Life with Cancer, Entry#16: The Lure of Suicide

It was because of a suicide that convinced me to start this blog (if you missed it, you can read the details from Entry#01: Ground Zero), and so I’d like to talk about this topic now that it has a little more personal meaning to me. I have always been one to try to see the…

Life with Cancer, Entry#15: Deep Freeze

We live in Texas. The weatherman on the television set was nothing short of giddy last night as he stammered his way through his apocalyptic forecast for today: “We will be expecting a subfreezing arctic blast through the entire southern portion of our region… temperatures will drop well into the lower twenties with snow certainly melting on…

5 Things Keeping You From Being Happy, and How to Overcome Them.

So many things that we learn in life, we learn from our parents.  My dad, probably more than anyone, taught me how to be happy. Dad grew up during wartime Vietnam.  He lived through violence, oppression, and unspeakable hardships that would have made weaker men give up and die. But he didn’t. He persevered, escaped from the…

Life with Cancer, Entry#01: Ground Zero

Project Introduction:  Each person who has been touched by cancer goes on a very personal journey.  Many people prefer to keep their medical status private, not even sharing the news with anyone outside of their immediate family. At the beginning of my journey, I was one of these folks.  I didn’t want to bother other…