How Was My 2022?

At the beginning of 2022, things were so different…

While I wasn’t in perfect health, I believed I was in fair physical shape. Three of my friends were just either a phone call or text away. Lastly, I was in a relationship; the first I’ve had since the beginning of the pandemic.

However, by the end of 2022…

A massive pulmonary embolism nearly killed me and I have some long-term effects as a result. The three friends I mentioned earlier have now crossed over from time to eternity. I am now, for all intents and purposes, single and alone.

I apologize to you all for writing such a dispiriting and self-pitying end-of-the-year post.

On the flip side, there has been a lot of good that has happened in 2022: My podcast/broadcast is prospering, I have a few more dollars in my pocket and I’m eating like a horse, most importantly, I still have my immediate family.

Nonetheless, this year has been one for the books, but I made it. It hasn’t been easy, but I made it. Survivors’ remorse tried to get me down, but I made it. Several medical and personal setbacks tried to stop me, but guess what…I MADE IT!

Educator Dr. Steve Perry posted a tweet about being in a similar, albeit far more critical situation in 2022. The last sentence of his post brought me to tears…

Like the songwriter, Cody Johnson wrote:

“Oh Lord, I can’t even walk without you holding my hand

Oh Lord, I can’t even walk without you holding my hand”

The mountains too high and the valleys too wide

Down on my knees that’s where I learned to stand

As I always say, I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I know Who holds tomorrow. Thank you all so much for your presence and may you and yours have a blessed and prosperous 2023.


The 2022 Year-End Edition of SBC Tuesday Talk!

Readers, this is the last episode of SBC Tuesday Talk for 2022!

Leslie and I discussed cheating and those who think it’s okay as long as gifts are given.

Next, we discussed how men should take charge…respectfully that is!

These topics and others are tackled in our last live stream of 2022!