My new website is up (thank you, Authors Guild) and Iíve been thinking about transformation. About reinvention. On our fast-walk last weekend, Robby and I saw a large house being built in the backyard of a much smaller, older home. We guessed that once the new house was finished, the residents would move in and demolish the old. Thatís what happened at the childrenís hospital where I worked for 24 years. A spiffy new building was constructed behind the old-fashioned, two-winged brick structure with open wards for boys and girls. Then, in with the new and out with the old. It was a fascinating process to watch.
The building wasnít the only transformation I experienced in those buildings; I kept reinventing myself as well. (more…)