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I begin again again again.

For the fourth time in 4 years, since my brain cancer diagnosis, I set feet to the base of a mountain and begin from nothing to get in shape again. This might be… Continue reading

Finding Our Way Through

First things first: Happy Birthday today to Jana, my much better half! (I won’t spoil how young she is, but we are coming up on our 22nd wedding anniversary this September…:) Meanwhile, thank… Continue reading

Race Preparation – take 4

I find myself on the cusp of readying myself for a future race of some magnitude of miles for the 4th time now since my brain cancer diagnosis 3.75 years ago. In each… Continue reading

Scanning the Horizon

Okay, so my Brain MRI with and without contrast – possibly my 25th such scan – was postponed due to the intricate machine breaking down on Wednesday shortly before my “time.” Now, I… Continue reading


Like pre-race jitters, scanxiety is a reference to the anxious thoughts which come flooding thru the cancer patient who is prepping for his or her next scan. For me, that comes in the… Continue reading

Stand Firm With Lynda Gulliver Against Cancer

A friend from church, Lynda Gulliver is a hard-working nurse and single mother of 3. Please take a moment to read her story and watch her video linked here at gofundme. If you… Continue reading


Glorifying What is it that makes running the most elegant and at the same time the most glorious of sports? How can it be that the simplest act of striding one foot and… Continue reading

How about a distraction? Read my new fantasy book: King Zaney!

In these days of brain cancer and covid19, here’s a trip into the chivalrous make-believe land of Zania, where perfect strawberries are the currency of the day – and the way to everlasting… Continue reading

A Letter of Thanksgiving and Encouragement To You, Our Friends and Family

A Letter of Thanksgiving and Encouragement To You, Our Friends and Family Today is a Sunday in January, 2018 impossibly, and I write to you from my favorite writing spot – our bedroom.… Continue reading

Update #4 – Patrick’s health….

January 16, 2017 Hello Family and Friends, Jana and I wanted to give you an update on my health. Forgive us for being silent for a few weeks. We have been having tests… Continue reading