… is my colleague Dr. Bruce Kramer’s blog Dis Ease. Yes, Bruce has ALS. But he has so much more: http://diseasediary.wordpress.com.

Read even one entry and you might begin to imagine the word “beyond” … in a grand, greater sense. Only from one incredible teacher might we learn more than we ever knew we needed or wanted.

Bruce is the dean of the College of Applied Professional Studies at St Thomas. His blog begins:

“On December 6, 2010, I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. My, how things have changed since then. This blog is offered not so much as a commentary on the ‘progress’ of the disease, but more as a weekly reflection on life, informed by the fact that each of us is temporarily able bodied and none of us gets out of this alive. So where is the grace and the goodness in that?”

It must be in faith, something I’m personally gaining in a broader, more-beyond way, thanks to Bruce’s willingness to share his journey – often with ease, often without – in life. That, no doubt, is beyond good. To Bruce, no doubt, I say thanks for writing. You are goodness and grace.