Friday Afternoon in the Universe

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Happy Friday everyone! Two other things: 1. Today I had my penultimate radiation treatment. After Monday’s, I’m done. Dropping off handwritten thank you notes to the ICU and recovery nurses at MGH felt good. 2. I’m becoming something of an amateur philosopher. What follows is unrelated to my medical status but I wanted to get… Read more »

Love, Don’t Judge

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Disclaimer: This post may provoke strong feelings, especially among any fundamentalist religious individuals reading it. That’s not an apology, just fair warning. It comes from a place of love. ## I have been spending a lot of time in recent weeks reflecting on my values and priorities, and on the nature of love. Even as… Read more »

Your money or your life

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I love Sterling Hayden’s perspective on adventure and priorities: [Many men say] “I’ve always wanted to sail to the South Seas, but I can’t afford it.” What these men can’t afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of “security.” And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath… Read more »

Motivations for writing

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My extensive writing on my CaringBridge site began with an attempt to document my health status. Then it became a tool for helping me understand the massive and entirely positive transformation in my outlook on life since my diagnosis with grade-4 GBMO brain cancer. Then as I started to get used to my new perspective,… Read more »

The Man with No Shoes

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The man with no shoes Hi everyone, Thank you so much for all the positive thoughts, and for the compliments about my writing. (You do realize my recent problems all started because of my head swelling, right? /jk) I am so glad that my sharing here might be helpful to others. For me, it has… Read more »