Lab Rat

Well, After a visit with my new Top Doc, Dr Fain, I am officially in the hands of the top cancer research hospital in the country, M. D. Anderson in Houston. Dr. Fain called them on Wednesday while we were in his office for his assessment of the PET scan ...

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My new blog engine

Those of you who have been following my adventures for the last few years might have noticed a break in the action the last few weeks. I had a PET scan a while back and tried to post an article about that only to find that my blog system broke ...

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The new (Evil) Visitor in the room

This post is hard to write, so I will keep it short.

Last evening, Dr. Scholl called me with bad news. The cancer is back. That means it has resisted the radiation, and the surgery did not get it out. He is at a point where more surgery will basically ...

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The terror of Cancer

I am not in a good place today!

Last week, I had another PET scan to make sure the cancer is still gone, not 10 months since I completed radiation treatments. I waited six days, and no call came in. That is nerve wracking, to say the least. Well, maybe ...

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Light Sport Aircraft adventure

Having survived my adventure last week in a glider, I decided to try out an entirely new breed of aircraft – the Light Sport Aircraft. These planes are designed to be flown by pilots who are not into full scale flying. That means they cater to the pilot who wants to ...

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Veteran’s Day

I wore my U.S. Air Force (retired) shirt today, and had several folks around school thank me for my service. That has not happened before, and it was kind of nice to hear.

But my service is nothing compared to that of those who came well before me. My ...

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I Hate String!

Now, how could anyone hate string. Well, I do! Actually, I do not hate all string, just a particular piece of red string about a foot long. This chunk of string was taped to the windshield of a vehicle I was in this morning. As the vehicle moved, the string ...

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My Flag

Do you own a flag? I mean do you own a U.S. Flag? I have one flying in front of my house. It is my way of saying I am proud of my country. It is also a sign of respect for the country that I feel the need ...

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The Falls Church Hobby Center

If you have read any of my other posts, you probably know that I got into model airplanes very early in life, and they helped me focus on my life goal – to be an aeronautical engineer. Well, one very important place in my life was the hobby shop closest to ...

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American Heroes

This last week I got to spend four days hanging out with some of America’s greatest. I was with a group of over 30 Shuttle Astronauts, and about five who flew on the Apollo (most to the moon), and a few who flew on the Gemini Capsule. One of ...

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