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  • Bible Reading of the Day; Mom

    From my Mom — it’s Matthew 6:25-34. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not…

  • My Remarkable Mom

    A story about her in the Roanoke Times and World News… Go Mom! A look at calendar changes her outlook “God is where the poor are”: Five years ago, Phyllis Crawford, 61, took a class that forced her to examine her life by looking at her calendar. She was told that “what you saw there…

  • Mom’s Cancer News

    So I mentioned yesterday, ever-so-briefly, that there was some news about the pathology report from my Mom’s kidney, which was removed. This morning my father sent me an updated and elaborated diagnosis, and more information. This may prove useful to someone, and is definitely useful to family and friends who would like an update. First…


  • Mom’s Magazine Article

    Our Health Magazine, about my Mom, Phyllis Crawford. This almost… almost captures how awesome she is. From October/November 2007 in www.ourhealthswva.com (their website does not have the article). In the article it has my Grandfather, Jesus Arthur Silva (where I get my middle name from, by the way) saying “No, Mia” — which is a…

  • Nephrectomy

    Word from Virginia is that over the weekend my Mom had a successful nephrectomy. She has one less kidney than she had when she was born. Apparently it went well, and she’s recovering in the hospital. I hope to get back there sometime this month. Previously. Update: I just got an IM from my sister…

  • My Mom’s Cancer (Update)

    So it’s been a few months since my Mom’s stroke and subsequent diagnosis of Stage IV Renal Cancer. She’s been through a bunch of chemotherapy, ups and downs, but generally is in great spirits and kicking butt. A few weeks ago she was out with my Dad and the rest of my family to San…


  • Mom and the Cancer

    It’s been several weeks since I updated here about my Mom. Several weeks ago I visited my family in Virginia, primarily to see my Mom, who recently had a stroke and was subsequently diagnosed with Stage IV Renal (Kidney) Cell Carcinoma, Cancer. She also has metastases to her brain, lung and mediastinum. I had a…


  • In Roanoke to see my Mom

    I’ve come to the east coast for a week. Last night I left Los Angeles for Roanoke, Virginia. It was a short notice flight, but my family and I have been looking for an excuse to come east to see my Mom, recently diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, cancer. She has Stage IV, the stage…

  • Moms Rock (or rather, MY MOM ROCKS)

    So today’s email from Mom says: Goodmorning Sunshine and Happy Birthday! ! ! When you were born Dad had just left for war and now we are in another one. Anyway, happy to hear that you are doing as well as expected. I offered up mass yesterday morning for a good operation and a very…

  • Catch Up Ball: Miscellany

    Belated! I missed Matt Haughey’s Birthday. Happy Belated Birthday Matt! If you are a regular reader of this blog (hi Mom!) you can blame Matt for turning me onto blogs some long time ago. Is it Live? New Cold Fusion code snippet on my evolt space: Between Times Example in Cold Fusion. This Herman Goering…

  • Everything Has Changed. Topsy Turvydom.

    Turnarounds in every aspect of my life are occurring. For the better. For the worst. For a change. I feel very much like a cork on the surface of a turbulent sea. Hurled from place to place, bounced and flipped by the sea. But alive, and surviving. I am now on a leave of absence…

  • Dial-up in the morning

    On Friday, my parents came into town. I’ve been terrifically busy since then. Yesterday we did family racquetball, and then down to Pacific Beach, and then to a Baseball game of my 10 year old cousin Michael. After that we went to Mexican food at Marieta’s in Santee. A very busy day, and I got…