recall turning points in their journey, times when others smoothed the way, ironed out the wrinkles and were extremely supportive during a stressful time. I fondly remember receiving a packet in the mail between my diagnosis and surgery in the fall of 2014. It was from Norton Cancer Institute, Louisville, Kentucky. … Continue reading

Cancer / Cancer Survivor / Friendship / Gilda's Club / Healing / Kindness & Compassion / Survivor

My cancer journey: Blossoming at Gilda’s Club

After my cancer diagnosis in 2014, I mostly maintained radio silence. Close friends and family knew about my condition, but I didn’t utter a word on social media. I did attend prostate support group meetings where I received valuable practical advice. But I what really needed was for someone to throw me an emotional lifeline. … Continue reading