Brother Dave - Dave’s current diagnosis is “probably cancer,” but he isn’t scheduled for any further tests or treatment for three weeks. I cannot even imagine hearing “You might have cancer. Sit tight for 21 days and we’ll get back with you.” On investigation, I see a three-week wait is the standard, but still, that must be hard.
Father Jerry - I find myself thinking about The Paternovel as I watch television. I make little notes like “a character needs to wake up in an unrecognized place” because that’s always fun, and it looked compelling on television. I don’t think this is how real writers do things. So, in order to get a little better at my new hobby of novel-writing/parent-editing, I’ve signed up for a six-week community college novel-writing class to begin later this month.
Half Step-Sister - Ancestry has finally come up with a non-white family connection. It’s not a blood / DNA match, but evidently when Jerry’s second wife went to find her destiny in Africa, she left behind a daughter in Gambia. Or, I suppose, perhaps she picked up a daughter in Gambia. I don’t know, I backed away from that information because I didn’t have hours to spend. That will require further investigation, though.