TLP Living: 10/7/19

A Time for Everything Under Heaven

It’s been a long time since I have posted anything here, a very long time. It wasn’t planned, it wasn’t even intended; it just sort of happened.

I found myself in the Wilderness…

Winston Churchill once said that every leader finds himself in the wilderness at one time or another, and I suppose that is true enough, yet I’m not quite sure that I quite fit that bill. In my case, I simply didn’t have anything to say.

I did have some adventures however.

I discovered the world of vlogging, although I did so only as a spectator.

I’ve always been interested in adding a video dimension to this blog, and I’ve seen some things out there that I might like to try in the future… if I can get the hang of video editing and production.

I’ve also been forced to learn a great deal about healthcare, Medicare, insurance and how doctors do their work− things I never really wanted to know. In that arena I have learned one thing that I can share right now: Medicare for all is not a very good idea.

I’ve learned a great deal about colon cancer, hemoglobin levels, heart failure and mental acuity and how the medical profession assumes things that aren’t always entirely accurate…

What’s that you say?

Oh no, I’ve never been better; it isn’t me. (Thanks for asking, though) Maybe we’ll get into all of that sometime; it has all been an interesting adventure that is still playing out.

Oh yes, I almost forgot: I also found out what the “Lindy Hop” is! (It has nothing to do with illness or medicine)

Suffice it to say, I have a number of stories to tell and things to share here, even though most aren’t all that happy; I’ll start slipping them in from time-to-time. For now, yes indeed, I’m back on the blog, and will resume my posts on Matthew tomorrow… and who can really say what else I might throw in along the way.

Thanks to all of you who have sent best wishes and inquiries as to my well being during my absence; I appreciate you all very much indeed!

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About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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17 Responses to TLP Living: 10/7/19

  1. On Sunday as I was going through old emails I was reminded of your absence. Glad to see you back. I would love to hear you expand your views on Medicare. My first reaction is to be appalled that you don’t understand the benefits of a universal system – but maybe that isn’t what you meant.

    • Don Merritt says:

      I’m happy to let others opine about universal coverage in general; maybe it’s great, maybe it’s not- I don’t know. Medicare however has a dark side that I never knew about before, and maybe that serves the greater good, or maybe it’s really bad… I can’t say, but it has sure screwed my mom over. Anyway, I’ll tell the story in a few days if possible. Since I wrote that item last Saturday, events have taken another turn and we have our hands full.

  2. Russ Palumbo says:

    I am glad to hear that you are back in the saddle again, so to speak. I hope your challenges weren’t too overwhelming as they sometime can be. Blessings to you and strength for future posts….Russ

  3. jesusluvsall says:

    Good to see you post again 🙂

  4. Pieter Stok says:

    Than you for your honesty Don.

  5. Barbara Lane says:

    Glad to see you are back. Missed you!

  6. I understand your feelings about Medicare. For the last 10+ years I’ve been on an expensive med (my share would be north of $4k per month). While I was under employer coverage, and later when I was under the ACA, the drug company picked up my part. Now I move into Medicare in December and I will have to leave the med behind, it seems that Medicare doesn’t allow $0 co-pay programs. Not sure what I’m going to do as I can’t afford it (who can?).

  7. Pete says:

    Just a few hours ago wondered about where you’d gone to. Welcome.

  8. Tom says:

    It is great to hear from you again. I have been wondering where you have been. Glad to hear that you are doing well. Looking forward to your teachings again.

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