Welcome to My Cancer Circus

“You’re living in a  f*%king cancer circus. Can’t you just move on and put it in the past?” When you’re traveling through a cancer journey, you hear a lot of crazy things. But that was the craziest thing I heard. If not the cruelest. Yup. Well, my friends, that cancer circus began eight years ago today. And in my books…

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RADIO: CNN Hero Jonny Imerman: 1-on-1 Compassion

  http://webtalkradio.net/Shows/BobbleheadDad/bd121012.mp3 This show is a real treat. For me. And I’m sure it will be for you. We’re joined by Jonny Imerman who is founder and Chief Mission Officer of Imerman Angels 1-on-1 Cancer Support, the world’s largest support network for people battling cancer as well as for their caregivers. Imerman Angels provides free support, on an individual basis, by matching people with…

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Seven! My Annual Celebration of Being a Cancer Survivor

My annual story of thanks. Repeated year after year. I like it. I hope you do too. My fifth birthday party has long been the gold standard in my life for celebrations. Just ask Kristin, Kirk, Kathy, Debbie or Nancy. They were there. And I know they all relished in – and probably were a little jealous of – my…

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Eulogy for my Brother

Today would have been my brother Kevin’s 57th birthday. He died at the age of 46.  I lovingly publish the eulogy I gave for Kevin annually on this day to celebrate him, remember him, and share him. Kevin was the best. He really was. You would have liked him. And, I promise, no matter who you are, Kevin would have found…

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“Maya” Holiday Aha

This was going to be my December to get on top of all the year-end, holiday tasks. I was determined to tackle all those to-do things methodically and with the precision of a surgeon’s hand. On top of that list was putting up my outside Christmas holiday lights. Now, my light display is pretty simple. It involves one tree by…

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No More Mr. Bad Dad

Typically, December 1 is the day I begin to panic. I panic about holiday gifts. Holiday cards. The fall yardwork I’ve yet to tackle. And it’s the day I have to come to grips with the fact that yet another year is going to end with me staring at a long list of unfinished goals. But this December 1 was…

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A Tale of My 3 Mo Sistas

I love how connections work. I also love being reminded about goodness and good people. This is a short story about three very special women. Over the last month, they have quietly helped spread the important message of Movember – a worldwide campaign to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer and other men’s health issues – to…

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The Legacy of Dad and His Norelco

During the month of November, the “Movember” movement is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on men’s faces around the world. With their Mos, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, including prostate and testicular cancer. If you think growing facial hair is a follicly fickle thing for a guy to do, read on. The moment I…

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Bobblehead Break: Donny Killian – “Movember!”

I recently took a Bobblehead Break with Donny Killian, the United States Manager for the “Movember” movement? If you’re not familiar with Movember, you should be. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on men’s faces around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer…

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Love Your Prostate. Please.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. It’s also National Preparedness Month, Vegan Month, and College Savings Month.  But, I’ll stick with something I know – prostate cancer. I’ve been living with it for six years now. So, in the spirit of awareness, here’s my short story. At the age of 44, I was feeling as healthy as I ever had…

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