On planning and preparing.

In March 2020, I asked for words to help me think. A friend wrote and said “Plan vs Prepare. No amount of planning is going to save people who don’t prepare.” That’s an awesomely challenging thought which reminded me of a post I had written several years earlier. +++ I’m built for the second chair. That’s the […]

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A prayer on love for the fifth Sunday of Easter

God. You invite us to love one another.Actually, it is less an invitation. It’s more like a command. It’s really hard. It’s not a command to love the whole world. You do that.It’s not a command to love our enemies. That’s a different command.This is a command to love each other. You told Peter to […]

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Practical thoughts from a hospital chaplain

Life goes on. And so does death. Even without viruses, we have death. Even with them, we have life. +++ If you don’t have a person designated as your health care representative, please designate, on the form that is legally acceptable in your state or locality, the person that you want to represent your decisions when […]

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choosing our expertise.

I could choose to become an expert in virus transmission and treatment.  I could choose to become an expert in political analysis.  I could choose to become an expert on health system supply lines. I could choose to become an expert on anticipatory dread.  I could build my expertise by reading everything I could about […]

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Frankenstein

Rich Dixon continues his story: (part one is here: December, 1987 – continued) +++ Five days post-accident, neurosurgeons fused three vertebrae, joining crushed bones with metal plates and screws and a chunk of transplanted hip bone. I emerged from surgery encased in a halo brace, a metal jacket attached to vertical rods clamped to a […]

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