Letters to the Editor

Hodge’s candour appreciated

To the editor:

I appreciated Charlie Hodge’s recent column Coming To Grips With Impending Mortality (Jan. 18 Capital News).

It was a very informative and frank discussion of what possibly lies ahead of him. Charlie was open and forthright about his fears and anxieties and how he is handling and facing his decline in health because of emphysema.

That takes courage.

He shows how important it is to talk about it, privately and publicly, honestly and openly.

I guess what I appreciated most of all, was his attitude of gratitude, for life and especially his family, friends and those who help him along his journey.

He ends by saying: “It is how we make that journey that counts—not so much the time. Bless you.”

Well done, Charlie.

In appreciation,

Beryl Baldeo,



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