Category Archives: Cancer: A Second Opinion

A Bitter Kind of Medicine

As readers know, I was diagnosed with stage III squamous cell carcinoma, head and neck, early 2013.  It hadn’t been bothering me and from photos must have been there a decade but I wanted to know what it was. According … Continue reading

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The Year of Living Naturally

It’s been twelve months since I was diagnosed with cancer and judging by the reactions of the doctors I seem to have already beaten the odds, which leads me to believe I will in all likelihood continue to do so. … Continue reading

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By the Heroes and Villains

I’ve been in this town so long that back in the city I’ve been taken for lost and gone And unknown for a long long time Heroes and Villains  Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks February 2014’s Scientific American contains a very … Continue reading

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The Santa Barbara Mission

According to its guidebook, the original Santa Barbara Mission in Southern California, established on the Feast of St Barbara, December 4, 1786 was the 10th of 21 such Californian Missions founded by the Spanish Franciscans, and built by skilled Mexican … Continue reading

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