Archive for November, 2009

Fall contrasts

November 14, 2009

Sun-lit red, gold, yellow and orange set againt black trunks and dusty browns paint my heart with gladness. Even rainy, wet days dripping with cold can’t dampen God’s handiwork. There are few things more beautiful than North Carolina in the fall. Worries recede; anxieties about children, health, bills, jobs, paychecks lessen.

Is H1N1 fear justified?

November 5, 2009

Consider me an H1N1 believer. After seeing my daughter struggle through 103 degree fever, an asthma attack and pneumonia, follwed by a bout of the stomache flu, and having a colleague hospitalized with pneumonia after a nasty bout of the flu followed by bronchitis, I have new respect for this illness. My school district has 120 schools. So far, only seven schools don’t seem to have any students or staff members sick with the flu. Yikes. And the official flu season hasn’t even begun yet! If this is a mild strain, I don’t want to see what severe looks like.