Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, to bend the knotted oak. -William Congreve. So, here's the thing. I'm back on the shit. The garbage. The crap that is extending my life. Yes, folks, I'm back on the hormone therapy drug known as Lupron, or as I like to call it,…Read more Music Soothes the Savage Beast
It's 6:00 pm on a warm summer evening in Grandville, Michigan, and I'm running a little late. I know what time it is because I can hear the bells of St. Pius church ringing their normal tune that happens every night at exactly 6. You can always count on the bells of St. Pius. Right…Read more The Bag Chair
There have been a few times since starting this blog where I've had to look back at what I've written and do a little reflecting. I write about what interests me, so I can be pretty passionate about what I write. I have written about politics and religion and even sports a couple of times.…Read more A Little Housekeeping
Dear Joy, Hey, how ya doin? I hope you and the ladies on The View are doing great, although I must admit, I never watch your show. Nothing personal, it's just that I work 1st shift, and while you're on TV, I'm in a factory running a CNC machine making office furniture. It's what I…Read more An Open Letter to Joy Behar
When I first told people that I had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the reactions to my news ran all over the emotional spectrum. My friends were shocked, especially since prostate cancer was considered to be an "old mans disease" and I was a relatively young 48. My family was pretty surprised also, considering the…Read more A Good Cancer?
Greetings all you good readers of the new Survivors Association website. My name is Dan Cole and I will be contributing to the blog section of the website from time to time. Our initial reason for the blog section is to tell our own unique stories and our history with prostate cancer. My story with…Read more Welcome to the Survivors Association
It comes to us quietly It mutates, it divides It takes over good And replaces with bad. It makes us sick It kills, it destroys It makes us poor And exceedingly sad. And yet... It teaches us what's good It teaches us what's right It teaches us We have the strength To…Read more And yet…