UPDATE: So, I've just been given the "all-clear" from my bone marrow biopsy!!!!! No cancer/Leukemia. No bone marrow scarring. No chromosome damage. I have a disorder which is causing my bone marrow to produce way too many platelets. And that will require me to be on a low-dose chemotherapy for the rest of my life (already been doing that for the last two weeks -- first week made me want to die, but then we moderated the dosage and frequency). It's a little bit of a bummer, but the bone marrow scarring would have been a 5-year death sentence, so… I'm very happy with this scenario! Plus, I now have every intention and hope of developing a super power -- thank you, chemo!!!!
Update: My father died today. He was 96 years old and had been in the hospital/home since mid February when he fell and broke his hip. There is no sorrow here as he was miserable and talked about nothing but wanting to die for the last three weeks. Two days ago he said, "If I could just die, I'd be the happiest man alive." He didn't see the humor in it, but I did. He was a difficult person, but we got along really well for the last 15-20 years, and he was always there for me when I really needed him. Who will save my ass now? Thanks so much to everyone who helped me out in any way the last six weeks. It's been difficult, but I'm so glad my daughter and I were there for him during this time (I moved into his house to take care of him). And thanks to all the amazing people who help me care for him -- especially my Doctor, Dr. Arzoo and the hospice care he helped me get. The hospice workers were truly amazing! Some of the kindest people I've ever met.
My heart breaks for Paris and the French people. How much more heartbreak will we have to endure before we all wake up to the danger of people following their Holy Books and the monster depicted therein?
I believe I have solved one of the great questions facing modern atheism — what to say when someone sneezes. From now on, I'm going with, "good sneeze!"
If you want to know why I am so completely and unapologetically against religion, please watch this clip (if you can stomach it). Nothing on this planet has the ability to strip us of our humanity like religion. Instead of thinking of his fellow human beings and their suffering, Bryan Fischer sees only God and how WE'VE hurt him. To take a tragedy like this and think only of how to sell your product REQUIRES religion, which separates us from our fellow man with the introduction of a (frequently) disgusting middle man through whom our interactions with one another must go. The irony is, he doesn't even realize how awful God looks in his vision of the world -- another reason to be against religion; they see evil as good. Of course, he's hit the nail on the head. His God is in fact the greatest killer of children ever, so I guess we shouldn't be surprised that he allows it THIS time, and looks away with indifference. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is2x7QTZ8AI&feature=em-uploademail