new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

christopher hitchens on the hugh hewitt show

a long, rich interview of christopher hitchens at the hugh hewitt show has a short update on health matters before moving on to material more rarely mentioned in the book tour we have seen up to now.

'HH: now christopher, since we last spoke, your illness you disclosed on the web, and people will want to know off the bat how you are doing, and how your treatment is going.

CH: oh well, i have, in case people are just tuning in, i have cancer in my esophagus, which has i think spread a little to my lymph nodes as well. and i’m two weeks into the chemotherapy course. so i feel pretty weak, and my voice isn’t what it was, but that’s supposed to be a good sign in that the amount of poison i’m taking is presumably working on the bad stuff as well as the good stuff. and this morning, i found that my hair was beginning to come out in the shower, which is a bit demoralizing, i have to say, even though it’s the least of it.'

i have to say, i'm pleased with the way he responds to people who are praying for him:

'well, i mean, i don’t mind. it doesn’t hurt me. but for the same reason, i wish it was more consoling. but i have to say there’s some extremely nice people, including people known to you, have said that i’m in their prayers, and i can only say that i’m touched by the thought.'

the entirety is a good read [transcript]. i'll add a link to the audio when i find it.

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