Posts Written OnAugust 2019

It’s late March of 2017, and I had just come back from visiting the folks on the east coast. I’m driving through Anaheim, California, when on a genuine whim I stop off at the nearest salon I can find to have my hair touched up. I had gone rapidly gray following my last chemo treatment and wanted to return to work looking healthier than I actually was. A couple of days later– and, for the second time in a year–  I returned to work following a four-month absence.  There were flowers on my desk, and, a get-well card that was signed by (most) of the residency program staff. One of my co-workers, Kim Romig, who now works at City of Hope, offered to give me her aromatherapy necklace. She always kept it…

Sometime after my surgery in December of 2016– either right before Christmas Day or maybe right after– my brother Joe called and told me about a Christian faith healer with a reputation for being able to work miracles, quite literally. He was based in Arizona– Joe had been given his contact information by a friend here in L.A.. This guy was supposed to be the real deal, and was apparently quite famous and well known, as far as faith healers go. One thing I am not is closed-minded– at least, not when it comes to God, Jesus, miracles, the supernatural, or realities that may be true but cannot be explained by science or by our current level of human knowledge, understanding, or technology. The world is more than we know. And yet,…