Two days ago, I was slammed to the floor with the most violent case of vertigo I’ve ever experienced. I had the interesting experience of lying curled in a ball, my brain and skull apparently doing the jive in opposite directions from one another, while I tried not to vomit and grappled for some sense of up, down, left or right. Not so I could move, just so I could tell which way my ribs were expanding when I tried to breathe. Because I wasn’t sure anymore.
It seems I have an inner ear infection, the only other symptom of which is occasional mild irritation on the right side of my throat, up in the ear canal area. Walking across the room has been an adventure from time to time.
The rest of the family is at the lake, enjoying the last sailing day of the year, after which the boat is coming home to be parked (and hopefully painted). I’m going nuts missing out, but I’m fully certain that vertigo and sailing do not mix well.
However, last night, I had a lovely conversation with the wife of Westman Bible Conference speaker Carl Teichrib. They are (full disclosure!) good friends of ours, as is often the case within the small circles of Manitoba church life. Nonetheless, our friendship doesn’t appear to detract in any way from Carl’s occupation as a writer and international speaker on the intersection of trends in politics, religion and economics.
Amazing what you’ll find in the Canadian backwoods, and what happens when it sallies forth for some derring-do.
Since sitting still is the best option for me right now, today I updated the conference website and added an audio presentation from our Mr. Teichrib, given at a local church. The topic is “No Fear,” and the range of address, from Christianity to New Age, small-town life to UN, is fascinating.