A week passed with an insufficient number of pages has been a blister to my eye. - Anthony Trollope
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Friends and relatives and cancer
A week ago, a friend, a local writer named John Kennedy whom I've known for over 30 years, died of stomach cancer. It was discovered in the fall, by which time it was already well advanced. Today we learned that a brother-in-law has just been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to his brain. Awful.