not much on a snowy Monday in Holland MI


I spent time today with Eileen watching my daughter, Sarah, be worried on Skype. It is difficult for my loved ones, I know. There’s nothing more to report at this point. Eileen and I will meet with the oncologist for a consultation on Wednesday. We should know more after that. I also spent a good deal of time writing a Music Note for next Sunday’s bulletin. I especially like to talk about the sorrow songs like Steal Away that have a double meaning for the enslaved. I was able to mention that this song was used by Nat Turner to alert his co-conspirators.

Fun fact from Jill Lepore’s These Truths: In 1492 seventy-five  million people lived in America, north and south. At the same time sixty million people lived in Europe, fifteen million less.

As I mentioned to Sarah, I find it frightening to look death in the face. However, so far I haven’t exactly panicked. I hope I don’t. A little denial can be a good thing when faced with daunting circumstances. In the meantime, each moment of life left seems to be something to savor. For that I am thankful.

2 thoughts on “not much on a snowy Monday in Holland MI

  1. Hey Dad. Good talking to you yesterday. I am grateful for our conversation and I continue to think about you and Eileen. Plus am grateful I can post on your blog again. 🙂
    Looks like the snow has hit you guys. Stay warm and keep my posted.

  2. David, It was great chatting. I would like to do more of that, for sure. I’m glad my blog is letting you post.

    love from Dad

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