Posts from June 2021

Awkward

Last summer Katherine and Nicole picked out a t-shirt for me, and I do wear it occasionally. It contains this statement that sums up my Parkinson’s journey thus far…especially my adventures in medication! The shirt reads: I CAME, I SAW, I MADE IT AWKWARD. Truer words have never been spoken. I have had more awkward moments than I care to share ranging from some strange dancing otherwise known as dyskinesia to the inability to pronounce certain words. I have discovered…

Camp Horison

Another year of Camp Horison has taken its place in the 2021 history books and as usual, it was another great year. Over the past 10 years of my association with this wonderful camp, I have found a number of yearly adjectives characterizing each annual session of the camp. The descriptive words have ranged from controlled yet chaotic to exciting and challenging. I would like to share with you my adjectives for the 2021 session. “New and improved“ would be…

Finishing Strong

I have tried to be as transparent as possible concerning my plans for retirement. I have shared with numerous individuals and committees and I informed the 15 to 20 who attended our May church conference of my intent to give Poplar Springs some relief in July/August of 2022. I have always believed it is much better to leave one year too early than one year too late, and the last thing I want to do is stick around until some…

A Daunting Task

I never knew what “daunting” meant. I heard it used in situations that were challenging to almost impossible. So, I assumed that it referred to a difficult assignment. When all else fails consult Webster’s. So let me drag out my index card as if I am beginning a talk to a local service organization and say, “Webster’s dictionary defines daunting as…” Well, I found the word “daunt” so I will go from there: DAUNT: to make afraid/to intimidate/to dishearten…see dismay.…