Category Archives: Life

The Loneliest Journey – Part 8

Oops. Not sure why, but everyone seems quicker to share bad news than good news. I guess that I am included considering how long it has been since I last posted anything. I’ll try to fix that. Everything has been … Continue reading

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The Loneliest Journey – Part 7

  Good news. When you have cancer, good news is great news. I finished my chemotherapy in November and then had a full body CT scan in early January. The results were excellent with no sign of any active disease. … Continue reading

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The Loneliest Journey -Part 6

It’s not very truthful. In fact it’s not truthful at all. I call it “The Loneliest Journey” but it’s not. This journey that I am on with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma may at times seem lonely but in actual fact, I am … Continue reading

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The Loneliest Journey – Part 5

Mother Theresa is attributed as saying, “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” I am far from anything close to Mother Theresa but I sometimes feel like … Continue reading

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The Loneliest Journey – Part 4

  I could tell right away that something was wrong. I enjoy animation and I am especially a fan of Claymation. My favorite is the British series, “Wallace and Gromit”. Wallace is an eccentric inventor with an excessive love for … Continue reading

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Vote today!

Here’s my new look, (thanks to the chemo). Vote on who you think I most resemble.     MR. CLEAN   DR. EVIL  (from the Austin Power movies) SOMEONE ELSE (Captain Picard? Yul Brenner? Elmer Fudd?)

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The Loneliest Journey – Part 2

Do you know who you are? Identity is not always clear and concise. Who we are and who we think we are can change over time. It may take years but can also occur over a few minutes, especially if … Continue reading

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The Lonliest Journey

I am such a liar. Each day, friends, colleagues and patients casually ask the question we all routinely ask, “How are you?” “Fine,” I reply, “I’m good.” But I’m not. A couple months ago my wife noticed some swollen lymph nodes in … Continue reading

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Learning and Teaching

One of the hats I wear is as a Clinical Professor of Medicine with the Department of Family Practice at the University of Saskatchewan. In this role I host final year medical students at my office for a two week … Continue reading

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Worship

It often seems that nothing can upset a church congregation more than how the worship service is run. Is the music too loud? Are there too many instruments? Too few? Are there too many choruses, or too many hymns? No … Continue reading

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