The Gold Standard for Current Cancer Treatment

Published Online 6/27/2016 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

EandBA couple of months before Elaine died from peritoneal cancer, we hired Anila, a cheerful, hearty Albanian house cleaner. On her first visit, Anila saw that Elaine was bedridden. “Kerosene can save her,” she said. “There is science. Look it up on the Internet.” Later, Elaine and I had a good laugh over it. She said, “Maybe that’s all they have available in Albania.” But in retrospect I’ve thought, “Could it be any worse than the treatment she got here?”

Elaine was a bright light to those who knew her, one of those rare people whose inherent grace put others at ease and made them feel special. A trained pianist, she was also a gifted and productive artist who in her last year painted and gave away more than a dozen original pieces to friends and family. Continue reading “The Gold Standard for Current Cancer Treatment”

On Vacation in The Keys


Today Elaine and I have headed to Islamorada, the Purple Islands, in the Florida Keys for a break until New Years.  For those of you who’ve never visited, I’ve attached a few pics. Check back now and then. Out of sheer compulsion, I’ll undoubtedly have posted some additional tidbits that I find along the way. Thanks for joining in during the first month of this site. I look forward to much more in the near future. Brian
Looking Out Into Islamorada Bay



E&B In the Dinghy

Mangroves Along the Channel

The View Out The Front Door