After having the 12-year old philosophers visit two weekends ago, and spending last weekend with Mary, Allen, and my daughters in New Orleans last weekend, I approach this weekend with a little melancholy.

It may just be the dog days of summer, anxiety about the fate of my book, or concerns about how our future may evolve. Yet, when I get in such moods I was given a unique experience to fall back on – my transplant. Given the alternative, life is richer, love stronger, truth more beautiful, nature fairer, music sweeter, art diviner, than I could have ever dreamed.

I also know I have only seen a sparkle of the glory the gift of life is. As I develop I am able to receive even more of that spark and know that my opportunities are limitless. Have a good weekend.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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