31 August 2008

Dear Readers and Friends [Update:October 2, 2008]

Final Update - My mother is in a sub-acute care facility in Baltimore where she still awaits further surgery. Thank you to all who have inquired as to her condition and have kindly offered assistance to our family, it is much appreciated.

I hope you enjoyed rereading the old, and not so old, blog entries that I reposted during September. I think I'm about ready to get back to work - just in time, it seems! [October 2]

For those of you who have asked, here is an update on my mother's condition.

After 17 days in intensive care, she was moved this week to a sub-acute nursing facility where she will continue her recovery while doctors wait for her overall condition to improve and for her leg to heal enough to undergo further surgery.

As for the blog, the first ten re-posts were the most visited pages when they were originally published. The next ten re-posts will be my personal picks.

Thanks for reading! [Sept. 18]

Dear Readers and Friends,

As some of you may know, my mother was involved in a very, very serious car accident on Sunday morning in Pocomoke City, Maryland.

As a consequence, I will be spending much of the next month traveling to and from the University of Maryland Medical Center R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

I hope you won't mind reading some re-published blog entries for the next few weeks.

Rest assured that I will be monitoring the Hillsborough news over this period, and will be back with some brand new commentary very soon.



  1. Greg - I'm sorry to read this, and hope she is recovering. Bob and I have been all too familiar with caring for a loved one across the distances.

    Why I am first reading this now? My (father's) computer went bust so I'm on my laptop, and I had your blog bookmarked on it. My dad's computer didn't have my old connections, and that's why I haven't visited in quite a while.

    Anyway, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Val, midnight dad, and others -

    I have set the blog up to automatically post this month because I will be travelling Hillsborough and Baltimore.

    The first 10 "repeats" are the posts that have been the most viewed over the past 15 moths.

    The second 10 "repeats" I have chosen myself.

    After that, I fully expect to be writing all new posts.

  3. I am glad to hear your mom is improving. I didn't get a chance to speak with you privately when we last met.

  4. hughes - you were working! I only wanted to say Hi, but I'm afraid I might have bothered you. In any case, I hope we get a chance to read your take on that whole mess!

  5. With so much material I didn't know where to start, but see October 5th.

    Has that meeting been on TV yet? I keep missing it