A Little (Unexpected) Silence Again

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I just finished typing up the first of these posts and due to what I will explain below, I hit the wrong button and hence demolished it.

I have been suffering from a slight health problem over the past few days, the treatment of which has entailed using some pain killers that have made it somewhat difficult to spend time at the keyboard. Moreover, you will probably find a greater number of typographical errors through this period as my proofing ability diminishes with my clarity. Please forgive me. And please pray for me that the present treatment will knock this wretched thing out. I do not like to contemplate the meaning of it otherwise.

While you're praying, please add prayers for all of these in the path of our present Hurricane Wilma. I know I'm very, very tired of this season, and seeing that Orlando is squarely within the cone of uncertainty on this one, I'm somewhat concerned. NOAA's present forecast is that Wilma will be a short, sharp punch across the penisula. Please pray that it is so and that we will be done with this nonsense for the season. Tying records isn't exactly my idea of fun when it comes to weather phenomena. (Though, I must say, there is a certain thrill at the possibility of breaking such a record. And a false sense of reassurance because averages and probabilities suggest to the untrained mind that next year would HAVE to be better. Oh, unfortunately not so. But we cling to the perception of the law of averages rather than to the cold reality that we must have some high years to balance the low and average 12 storms rather than 21. Still, we're better off than Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune(?) all of which have storms that have lasted for the better part of 400 years--if we use the Great Red Spot and Galileo's observations of it as an indicator.)

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Hope you feel better, Steve.

Here's something to read during your recovery:


I'm sorry you're struggling with your health, Steven. I will pray for that and that Fred will take Wilma on a date somewhere out in the Atlantic.
God bless,

Dear David,

Thank you very much for both the good wishes and the link. I don't think I managed to pick this one up before in my E-book Wanderings.

Dear Tom,

Thank you. Both sets of prayers would be greatly appreciated.



I am putting your cares, concerns and health issues before God, selfishly perhaps, because I enjoy reading your blog and miss it when you have a couple of days off.

Steven, my prayers are with you for your prompt recovery and that the hurricane goes by so quickly that it leaves little damage. My mother and sister live in Ft. Myers, so I pray for them too.



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