totemic is the oft-abandoned web home of greg canavera,
occasionally used for personal projects. is (sometimes)
about my professional life.

The shoemaker's children have no shoes…

I dislike the expression, but for now, it's true - Totemic is ignored right now. I've been busy with work and life and more work. I have several personal projects brewing, but none for public internet thrashing. I'm still alive, and do miss hearing from you. Get in touch!

And yes, I know totemic is in need of an overhaul, please don't remind me :)

My father's 4-months-from-diagnosis battle with pancreatic cancer

ended this week. He passed away peacefully, after months of pain and suffering with this wretched disease. We're all grateful he is not in pain anymore, yet are sad to see him go - he will be missed greatly.

We're still a bit in shock, the cancer moved quickly. Effective detection and treatment need to be developed; this disease kills nearly every diagnosed patient. I now understand why so much of the medical speak about panc cancer is about 'pain management' and 'palliative care' - there's little effective treatment availble. Pancan and the Lustgarten Foundation (amongst others) are actively lobbying for awareness and funding research.

Again, thank you all for your kindness and endless support, it's been rough, and we couldn't have made it this far without you.


Random environmental recordings I've made over the years on soundcloud. I there are many more to come!