I said I would not post about my health unless there was something new. There is really not, except for one minor point. Last month my news was that even the most sensitive test for Multiple Myeloma, the M-Spike, was no longer positive. Well, then it was listed as “present but too low to measure.” This month, the M-spike was non-existent … zero. That is my only health news.
To put this in context, the M-spike is so sensitive that it is often positive decades before MM developes. My first positive M-spike was 25 years ago and I only developed MM 4 years ago. My million dollar–and brutal–bone marrow transplant did not change my numbers, but this one treatment, a monoclonal antibody has. For this I am deeply grateful.
This does not qualify as a miracle because it is within the realm of natural laws (about 10% of people reach this level of improvement with this treatment), but I believe that God works through the natural laws that he has created most of the time. Somehow we have this foolish idea that miracles are better than the natural laws. But I digress.
I am getting excited about The Stones of Yemen. I am getting more positive feedback from candid people who have read the later versions. It is still in audio production and then I must do a “listening proof” before the book is released in paperback, hardcover, Kindle, and audio.
My dream is to build a Scottish Highland-type of stone cottage. I have been working on this for three years. I have been met with many obstacles. But, as of 30 minutes ago, I have my final permits. I have almost come to terms with foundation contractors. This project is something to engage my mind and body, a creative outlet, that will help keep me out of dark places.
I am doing a series of podcast on the “postmodernity” movement. We are watching postmodernity’s decline, which I think is a good thing. But its last bastion of any philosophical movement is within religion and thoughts of spirituality. So, while the thinkers, writers, and artists are moving on to the next big idea, those previously-mentioned areas are deep within post modernity’s grips. These last two podcast (Part A and Part B) explore the history of postmodernity. Please, don’t feel like you need to listen to my podcasts as a gracious act of kindness toward me, but only if you are interested in these topics. My goal isn’t to have a large audience, but to give information to those who sincerely seek it.