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Monday, May 2, 2016

Gray Matter: Are they 'speed bumps,' 'rumble bars,' or is there a better term? 

Monday, February 6, 2006

Anyway, you know what I mean -- those things in the road that remind a driver to slow down. It seems I've hit one of those on my "roadway", and will be out of commission for a few weeks. I'm scheduled for shoulder surgery (that's easy enough to type, but try saying it out loud, fast, three times in a row). 

Then I will be in Skilled Care for a time with an immobilized arm. Remember the old sayings about a "one-armed paper hanger"? Well, a one-armed typist, who never learned to hunt and peck, is in about as bad a situation. I have written a few "Gray Matters" ahead which Editor Paul tells me he will be using. Then I have contacted two people to be guest columnists for me.  

I introduced you to Bob Reed through a couple of columns last fall, so you know he has clever things to say. My second guest will be my granddaughter, Adriane. She is a writer of considerable talent who is pursuing a career as an editor for a religious publishing house. The truly interesting twist to her position, is that she is doing it on-line. We hear a great deal of talk about ways of using technology to reverse the "brain drain". I think you will enjoy hearing from someone who is putting that theory into action.

Just between us, I will admit to an ulterior motive in these choices. They are both so good that their pieces may be just the inducement I will need to get me back into action. Fact is, I'll be afraid if you see too much of their stuff, mine will pale by comparison and I might be out of a job. Meanwhile, take care, enjoy the mild winter (I hope it is still mild when you read this), and I will be back !