Diagnosis: Diabetes

Diagnosis: Diabetes

At my last annual physical, my doctor informed me I had diabetes. No big deal, I thought. I feel great; I’ve got no symptoms. Maybe I have to give up candy bars and do a little less recreational eating, but how bad could it be? Then I went to the nutritionist for diabetes education. It… Read More »

Another year

Another year

This column is being written late. That sort of sums up my success at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Happens every year: I pile up the intentions like someone investing in a stock called “Disappointment,” then I plunge into January and in no time at all, I’m reaping the dividends of failed expectation. Since I’m already… Read More »

Mistaken fear

Mistaken fear

We all make mistakes. Some are as simple as showing up at a friend’s for dinner on the wrong day, forgetting an important birthday, or missing a plane while sitting and watching it board and depart. All kinds of mistakes are made by people of all ages, but as you get older, mistakes seem to… Read More »

Aging in Place

Another passing Word came to me from my friend’s ex-wife: another buddy gone. I had to call the new wife for the details. What I was looking for was when the memorial service would be. What I got was her story about what happened. “He simply went out to mow the yard and never came back.”… Read More »