A number of folks have inquired about the status of my recovery from the shattered kneecap I suffered back in February, so tonight seems like a good time to provide an update.
Essentially, everything is on schedule as expected. I started physical therapy a couple of weeks ago and have gone from about 50 degrees of motion a few days after surgery to 90 degrees a few days ago. There’s significantly less scar tissue on the healing incision, too.
Lots of exercises to do and a good bit of learning about the amazing anatomy of the human knee as well. Unfortunately, the doc —Dr. Scott Adams of Orthopedic Associates of Central Maryland, a great sports doctor who could also make a fortune doing standup comedy — says I still have to wear the brace that immobilizes the knee for a few more weeks. He was not joking on that one!
Thank you for all the kind notes and, especially, for the prayers.
I have no idea what, if any, spiritual views Denise Chow may hold, but she posted a remarkable post on space.com in 2011 in which she describes the history of the universe from the Big Bang to Now.
No, I’m not making this up. Some of the specific details may have been updated and become better understood since Chow put this piece together but it remains one of the most accessible explanations of the subject I’ve come across anywhere. Definitely worth the read. Go here.
Photo above by Felix Mittermeier on Unsplash.
One of the first things done by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after taking control of the big gavel was to appoint the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress to recommend measures to bring the First Branch into the 21st Century of organizational management.
In its first hearing, the modernization committee heard testimony from 30 members representing both sides of the aisle, including Rep. Kathleen Clarke (D-Mass.) who provided a concise assessment of worrisome staffing trends:
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Patricia Murphy covers national politics for the Daily Beast and is a former Hill staffer, most recently working as communications director for then-Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.) from 2001 to 2003.
Murphy also writes a column for Roll Call and has a great piece today there based on her interviews with a number of present and former Hill staffers responding to the question of things they wish they had known when they worked on the Senate or House side.
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Dr. Rosalind Picard is founder and director of MIT’s Affective Computing Research Group. She is also a professing Christian who was raised in a secular home.
Dr. Shahram Koshbin is a Harvard neurology professor from Iran whose mother was Jewish and whose father was of the Bahai faith. He wonders whether religiosity is the same thing as faith.
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What are the most difficult questions to answer? Solid candidates are those which by virtue of how they are posed eliminate the only logical and correct answers.
Who created God is one such question that is invariably heard when two or more intelligent people begin talking about the most important issues in life.
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Only stupid or insecure or misguided people become followers of Jesus, right? That is an attitude one inevitably encounters while working for a U.S. senator or representative.
But then there is Professor John Lennox, the Irish mathematician from Oxford university, who not only is incredibly intelligent but also among the world’s most effective apologists for Christianity.
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