A friend recently accused me of being naive. Not meaning it to be a compliment, he was surprised when I agreed with him. Naive, lacking worldliness, innocent, without artifice, simple, credulous as a child-these are what I am supposed to be as a born-again Christian so I am glad someone saw these things in me.… Continue reading In Defense of Being Naive
On Saturday I attended the Cave Run Story Telling Festival for the second time and found this year’s story tellers even better than last year. They were a perfect mix of funny and poignant. It reminded me again why I prefer attending funerals to visitations. I love the stories. The stories that have stayed on… Continue reading Story Telling
Classic signs of concussion are headache, loss of consciousness, and mental confusion, but you can have class 1 concussions without any of these symptoms. According to Dr. David Blake, a neurologist, my friend, and doctor, equally classical signs are loss of drive, creativity, and energy. Apparently, loss of smell, sleep disturbance, and excessive thirst are… Continue reading Concussion
I am awed by people with artistic ability and would like to tell you about one. During this past year I learned and began regularly playing Mah Jongg. In our group I met Pat Becker, a lady who is not only a killer Mah Jongg player but an amazing artist. At our first quarterly luncheon,… Continue reading On Artists
We take feeling good for granted and we should be grateful. Three weeks ago today I felt well. Nothing hurt, I awoke feeling rested and energetic. I often say a quick prayer of gratitude for that and expect to accomplish a lot through the day. That evening after my fall, I didn’t feel so well.… Continue reading Expectations
My friend who teaches medical students recently told me of a tee-shirt that said, ” Please don’t confuse your google search with my medical degree.” For several years she has complained that her students were too satisfied with the information they got from google searches on medical topics. She tells them that their patients are… Continue reading In Defense of Google
Half my face is black. A spot above my right eye is very tender to touch. Needless to say, it is a bad hair day, but still I am grateful-grateful my brother and sister-in-law were there when I passed out and hit my head on the concrete floor; grateful I did not have a concussion… Continue reading Laughter the Best Medicine?