“How Are You Feeling?”

I've been getting that a lot lately, combined with seriously concerned looks, both in Kentucky and here in Costa Rica. I was wondering why until I happened to catch myself in the mirror last night. You know, just regular, without the posing. It was a little scary:...

Fallout (or More On The Hangnail)

DAILY REFLECTIONS July 4 IDENTIFYING FEAR: “The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear…” When I feel uncomfortable, irritated, or depressed, I look for fear. This “evil and corroding thread” is the root of my distress:...

Key-Zen

I’m in Key West right now, chillin’. Yep, chillin’ in 90 degree heat. I had planned to come up the 2nd week of May, to check on the properties I manage, see about adding rentals to that corral, to chill. I had a ticket paid for and everything. Then I...

Observations, Tidbits and Theories

I’m doing great, off the O2, feeling like my old self emotionally and mentally, just without the energy to do my old routine. I still have an annoying cough and still hoarse from the respirator, but both are improving. One day at a time and all that. While in...

Thank You

I just read all the comments. There are not words to express my feelings right now. (Yes, I'm speechless.) It meant so much to my family to hear from you, cheering me away from the edge. It worked!!! Everything is going great: I lifted a bottle of Clorox over my...

Saratica Cheats Death Again

Dennis Cooper, editor of Key West the Newspaper, has generously offered to put this announcement in this week's paper; it will catch Sally's blog readers up as well: Key West’s recovering Realtor and Red Barn Theater regular Sally O’Boyle has reinvented...

Saratica Continues to Improve

Sally is still in the ICU at San Juan de Dios hospital in San Jose. She is much improved. She is spending ever longer periods of time conscious and disconnected from a ventilator. The IV antibiotic treatment is making progress against her pneumonia. She has no liver...