Cancer With Wry Smile

May 9, 2009

I’m a big fan of a guy’s blog. He’s a storyteller, and a damn good one. Even if he wasn’t, he’d win my award for best blog name: And I Am Not Lying.

Jeff Simmermon hasn’t posted much lately, and I just found out why: he apparently has testicular cancer.

His account of learning about the tumor and what’s ahead is entertaining yet poignant, like his other writing. The piece also conveys an attitude worth emulating when confronted with a serious medical problem.

The older I get the more I wonder how I’ll handle what’s likely inevitable.