Dad is not doing too well and he could hang on for a while but he could also go at any time.
Yesterday I was strolling along and ran into an old co-worker from my previous employer. We ate lunch together at Wendy's and talked over old times. It's amazing how much you get to miss people. This particular guy used to load parts onto the paintline to be painted, and though he is legally blind, he could see well enough to walk without a cane and could keep up with the guys who had normal vision and could run circles around a couple of them.
I was between two storms last night at work, or was actually in a quiet spot in a stormy area and watched the distant rain, lightning, and darkness in relative quiet. It made me think of where my country is now and that perhaps a storm is coming and there's no stopping it. Our country is divided like it hasn't been in over a century between those who want someone else to take care of all their needs and those who want to be as responsible for themselves as they can be. Trouble is if no one has to be responsible no one will be and everything will collapse. Or we get a police state which is what they want, even though they will never admit it. (How can it possible be a tyranny? I'll be the one in charge and I'm a good guy interested only in justice!")
Or we say enough and stand our ground and stop the would-be dictator from encroaching on our rights and our responsibilities.