I know I mentioned that I would try to get my post about Baltimore up and running today but alas, I've still got a bit more work to do on it so thought that I would instead post a few pictures that I took on a short break from work yesterday evening. I had hoped to take a few pictures of the beautiful full moon but I still haven't acquired the art of taking lunar shots yet and they all look like the sky with a light bulb hanging in the middle of it! Lucky for me, there were some beautiful clouds in the evening sky, though, and no special skills were needed to capture their colors ...
On another definitely less-than-beautiful note, I'd like to take a moment to ask all of you to pop over to the blog of a friend who was just recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins' lymphoma and who began his chemotherapy treatment yesterday. Even if you don't like Sarge Charlie's politics or always agree with him you have to admit that he's one hell of a patriot and he and his wife, Miss Bee, share a love story for the ages.
Sarge Charlie proudly served our country in the United States Army and was stationed at Danang, Vietnam the exact same year that my father was. That means that he was exposed to the exact same Agent Orange that my father was so, unfortunately, his diagnosis of non-Hodgkins' lymphoma comes as no surprise to me. My father died from complications from the very same cancer that Sarge Charlie has back in February of 2003 after putting up a very good fight and battling the disease for over five years.
Sarge's doctor is wasting no time in proceeding with his treatment and he's now in the hospital undergoing the first chemotherapy treatment of the many that he's going to receive over the next eight months. I bet he'd really appreciate it if you could take the time to leave him a comment - I know that I would as I also know that a positive attitude and the support of other people goes a long ways in battling cancer. Even if you're not the comment-leaving sort, please keep both Sarge Charlie and Miss Bee in your thoughts and prayers for a successful treatment and remission. Thank you!