Banning Stuff

It’s the sort of thing you hear from the National Rum Association: Booze doesn’t kill people. Drunk drivers kill people. Yet, we allow alcohol-related car crashes to kill around 10,000 people every year in the United States. Clearly, the time has come to do something. It’s time ban alcohol. It time to …



New! Improved! (Higher Prices!)

Investors Business Daily reports that enrollment in Obamacare health plans is shrinking as double-digit rate increases loom for 2016.

Obamacare is an example of politicians trying to repeal or amend laws over which they have no control, in this case, the Law of Supply and Demand and the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Pi can’t be legislated to be 3 exactly, and there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. Or free heath care.

Almost Done

As I type, Mrs. Hoge is now beginning her last dose of IV chemotherapy. Based on PET scans and blood work, she should now be transitioning to oral meds to keep her cancer in remission.

She and I are thankful for your prayers and good wishes.

Good News

Mrs. Hoge had a PET scan on Monday. Her oncologist informed her this morning that the scan shows that almost all of the suspicious spots from her previous scans have disappeared. There is still a suspicious area in her back, but it is greatly reduced and may be the incompletely healed wound from her back surgery rather than cancer. She will continue her IV chemotherapy through July. The prognosis is that the cancer will be in remission at that point and that she can then transition to an oral maintenance therapy.

We are both thankful for your prayers and good wishes.

UPDATE—There are a number of redacted comments below that claim to be from “Father Paul Lemmen.” In fact, they came from a commenter identifying himself as “,” and “,” How desperate must someone be to try to insert such vileness into good wishes for happy news?