Hello, my newly pimpled friend. Guess what I just finished reading? Facing the Lion: Memoirs of a Young Girl in Nazi Europe. I had to order this through interlibrary loan, and they sent it up to Albuquerque from Prescott, Arizona. It was an amazing book. In fact, I couldn't put it down (well, except when I was too tired to hold it up; I had a heavy, hardbound copy!). What strength, faith and courage she and her family had. I can't believe they all made it through the Lion's den alive. Somehow I found a short article that you wrote on an ME site. Did you read the one written by the parents of the girl so sick with CFS that she is constantly in bed in her darkened room, unable to do anything whatsoever? That was unbelievable. It sounds like she is doing a little better, but not much. I am so glad that we have the strength to be on this site. I love reading your posts. Sorry the library sent your hold on CURIOUS INCIDENT back when your Dad was away. I think you'd really like it. I'll have to check out THE BRAVEST THING. Thanks for your encouragement on the scooter. I actually made it to tail end of graduation at the school where I was teaching a little over a year ago. I got to see about ten of my former students. Some of them have come over to see me periodically in this last year, which is a lot of fun for me. Ken "Never give up. Never give up. Never give up." --Winston Churchill, during WWII (too bad most speeches aren't this short and powerful).