We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Right Wing Prof is in a nursing home now, more or less, I think, and dealing with his apparently terminal cancer, pain, and frustrating dependency on others - yet posting as he is able at his Central Pennsylvania Orthodox site.
God bless this sweet, devout, tough, shy fellow who has been a blog pal for several years. From his posts at his other site, Right Wing nation, he has been one heck of a devoted, creative, and demanding prof of mathematics, statistics, and business-and accounting-related numbers.
I recently accused him of morphine-blogging. That was my attempt at levity. One of his recent posts:
One of my brothers and his family came the night before last, and are still here, but they’re leaving tomorrow morning (they went to eat; they’ll be back later this evening). My other brother and his wife got here a couple of hours ago, and will leave Monday. And April, who has been here for a couple of days, will leave the day after tomorrow, then, it will be back to Christopher and the folks from Holy Trinity, until next weekend, when yet more family comes from Indiana.
Dark place or not, I have people who love me, and I’m not sure that’s the case for everybody here.
This was very sad news about Ring Wing Prof. It was not clear to me from his earlier posts whether he is suffering from brain cancer, spinal cord cancer or some other but it was clear the situation was devastating and evolving rapidly and he has been handling it with great courage and grace.
Just today we buried a dear friend only a few miles from RWP's home, he was stricken in June with essentially the same thing. Fortunately he, like RWP, was given the gift of time to spend with family, loved ones, and to feel the support of his church brothers and sisters. Peace and blessings to Clay