Date Archives March 2020

Adventure #2, as of Mar 30

Hi Folks, My chemotherapy is done. I am so elated. Day 3 of 3, of cycle 4 of 4, as of Saturday, Mar 28. So, I thought it good to send an update on this adventure back into PTCL-NOS. But given the stress of these times, if you would like, “virtually” join me to dial down our daily stress. Sit comfortably. Close your eyes. Breath in, hold for 5 or 10 seconds. Breath out, hold for 5 or 10 seconds. Repeat 5 times. Okay let’s go…    Quotes Floating in My Mind:… Read More

Side Convo: Your Lessons on Reflection & Prayer

It strikes me that prayer & reflection are central to a life of high self-awareness. It’s a powerful element in our arsenal of good living. Be it the bad stress created by COVID-19, or stage 4 cancer, job issues, relationships, etc.  Or the good stress of something mildly to deeply enjoyable. I am very curious about your lessons on prayer and reflection. How often do you do it? Is it conversational for formal? Is it explicitly with your God or higher entity, or more general, a reflective discussion with yourself,… Read More

COVID-19 Primer

My cousin Lena forwarded a summary from an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, focused on infectious diseases. This expert put together a fantastic list of bullet points regarding COVID-19 which I found super helpful. After some thought, I regrouped them into 3 buckets to make it easier for myself to digest. Hope you find this helpful too. About the Virus The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal… Read More

Adventure #2, as of Mar 17

Hi Folks, Here’s an update from my musings and activity from the last 5 weeks on this adventure back into PTCL-NOS.   Quotes Floating in My Mind: ” ‘Tis but a moment from the sublime to the ridiculous.” Napoleon “What would be the point of living if we didn’t let life change us?” Carson, Downton Abbey, Season 1 “To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds,… Read More