I'm a writer with four novels and more than two dozen short stories published. The best known is probably my novel China Mountain Zhang. A collection of my short stories, called Mothers and Other Monsters, will be published by Small Beer Press in July '05. On Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004 I was tentatively diagnosed with Lymphoma, cancer of the lymph nodes. Biopsy confirmed that I have Hodgkins Lymphoma, a well studied and extremely curable malignancy. I started a blog, and now I facsinated with them. I have friends here, so what the hell, another time sink.