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

Waiting to Start or Starting to Wait

With all the joy, the history, and the scenery that is intrinsic to distance running (and a skateboarding addiction), one would surmise that any hiatus from distance running would be short and a… Continue reading


Sometimes we race so much that we do not have time to train.  Despite the life changes that have come for all of us in the wake of COVID 19, do you feel… 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

Patrick Update #6 (extended version)

Patrick Update #6 (extended version) Dear family and friends, Jana, Lucy, Anja & I want to thank you so much for your continued prayers, meals, donations, thoughts, love and shared perseverance. This has… Continue reading