September 22nd, 2006


Rain, Kidneys, Faust

Good morning to you all.  We've been given a cold-spell here this entire week.  Temperatures have been in the fourties and the wind and the rain have hardly let up.  It is a disorienting change but a welcome one nonetheless.  The weather is the stage that all our lives play out on and we must be careful to acknowledge it.

By the way, I'll be getting some minor surgery soon.  If anyone had the misfortune of reading these posts in April:  Here and Here, they'll remember the hernia-turned-kidney stone fiasco.  To make a long story short, my kidney stone has not passed because my right kidney (which contains the stone) is a very weak kidney that only does 25% of my kidney work, leaving its twin to do the rest.  At any rate, they have to go inside the kidney and make a way for the stone to come out.  More details on that soon.  I only mention this now because my day includes calling doctors and making appointments and visually conceptualizing my coffers being emptied.

I'm reading Goethe's Faust.  Thoughts?  Comments?  Concerns?