Well, it's the end of September 2013 and I am just getting back here (to post a photo of my mail carrier in the 'local postal person' group). Life just gets more and more complicated at times. My husband got diagnosed with (luckily!) very early stages of prostate cancer a few months ago and that has taken a lot of time for research to decide what treatments, if any, he wants to undergo and, frankly, just to get our heads around it. We've been told that his kind of prostate cancer is so slow growing and microscopic at this point so he doesn't really have to have any treatment right away. They are doing something with him called 'active surveillance' which means testing PSA every 6 months and probably another biopsy in a year. If all goes well, the soonest he'd have to deal with radiation treatments would be in 2 or more years. That's a relief in one way but I know it's hard for him to know there is cancer in his body somewhere growing, even if it's very slowly! Since this happened, we have learned how many men around us in every part of our lives has had prostate cancer! It's amazing and seems to partly be because we tend to live so much longer now and partly because of chemicals/radiation/etc. in the air, water, and land. Anyway, in solidarity with all of my mail art friends living with various cancers, I thought I'd mention it. At least we who are still alive are living with it! As the oncologist we talked to reminded us, there are many more people living with cancer than dying from it, something we don't usually realize. We all remember those of our friends and families who haven't survived cancer, also, and they are not forgotten. Hugs to all of us.