Sunday, March 30, 2008


In some life experiences, there is a sequence of having some part of life lived in an ordered and structured fashion. Then, at some point, due to internal or external events, that structure becomes undone. A new period of destabilization occurs. The test is, to see if the person who once defined themselves from that structured period can still define themselves after experiencing the destabilization.

Order and chaos both define life like water through a rock canyon over time. Both order and chaos achieve a path through life that defines that force as belonging to its portion. Organic and inorganic states both define these periods of structure and destabilization. Both are needed. what is interesting is what gets cut through the rock, what stays, what goes.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Art of Elysium

This is what it is all about. If you have a gift or talent, this is the way to go. Watch some of the video and you can't help be touched.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Home Team

My work as a graphic designer in corporate communications, freelance on-site projects and personal projects has taught me the value of having a great 'home' team'. Working with other designers, art directors, printers and publishers is critical to meeting deadlines on time and within budget. The more knowledge and skill these professionals have attained, the better the outcome. Now, as I battle head and neck cancer, the same is true with having a knowledgeable and supportive home team. Fortunately, I have been blessed with a loving and supportive family which circled the wagons and offered me a great deal of support. Friends and family have led me to find a professional and caring medical team to look after phases of cancer treatments that I must complete. This combination of physical, emotional and spiritual support has been a lifeline to wellness in my fight.

My wish for every reader of this weblog battling cancer is to have the benefit of their own home team. Once the assessment and treatment phase of your battle starts, your home team is whom you rely on to take care of the medical, financial, transportation and logistics along with adherence to the plan. Cancer treatment can be filled with complexity. The medications alone almost begs for external assistance with dosage, timing and balancing other nutritional components Having a trusted member of your home team can offset the confusion and help the patient stay on track. Additionally, some surgical procedures recommended by the lead specialist prior to chemotherapy and or radiation will need to be followed to the letter. The patient really needs to let go of details and concentrate on healing and surviving. Let the home team handle the details and lend support.

While this is an extremely generalized description, I will be happy to answer any questions at

Some resources I have found helpful are listed below:

American Cancer Society

National Cancer Institute

I'm too Young For This!


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