On the heals of my Alan Page-worthy cancerversary it's back to the drip drip drip this week. My monthly infusion is Friday, which means a Phan and Berenson visit this week. Also throw in a quarterly kidney doc visit (Dr Larry Froch at Cedars for those curious sorts). Friday is also the first Purple Friday of the year, highlighting the fact there is Vikings football this weekend. It's week 1 of the new season. My annual bet on the team to win the Super Bowl has been placed. I've been making the same bet since 1995 and it hasn't hit yet. Last year they were 20-1 and came oh so close. This year it is 8-1, meaning they're one of the favorites. Buy me a couple of beers and I'll walk you through how my life has paralleled the Vikings history.
With Labor Day being yesterday, I went in to the LLS office today, a Tuesday, for a couple of hours of First Connection volunteer work. I had epiphany number something this morning listening to the Ologies Podcast on Oceanology. I strongly suggest listening to it. I'll get into epiphanies at some other time, but I will highlight two significant aha moments: On Kilimanjaro I made the decision that I wanted to end working, leading to my retirement. And in Tahoe while hiking I made the decision that I didn't want to do any consulting work with my old place of employment. It's in the past and I'm moving forward. I let folks know this last week and was 25% sheepish when my old boss (and friend) told me that while he thought it was a good idea to have me on board, he hadn't made a firm decision to pursue it. Talk about nipping things in the bud, the bud might not have even formed yet.