Oh, man, I’m bummed! A favorite author, who I now count as friend, is suffering some serious diabetic complications. He’s alert and in his usual sardonic good humor, but he’s suffering and it kills me to know it. I do not identify him by name not to draw privy curtains over his illness – I have learned all this through his website – but to permit me this little wail apart from the encouragement and good thoughts I have shared with him on his site.

Funny, maybe I’ll go back and joke with him about my concerns; I bet he’d get it.