I found out today that one of my life's mentors' cancer is literally killing him. He's now using a cane, though he remarked he'd like to get one with a sword in it, and the cancer is getting worse. He's been in a drug testing program and if it continues to look like it isn't working, well, they'll kick him out of the program.
Then I found out today that one of my long-term friends of more than 20 years is having an ultra sound tomorrow because they've found a lump.
And I'm trying new avenues in life to make ends meet and of course, it's not happening as fast as I should like.
I need your prayers, friends, and your words of encouragement.
I'm in a fight for what's right in the world and I've been so wronged the past eight months.
There is so much that I see that's just plain wrong, there are moments when being optimistic that they'll be better tomorrow are scarce. It's so hard to know someone who taught you how to water ski when you were 13, who taught you all you know about building life-like models, taught you your love for the Beatles and is the only person you've ever known to have flown a kite with more than a mile's worth of fishing line so far up that you couldn't even see it with a telescope, is being done in by something doctor's don't know how to stop.
And while I suffer in that knowledge and the trials of my own life, there is nothing I can do to stop it.
And while I know about all of these things, there are thousands of people in Haiti who are struggling with things far worse. 2010, you're really sucking right now. And January's not over yet.