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Name: Peggy
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Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
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And the rest is silence...

RIP, Chris.

6:08 pm, EDT, today.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Apr 10, 2015, 08:35 PM (221 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Thursday, April 9, 2015--the Final Update****

I just got off the phone with Laurie, Chris' wife.

The news is not good.

His doctor says he will probably pass in the next 24 hours or so. It doesn't look like there will be any recovery from this overwhelming infection this time. No miracles this time.

It's pneumonia. His blood pressure is low, his fever is high, as is his heart rate.

Laurie's been at his bedside and the family is gathering to say goodbye. She has been talking to him, but she told me there's only been a glimmer of recognition from him.

I told her, keep talking. Hearing is the last sense to go, and he can hear you. Thank goodness for that.

Never again will we hear his intelligent, calm thoughts on current events, on movies, or books, or politics/economics...

Pass gently, Chris...see you on the flip side...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Apr 9, 2015, 02:05 PM (226 replies)

Well, the skies just opened up and now it's pouring!

I hope it lasts, this last late winter/spring storm!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Apr 7, 2015, 09:18 PM (14 replies)

David Horsey on our water situation: Today's LA Times...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Apr 6, 2015, 05:01 PM (9 replies)

We went into Los Angeles today and saw the Natural History Museum.

Here's a few pictures:

A beautiful old stained glass dome from 1913:

A statue in the old part of the Museum:

This T-Rex was about 2 years old when it died:

What big scary teeth you have!

And a swimming turtle!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Mar 31, 2015, 08:59 PM (8 replies)

The History of Medicine:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:47 PM (7 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Saturday March 28, 2015****

From his wife:

Chris moved back to Kindred last Thursday; the Cleveland Clinic said he was stable. As he was in an ICU at the Clinic, they put him in their Special Care Unit, SCU, bed 2. I like it as he can be monitored 24/7 (there are only 6 beds), unlike the other floor where coverage is thin. Chris does need more monitoring.

Thankfully, he is eating today; he wasn"t allowed before as they wanted to rule out that he was aspirating the food and it was contributing to his secretions. He has been so tired.

Here is his complete address:

Christopher Green
Kindred Hospital Cleveland
SCU (or Special Care Unit), Bed 2
11900 Fairhill Road
Cleveland, OH 44120
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Mar 28, 2015, 08:05 PM (14 replies)

Another quote for today:

“We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.”

― Charles Bukowski

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:09 PM (3 replies)

A thought on the horrifying airplane accident over France:

The Los Angeles Times has a columnist who often has spoken about events that leave most of us speechless. His name is Steve Lopez and he used to write a column called Points West. Back in 2004-05, an awful mudslide buried a town, killing many residents. The title was "Ordinary Lives Derailed by Fate" and it was published on January 28, 2005.

Steve had this to say about that, and I thought it was really applicable to yesterday's events:

"There is no rhyme or reason. There is only the chilling reminder that we live precariously and die randomly, and that there is honor in facing each day with purpose and grace."

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Mar 26, 2015, 01:26 PM (56 replies)

Danziger on Cotton:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Mar 14, 2015, 03:11 PM (31 replies)
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