I Can’t Relate To That

When I found out I had cancer and thought I was going to die I was surprised little changed. All I wanted to do was live the life I was already living. I was happy with my life and (most of) the decisions I’d made.

There’s an article in the NY Times about Senator John McCain. The article makes the argument McCain’s changed since his diagnosis of what’s incurable brain cancer.

  • the 81-year-old senator has found a new voice.
  • “Do I hear in his voice a little bit more expression of grander ideals? I do,” said Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee.
  • in a dramatic return to Congress after surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye, he delivered a harsh critique of the Senate as he called for Democrats and Republicans to work together.

You get the idea.

It’s possible McCain’s cancer was a sobering moment that changed his attitude. It’s just not something I can vaguely relate to.

When I found out I had cancer and thought I was going to die I was surprised little changed. All I wanted to do was live the life I was already living. I was happy with my life and (most of) the decisions I’d made.

I am saddened by his terrible illness, but if McCain really does have to make radical shifts, I’m also disappointed.

None of us are going to be here forever. Be a good person today.

3 thoughts on “I Can’t Relate To That”

  1. Great advice Geoff. I’m still missing you on WTNH tease, I sincerely wish you good health and happy days. Please consider returning to CT airwaves (dated myself) if the offer is made. Trust me, their inbox and mail tubs are full.

  2. It is possible that McCaine has taken a good look at himself and he is rethinking what way things seem to be going. Let’s hope he is now walking the straight and narrow!

  3. Maybe his shift is because he knows in his heart the Trump’s administration replacement of the Affordable Care Act would be a death sentence for thousands of people. That’s why he voted ‘no’ twice.

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