Last week I was interviewed by Andrew Poole, a reporter for the Hornell Evening Tribune, about my battle with cancer and my journey of a lifetime. The article, titled “Battling Cancer with Spirit” was published today and you can check it out at http://www.eveningtribune.com/.
Shannon and I finally had the opportunity to spend some time with our neighbors, and good friends, David and Larraine. We were especially glad to catch them with their family still in town. Michael, great to see you again; Mathew and Mandy, we’ve heard so many stories and it was great to meet the people behind them. David was hard at work this summer installing a fire place in the living room of their amazing historic home. Yesterday we sat by it while enjoying some drinks, and it took us back to the time period the house was built. We exchanged gifts and a theme has emerged; we received a nice bottle of Wasmund’s Whiskey, and left the Frohlichs with a bottle of Blanton’s. We always enjoy getting together with the Frohlichs for a drink!
Tomorrow morning we get back on the road to head to Boston, where I will start my clinical trial. We spent our last night in town with Ryan and Makiko over dinner at Max’s Chophouse in Brighton; a sharp contrast to Stan’s BBQ and Mundy the Pirate’s Seafood. The food was nice, but the experience lacked Stan and Mundy’s character. I have to admit, whenever I see an a la carte menu with a really expensive steak and they don’t include the sides, my attitude toward the place goes downhill quickly. I always appreciate a restaurant that prepares a well thought out complete dish. We chose their special Tuesday night preset menu that includes a three course meal and wine. I enjoyed trying the first course, an assortment of unique flavors including pate, blue cheese, garlic, jelly, pickled peppers and onions, and mustard served with toast.
Ryan and Makiko, we look forward to seeing you on the road again soon!