Forty-five years ago today, I was waiting for surgery. I had been scheduled for a cornea transplant due to an eye disease, and I had reached the top of the waiting list. I was 21, finished 2nd year university, and couldn't get a summer job, because I had to be ready on a few hours notice to be at a hospital in Toronto. But I was otherwise healthy, so I didn't have to just sit around home waiting!
And the transplant was successful; I've been able to see not too badly ever since.
I've been posting on this blog almost daily now for a year, every since my wife gave me a macro lens for last year's 'big' birthday (I think she was feeling guilty about her new sewing machine, which was worth about 3 macro lenses!). I'm not going to try and keep this pace up all the time, and I may make a few other changes too, adding some other features once I get my ideas sorted out. In the meantime, the past year of very regular blogging has brought me enormous pleasure, inspiration, and a network of fellow bloggers who I now consider friends. Thank you all for the encouragement.