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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

– Calvin Coolidge

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Hi friends,

Yesterday I had my routine bimonthly MRI scans and they’re 100% clean. I shared my good news w folks at work, and got a lot of responses and questions about my story. I dug up some links to my site where I have been posting health status all along, and decided to preserve a couple of the longer posts here on my blog. This way I don’t have to worry about the caringbridge site being slow or going away. They were from December 2012, so I entered them that way here on my blog… but now they’re buried in the archives. So, I’m posting about their existence, here. (Wow, was that a boring paragraph!)

I hope someone finds these interesting or helpful.

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Net Neutrality is a big deal, and phone calls are more effective than emails. Please consider taking a moment to call your rep (Keating, if you’re in my area) and saying:

“Hi, I live in ___ and I would like you to sign the Internet Freedom Letter, to tell the FCC to support Title II reclassification. If we don’t force the FCC to do Title II reclassification, America’s telecom companies can discriminate against the sites I love.”

[There’s more to it than that, of course, but that’s the gist.]