Monday, September 19, 2016

In The Palm Of His Hand (acoustic song, Alison Krauss and the Cox Family)

Hello Grafted in Readers,

Today is September 19 in my corner of blog land. Historically, my wife and I left for our honeymoon twenty years ago today which we had in North Carolina. On the way home we spent the night in Nashville so as to attend The Grand Old Oprey. Now we are helping our granddaughter get off to a good start in kindergarten!

On the health side of things, recently the Mayo Clinic newsletter, Housecall, featured a short piece on eye dilation. This is a procedure that is done for the purpose of examination. Eyedrops are administered that cause the pupils to widen. This makes it easier for the qualified eye doctor to view the back of the eye in more detail. There are several factors that can be detected via this procedure. They include diabetes, glaucoma, high blood pressure and macular degeneration.

-On the reading front, I am halfway through a lengthy novel titled, On Beauty by Zadie Smith. It was published in 2005. The story is of a middle-aged married couple in New England who have one daughter and a son in college, and a younger teen living at home. The husband/father is an academic who is trying to repair his marriage of thirty years after having a brief affair. The story is well-written, but a bit lengthy in my opinion.

Meantime, Kevod Yeheveh, His presence sustain you and me today and always.
Mellow Roc