2022 – A Monumental Year

The year 2022 started out with the promise of the end of the COVID-19 global pandemic but quickly showed us the doorstep of World War III with the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th. As it comes to a close, I look back at all the events that took place this year. Some predictable, others not, like my diagnosis with stage-IV prostate cancer in July, and the shocking, though not too surprising tragic death of my son, Mitchell, in the Kansas City area only 2 weeks after my diagnosis.

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George Smedinghoff ~ Tribute

The news of George’s passing knocked the wind out of me.  We went to High School, College, worked, bowled, played cards, went to the gym, studied together … the list goes on and on.  I had recently been thinking about him and was intending to get in contact with him since we have been out of touch over the last few years.


Another of life’s lessons re-learned, life is way too short. Don’t procrastinate when it comes to the ones that are important to you.

Hats Off My Friend!

Steve D.