Friday, June 5, 2015

The Music Never Stopped

In Spring and early Summer, you will find me humming a that seemingly haunts me every year (in a good way) on just about every pretty day.

"There's mosquito's on the river.  Fish are rising up like birds.  It's been hot for several weeks now.  Did you hear what I just heard?", listen for yourself - CLICK HERE

For me, though...when this whole cancer shtuff started, the music did stop.  When my wife got sick, a lot of things stopped for me.  I am not complaining, but there was only time for so much.  Playing music took a back seat...and time passed.  Now that something things are setting down, I am trying to get back to playing music and it has been very challenging.  Songs I know and connected to before seem foreign....and licks or songs that used to be difficult have come somewhat easy.  The connection of the mind, soul, and music is such a unique, primal connection...have I really changed that much?  I plan to push through.  The music is in has always been here, I just need to find it again...find myself again.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Update! May 2015

No news is good news, in the cancer world....and there is no medical news to report.

May is Brain Cancer Awareness month...

and besides a few posts/shares on social media, I have not done much this year to spread awareness.  Spreading awareness is something that everyone touched by brain cancer should make time to do.  This year, the month was over before I knew it.  I have to admit, between being busy at work and being swamped at home, I have not had much time to myself.

On a brighter note...the pool is open...and my son loving it.

I am sun burnt already.

Summer is here.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Jess + The Mess

Found a great Brain Cancer blog through an interesting story.  Jess lost her husband to brain cancer.  Ryan lost his wife to brain cancer.  They both have big families.  They fall in love....what are the odds?

Check out their BLOG!

You can find several stories there, including the interview on the Today Show!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Helping My Friend

I can count on one hand the main people who shaped who I am.  Besides my parents, my dear friend Bill Page was one of them.  I was best friends with his son, Billy, when I first met Bill.  He was intimidating but, at the same time, fascinating.  He showed me so many little things...things that I would adopt and weave into who I am.  My love of good love for a good spaghetti to properly enjoy a movie...D&D and fantasy love for the Grateful to enjoy a simple trip to the mall...I could go on and on.  Even what I do for a living is because of him, as he exposed me to computers for the first time around 1989 or so.  Eventually I was a computer whiz, even running my own Bulletin Board Service (BBS), which was what social media was BEFORE the internet.

The many stories we shared and good times we had I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Now, he needs my help.

Living is very expensive if you are what do you do when you get sick?

My friend started having heart troubles many years ago.  As his condition deteriorated, so did his ability to work.  By the time of his passing, he didn't have much left.

Please, donate and help me lay my friend to rest.  The link below is to his fundraiser.  Donate if you can!  Share if you are willing!

Please help!

Friday, May 1, 2015

May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month

May is Brain Cancer Awareness month!  Please help raise awareness for this terrible disease.  The more people that know, the more that care, the more research is done, and the closer we get to a cure.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Brain Tumors Are Nothing to Joke About

According to several reports on a new Vanity Fair expose', Brian Williams still couldn't bring himself to out-right admit about his lies, but instead, used a brain tumor as a possible excuse.

Reports included the following quote...

“(He said,) ‘Did something happen to (my) head? Maybe I had a brain tumor, or something in my head,’” a source told the magazine in its upcoming piece. “He just didn’t know. We just didn’t know. We had no clear sense what had happened. We got the best (apology) we could get.”

A brain tumor is a very serious disease called CANCER, that happens to real people, you know, who live in REALITY, a place Brian Williams must travel in and out of regularly.

Brain tumors kills innocent children, parents, spouses, loved ones, senators, and just about most of the people who personally encounter being diagnosed with one.

A brain tumor should never be used as some half-witted excuse for someone who is being exposed as a compulsive liar.

Brain tumors are not funny.