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November 14, 2009


I’m thinking that using this space as a soapbox might offend some but, I don’t really give a rat’s behind. This is Mo-vember and it’s time for you to get out your wallet and throw a little cash in the fight to put the kibosh on PROSTATE cancer. There are so many guys out there that think they are invincible, never get an annual physical and, in the end, are shocked to find that they have developed Prostate Cancer. Often, it is too late for an effective treatment and you and I know where that leads. Hell, there is nothing funny about that. In three previous blogs I’ve tried to both enlighten and make light of the annual physical. Hoping a little humor might spur that reluctant guy to get his butt poked and, to double you’re pleasure, get a PSA test.

You can check them out here if you haven’t already done so. Maybe I can illicit some chuckles or the odd guffaw.

My Date with the Doctor (Blog #1)


The Peek and Poke Preliminaries (Blog #2)


The Peek and Poke Inquisition (Blog #3)


Look, I’m growing a mustache, seeking pledges and hoping to raise a little money to assist this fight. That’s what MOVEMBER is all about.


Well, I’m dedicating this effort to my Uncle Joe. He’s 74 year old North Carolina native who is the bravest guy I know. He fought this disease and won. And, oh ya, he came at it with the two biggest fists I’ve ever seen.

I drove him to his radiation treatments, I sat and watched epic historical videos with him during his recovery, I took him out for long drives and ice cream treats, and not once did this man give in to the disease, complain or show any of his obvious pain. Believe me, that man has been probed, cut, burnt and offered up indignities none of us would wish for. Yet, he survived and he beat something that would have a lot of us crying like little babies and screaming like little girls.

So, if you can see fit to give up a little change or if you can donate something within your means, please do so. Uncle Joe would be honored. I’m sure you know someone, a father, a grandfather or a brother who has been touched by this disease. Maybe, you have lost someone close to you.

The WEBSITES for MOVEMBER are as follows.

CANADA:  http://ca.movember.com/

USA: http://us.movember.com/

You can look below for you’re motivation. Take a look at the JIM-MO. Oh, God, I’m blushing. You see, I’ve had a few over the past 40 years.

This Jimbo age 59, the upper photo is Jimbo age 30. Haven'y changed that much in 30 years, don't you think!