al Coda

This is another sad day for my family. Though my mother has fought valiantly to endure a last-ditch round of chemotherapy, today she and her doctors (James Brinkman and Daniel Vicario, truly compassionate physicians who have cared for her as if she were their own) have agreed that her battle is unwinnable, further suffering pointless, and that hospice care is what is needed. I’ve just got off the phone with them. She may have a week or two.

It is proving to be difficult for me to do any proper writing here during this trying time. Though there is much that I want to get back to, I simply can’t focus properly right now. Dennett et al. will be dealt with in due course.

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

-Marcus Aurelius


  1. Sally says

    Hi Malcolm,

    We have been reading your postings and thinking about all of you.


    Posted March 22, 2006 at 10:58 am | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Hi Sally,

    Thanks – it’s great to hear from you. Everyone has been so supportive.

    I’m sorry I missed Shiena and Alex out in California.


    Posted March 22, 2006 at 11:07 am | Permalink

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