My Thanksgiving’s Friday, Cuz I’m still in the coop. My buddy got it in the neck, And now he’s in the soup. Author Unknown; Attribution to Betty Marvin
Category Archives: Change Can Come Suddenly
Six Years On
Sixth “Accidentiversary.” Not one of those much ballyhooed multiple-of-five years. While solemn, neither somber nor maudlin. Have been inspired and encouraged by valiant victors whose worlds have been rocked by trials far more severe, but who nonetheless press on and do the next thing. In their particular “captivities,” they rebuff despair, endeavor with herculean effort,Continue reading “Six Years On”
Props to the Ohio State Buckeye footballers. Many go unnoticed who carry a heavy burden, with meager prospects, finding little joy along the way. These do not often or easily mix with others who are easily idolized and live in glamorous high castles. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152611170409022&video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video Jacob Jarvis’ (and his younger brother’s) story is a hard one,Continue reading “Perspective”
Really? Feeling a Bit Sick at the Moment.
I just read about an avid cyclist – a small bike shop owner and cycling advocate in Baltimore – who was struck by a motorist. The man was a husband and father. Forensics showed he was alive for some time after being struck. The motorist left the scene without tending to the man or callingContinue reading “Really? Feeling a Bit Sick at the Moment.”
Nice Costs Nuthin’
I was the recipient of two very kind gestures in late summer of 2009, as I began my in-patient rehab experience at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center as a C7 quadriplegic. Frank Smith III, a close friend from my college days, popped over from Charlottesville bearing gifts he’d received from then Cavaliers football coach, Al Groh. AsContinue reading “Nice Costs Nuthin’”
Blackberries, Or Bushes Afire?
We await a smaller mob than most years – we’ll have 15 around the table. I cite a link to our Thanksgiving experience in 2009 I hope you’ll enjoy: https://wheeledwords.wordpress.com/category/gettin-by-lifestyle-changes-greater-independence/himalayan-expeditions-wheelchair-travel/ But also happy to step out of the way of my good friend, Frank Smith III, a far more gifted writer than I am, whoContinue reading “Blackberries, Or Bushes Afire?”
Far More Weighty and Real
Having played on the 1977-80 Virginia Cavalier football team – well, practiced mostly – I was interestedly watching the Cavs (seldom televised anymore) play the Miami Hurricanes yesterday evening. As they hung on to a slim 6 point lead, early in the fourth quarter, they failed to score from inside the 5 yard line onContinue reading “Far More Weighty and Real”
Three Equal Parts – Redux
Missing my sister, Dianne Irving on the anniversary of her birth. The eldest of Three Equal Parts. https://wheeledwords.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/three-equal-parts-september-2008/. See her on the move . . . http://youtu.be/l-wzir01WtI.
Five Years On
A year ago, on my 4th “Accidentiversary,” and just three days after my daughter’s wedding, I wrote a quick ditty because ditty’s should be quickly written on significant annual occasions. On that day (the written-ditty day), I regretted not having done anything that involved precision event planning, caterered sterno-heated foods, lots of people, happy jocularContinue reading “Five Years On”
Passing This Along . . . Ever Wondered What Camp Spirit Smells Like?
A Posting From Daughter #2 . . . http://fledglingthings.blogspot.com/2014/07/smells-like-camp-spirit.html