by James Quinn
The Burning Platform
I took a trip to Boise last week to hang out with my father during his first week of chemo. I didn’t really need to go but my father-in-law died shortly after his first round of chemo when the chemo shrunk a tumor they were not aware of growing on his intestine. This led to fecal matter flooding his abdomen causing peritonitis. They chemo had also killed his white blood cells so he had no ability to fight the infection which killed him ten days later.
Despite the circumstances we had a great time together. Throughout the entire trip I had the opportunity to notice a number of things that amazed me.
On the drive down I travel through central Idaho north to south.