Thursday, September 09, 2010

Chemo Update

The oncologist was absolutely right. No side effects yet. Roger is doing very well. If there are going to be side effects, they will become apparent at the end of the second week. So, we're going to buy winter veggie starts tomorrow. The first raised bed has been filled with the good soil, and the second one has been built and is ready for the wheelbarrows of the good stuff. We've been out hiking. We've been watching old movies (The Front, with Woody Allen; The Fly with Jeff Goldblum). We've been following the "burn the koran" drama. As always we are out of step with the conventional wisdom. Our philosophy says, burn 'em all: the bible, the koran, the flag, bhagavad gita, etc. You name it, we say burn it on the altar of reality. We trust the constitution and therefore trust that it will protect everything else that is important.


"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." 1935 in Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here.

14 comments:

  1. Boy, you've got that right -- referring to your last paragraph! So glad Roger is doing so well and I'm holding good thoughts that things will continue to go well. And, of course, I agree with the rest of your post, feel exactly the same way.
    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Oh I so agree with you! Let them all burn.

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  3. Can I steal that quote? I was in a mini-posting-quarrel with a person on FB today about all that.

    Glad to know that Roger is doing well and hope that continues.

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  4. Thank you for sharing some good news to go along with all the other things going on in the world!

    Sinclair Lewis seems to have had some insight that needs to be brought back to light, just like Rogers and Twain and so many forgotten today!

    alan

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  5. Good to hear that there have been no side effects so far. I hope that anything that might develop will be minor and allow the two of you to continue having a wonderful autumn.

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  6. The Front is a good film that deserves more attention. I'm glad the chemo consequences are under control for now.

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  7. Wonderful news about Roger. Hope the "no side effects rule" continues.

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  8. Keeping good thoughts for Roger.
    It has occurred to me that, with our whackos aggravating all of them and their whackos aggravating all of us and our ratings-driven media publicizing all of it like the Superbowl, we're going to have a tough time getting anywhere together. That's a shame.

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  9. Wishing continued good luck with the chemo!

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  10. So glad to hear Roger is doing so well with the chemo. The images of the two of you celebrating work and land and creatures of all kinds bring great happiness.

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  11. Good for Roger!

    Wouldn't you know that lunatic book burner is just about 40 miles from me?
    Sheesh.

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  12. Good, my heartfelt hopes that Roger continues so nicely.
    Well, at this point in humankind's "development", or lack thereof, even ridding the planet of religious baloney might not help, they'd find some other means of screwing stuff up.
    Have a fine weekend, you guys!

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  13. Glad to hear the chemo is going well. Hopefully that will continue.

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