The official release of the Stand with Cathy book lasted from February 5th to February 22nd. I initially ordered 120 copies, thinking we would be lucky to sell that many. As it turned out, I had to order more, and in the end we sold 240 copies. As promised, the gross revenue, including the printing costs, has been donated to the war against breast cancer. (If you didn’t get a copy, don’t panic. You can still get one here.)
This report is long overdue. Let me offer an explanation. On February 19, I went to California for a conference on the exciting subject of fat-water separation in magnetic resonance imaging. Just before coming back to Houston, I came down with a rather potent cold, which had me pretty much out of commission until about February 28. Then, when I had just overcome the cold, I developed a case of strep throat, for which I’m still taking antibiotics. The serial illness sapped my energy, and I wasn’t able to do a lot of the things that I wanted to do, including sending in the donations and writing this update. Now I’m starting to feel normal again.
Cathy is now on her spring break, though that’s not stopping her from studying. I’m back in class, a little behind where I’d like to be and feeling somewhat cheated out of a real spring break by my illness. Nevertheless, things are going pretty well and we have a lot to be happy about.