Noble Warrior

Noble Warrior

On Valentine’s Day of 2021 my wife and I went to Mt. Bachelor in Bend for a week of skiing. We bought our week’s tickets and went out to our car to get ready to go skiing. I started to put on my ski boot. As I was jamming my foot into my right ski boot when...
One Tough Cookie

One Tough Cookie

“The Angry Avocado and the Tough Cookie” (excerpts from a book by Marselo Marshall, in honor of his mom Autumn Marshall. One sunny weekend Markus, mom and I were hanging around in our tree, when we were all suddenly picked by the farmer and placed in a wicker basket....
All by Myself

All by Myself

Late 2019, I found a lump in my right breast.  I called my doctor, but we decided to wait until my yearly exam in February of 2020. Come February the lump felt bigger, but my doctor was not concerned about it and said to me “it doesn’t feel like cancer, so...
Unexpected Diagnosis

Unexpected Diagnosis

One day when I was in my 20s, I noticed I had several purple blotches on my legs. I went to my primary care doctor. He took blood work and looked me over. I was driving out of the parking lot, when the doctor’s office called me on my cell phone and told me I needed to...
Cancer has no power over me

Cancer has no power over me

Thankfully, in many cases these days, a cancer diagnosis is not the death sentence it was in decades past. Achievements in early screening, medications and procedures have saved thousands of lives, and I am of those Not once but twice. I was diagnosed with Burkitt...
Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Lessons learned the hard way Seventeen years ago, Bob developed a pain along his rib cage that radiated into his back. He thought he had pulled a muscle or injured his back playing golf, a passion of his. “I thought it was a golfing injury and ignored it — for...