I don’t know if you had a mother like mine. In times of trouble she was one for soothing phrases that were meant to make you feel better and give you hope. Hope for the future and hope that everything would turn out alright. One of those phrases that comes to mind at this moment is ‘I know you can’t see it right now but this is probably the best thing that could have happened’. Let me fill you in on what’s been taking place. The local newspaper group that I’ve been writing for the past eleven years decided to drop my column. My guess that they would rather have someone who tells people what they want to hear and writes for free than a scientist who tells people what they need know and is payed. Since I’ve been trying to sell my place for sometime now, not having to think up something new to write about every week is kind of a bitter-sweet relief. Two weeks after this I slipped down the stairs in my townhome and broke my leg. This puts a hold on the house sale until sometime after Christmas and no I hadn’t been drinking. I kind of wish I had some excuse other than my own clumsiness. I’ll get a ranch style the next time. How might my mother’s phrase apply to all this … all in all I can’t as yet see what good these events will serve in my future but I’m looking forward to figuring it out as I learn to walk again. I intend to keep up with this blog once I literally get back on my feet.