This blog is about me because it will probably be more than about my discovering and dealing with the likelihood of Parkinson’s disease.
I’m 66 years old, married to Merry-Ken the Piper girl, and live in Rolla, MO. This photo is not too outdated. It’s of me doing something in our house guest book. I thought the picture was a little like me making periodic entries into this “diary”/blog.
I’m the first of the Moore boys (Bob, Dan, Tim, Sam) and last is our priceless sister, Dee. (In the main page photo it’s me, Sam, Tim, and Dan). The blog title suggests that I belong to someone. I do, mostly. Genetically I belong to my incomparable parents. Of course I also belong as well to the rest of my environment and to the choices that I’ve made.
When I first realized that in fact I had probably joined the 2 % of the population that gets Parkinson’s Disease (PD), I recalled recently having read a quote from M. Scott Peck (The Road Less Traveled). It gave me perspective and I paraphrase it here:
Life is difficult. Once we accept that, we can then transcend the adversities. They no longer matter. We can go on and live life (even a difficult life–whose is not?).