I’ve been organizing my e-mail and archiving old stuff tonight. I came across a number of e-mails from my brother Patrick as I was sorting through things. For some reason, I got curious about what the last e-mail I received from him might have been. It turns out to be a message from October 17, 2003, telling me about a recent visit to the doctor. The doctor had told him that something was wrong with his lymph nodes, but it probably wasn’t cancer.