Hindsight is 2010

17 Oct

After September’s unpresidential debate, see Presidential Debate Shit Show, we’ve seen Corona Virus (aka SARSCov2/ COVID19) take center stage. This is partly due to President Trump and some folks who attended the Supreme Court nomination announcement for Judge Amy Coney … Read More »

ABTA Mock Brain Tumor Board

13 Sep

Yesterday and today I joined the 2020 National Conference for the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA). While I enjoyed yesterday’s webinar sessions, I was particularly looking forward to two sessions being held today (Saturday), specifically a Brain Tumor Board (facilitated … Read More »

The Promising Pathways Act (S.3872)

22 Aug

Back in May, I participated in the Head to the Hill event. The focus was to urge congressional representatives and senators to fund vital research and clinical trials that target brain cancer, like Glioblastoma Multiforme. On July 22nd, Glioblastoma Awareness … Read More »

Austin Neighborhood Analysis of COVID-19

13 Jul

This blog post is part of my Capstone Project for the IBM Data Science Professional Certification, offered via Coursera. I specifically documented some of the challenges and twists and turns that a lay person might encounter digging into publicly available … Read More »

Regional Comparison of COVID-19

18 Jun

Back in April, I wrote a blog post titled Corona Virus Observations. The post was really a back of the napkin analysis of US versus EU daily case and mortality rates. It showed the US case rates were higher than … Read More »

Why I Head 2 Hill?

4 May

Most of my posts over the last six years have been related to Susie’s recurrence of brain cancer (a secondary glioblastoma in 2013). I also post about my professional work in artificial intelligence for healthcare and life sciences, as related … Read More »

Corona Virus Observations

11 Apr

I’ve seen quite a few charts and graphs comparing the US to different countries. Some of these countries have much smaller populations and different demographics. This is especially the case when looking at countries in Europe. Some countries are more … Read More »

25th Wedding Anniversary Corona

21 Mar

Just like we do each year, we celebrated our marriage in February. Many moons ago we would celebrate it with a Sunday brunch at an interior Mexican restaurant called Fonda San Miguel. It is a lovely restaurant, but the brunch … Read More »

Big International Trip

22 Oct

While we have gone on quite a few road trips and domestic flights in the last 5 or so years, we have not traveled internationally. Susie was just not up for a 9+ hour long haul flight with significant time … Read More »

Reflecting on 9/11 Cancer Follow-up

11 Sep

When Susie was first diagnosed with brain cancer, back in January of 1999, I felt it was important to keep a journal and take notes with each doctor visit. I would read these notes a week before neuro-oncology appointments. Also … Read More »

Calcium Supplements?

24 Jun

Before we went on vacation, Susie had a brain cancer follow-up. She had recently been diagnosed with osteopenia, where we upped her impact related exercise and added a calcium supplement. Over the last month to two, I noticed some negative … Read More »