Temptation in the seat next to me

Martha and I are about 8 days away from the end of the DietBet game we’re in. We’re both so close to hitting our goal weight! It’s been a fight, but we’ve done well over the last 3 weeks.


Today happens to be my daughter’s 9th birthday. Happy Burpee, Abbilicious! After an entire-family-snuggle-session in our bed, she requested cinnamon rolls from Copper Creek Cookies – the best in the city. Mar and I looked at each other with dread. Do we behave and abstain? Do we cheat? We’re so close to making our goal!

While the rest of the family got ready for the day, I took a little drive to pick some up for the kids.

The best cinnamon rolls in the city taunting me from my car's passenger seat

Look at them. I’m pretty sure they whispered my name as I got off the freeway.

Gooey, delicious little punks.

Connecting with a Specialist When You Have Melanoma

Martha and I had the pleasure of participating in a Melanoma Town Hall meeting in Phoenix a couple months ago. Just before the meeting started, Martha sat down with the host, Andrew Schorr, to tell her story and give hopeful advice for other cancer patients out there. I’m terribly biased, of course, but I think she did an amazing job!

Martha Bishop, melanoma survivor and patient advocate, pushed to have a bump removed after her daughter pointed it out. Even after her doctor dismissed it, she persisted. Days later, she received a phone call with a diagnosis of a malignant tumor.

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