Dave Taylor

What I learned from dying; Good news and bad news

My long promised update is finally here and it’s a mixture of good news and bad news. The good news is that my cancer spots are shrinking, some of them substantially, but the bad news is that in finding out the spots were shrinking I found out there were more of them than I realized.…

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What I learned from dying; Time flies when you’re… living

I’m beginning to embrace my new, sickly lifestyle. I’m driving with my bright red handicapped parking pass dangling from my rear view mirror and I’ve found a freeing new excuse for all occasions: “Hey, I’m dying. What do you expect?” Who can argue with that?  No one, that’s who. Life is funny but dying can…

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Dal-Tile office building vandalized

In early June of this year an unknown number of vandals broke into the former Dal-Tile office building located at 655 Melanie Drive in Lewisport, and stole several items. The thieves stole a Great Circle brand wood chipper, as well as lots of copper wiring and piping. Dave Taylor and his sister Georgia own the…

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What I learned from dying; Living with cancer is honestly great

Having cancer has been great. Yes, I just said that having cancer has been great. Perhaps I could qualify that statement by saying that dying from cancer has been crappy, but living with it has been a genuine blessing. I’ve felt better the past week or so, including this week when I’m typing this with…

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“Go Fund Me” for News Editor, Dave Taylor

The “Go Fund Me” page for Dave Taylor is currently being shared on Facebook and also on the Hancock Clarion’s website: hancockclarion.com The normal cost of chemo is around $10,000 per month. The goal is to help raise $100,000 for Taylor’s chemo treatments. Taylor is the News Editor for the Hancock Clarion.  The Clarion is…

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What I learned from dying; Nothing will ever be the same

                                                                            Dave Taylor pre-cancer / Dave Taylor today The other day my girlfriend Jamie asked me how I feel my chemo treatments are going, but then asked me a bigger much more difficult question: how do I think my cancer story will play out?  For those seeing this column for the first time, I was…

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Vastwood Park beach opens Monday after six years

After being closed for over six years, Hancock County Fiscal Court voted last month to open the swimming area at Vastwood Park for the summer. The beach opens this coming Monday for Camp Vastwood, and is open only for the attendees of the camp the first four days. Camp Vastwood serves as a trial run…

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McCaslin going for world record

Nick McCaslin spends hours every day in a small structure behind his house, far away from prying eyes, mixing a myriad of ingredients and studying them in a microscope in the hopes that he can build the perfect monster. He’s like a modern day Dr. Frankenstein, only the monster he’s creating is a monster watermelon,…

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What I learned from dying; Men can be sick too

I told my girlfriend Jamie to get pictures of me working during my chemo treatment Monday but that I didn’t want them to be posed. I didn’t get much work done and she got a picture of how the day really went. This third round of chemo has been rough and the main thing keeping…

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