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Jett Superior laid this on you on || March 9, 2008 || 4:01 pm

Today: disheartening

We came home from church to find Baxter dead in the back yard. That dog was crazy in just the perfect way, and he loved my hugs. And I loved hugging him, the massive blonde beast. Sam went up to his room, came down with a fleece blanket for Maxim to wrap the body in, then we lowered Bax into the red-brown clay of the back yard. I requested Sam and Christopher dig the hole right outside one of my bedroom windows, and they did. I will scatter some wildflower seed over the fresh-turned earth tomorrow.

Just a minute ago, I heard that Patrick Swayze has an inoperable tumor. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner!” keeps careening crazily through my head. My friend Sanders’ dad is dying of the same kind of cancer, pancreatic. It seems like cancer has smashed a hole in the lives of all my closests and bests in the last handful of years. Was I just oblivious when I was a kid, or does there seem to be a way higher incidence in the nowadays?

Right now, there is a story on about a mother ‘punishing’ her toddler with a high-pressure water hose. (print and video here)

I JUST DECIDED I WILL HAVE A BATH AND A CRY.


:: Baxter Superior, April 2002-March 2008 ::

6 worked it out »

  1. skillzy 3.11.2008

    Sometimes that’s all you can do. Sorry about Baxter.

     
  2. Jettomatika 3.11.2008

    *smooch*

     
  3. chris robinson 3.11.2008

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.

     
  4. Coelecanth 3.12.2008

    Ain’t nothing I can say that you don’t already know.

    Shared pain is lessened, shared joy is increased. You’re so good at sharing that I’m sure you can see the universe’s bright sparklies again.

    All the best to you and yours.

     
  5. RDB 3.12.2008

    The increase in cancer rates is the subject of many a conspiracy theory, most of which boil down to the notion that Big Pharma isn’t looking for a cure so much as they are looking for profitable ongoing treatments. Just yesterday I read a study suggesting, for instance, that chemo on its own has about a 2.5% success rate.

    There is also reason to believe that moderate exposure to sunlight is better at preventing skin cancer than piling on chemical-rich sunscreen, due to the production of vitamin D. You don’t have to be a conspiracy nutter to consider the notion that there might be more than meets the eye where the multi-billion dollar sunscreen industry is concerned.

    I would imagine the leading cause for the increase in cancer is our generally toxic environment: preservatives, additives, GMOs in food; pollution of air, water, and farmland; the inundation of radiation and radio waves we receive unchallenged from cellphones, microwaves, and wireless devices (whose longterm effects are wholly unknown); un-biodegradable plastics pulverized in the oceans, to be concentrated further as they progress up the food chain; supra-government New World Order operatives spraying carcinogens over cities as a means of population control (I’m only 95% joking on that one).

    Seems to me the main problem is that the medical profession doesn’t know what cancer is, where it comes from, how to prevent it, or how to treat it any more effectively than say, ancient Chinese herbalists. But when was the last time you heard an MD concede that he doesn’t know shit-all about one of societies biggest concerns?

    Don’t get me wrong, modern medicine saved my sister’s life with micro-surgery deep within her brain, but it offers no answers as to it’s origin or how to prevent it’s return.

     
  6. Jettomatika 3.14.2008

    …the fuck?

    It’s like Old Home Week up in here.

     

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