Sometimes I am especially un-eager for an occasion to end. Just once in a while along comes something or other to offer just that extra bit of time. But one can’t be particular about about the “something or other part”. There are few things in life that I enjoy less than heavy snow. Few things … Continue reading About those things you just can’t change
Recently the Baha'i International Community released a statement to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. It's quite down to earth and emphasizes the role of collective human thought and action, how this is to be found and focused. Below I'll share a few excerpts. If you've been eager for something a little beyond … Continue reading Collective action on behalf of the planet
You can only wobble around hospital corridors, showing off your new skills with leg braces by kicking your popular young doctor in front of his peers, for so long. Children’s Hospital discharged me just before I was due to start first grade, at the age of six. Oddly, I remember almost nothing about the event, … Continue reading Polio Blogs 4: Little brother and gifts
This past Saturday night’s activities included dealing with a busted rivet in one of my new leg braces. Though pain free, this particular event is best explained to the normal-legged public as being rather like having the tibia and fibula removed from action in the lower leg. You can’t walk. So out of the closet … Continue reading Enduring symbol. We Will Survive.
Back in October I had a terrible dream, from which I awakened at dawn, shaking hard enough to rattle the bed. It took much of the day to recover, in fact. In it I was walking around in open desert with unseen people. Someone was saying that “When El Capitan pops up, if you see … Continue reading EL Capitan and me
The last blog in this series left my six-year-old self lying in an old hospital bed with chipped enamel railings, devouring two bowls of vanilla ice cream smothered in mustard. That bizarre meal — following a hunger strike — marked the end of my sullen rage at what paralytic polio had done to me. For … Continue reading Polio Blogs 3: She learns to walk again
Images from each season of the year we have just passed through...