I was marveling at the beauty of the pre-dawn sky as I walked along Wildcat Boulevard the other morning. It was a clear day with a half moon shining along with bright, crisp stars. The sky was the most beautiful deep, deep blue, a color that cannot be easily recreated by humans.

I was marveling at the beauty of the pre-dawn sky as I walked along Wildcat Boulevard the other morning. It was a clear day with a half moon shining along with bright, crisp stars. The sky was the most beautiful deep, deep blue, a color that cannot be easily recreated by humans.
Several of my friends have been battling bad diseases. I was thinking about them and then my mind wandered to other diseases in history. When I was a kid, polio was a very bad disease. Each year, spring perhaps, there would be a polio season. Ball games, dances, and other events were cancelled in fear someone would have polio and spread it. Public gatherings were frowned on and avoided.

Read the complete story in the Feb. 3 print edition of the Neosho Daily News.