Anne and I are living at extremes just now. She has reached the two year mark with no tumor growth. To give you an idea of how extraordinary this is, google gliosarcoma. That’s the worst part of her tumor. The number of people who get this tumor and survive more than a few months is not large. Glioblastoma, which she also has, is bad enough. But she is still mentally competent and in the process of overcoming her stroke, inch by inch. My girl is no quitter. Despair is not in her vocabulary. What she does have is a great sense of humor.
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I am getting lots of emails from rush to judgement types. Inevitably, they haven’t listened to the show and chose to believe instead the first thing they read about Jaime’s presentation, which was the business about the deblurred placard. They are blind to the subtleties and ambiguities that are inevitable with something like this. These nincompoops always assume that I’m unaware of things like the Deblur Program and the contents of the placard. It never occurs to them that somebody with 30 years at the cutting edge of research in this field might be well informed, and, in fact, far better informed than they are.

The worst are the passive UFO researchers, of whom there are far too many, who sit on their duffs and read what others say but do no original work of their more

Anne is having a really good day. She is the beneficiary of great medical care, but she has so often outstripped their expectations that I have to think that all the prayers and good thoughts that come her way play a part, too. She is able to talk somewhat, almost able to swallow, and sharp as sharp can be. We’ve been working all day on the book I’m writing with Jeff Kripal, and her contributions have been invaluable.
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A friend sent this along:

We support the Iraqi government in the fight against ISIS.

We don’t like ISIS, but ISIS is supported by Saudi Arabia who we do like.

We don’t like Assad in Syria. We support the fight against him, but ISIS is also fighting against him.

We don’t like Iran, but Iran supports the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIS.

So some of our friends support our enemies, some enemies are now our friends, and some of our enemies are fighting against our other enemies, who we want to lose, but we don’t want our enemies who are fighting our enemies to win.

If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they could be replaced by people we like even less. read more