Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for April, 2012

Mom, Dad and me at Camp Le Jeune, 1952

To some of us boomers, 1952 was a very big year. I was born at Camp LeJeune where my Dad was training young Marines to fight in Korea. This war in which 1.8 million Americans served came only 6 years after World War II ended with America’s first use of an atomic bomb at Hiroshima. In the early ’50s, our post-World War II world was still reeling from the loss of 78 million people, comprising 4% of the world’s population.
(more…)

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

We just joined our son Andrew for the annual Walk for Epilepsy down on the National Mall. Several thousand people came from all over the country to attend this boisterous show of support for their family members and friends who are fighting for normalcy in a life challenged by seizures.

My son had his first grand mal seizure when he was 8 years old. He was playing dodge-ball in gym class, fell, and hit his head. This trauma induced a full body seizure in front of Andrew’s terrified young classmates.
(more…)

Read Full Post »