Good news; temporary distressing bad news

pregnant

 Good news.

Today I will become a grandfather for the first time. Or tomorrow. Or next week my elder daughter Joanna Marie will give birth.

Her name will be Juliet . “It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.” [Joanna arrived on her due date. I was there. couching.]

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ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

  • To see my granddaughter.
  • To again go to NYC (actually,  I can get there, but not get back) for  Dr. Winfree to insert finally, the final pain reducing spinal stimulator. Redux.

N.B.  I am progressing in my efforts to be self-supportive. Should be earning my May. Details available by request.

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Temporary bad news

I have a urinary tract infection.. Plus a temperature of 102 (goes down to normal then back up); hence no operation despite intricate plans for Dr. Winfree to insert a pain-reducing spinal stimulator in NYC tomorrow.
I have a urinary tract infection.. Plus a temperature of 102 (goes down to normal then back up); hence no operation despite intricate plans for Dr. Winfree to insert a pain-reducing spinal stimulator in NYC tomorrow.

Prospective good news

Come August my younger daughter Amelia Altalena marries Javier Blanco in Chapel Hill, NC. Adam Phillips will be performing the service. I will “give away” the bride.

Amelia Solkoff displays her engagement ring which Javier Blanco puts on her finger following (according to male chauvinist tradition) Javier request that I give him my daughter's hand in marriage. (Readers are requested to explain why it is her "hand " Javier requested rather than her left elbow or her right big toe.)
Amelia Solkoff displays her engagement ring which Javier Blanco puts on her finger following (according to male chauvinist tradition) Javier request that I give him my daughter’s hand in marriage. (Readers are requested to explain why it is her “hand ” Javier requested rather than her left elbow or her right big toe.)

 

Temporary Bad News

If you see me, do NOT shake my hand. Meanwhile, I am learning to deal with pain.  Physical therapy.  Occupational therapy. Movement dance.  See doing the tango from a wheelchair here: http://www.joelsolkoff.com/how-i-use-physical-therapy-to-reduce-pain/

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Facsimile of Anticipated Event

Birth

 

 

 

 

Video

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From the About Section

Grandchildren should give architects pause. Required for a civilized society is the importance of Family.

Family, as I use the term, is the helpful observation of Confucius. In 1984, when I was last in China, a visit to Confucius’s birthplace was restricted. Times change. Now Confucius’s birthplace is a tourist attraction.

http://www.joelsolkoff.com/good-new-t…

Joanna,my elder daughter, is due to give birth April 5th. As I plan to celebrate the first Passover sedar in Metropolitan Washington DC holding my granddaughter in my arms, I take a new Patric-Geddes-like view of my hometown. After considerations of moving, I have concluded that State College, PA is where I will live the rest of my life.

My view is that global architects might be interested in my rational. Consider that as a “Baby Boomer”, I am a part of the largest generation in the world.

Stay tuned for the return of my column for e-architect UK for the cataclysmic effect my generation will have on the building community. Sadly, too much time has passed since I last published my column.
http://www.e-architect.co.uk/columns/..

 

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