Skip to main content

I am not the most adroit driver on the DK site, and occasionally find myself heading the wrong way on a one-way street, or running a red light.  Please make allowances for the short diary below, because I don't know exactly how else to communicate my present situation.

I was very pleased to be asked to join RKBA Law and Policy. Also was glad to be a part of House of Lights, Tree Climbers, and Friends of the Library.

Recently a dear long-time friend (who lived alone) suffered some kind of "spell" as we used to call it--hit his medic alert button and was transported to the hospital.  Since then he spent several weeks in one hospital--was released on condition he not be alone--and lived at my house for a week. Then as he seemed much worse, I persuaded him to allow me to take him to the ER at the best hospital in town. They admitted him, administered all kinds of tests, and now he is in a rehab facility.

Since all this started I've visited Kos every day as usual, and find the site provides me with much needed "other concerns."  (I read a wonderful motto once:  "A change of trouble is just as good as a vacation.")

My friend still requires a great deal of time with daily visits, accompany to doctors' visits, and email bulletins to friends and out-of-state family--not to mention picking up his mail and dealing with his day-to-day household business, like paying the light bill.

I have totally ignored messages from RKBA Law and Policy, as well as postponed diaries that I was hoping to write for House of Lights, Tree Climbers, and Friends of the Library.  

I'm not uninterested--I'm just stretched.  Please consider me not AWOL (absent without leave) but AWL (absent with leave) for awhile.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site