Confirmation from the author...
Wishing her the best of luck!
Truth still exists. Facts are still real. This "sense of wonder" moment is part of that.
One reason for that: tomorrow night is currently what I call the last-we-fear concert of the Tragically Hip.
Gord Downie, the lead singer and front-man for the band, has been diagnosed with what is currently described as terminal brain cancer. Given the current state of the medical arts regarding the particular form that's inside Downie's skull right now, he might be able to buy a few additional years, but not much more than that. Barring the proverbial miracle, of course.
Between those two situations in the national cultural news, it's not going to surprise me if Canadians in general are suffering some degree of emotional whiplash right now.
That last-we-fear concert will be broadcast from Kingston nationwide by CBC. TV, radio, internet...you name it, they're using it to get the show out to as many Canadians as want to see it from coast to coast to coast. So if the Canadian streets outside of Kingston, Ontario (where the concert is going to be held) seem emptier than usual tomorrow night, that'll be part of why it's so.
We may be a little...off...as a people for a few weeks afterward. At least that's my suspicion at the moment.
It's not every day that someone you're on a first-name basis with gets this kind of Recognition.
I got the results of the blood tests today. Thyroid and kidneys are good, blood sugar at the lower end of the pre-diabetic range. So I'm pleased with that. Ditto with the healing of the "ulcers" on my shins. No more changing dressings before bedtime, no more antibiotic ointment. For the time being, at least.
I'll likely be sticking with the compression socks for the foreseeable future, as well as keeping the unused ointment and dressing pads Just In Case.
I don't expect to evade Type 2 diabetes forever, mind you, no matter how careful I become. That strikes me as an inevitability, barring new medical triumphs (which are, so we've been hearing, being researched on a continuing basis and seem closer to bearing useful fruits of knowledge and treatment regimens).
Meantime, I've been enjoying what I can of the vacation leave left to me by my current day-job contract. That ends at close of business tomorrow. On the weekend, I file the relevant federal paperwork, and on Monday, the job search begins again, officially. Unofficially, it never really stopped.
More on other matters later.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I'm pleased to note, has no trailers to waste a viewer's time. Once you insert the disc, it gets straight to the options for viewing the movie.
Never thought I'd see the day.
No idea about the Blu-Ray edition, and I won't concern myself with finding out. I got my money's worth.