Back in October 2011 I wrote to you about my sister, Lori, who has stage IV lung cancer. Since then, Lori went from being very sick to having a glimmer of hope that she would either beat the cancer or wrestle it into remission. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, Lori did what just about any normal American would do; go shopping, enjoy an evening out with friends, even go to a wedding. The chemotherapy caused her to lose her hair and drop some weight, but she had some energy, donned a wig, and was fighting the good fight. All was great until about two weeks ago.
I'm writing this issue aboard a flight from Seattle to New York. My wonderful wife lovingly got up early this morning to wash clothes for me to bring on my trip then selflessly took me to the airport. I am sitting next to a fine couple who flew through Seattle from California on their way to New York to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The flight is quite turbulent and I find myself having to use the backspace key quite frequently as the turbulence is giving my typo-itis. There are many reasons why people go to the Northeast at this time of year.
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