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Liddy’s Progress

Yesterday (9/9/13)they moved her to the 5th floor Transitional Care Unit; here is the plan: she will undergo occupational and physical therapy daily for a week and will come home next Monday (9/16/13). At home she will receive visits from the OT and PT people for an undefined period of time. This was serious back surgery and Doctor O’Brien will see that she is rehabilitated in the best way that 21st century medicine can provide – Liddy as always worries about cost, but to our good fortune, we are covered by the best system the U.S. has to offer: Medicare and Medicare supplement.

She continues to smile a lot, confirming what the Doc said -“this looks like a winner,” or something about feeling like $1 million.

Back to blogging- I started back on China but that will have to wait – more pressing is the novel COUNT, now in final edits by Tate Publishing.

Dear readers (you know who you are) – the problem for me is I don’t know who you are, and I don’t know how to find out. I was merrily posting blogs with response only from daughter Katie until I posted one about Liddy’s surgery – to my great surprise, I received several comments from old friends who must have been reading my blogs – or not? Can somebody help me here?

 

 

 

Shifting Gears

Max is ready to move on – not that he has said all he has to say about World War One and the Guilt of it – to say nothing of the impact of the times on the future of Europe, the U.S, and the World – what happened to the League of Nations? Etc., etc., etc.

Two topics are next up – First, Max’s next novel, COUNT, currently in the final stages of production at Tate Publishing. It is timely because the topic of civil rights is always timely, but also because ¬†the country is currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech.

The second topic is China, also much in the 2013 news РMax has traced the origin of the Chinese Communist takeover in earlier blogs which he is thinking of reposting. Current developments in the great Middle Kingdom are so different from what anyone expected when Mao Tse Tung triumphed in 1949 that it is time to take another look and see if any of it makes any sense.