on the list?

Some of you are reading this thanks to a batch email post I sent to you last night informing you of this blog and asking you to check it out.  Thanks for paying attention and acting on your curiosity. I was fiddling with that email list when a sort of overwhelming feeling came over me.  There are 98 emails on that list.  Ninety-eight!  And it wasn’t that had to put together.  Not bad for a shy introverted anti-social only child academic grind.  I’ve been so blessed to bump into folks like you who managed to see through that, at least a little.  A few of the emails were duds.  I’ll work to find my eighty-two year old cousin in Texas Carol, as there a few Ike cousins left and my closest, Diane, doesn’t do digital.  Some of you are suggesting other contacts, and I’m sure I’ll recollect others.  My cell phone saves every damn email I’ve ever contacted, but I don’t think I’ll be bothering Commander Cody with my blog, tho’ I expect to be writing about him some day.  Maybe this is just a freshman stoned-for-the-first-time moment of “hey, we’re all connected!”.  If so, please forgive me.  But connections make us more human, are hard to come by, are under continual assault, and need to be nurtured.  I’m so grateful to have some connection with all of you and hope this blog can be one way of nurturing those connections.  Let’s stay in touch.

Published by rike52

I retired from the Rheumatology division of Michigan Medicine end of June '19 after 36 years there. Upon hitting Ann Arbor for the second time (I went to school here) it took me almost 8 months to meet Kathy, 17 months to buy her a house (on Harbal, where we still live), and 37 months to marry her. Kids never came, but we've been blessed with a crowd of colleagues, friends, neighbors and family that continues to grow. Lots of them are going to show up in this log eventually. Stay tuned.

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