Death, Dying and Doctors

Everything that comes into "being" changes through the course of its "life" and eventually goes out of being whatever it was. Mountain ranges, rivers, stars, even galaxies die.

Fate or Coincidence?

If, after opening the back side door and seeing the wall of flames, I hadn't grabbed a phone and raced through the old part of the house and out the front door in order to get a hose, I wouldn't be here. If I'd stopped to get my purse and car keys, I wouldn't be here. To quote fire inspector Rusty Palmer, when I lamented to him that I hadn't even grabbed my purse, "If you had, you would have died."


A 40-foot wall of fire burned my house to the ground and I lost everything. But I'm still here.