It’s hard to believe that about a year ago, I was living a reasonably normal life, walking briskly each morning in Prospect Park, that during the year that followed, we ziplined in Alaska, floated down the Nile, still later spent two weeks in Jerusalem where we saw our beloved friends, and that now, in September 2012, I’m living under home hospice care, whose main purpose is to improve my quality of life, which in my case is pain relief. Now that I’ve increased the dosage of my pain medication, I feel a great deal better. I should point out to my readers that in order to be elegible for home bospice care, life expectancy is seen as less than six months .It's a relief not to spend half the week visiting doctors, when their ministrations can only be remedial.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my readers whose encouragement has kept this blog running. You know who you are.
Since I don't intend to write any more posts, this is the time to reveal my identity. I’m Robert L. Cooper, who taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for twenty years, from 1972 through 1991. I began as a Visiting Lecturer and ended as a Full Professor. My wife is Alice Pepper Cooper, my daughter is Lisa C. Philip, and my son is David P. Cooper. My daughter is married to Babu Philip, and Tobias (14) is their son. My son is married to Sharona C. Chalaf, and their children are Eylon (11), Mia (9), and Talia (6).