Monday, June 24, 2019


PHIL COWEN SPEAKS TO HOW LIFE'S LESSONS ARE TRULY A PRIVILEGE

When I read the entire post on his FB page it was weird.  Our fathers died a year apart of cancer. While I was 5 he was 13. Are mothers were born the same year. We both came from large families where the kids went out and worked at a young age to make the money needed for the family.  We both had mothers who instead of complaining about being widowed with so many kids went back to the university for an education and to support her family.

I know many things about the Cowen family I have never shared.  We do not agree on everything.  But I know generosity is part of their character.  I am a classically trained socialist and have very strong feelings about workers and how you treat them.  So John Jr. an I differ on the issue.  But he knows developing the Port and airport area for industrial development will bring good jobs, so for that I support him 100%,  I will be supporting Ralph in his reelection eventhough we are not always on the same page.

Since Phil took his position on the BISD Board I have always felt bad for him.  He tries so hard to mentor the younger board members.  But so many times he is stuck between choosing between two devils.  It is no easy task.  We definitely need a majority of Phil Cowens on the BISD Board  - not clones, but character.

BUT I HAVE TO REPEAT THESE WORDS FROM JOHN ON PRIVILEGE - THIS IS EXACTLY HOW I SEE LIFE

"If there was any privilege we as a family held, it was the privilege which suffering gives one to better understand human suffering in this world; it was the privilege which hunger gives one to make sure everyone has enough to eat; it was the privilege which being homeless gives one to make certain every child sleeps in a warm, dry bed, with a roof over the child’s head; it was the privilege of being allowed to exercise those skills which God gave us all and to use them to better ourselves individually, as a family and to help improve the community we live in."


I can tell you my head is ready to burst.  I can barely see and will do further pills today. In fact I am now out of hydrocodone anyway.  A weeks supply lasted nearly a month.  Off for a nap in hopes I can get another two hours of briefing done later.  I know now I was born with a slow developing form of hydrocephalus.  I can be angry for nothing being done about it in 86'. when first discovered.  I can be angry my teachers could not understand how one day I could read a 5th grade reader in 1st grade and the next not being able to read.  But when I can, I will write the story with the new medical evidence which good pediatricians should know about.

It is now documented after age 5 bed wetting can be tied to hydrocephalus or other neurological problems.

For me my 61 year journey is about not being mad but feeling blessed I can educate others so they do not have to go through the same journey.  It was a good journey and it was the journey God wanted for me, so no regrets.


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