Correlation Does Not Imply Causation

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Bob Marley When times are uncertain we want desperately to find a way to convince ourselves that we have things figured out. We are in control. This is why, in the Covid 19 era,  there has been an absoluteContinue reading “Correlation Does Not Imply Causation”

Why Are Mosquitoes Even A Thing?

” For the ones who had a notion, a notion deep insideThat it ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive” Bruce Springsteen The other day JP asked me a question that I was not able to answer. He asked “Dad, why are mosquitoes even a thing?”.  Behind that question are so many essential assumptionsContinue reading “Why Are Mosquitoes Even A Thing?”

To Fear or Not To Fear

I refuse to live my life in fear. Fela Kuti World, welcome to life with ALS! Stuck inside your house? Check! Hours spent with only the ones you love? Check! Already binged every worthwhile Netflix series? Check! Worry about catching a respiratory infection that fast turns to pneumonia and you drown in your own mucus?Continue reading “To Fear or Not To Fear”

How do you love someone who is dying?

“When someone loves you, they don’t have to say it. You can tell by the way they treat you.” Unkown I know what you guys are thinking…Wait! What? Matt’s not dying. You guys are so positive. You say he will beat this disease. There is so much coming for ALS in research and therapies. HowContinue reading “How do you love someone who is dying?”

It’s not you, it’s me

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. Herodotus ALS steals more than our loved ones body. It steals time, friendships, relationships.I am going to forget your birthday. I will definitely forget your kids birthday. I won’t text you back in any sort of timely fashion. I will turn down your offer to hangContinue reading “It’s not you, it’s me”