Jim Kunstler's blog this morning is not the usual jeremiad about the state of the nation and the world, but deals with personal matters.
It seems Kunstler went into the hospital recently for what was to have been a "cervical decompression" procedure, to deal wwith bone spurs in the neck. But he ended uup up going through five-hour arterial bypass surgery.
The experience sounds absolutely dreadful. The only thing I can think of that sounds worse, in fact, is death, which would almost certainly have come for old Jim prematurely, even as he was in mid-sentence, had he not gone through with the bypass.
Anyway, it looks like we'll have him around for a few more years. Somebody upstairs is watching out for us; we really can't afford to lose such a loud and effective voice at a time like this.