Hi folks. My last biopsy report confirmed that I have stage one cancer of my vocal chord so I will be heading for Las Vegas, NV on 26 Jul for radiation treatment. I have a doctors appointment on 27 Jul at 1115 hrs. I am hoping that when the doc examines me and my medical records she will tell me that the diagnosis in the PI was wrong and I just need some medication. If that is not the case then I do not know exactly when I will be back in AC, hopefully not longer than a month and a half or so. I have just about finished my Aug column and have some material for Sept as well. Bear with me in Sep as I will be writing more about Vegas than AC. But, I am hoping some of my sources will keep me posted on events in AC that I can write about. This is an unplanned trip, I did not plan on going back to the US until 2013. I may slow down a bit but am determined to keep up with the column and you better believe I will be anxious to return home again. I will miss my breakfast at Phillies.