Editor ill, needs time to recover Friends, neighbours, supporters and viewers. It is the winter of our discontent. It has been a rocky, almost three weeks since my last column. Two weeks in the Guelph General Hospital with a serious lung infection plus influenza, has left me weak and wired up to oxygen with a 50-foot tether. Not only do I have COPD, an irreversible lung disease, but I have low vision. I am currently waiting to be assessed by the University of Waterloo Low Vision clinic to improve my vision. Barbra and I are coping with a huge chance of circumstances. However, the improvement in the health situation will take some time. Don’t worry, there is no shortage of material! I wil keep you posted as we reach warp speed in the wordsmithing department Best to all, Gerry and Barbara Barker

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7 responses to “Editor ill, needs time to recover Friends, neighbours, supporters and viewers. It is the winter of our discontent. It has been a rocky, almost three weeks since my last column. Two weeks in the Guelph General Hospital with a serious lung infection plus influenza, has left me weak and wired up to oxygen with a 50-foot tether. Not only do I have COPD, an irreversible lung disease, but I have low vision. I am currently waiting to be assessed by the University of Waterloo Low Vision clinic to improve my vision. Barbra and I are coping with a huge chance of circumstances. However, the improvement in the health situation will take some time. Don’t worry, there is no shortage of material! I wil keep you posted as we reach warp speed in the wordsmithing department Best to all, Gerry and Barbara Barker

  1. Glen N Tolhurst

    Gerry – best wishes for a prompt & complete recovery. The political neanderthals are still running amok & need to be brought to rein. Waiting for your next jabs at them!
    Barb -take care of Gerry.

  2. DAVID BIRTWISTLE

    Gerry:Just remember,you can’t keep a good person down (especially an old armoured soldier) but,in consideration of your “…50-foot tether’,the local politicos will have no fear of you showing up at council meetings to ‘hold their feet to the fire’.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Barb..

  3. William Costigan

    All the best Gerry and get well soon. I look forward to future columns. With much political unrest locally and around the globe the city needs writers like you with insight and a feel for the games going on behind closed doors. Take care.

  4. Gerry, speedy recovery 🙂 I was glad to see the Feb. 28th, Guelph Today online article, “City has spent big bucks paying for former executive to sue local blogger.” Gerry and Barbara, I am impressed to read the number of people who support and praise your efforts to have the suit dismissed, and, admire your savvy to uncover the waste of tax dollars at the City of Guelph. Here is the link: https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/city-has-spent-big-bucks-helping-former-executive-sue-local-blogger-2126281?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Email Thank you for all you do to inform the Guelph community about the political neanderthals!

  5. Deanna

    Please take care! So sorry to know you and your wife have been through such a worrisome rough time.
    Stay well!

  6. Andy Wellwood

    Get well soon, looking forward to more commentary on the City of Guelph lack of stewardship with our tax money.

  7. lurka

    Gerry- I am so sorry to hear of your ill health, but, you are a trooper and strong! Get well soon buddy!

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