“I hate to wait…” used to be a frequent comment made by me. I was an impatient person, always wanting what I wanted now! Now that I’ve been a quadriplegic for almost 9 years, I’ve had a lot more practice waiting. Sometimes, I may seem to have learned the lesson of waiting patiently. But notRead more

No Heat

I woke up the first time, feeling uncomfortable.  I had been asleep for maybe 45 minutes and felt somewhat uncomfortable.  I fell back to sleep and woke up about 45 minutes later, knowing I was cold.  (That’s the way it is with me; it takes me a while to know how I feel.)  Anyway, IRead more

Too long

It’s been a loooong time since I’ve written, but I think I have a pretty good excuse. In early September, hurricane Florence threatened us in Newport News. Since we anticipated losing power, I vacated to the VA Medical Center in Richmond Virginia. Upon my return a few days later, Judy noticed that my right legRead more

Bad luck?

There are times when everything seems to be going against you; you feel overwhelmed. You feel that even though you have tried your best, it just does not seem worth it. Help can be found in an OT account of a widow who lives in a town named Zarephath who felt like that. There areRead more

Community Day!

A Church in our neighborhood hosting a “Community Day” today.  It’s a wonderful event.  There are all kinds of fun things to do, especially for kids: inflated bounce houses, nail painting, craft stalls, information booths for community service organizations and local community colleges and universities.  Ethnic Christian and contemporary music blares from two large speakers. Read more

Loss of an old friend

Earlier this week, an old friend quietly slipped away almost unnoticed.  The strong, steady and reliable voice became silent.  No longer can we count on its company through sleepless nights; warnings of approaching deadlines or of running late are past. I had noticed that things were different, but Judy spoke of it first.  “My parents’Read more

I have HSD…

That’s right. I have HSD… HSD is a serious condition, influencing the lives and circumstances of many people.  Not everyone has it; although some do.  HSD is contracted before life begins and although it may run in families, it is not hereditary.  Its symptoms are not always obvious, especially at first.  After it is recognized,Read more

Adventure – Walmart and beyond…

Earlier this week I needed to run a couple errands – the post office and Walmart.  My daughter Katie was visiting from out of town and I conscripted her as my driver.  Our journey to the post office was uneventful.  From there, we made our way to one of the local Walmart stores to pickRead more

Where have you been?

Where have I been? I have not posted for almost 3 weeks now. No, I’ve not been on vacation, I have had my annual physical examination at the luxurious Veterans Administration Medical Center in Richmond Virginia. These yearly routine examinations were conducted over a period of almost 2 weeks. I am happy to say thatRead more

True or false?

God only admits sinners into heaven. Think before you answer – it’s a loaded question.  In some ways, it is similar to the question: Have you quit beating your wife?  Whatever your answer, clarifying information must be added.  (You can deal with the second question on your own.) My interest is in the first.  DoesRead more