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Ten years ago today, I was standing on the lawn at Madrona Manor here in Healdsburg, surrounded by our family and friends. I was about to marry the woman of my dreams. She was smart, funny, pretty, geeky, brilliant, thoughtful, and kind. I was crazy in love with her. Best of all, she had said […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

To our US readers, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving holiday. If you’re traveling, be safe, and don’t let the hassles of travel, including security theater at airports, get you down.

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I mentioned this last week on Twitter, which then automatically goes to Facebook, but I didn’t put it up here on the blog (which, come to think of it, also now goes automatically to Facebook). So for those of you who don’t read our other feeds, I wanted to share the results of an email […]

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I’ve dealt with so much medical stuff over the years that I’ve gotten to be pretty decent at diagnosing myself, and often things going on with Dori, too. Sometimes it’s for things that I’ve had before, and other times for new stuff. For example, last year I woke up one morning and noticed that I’d […]

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Tom’s back in the hospital—it turns out that he caught some kind of infection post-op, and it’s turned septic (note that this is not the same thing as septic shock, which he had four years ago). They’re pumping him full of wide-range antibiotics, and he’ll be there at least until they’ve figured out what kind […]

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A Picture of Health

Today, it’s been three weeks since my surgery for kidney cancer. I thought that I’d put down how I’m feeling, as well as memorializing here on the blog what’s been going on since the hospital. It’s been on Twitter and Facebook, but not here. I’m doing well. I spent a total of five days in […]

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How to Follow My Progress

My surgery is on Friday April 9 around noon (if you don’t know why I’m going under the knife, see here). We expect that I’ll be 3 hours in the operating room, followed by a couple of hours in the recovery room before they bring me upstairs to the ward. I expect to be in […]

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A week ago, I wrote this on Twitter: I’ve had one of those days that I understand are quite character-building. I was alluding to that old chestnut, “Adversity builds character.” And what made me think of that was a phone call I’d received earlier that afternoon. Around noon, I’d gone down to the Kaiser campus […]

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