Completely Off Topic?…Yes and No…

“What is most important is that we are both fighting in our own way for what we believe.” Leola Dublin Macmillan (my friend) You know I like to share “other things” here on my blog. I can’t help it, it’s my life. What I love most about it (my life), is all the amazing people […]

Ken Anderson, MD, Dana Farber

“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” – Zora Neale Hurston Cancer expert Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute discusses bone marrow transplantation techniques and other related therapies used for treating multiple myeloma in this video from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 […]

Weaving at the Winery

“Even more importantly, it’s wine, food and the arts. Incorporating those three enhances the quality of life.” – Robert Mondavi It has been a whirlwind for me after returning from Little Rock on Friday, well, Saturday morning Little Rock time! Busy preparing scarves for the upcoming “Weaving at the Winery”  (photos of our practice run) event […]

Happiness Revealed – Louie Schwartzberg

“Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.”  – Kak Sri It is not an easy task to find something good in the middle of a cancer diagnosis. As you travel down this path for a while, trust me, you will indeed find new and wonderful things. Hang in there. Here […]


“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” – Mark Twain Margaret over at Margaret’s Corner has written a small article clearing up the differences between Tumeric and Cucurmin when used for improving one’s health situation, which are often used interchangeably (by me as well!). She presented it in response to […]

Gene Therapy and Stem Cells Unite

“Two of the holy grails of medicine – stem cell technology and precision gene therapy – have been united for the first time in humans, say scientists.” – from article Believe it or not, I used to find articles like this incredibly fascinating, long before Dave’s diagnosis and intimacy with stem cell therapy. MM stem […]

Check-Up, Little Rock Style

Dave: “What do they say?” Lori (reading test reports): “Well, they say you get to live another 6 months.” Laughter from Dave, the Nurse, and our new Doc. All went well, as we expected. Dave is about as low risk as you can be and still have MM. We are monitored closely at home and […]

Life in 6 Month Increments

“One day at a time–this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.” – Unknown I read once that depression […]

Homage to Steve Jobs

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” – Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech, 2005 I was a “Mac Girl” way back. But I didn’t get my hands on my very own Mac until 2007! Dave was a PC […]

Medical Community – Hand Washing

“A new study has a message for doctors and nurses who fail to wash their hands: Don’t think about yourself. Think about your patients.” – Article I don’t know if you have noticed lately, but there has been a campaign going on to get healthcare providers to wash their hands in the hospital/clinic setting. At […]