First off, I apologize for not posting anything for three weeks. As someone once observed, “sometimes life gets in the way of living.“1

The good news is that my health is stable, my Crohn’s is quiet and I’m feeling better than I have in a long, long time. (Yes, Virginia, occasionally hospitals do make you healthier.) The reason I dropped under the radar screen is that life became very busy almost the moment I left the hospital,2 and likely will remain that way until almost the end of the year.

Project XAn extremely cool opportunity which I’ve been trying to create for the better part of this year has finally come together. I’m not allowed to say anything yet,3 but I’m loving every minute of it. And “every minute of it” really has become every minute outside of my regular job. Who would have thought that late nights and weekends could be so much fun?

In the meantime, I’m back on schedule with my training for Team Challenge and the Las Vegas Marathon on December 6. It’s my strong belief that the regular running and exercise is helping, keeping me fit enough to charge through the next few months.4

All of this likely will impact my ability to blog during the coming months, so I’m looking at ways to structure my blogging a little more (such as setting regular days of the week when this blog will be updated). I hope to share some solid details about that within the next week.

In closing, thanks to everyone for all their kind words and actions during my recent hospitalization. The impact of Crohn’s disease is inversely proportional to the number of friends and family.

Notes:

  1. I did quite a bit of digging trying to find out who originally said this, but couldn’t find a reliable attribution. That probably means either the phrase is a common saying, or I’ve gotten the actual wording wrong. []
  2. Of course, I also had a week’s worth of work projects, emails and phone messages to dig through at the same time everything else became busy. []
  3. Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements, thinly veiled threats from guys who look like supporting characters in the Sopranos, you know the drill. []
  4. There is a lot of recent evidence that the time invested in exercise provides much greater returns in the other parts of your life. And now there are some preliminary studies showing the same appears to be true for meditation. []

By Kevin A. Barnes

I am a writer, marketing practitioner and astronomer-in-training. My interests include science, technology and the future of just about everything. You can learn more from my Bio page.

2 thoughts on “Where’s Kevin?”
  1. GOOD MORNING:
    It was nice to see your wife a few weeks ago at the MAC.
    Nice picture in the national CCFA mailer.
    Stay healthy,
    ED

    1. Thanks, Ed,

      I was flattered that CCFA wanted to do an article (with photo!) about me in the Under the Microscope newsletter.

      You can count me in for just about anything that will create positive awareness of the research being done and the progress being made.

      You stay healthy as well!

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