If you haven't yet noticed, I have been having a particularly bad year this year with the death of my mother. Unfortunately, things aren't about to get any easier. A few weeks back, I was diagnosed with cancer. I plan to fight, and I plan to win. But this is going to take a lot of my energy. I start chemo tomorrow, and I've already shaved my head in preparation.
I will still be trying to keep up with the read-alongs I've agreed to do with other people, but perhaps not all of my own. Despite this misfortune, I am an incredibly lucky man. I have a wife with whom I have been married for over twelve years and a little daughter who has completely changed my world. They are the reason I fight. They are the reason I'm going to triumph. My closest friends have been wonderful in their support, as has my family.
I might start to blog more about my health and perhaps how I am using literature to get me through.
To you all, every good thing. This is only the start of the journey.
Love and peace,