I have cancer.
The diagnosis is somewhat recent. I do not mean this as a ploy of sympathy for why I have not written, lately — I mean it as a way of explaining why I may not write here much, for now.
I am working on a novel, and between preparations, family time, and that, I find less time for blogging. As things become more clear, and/or I get into a better routine, I hope to put more into this blog.
I certainly can’t quit it — all the voices in my head won’t get any quieter just because I don’t make the time for them.
I can’t ask for your patience, but if you do stick around, I imagine you’ll find something entertaining here again, sooner or later. Of course, I might just write about the trials and tribulations of all this ridiculous nonsense regarding my malfunctioning body. Not sure yet.
For all of you who have walked this path before me, I apologize on behalf of the body that betrayed you. Isn’t it a little bit funny that even the flesh that contains us is not completely our own?
For all of you who will walk it after me, forgive yourself — whatever you could have done to prevent this (eat better, exercise more, go to the doctor, listen to the doctor, take CARE of yourself!), that chance is over and done. Pick up your feet and keep walking. You may yet find more chances, and the strength to continue.
As for me, I am not walking alone; my family, my friends, my beautiful wife — they all walk beside me, and I am more grateful to them than I can explain right now.