Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Sunday, 2024.04.21
Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet
the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will vanish; every sweet
word will fade, But do not be disheartened, The source they come from is
eternal, growing, Branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep?
The source is within you And this whole world is springing up from it.

		Jelauddin Rumi


An open letter to KUSA TV in Denver and the Board of Directors for the Komen Foundation.

This letter was originally written last fall. My wife’s health over the holidays prevented me from tracking down all the contacts to whom I wished to send this letter. Her health is much improved at the moment. She is off oxygen although her energy level is considerably diminished. I apologize for the delay and hope that my comments may still be of value.

November 22, 1999

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am writing this letter in the hope of initiating a positive change in the way breast cancer survivors are treated during Denver’s Race for the Cure event. I have shared this letter with organizations and people not directly involved with the Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure in the hope that my experiences will assist them in avoiding some of the unfortunate trends I’ve observed with the Race for the Cure event in Denver. (more…)

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