There are some good things to report today.

Someone at National Public Radio read my posts here and contacted me last week to invite me as a guest on Tom Ashbrook’s show, “On Point.” One of the other bloggers will also be on the show, which will air Tuesday, Aug. 16. Check your local NPR station listings for the time or you can listen to the interview on Sirius XM Public Radio, XM 121, 10 a.m. — 11 a.m. or listen at

One thing the pre-interview brought out is that I need to create my own vocation universe. That realization is very exciting. In fact, it’s liberating.  I’ve had to throw off almost 60 years of how I thought and what I was taught about jobs and careers. So I will be taking some time to really decide what I want to do with the next phase of my life and start working on creating that new “life” for myself.

Meanwhile, I appreciate all the comments that have been posted on my entries.

I was amazed at the angry comments my blog generated on my search for health care.

(Courtesy of Stephen Rhymer)

After feeling like an idiot (a feeling some of the people in the “comments” section think justified) I’ve tackled the maze that is Medicare and found a surgeon to replace my knee.  It only took the better part of four days to find him.

On the other hand, I’m not so amazed or surprised at the comments on my blog on God and my relationship with Him/Her. Nothing in our world seems to get more people angrier than someone stating a belief with God that’s different from theirs.

For those who offered prayers, they are gratefully appreciated.

I really do appreciate all the comments that have been posted. If you take the time to comment on something I’ve written, I’ll take the time to read and consider your point of view.

Stephen Rhymer, a 59-year-old former public relations official from Edmond, Okla., has been unemployed for two and a half years. Read more about him here. Read about the “Help Wanted” project here. Visit the project home page here.

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