Monday, May 18, 2009

What's New

Patty is out of town for Will's graduation from MICA in Baltimore. Today he received his BFA magna cum laude at the ripe old age of 20.

On the side bar are his old http://killmecomix.com/ and his new Candy for your Eyes web pages. They are wonderful. Patty and I are so proud.

With Ben's graduation from Art Center, Pasadena in film direction last month, all our kids are through college (at least for now).

So if you need someone to help with a film or commercial, especially a documentary, contact Ben http://www.bkoffmanart.com/ and if you need any illustration contact Will. You won't be disappointed.

So now that I am finished shamelessly kwelling (Kvell, a Yiddish term, means 'to be bursting with pride; boast; gloat', and is usually used with the connotation that one is delighted with the accomplishments of one's children) and promoting my sons, let me kvetch ( this Yiddish word means grumble or complain) for a minute. I am getting tired of my own food prep (remember I eat no cooked food) and more tired of just being alone. The cat and dog help, but I get pensive and moody when I am alone for several days at home.

Today I made a raw organic broccoli-avocado-tomato-squash-brazil nut-coconut milk soup. It wasn't that great but I ate it all for lunch and dinner. I sure don't want to face any more of it left over tomorrow.

And the 4.7 earthquake didn't help my mood.

Nuff of this pity party.

I saw the new Star Trek movie at the local IMAX with my son. Dazzling.  Must see for any fans. The best in many years. I hear the Trekkers are complaining that there is so little to complain about.

Heard some great jazz last night at Jack Prather's CD release party. Listen to some of the material @ http://www.myspace.com/jackprathermusic 

Live jazz is hard to beat. My friends Leonard Thompson on keyboards and Dewey Ernie on vocals were there which made it extra sweet.

The ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) meeting is starting. I have been reviewing the abstracts on CLL and transplant.

I wish there was some great breakthrough to report, but I was underwhelmed.  An interesting and important paper on VRE (Vancomycin resistant enterococci) post transplant, a new dosing schedule for OFAR, new monoclonals in the pipeline.

Time to refocus.

A demain

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3 Comments:

Blogger Judy Cleri said...

Dr. K,

And proud you should be. Both you and Patty have done a fine job in raising your children. And to put them all through college....that is no small feet.

Now, let's talk about that soup? I'm not sure I would even call it soup? You really must get out more and get a life.....lol.....

We were at the Queen of Hearts fund raiser on Saturday where my daughter spoke to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research for UCI. It was a wonderful evening and I must say that I was so proud of her. She got a standing ovation....so I know how your feel with your heart swelling with pride. Now, if they can only use that money to help find a cure.

What a beautiful day it is. Have a blessed day and please no more broccoli-avocado-tomato-squash-brazil nut-coconut milk soup. It doesn't even sound good.

Blessings,

J

May 19, 2009 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Hi Brian

Just a quick hello to try and cheer you up. Love the kvelling and kvetching, impossible to really describe their meanings but you did well. The meanings translate very nice across the pond though, and they definitely apply to both your kids and mine.
We are in the middle of school exams, Amelia has finished school and just has to pass her exams ( with high grades) to get into medical school.......you will hear the kvelling when that happens. Simon has exams and Charlotte has end of 2nd year dentistry exams. You can see we are scientific here, unfortunately no art genes in our family.

I am still following your CLL story with great interest. I would like to skip a few pages(years) ahead and see what happens, I guess you and me both!

Take care
Susan in London

May 19, 2009 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger J.R. said...

What talented sons you have and a brilliant daughter as well. With the many creative gifts you and Patty add to the mix, you make quite the family!

I've known you all for only a short time but I’ve already seen exceptional prowess in art, music, film, writing, medicine and law.

Let's not talk about your culinary skills in the kitchen, however, as evidenced by your soup. But, perhaps that keeps you humble!

Congrats to the new grad and the Mom and Dad who helped make it happen.

--Janet Morrison

May 19, 2009 at 9:47 PM  

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