Lewis and Clarke

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With all of the Benjamin Cory Elementary School posting on Facebook, I thought I should bring up one of my earliest friends, that is still one of my very best friends, Clarke Blauer.  Clarke lived on  Bel Air Ave and went to Cory and might have gone to Hoover in 7th, but his mom remarried and he moved to Kensington …

Can We Get You A Wheelchair SIR?

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Today I had to drive 90 miles to Stanford Hospital to get some blood work tests done for my visit with the oncology doctor next Wednesday. I called to verify that the lab would be open on Saturday and was assured that it would be. When I got to the hospital it was drizzling rain and I was dismayed to …

Reach Out, You Might Find Out

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Do you often wonder what happened to that person that was so important in your life when you were 8, or 11, or 13, or 17? I do. I was disturbed a few weeks ago. I had been somewhat looking for an old friend I had gone from Cub Scouts to college with and had lost contact with him. I …

Living With Cancer Update

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I made the trip back to Stanford Cancer Clinic a few weeks ago and to my surprise, they were much more upbeat than I was. They said, yes, the PSA is slightly elevated at 0.4, but they are not going to do anything about it until it gets to somewhere between 1.5 and 2.0. I asked them if they could …

Living With Cancer – Turning a Frown Upside Down

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On Thursday I drove ninety miles to Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California to get blood work done to see if the hormone therapy I was on for a year had worked in curing my prostate cancer. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April of 2013. It was discovered because my PSA level, tested during a yearly physical exam, …

Big Blue Live – Monterey Bay

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My wife is the Director of Education for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She asked me to share this with you; Big Blue Live, (http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2015/big-blue-live/), is here! (Aug. 31-Sept 2) In case you haven’t heard, Big Blue Live is a three-night, live television and online broadcast extravaganza brought to you by PBS and the BBC premiering Monday, August 31 at 8pm …