After roughly 15 years of gradually increasing aggravation and decreasing mobility, I checked into Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan and had my right hip completely replaced. The new family “member” (structural member, for you engineers out there) is now firmly in place.
Perhaps two small things, lost and found, provide a tenuous connection to times and places and family members that are lost forever, except in memory.
This Fall, I returned to Shanghai, China for the first time in more than 32 years. Needless to say, I hardly recognized the place.
Of the many blessings I received in 2018, the greatest was the wonderful milestone birthday celebration (“the BIG one”) held at Music Hall Detroit on May 22.
Yesterday, as I was walking through town reflecting on the movie “The Green Book,” I remembered an article I wrote back in 2003 that recalled one of my own experiences with travel in the racially segregated South.
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