Passing the Torch

Despite a fever of 102 Wednesday afternoon, I got out of bed and went to Fourth Presbyterian for my going away party.  My fever broke about the time we pulled into the parking lot, so I felt much better by the time the festivities took place.  I tried not to contaminate anyone, just in case. … Continue reading Passing the Torch


Cold Bone-chilling, unshakeable cold that cannot be mitigated by sweaters or blankets. Fuzziness The sense that my head pauses for a moment to catch up when turned suddenly. Dreams Confusing three-dimensional realizations that defy physics and sensibility, coupled with the anxiety that something is amiss. Sweat Drenching, penetrating moisture when the temperature finally abates.    … Continue reading Fever