On January 24th of 2009, I almost died.
A patch of black ice in the middle of the road ended an otherwise ordinary winter weekend in upstate New York. My Honda CR-V crossed the center line and hit, head-on, a logging truck.
I don't remember anything until about two days later. I spent two weeks recovering in the hospital, spent a month in a wheel chair and then another month on crutches. There was lots of pain, physical therapy, drugs, and the joys of withdrawal from pain medication.
Today I walk at least 2 miles a day, ride my bike, golf and am pretty much back to normal. I was very - very - lucky.
That was the start of my hiatus from The Fulcrum.
After going back to work, about a year after my accident - and the day before my birthday - I was "downsized" from my job with a company I'd been with for 17 years. That served to prolong the hiatus. But now that I'm well established in my job search, I've decided that I have a little bit of time during the week to blog again.
So now I'm back; and there are so many things to talk about!