Thursday, May 21, 2009

Home of the Free?

13 year old Daniel Hauser has Hodgkins lymphoma. I'm sure you've seen him in the news, for he and his family are refusing Chemo treatment. Doctors say with the treatment he has a 90 percent chance of survival. Without it, he will likely die. The family wants to go the route of more natural treatments, per their religion.

I saw that yesterday authorities were imprisoning the parents for this.

I'm wondering when we got to the point of not being able to make our own decisions about our own lives.

I once worked with a young gir, probably late 20s, that had cancer, went through Chemo, and was well. Then the cancer came back. They wanted to go through the whole operation again, and she refused. She started taking care of herself, eating right, excersizing. The cancer went away, and never came back.

I've gotten similar testimonials from at least 3 passengers on my plane.

I say he should be able to do what he wants.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009


A few weeks ago I posted about our trip to Santa Fe. We brought our bikes on that trip, and on a few of the moderate climbs, I noticed that Tami dealt with them quite well.

After that trip, I thought that maybe she could handle the 5 miles uphill to lookout mountain. It's one of my favorite things to do here in town, and one of the most rewarding also. You get up there, impressed with what you just accomplished, and its literally all downhill from there. Like 50 mph downhill. Awesome.

So we did. After work Tami came over, we drove to the base of the mountain (the ride from my house to the base will ruin you) and up we went.

Let me tell you the girl DID NOT STOP. It was slow and steady, all the way up. I honestly, for her first time, did not expect her to make it all the way to the top. But she did. I was floored. Even better, everyone on that mountain had thousand dollar road bikes, pedal clips, the works, and Tami did it with her commuter hybrid bike and regular pedals. ha! I'm surprised she didn't wear a skirt.

Congrats Tamara!

Unfortunately I had promised her ice cream, and by the time we made it to the Golden Sweets shop it was closed. (Early, I might add, because of the Nuggets Lakers game. ha!)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I Agree

I love this short little article.