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January 9, 2003

So Uncle Jack's cancer is in full remission or gone or something like that. I haven't talked to him directly and my family is not big on details like that. Smart enough people, accomplished, educated, and aware. But just not bothered about details like that.

It's not that we're uncaring or insensitive. It has more to do – or something to do – with faith and (I guess) a little fatalism, and the overriding belief that things will work out for the best.

Or they won't but there isn't a damn thing we can do about it either way so why worry?