Phil's Cancer Journal
News is Bad," April
So said the doctor on that unforgettable morning. Here's what
I sat down to write when I got home.
to Family and Friends, April 4, 2001
Breaking the news to loved ones.
to Family and Friends, May 9, 2001
Updating the situation after getting some sober news.
Public With Cancer, July 17, 2001
Creating a public mission for my new book, Zen
24/7: All Zen/All the Time,in a memo to my publisher.
with Fearlessbooks.com, August 22, 2001
online Q&A session on zen and the art of living with
to Family and Friends, September 6, 2001
Announcing a new stage in treatment with an appeal for help.
Just Another Day, September 11, 2001
How quickly things can change.
Anger and Peace, September 12, 2001
Why I feel no rage over my cancer.
for Life, September 18, 2001
One week later, preparing for surgery all over again.
Down, September 25, 2001
Surgery's over. Next.
Cup of Water, September 27, 2001
Where the journey of relearning to eat begins.
The Darker Side, September 30, 2001
A question begs an answer.
Interview with Michael Toms, October 1, 2001
A one-hour interview on Wisdom Radio discussing Zen and my
battle with cancer. Here's how to request to hear it.
Days and a Mother's Love, October 16, 2001
Grinding my way through the dog days of recovery, with the
help of one special mom.
Birthday, October 20, 2001
Reaching a milestone.
Thanks, November 22, 2001
A thought for Thanksgiving.
Mas, December 5, 2001
"The most aggressive course of treatment in the world" lives
up to its billing.
Night, December 24, 2001
'Twas the night before Christmas . . .
But Not Forgotten, January 15, 2002
On the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, remembering
some vital lives who've inspired me in my fight against cancer.
to Family and Friends, January 21, 2002
Results of the first post-op CAT scan.
A.D.Y., February 28, 2002
It's been awhile, I know.
Year in Minutes, April 2, 2002
Marking the first of what I hope will be many, many anniversaries.
to Life, Back to Reality, May 2, 2002
A rough return from two weeks in paradise.
With Al Michaels, May 5, 2002
Wanted: One miracle.
Redux, May 7, 2002
Here we go again. Wouldya please not count me out?
Body, May 26, 2002
Mirror, mirror, on the wall. What is that?
Memorial, June , 2002
Information about Phil's Memorial Service
Daddy Dies, June 30, 2002
A poem Phil wrote for his children on April 29, 2001