Got a text message yesterday that my cousin Tom is having surgery today to place a feeding tube. He has Lou Gehrigs’ disease. He was diagnosed about 2 years ago, I think. We had this great reunion at another cousin’s memorial in Oakland 3 years ago. Ray and I visited Tom and Maryalice in San Jose. We had lunch together and talked, and talked, and talked. We had so much catching up to do. It was a great day. Then this. Sigh.
Pioneer type, fascinated by the latest and greatest developments in technology, web design and database management. I initiated the popularity of the bellydance movement in Germany way back in the 1970s through the guidance of my mentor and better half, Hans Hilberath. Performed throughout Europe and the Middle East, which greatly expanded my cultural sophistication. Worked with many talented artists, learned languages and developed many survival skills! Lots of highs and many lows. My insight: set goals and keep moving forward.