No Country for Old Men
I was, apropos of the last post, considering joining a reading group. No More! I had a heart attack occasioned by a meeting of the condominium group of which I am president and it made me so mad that my blood pressure went over 200 and I had a myocardial infarct and then, two weeks later a mural soft thrombus developed in the heart that broke loose, floated to the brain and I had a stroke. It only affected speech but to read aloud a one act play to a group with a speech deficit is tantamount to getting along with condominium owners, an impossible task. It goes to show, once again, genial indifference in some venues will go a long way to achieving longevity if that is your wish. I had thought that as president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and the Chief of the Medical Staff of The Royal Jubilee Hospital I was prepared for all meetings and attempts to torpedo the same. But I was young and strong then. Now as Isaiah says, "people are like grass--Their beauty is like the flower in the field---the grass withereth and the flower therof falleth away." The condominium business is "no country for old men."
2/25/2015 03:45:05 am
An insightful piece, Jim. You are right on about condo councils.
2/25/2015 04:58:43 am
You have always been loved as a doctor, gardener, athlete, and man. Your counsel has always been wise, your opinions kind, and your treatment of people of all religions, races, ages, genders, and politics has always been respectful. It amazes me that there is a group out there that would find fault with you. Consider this: I have known you for longer than anyone else alive. You have been my friend and idol for almost 77 years. Only once, when you kicked me in the ass for being rude to Bill Dickey when I was about 14, did I tell Mom on you. Other than that I followed your every move and proudly enjoyed the journey. Please, have nothing to do in the future with those condom fools!
2/25/2015 10:28:04 am
You take care of yourself.......writing is better than
2/25/2015 11:22:44 pm
l will dotto ken warrens remarks, with the exception of the swift kick in the ass as l had no prior knowledge, you are an exceptional man,
2/26/2015 05:28:13 am
I loved your mellifluous writing, Sir. Have you ever considered meditation?
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