Saturday, June 30, 2007

I made it home

The Oregon Coast was a blast, and terrific therapy. While there I had an opportunity to dabble with my book, and spend some time with the wife and daughter. Hiking was the primary activity, though a little shooting of my guns and tooling around on a "quad" was fun as well. Pictures are forthcoming.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Oregon Coast

For a week I am vacationing on the Oregon Coast at a second home I own. It is peaceful here, to say the least. And without the interruptions of my word-a-day job, I am working heavily on my book. It feels great to be hammering away on my novel, The Way of Deception, again.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Going to Oregon!

My wife and I have a little place up on the Oregon Coast where we plan to retire in a couple years - but until then we pay the place a visit once or twice per year. Next week is that week. Here's a pic for you:We feel blessed to even have the place - and for us it is a little slice of heaven. My blogging will be minimal during the week, but will still exist. Time to forget about the job and get some serious work done on my book!

Blessings.

By the way, posted more pics at Political Pistachio today!

Friday, June 22, 2007

College Grad


My wife pulled it off. She earned a C+ in her final class and has earned her bachelor's degree. Congrats, baby. I am proud of you.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Playing With The Enemy on Political Pistachio Radio

The day before Father's Day Gary W. Moore was my guest on Political Pistachio Radio. And as expected, the show was wonderful. He is a class act, and a great guest. His book, Playing With The Enemy, is a wonderful story about how even though our dreams may not come into being, the journey of life is what is important. Blessings sometimes grow from unexpected branches.

Ted Savas, Gary's publisher, was also on the show, and relayed the fascinating story on how he reluctantly discovered Gary W. Moore.Listen to the episode HERE

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Cancer

Three kinds of cancer was in my son, but it has been removed. His latest CT Scan was normal. As far as the tests are concerned, the cancer is gone, but to be sure, for the next five years, Chris must continue to see doctors and be tested.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

The big appointments

Tomorrow I go in for a few tests and more medication, and my son goes in to find out more about his cancer. Honestly, I'm nervous. Not for me, but for my son, who at this young age, is facing something that could become more than what he's already gone through. I pray that this is the good cancer that Rob Ballister referred to on Political Pistachio Radio. Time will tell.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

My wife, after tonight, has one more day of school remaining. If she gains her degree, she will begin employment (which is fine now that our children have grown up). This, my friends, will take a lot of pressure off me, and enable me to have more time to write.

More blogging, more work on my book.

Now that is what I call a light at the end of the tunnel!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

After the surgery

The tumor has been removed from my son, but on Wednesday he will have a CT Scan to ensure all of the cancer has been eliminated from his body. Thank you for your prayers.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Surgery to Remove the Cancer

Today, at noontime, my son Christopher is going under the knife to remove a testicular tumor. The very fear brought on by the word "cancer" has been taxing. It doesn't seem like very long ago that I was bouncing Chris on my knee. It's difficult when your child faces something this scary.

My mom will be with us at the hospital. Her support, and presence, is huge. My mother is a humble woman, and a big impact on our lives through her own prayer for us.

Prayer from bloggers, family and friends around the world has been tremendous.