Life has been a bit challenging for the past couple of weeks. It began mildly enough with my very minor surgery. Out-patient at Legacy Hospital, smiling staff, clean efficient. Yes, the surgeon was swell. That was Friday and the next day kidney stone pains began to re-visit Ron. Sunday night we traveled to our friendly Legacy Emergency Room.
Discovered: a 7.5 kidney stone! Tuesday morning it was now his turn for out-patient surgery far more serious than mine and with a positive outcome. That should have wrapped it up. Never that simple in latelife, however. All of it threw my sleep pattern into chaos. Finally out now and returning to post.
Meanwhile the world continues to turn in strange, sometimes wonderful ways. Watching Occupy Wall Street has offered remarkable words and images. Thoughtful thinking from observers--like many of us--from Zuccotti Square: Naomi Klein's reflections (here in text), the Amy Goodman's program, Democracy Now include many thoughtful interviews at the Square espescially this one with Katrina van den Heuvel of the Nation magazine in the midst of the high activity. Think it was this one where I saw my friend in peace, Joan Wile of Grandmothrs against the War, sitting quietly next to her sign. Joan on her own blog describes what she was experiencing that day.
Here she is again on Michael Moore's blog. On October 18, a contingent of 60 Grannies appeared at Lincoln Center to protest the way private/public spaces attempt to squelch those with political agendas. And the police backed off! Busy month for Joan and October has another eight days.