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Publication Day for "Cancer Crossings"

It's official: "Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest to Cure Childhood Leukemia" will be published this weekend.

Thanks to so many people for believing in the project, which was a departure for me in many ways.

The great group of editors at Cornell Press, starting with Dean Smith, Fran Benson and Suzanne Gordon, made this a much better book than the original manuscript.

Also, thanks to the doctors who spoke with me and took the time to explain what it was like to take on this shape-shifter of a disease. We lost Dr. James Holland, one of the giants in this field in recent weeks. But his words and philosophy live on in these pages.

And, finally, special thanks to my family. We've been through a lot together and we continue to sail for the far horizon.  Read More 

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Junior hockey

My youth hockey teams always lost to the Canadian squads growing up. I mean we lost bad -- 10-0, 15-1. You get the picture. Even my younger brothers' teams, which were far better than mine, lost regularly to the big guns north of the border.
Now I love Canada. I married a Canadian.
Still, it was great to see  Read More 
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