I hope I am not violating some ancient tradition by texting this close to Passover, but I’m pretty sure they didn’t text during Moses’s time. I apologize for being absent. The day before Easter, I fell down the stairs again which led to a series of mishaps. Nothing life-threatning, but too much time in hospitals and with Nurse Ratchetts. I am bouncing back, walking with a cane, and my mind is starting to spin.

I say spin because I have had several health hiccups recently. This time I have recovered with perhaps the answer to my perpetual question — what do I do now? This time, I am more and more convinced to simplify and enjoy. For over seventy-five years my life has been complex. I’ve juggled more demands and desires than I can handle. Why not limit my day to things that bring me happiness. Write a little, read a little, watch a good movie or ball game, take a slow walk, and quit trying to finish a bucket list, but empty it instead.

Just a thought this Passover week.  Anyway, “chag Pesach kasher vesame’ach.”


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.


  1. Yes unfortunately things change as we age, and we can’t always do all the things that we would like to do.
    I have always liked to read and now most of the day I spend reading, however, I notice that my eyes everynow and then are starting to be affected through an over active thyrroid , so maybe I won’t be able to read as much as I would like to.
    Through my learnings from A course in Miracles, I don’t focus on the issue, don’t make it real. Do what is required but know that I am not who I think I am., I am more than a body.
    Best wishes,
    Joy Johnson

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