Jim’s First Day of School Advice to All My Teacher Friends

 I have always used the metaphor that a school year is like going on a long boat ride on a sometimes raging river. There are rapids ahead, and we all need to be a part of navigating the waters together. Triumphantly. Sadly. I have just stepped out of the boat and am waving and shouting…

Father and Son and Friend Spring Training 2017 Adventure

I got another one of my “big ideas.” Robert was scheduled to have a doctor’s appointment on Friday, February 24 in preparation for his chemo and radiation treatments  set to begin on Tuesday, February 28. Why not leave that Friday afternoon, fly to Phoenix and see three Giants spring training games? Take Monday off. Perfect….

Brain Tumor Journey

It all begins.  This journey began on Sunday, November 20 at 5:15 p.m It’s a journey no one wanted to take, but that’s just how it goes sometimes I guess. We were all hanging out together that Sunday. Kate wasn’t working. Robert was home. We we just enjoying the beginning of Thanksgiving break looking forward to a…