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We all need a Mentor!

I don’t care who you are or what you do, we all need a mentor.  It doesn’t have to be someone that, you perceive, is “better” than you.  It does need to be someone that you can learn from and share ideas with.  My dad lost his mentor, Bob Dibling, more than a year ago….



What a great week it has been!  We had a nice long weekend and spent time with family over Thanksgiving.  After that, we came back to Columbus and went to the Ohio State vs. Michigan game.  It was cold and even snowed a little, but the Buckeyes won!  So, it was worth it. During the…


The update to the update!

I forgot to tell you about my check up last Friday.  Dr. Katz said that he was happy with the way my eye’s are progressing after surgery.  At this point, he’s considering the “frontal sling” surgery on my right eye.  My next appointment is….in…(wait for it)… 6 weeks.  December 31st to exact.    

Happy Thanksgiving!

Of course I’m thankful for my family, both personal and extended.  I’m thankful for food and shelter and coffee.  I’m also thankful for friends.  Long lasting relationships mean a lot to me.  I don’t just mean Facebook friends.  I’m talking about the ones that would (and some that have) fly across the country to support…


Why not?

In my last post I left you with a Chinese Proverb.  “It’s always better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”  I have gone through some pretty dark days during the 20 months.  This was not one of them.  Today was “All Saints Day” at church.  This is a church holiday for those…


Chinese Proverb

Last Wednesday, I had surgery on my eyes.  The night before my surgery, I stopped and picked up Chinese food.  We enjoyed a fun family conversation with good food. In case you’re wondering, during the surgery, no incisions are needed and they don’t have to pop out my eyeballs.  That may make you feel better…


Hindsight is 20/20

On September 1st, I had an appointment with Dr. Katz, my neuro-ophthalmologist.  I still can’t get over that word.  When Dan Webster put that one in his big book he must have been very confused.  “What the…?”  Anyway, Dr. Katz took several measurements of my vision and informed me that the results of the blood…


Some Days Are Diamonds…

…Some Days are Stone.  It’s like I always said, some days are better than others.  Although, I wouldn’t call any of them a stone.  They all have redeeming qualities as different bends in the road of life.  Connie might disagree, since lately my attitude and demeanor has been that of “a grumpy old man”.  I’ve…


What do I have to complain about?

You all know that I squeaked out another birthday about 11 days ago.  The culmination of my oldest brother Dan’s birthday and mine is almost always leads to a time-honored tradition, The Drunken Brother Open.  Dan and I golfed 54 holes with my good friend Eric Gowans on a hot, rainy, sticky day last week….


Best Birthday Ever?

Wednesday, July 11th, was my 45th birthday.  As I told Connie, I made it another year!  It was a great day and when I woke up the next morning I was thinking that was one of my best birthday’s ever.  Then I walked down the hall to see Grant’s empty bed.  He’s been gone this…