THE STATUS QUO
CHALLENGE AND COURAGE
Education really seemed important, the day I learned the meeting of 'the status quo." It was elementary school, but it could have been an Ivy League college. The phrase had the power to transcend. But soon I learned the status quo was more about the past than the exciting future. Now I'm wondering if I'm not on the road to being a Luddite and too stuck on the status quo.
Here's the beef. My old computer and the need to upgrade to quicker and more whiz bang applications. I love the new technology, I just don't like having to adapt to a new calendar system, new format and abandon a system that has worked just fine.
Three or four years ago I got a new leather credit card holder-money clip. It's got a nice sheen of dust on it because the old one, worn, a teensy bit frayed and requiring an occasional re insert of the metal clip into the leather slot, works fine. Really!
Plus, I'll be shopping for a new computer soon and I know that is really going to change the old habits. Some days the status quo sounds very comfortable.
PEOPLE WITH MONEY BEHAVING ODDLY
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CHALLENGE AND COURAGE
Frequent readers know that from time to time my former radio colleague and long time friend, Bob is providing updates on his battle with Leukemia. Here's his latest report.
Friends, This week's chemo boost was routine; easily tolerated. Diane and I toured the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, MN. She will stay there while I am hospitalized for my BMT. I will join her during the months following my discharge from Methodist Hospital. We plan on a combined stay in Rochester of 3 months. Gift of Life is available to us for subsequent visits to Rochester, if they relate to my transplant. My sister has sent her blood match re-verification kit to Mayo. We will get one to my brother yet this week. Our next regularly scheduled Mayo appointment is May 31st. We trust we will get the go-signal at that time and know when I am to be hospitalized to "condition" me for the allogeneic stem cell transplant. Conditioning includes Campath chemotherapy and 200 cGy TBI (Total Body Radiation, in case there are any radiation oncology fans listening in). We considered a trip to northern Japan, but this seemed a more convenient, cost effective radiation solution. "Remain calm. All is well." --Kevin Bacon Foster
A NATURAL TREAT
A simple story about a joy of living in California.
A story without words, but with great scent.
See you down the trail.