In the throes of cancer and chemotherapy, I continue to be keenly aware that I am a very lucky man whose life is filled with love.
When I go into the infusion center, most people are there with a spouse, or a parent, or an adult child, or friend. Some people are there alone, quietly reading a book or just dozing. Me, I need a traffic director and a scorecard to manage my support team.
When I recently needed to move furniture, Nuevo Rancho Lake overflowed with friends and strangers who spent an entire day packing, sorting, shifting, repairing, assembling, recycling, transporting, supporting, feeding, caring, and just generally keeping company.
When I stopped being able to attend conventions and be with my friends and fans and fellow writers, RadCon decided to give me the John Dalmas Award, which is similar to WorldCon’s Big Heart Award for people in the RadCon family.
When I mentioned casually on Twitter that I wouldn’t be buying an iPad this year because cancer is eating my wallet, Marti McKenna and
My life is filled with love. The love of my friends and family, the love of writers, fans and even strangers. Most of all the love of
Happy Valentine’s Day. I will never be able to give it back, all I can do is love in return.
Thank you. I love you all.