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Where has the time gone? I’ve been traveling and in some cases unable to publish when on the road. A lot has transpired in the world.
Another Life-Threatening Fight Ahead For Senator John McCain
John McCain, R-Ariz., has been diagnosed with brain cancer, the Mayo Clinic said Wednesday in a statement released on behalf of the senator and his family. Doctors removed a blood clot from above McCain’s left eye on Friday. “Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” the Mayo Clinic said in the statement. The Mayo Clinic said in the statement that “scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria,” or cut out. Support for the Arizona Republican, a former Navy pilot and prisoner of war, spanned both sides of the political aisle. The Republican and Democratic leaders in both houses of Congress wished him well, and former presidents Barack Obama and George H.W. Bush were among those expressing their support. McCain during the Vietnam War was shot down and was held as a prisoner of war by the North Vietnamese from October 1967 until March 1973. McCain’s captors tortured him and held him in solitary confinement. Still, he declined an offer of early release until those who had been at the prison longer than he were let go. Photo at right is John McCain returning home in March 1973. The Hanoi Hilton couldn’t break John McCain’s spirit, so I’m sure he’s up for this fight as well.