22)Disease threatens iconic plane trees

One of the iconic images of France is of a man or a boy on a bicycle wearing a beret, carrying a baguette and cycling down a scenic road lined with plane trees. We still have bicycles, baguettes and a few berets but sadly, a disease called canker stain is killing off many of our…

21) Trump and Cancer

I have finally figured out what the Trump election victory reminds me of: cancer. When I had cancer over 20 years ago I would wake up in the morning and there would be a moment of first light signaling the beginning of another new day. Then I would remember I had cancer and a dim…