Digital tragedy strikes “writer, photographer, musician” . . . .
Right hand, long finger, first segment, tendon over the knuckle, AKA “mallet finger” (#&%@! fitted sheet, mattress, and contoured convex foot board).
Splint: two-inch “ski tip” with foam padding; tape: 3M micropore waterproof; no docs — Kaiser “urgent care” was two counties away.
Good news: I can handle the Lumix Lx5 “high-end point-and-shoot” using only my left hand!
Bad news: The splint stays on four weeks plus two — then, probably, nights.
Good news: I own a 19th Century-style home library.
Reading planned: Wistrich’s big book on anti-Semitism.
Reading now: Hebron Jews: Memory and Conflict in the Land of Israel.
Wisdom recalled from my days working as a production editor for the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research: “We are all only temporarily able.”
Sentiment: my heart and my prayers go out to those who have suffered more permanently debilitating accidents.
All things considered, I am blessed with a fine winter for reading.