Book to Rest; Then Love Fest


Another blue-ribbon kind of day here in Brain Land. Days like these are especially welcome after the hardships presented to us Bercaws over the past few years. Joy brings healing. And to feel more joy than sadness means healing is taking place.

Here’s the rundown on the joyous events of Tuesday Feb. 19, 2013.


This email from Publisher Larry at 1:09 p.m.: I am this day declaring your book DONE and putting it in the mail to the printer.

I love Larry. 

In my work mailbox, which I retrieve at 1:30 p.m. from the mailroom, there is a letter from a dear friend of my father’s, Dr. John Eagle. He’s letting me know that he’s sent a donation to the Bercaw Fellowship at the University of Florida Medical School.

I love John Eagle. 

At approximately 1:35 p.m., I send an email to Stephen Figueroa, who is the development officer in charge of my father’s fellowship.  And I tell him to be on the lookout for Dr. Eagle’s check.

I love Stephen.

Two minutes later, 1:37 p.m., I receive an email from Stephen saying, “Coincidentally, I found out today that the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Orlando are donating!”

I write him back, at 1:40 p.m, and ask how much we’ve raised.

Stephen writes me  around 3 p.m. and says that the numbers now, as of today, show the fund is ready to be endowed and the Bercaw Fellowship will always be at UF in the Department of Neurology.

I love the Bercaw Fellowship. 

At 4 ish p.m., I receive an email that I am scheduled to do an interview on Friday with Public Radio host John Hockenberry for his national show The Takeaway.

I love John Hockenberry. 

Most of all, though, I love my father.



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