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Common and no big deal?


After many months, I am still trying to process the doc saying that chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is common and not a big deal. I am being monitored for it every six months, but still have no concrete answers as to why I have chronically swollen lymph nodes in my neck and back, and why my white blood cell count is consistently elevated. Yeah, to me, it is a big deal.


We deserve better


Such crazy times in Seattle. I am documenting some of it. This is from last May. Today, there are tent encampments everywhere. Most stores and restaurants along Third Avenue downtown are closed.

Crime, such as shoplifting and vandalism, has discouraged a lot of businesses from reopening. Many have closed permanently. There is a permanent criminal element operating along Third.

It is sad to see such a lack of courage and will by our leaders.