Valor, Wisdom, Presence and Brotherhood

Brothers in Arms

I don't attend church services very often for reasons that are too complicated and quite frankly irrelevant for this post.  Having said that, I attended a service yesterday at a local church called Stone Creek.  It was nice to do so with Beth and the kids for Father's Day.  Pastor Steven Gibbs does a great job but honestly I often go for the music. Yesterday though, Pastor Gibbs got me pretty good.  He started his sermon and mentioned three words and went on to discuss them in the context of David from the bible.  Not sure why, but as soon as he said the word "Valor" I became even more...

Beating Cancer

So it will take not one hero but many. Sharp — a Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist who studies the genetic causes of cancer — is recruiting special-forces units to fight back. For the past four years, he has been wrangling dream teams funded by Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), an organization started by entertainment-industry figures unhappy with the progress being made against America’s most deadly disease. Cancer still kills in large numbers: an estimated 580,350 people will die of the disease in the U.S. this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Another 1.7 million cases...