July 30, 2021 12:11 am at 12:11 am #1995848CTLAWYERParticipant
Just a short note to say I’ll be taking a leave from the Coffee Room and JWN for a couple of months.
Don’t take it personally, I am not upset with any of you, even if we disagree on most things.
My eyesight has been deteriorating and I have two pending surgeries in September. I cannot afford to waste or further damage what sight I have on nonessential screen time.
My children can read legal papers to me at work and perform most of my duties. I think they’d love it if I retired from the firm and became ‘Of Counsel.’ NOT HAPPENING.
BUT, I never shared my screen name or CR persona with anyone. This was my escape and allowable dose of bittul zman and will be missed. I could not have someone else read the posts to me and type my replies. The fun and anonymity would be lost.
So, until I join up again Chasiva v’chasima Tovah. Now I know what has caused all the typos, not my spinal stenosis or carpal tunnel, I was just losing my eyesight.July 30, 2021 7:39 am at 7:39 am #1995890🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
I am heartbroken for you!! Please except my wishes and prayers for health snd a speedy refuah shlaima. We’ll miss you.July 30, 2021 7:40 am at 7:40 am #1995891
So sorry to hear. Only the best and hoping the surgery goes well. Your words and thoughts have been one of the most rewarding elements of the past few challenging years and b’yh, we will be fortunate to have you back soon.July 30, 2021 7:40 am at 7:40 am #1995892DovidBTParticipant
Refuah shleimahJuly 30, 2021 7:41 am at 7:41 am #1995893Shimon NodelParticipant
Be well, Shana tovaJuly 30, 2021 7:42 am at 7:42 am #1995908yungermanSParticipant
May Hashem grant you a Refuah Shaleimah and we will definitely miss ypu and your daily advice around the CR. Rather their relating to court topics or any other issues.
On a side note to help appreciate a persons eye sight which is such a beautiful gift Hashem gave to everyone that we even make a special Bracha every morning to thank Hashem for giving us eye sight. You might want to just close your eyes for just a few minutes in the middle of the day WHEN YOU NEED IT and then open it up just a few minutes later to see such a beautiful world of color to design to everything around you etc…. All in just a matter of minutesJuly 30, 2021 7:43 am at 7:43 am #1995895ujmParticipant
Refuah Shelamo. Kesiva V’Chasima Tova.July 30, 2021 10:37 am at 10:37 am #1995924Reb EliezerParticipant
CTLAWYER, your views weee always appreciated, all rhe besr and refuah sheleima bekarov.July 30, 2021 10:38 am at 10:38 am #1995927hujuParticipant
Best of luck, looking forward to your return to the Coffee Room. We need someone who gets the facts right.July 30, 2021 10:43 am at 10:43 am #1995930commonsaychelParticipant
With wishes for a speedy recovery, I always admired your level of knowlege, a true expert unlike some of the commenters who think they are experts and have zero credenitals. I didnt agree with you on your political stands but that made it interesting.July 30, 2021 11:03 am at 11:03 am #1995956CTRebbeParticipant
Best wishes for a refuah sheleima and a kesiva vechasima tova. You will be missed and I will try to hold down the CT fort during your convalescence. We hope to see your contributions again soon.July 30, 2021 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #1995980☕️coffee addictParticipant
Can I get your name for רפאנו?
I guess not…. I’ll just call you ctlawyer, Hashem will know who I’m talking about 😉
You will be missedJuly 30, 2021 3:15 pm at 3:15 pm #1995983Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
refuah shleima and thanks for sharing your knowledge. Get your numerous, bli ayn hara, kids,grandkids, and other underlinks to set up text-reading software so that you can read either documents or CR, depending on your mood, and also download online classes that proliferated so much. so, by the time of your full recovery at the end of September, you’ll memorize Torah Kula by heart and will become an even more formidable debater. Refuah Shleima again.
PS For those who are asking for Hebrew Name (given taht CT stands for land on the long tidal river), maybe HaDayan Ben Eretz Nahor Aruch?July 30, 2021 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #1995989akupermaParticipant
Sounds like cataracts,in which case you’ll be functional for most purposes after the first operation.July 30, 2021 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #1995990Amil ZolaParticipant
Care for yourself as others care for you.July 30, 2021 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #1995996Amil ZolaParticipant
Take care, wishing you a speedy medical solution. You will be missed.July 30, 2021 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #1996008anonymous JewParticipant
CTlawyer, we disagreed on most issues but I hope we agree on the most important one. 5 years ago I was losing my eyesight and my doctor told me to get used to it. I found another ophthalmologist who discovered what was wrong and, after 2 difficult surgeries, my eyesight is 20/30. I wish you a similar successful outcome!July 30, 2021 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #1996005torahvaluesoverpartyParticipant
Refua shleima iy”h the surgeries will be alright!August 1, 2021 8:04 am at 8:04 am #1996138Avi KParticipant
Refuah sheleima.August 1, 2021 9:37 pm at 9:37 pm #1996247farrockgrandmaParticipant
There are text-to-speech converters, where you can drop a few paragraphs into a box, and the text will be read to you. I used it when I needed to study for a defensive driving course.
and was a little short on patience for reading and rereading.August 1, 2021 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm #1996262Frum in the SouthParticipant
I have really enjoyed reading your posts – you also were helpful by giving me advice on whether our oldest son would be prepared for law school with a BTL degree. (He ended up getting a Masters degree in accounting through the amazing FDU/Lakewood program, married an incredible girl from Chicago in January and moved to Chicago.) I hope you will work for as along as possible. My father is a real estate attorney here in Norfolk/Virginia Beach and IYH will be 80 in January. Working keeps him young, sharp and happy:) I’m glad you have the support you need to keep going. Hatzlacha!!August 2, 2021 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #1996446lowerourtuition11210Participant
refuah shelaimah b’korov. may you be healed bsoch cholei yisroel.August 2, 2021 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #1996466NechomahParticipant
Refuah ShleimahSeptember 29, 2021 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #2010718CTLAWYERParticipant
#1 Thanks to HaShem for the healing and excellent medical care I received,
#2 Thanks to all of you for your kind words and thoughts, I have just read the entire thread.
Tonight is the first time I have been n the computer since July, and I made a point of returning to read the thread and express my thanks.
Both surgeries were successful, one much more involved than the other. I now see better than I have in 60 years. I am reading this and typing wearing only a pair of reading glasses bought right after Yuntif at the dollar store.
I have to continue to limit my screen tie as I heal, but did not want to take a moment longer before expressing my thanks.September 29, 2021 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm #2010723commonsaychelParticipant
Welcome back, we missed your take on law.September 29, 2021 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #2010728🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
So glad to hear!!September 29, 2021 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #2010729DovidBTParticipant
Congratulations on your recovery.
It remains to be seen whether your political viewpoints have improved. 🙂September 30, 2021 12:41 am at 12:41 am #2010739
CTLawyer: Ignore DovidBT. He is still suffering from (political) myopia that may be beyond the skills of even the most gifted ophthalmologist.
A belated shanah tovah.September 30, 2021 1:11 am at 1:11 am #2010745Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
Now we know that Hashem accepts tefilos without a proper name, just as CTLawyer ben CRSeptember 30, 2021 7:37 am at 7:37 am #2010789☕️coffee addictParticipant
Welcome back!September 30, 2021 8:27 am at 8:27 am #2010831Reb EliezerParticipant
Welcome back. Happy to hear you again b’h. We thank the Healer of the Sick. Baruch Rafei Cholim.September 30, 2021 10:15 am at 10:15 am #2010897
CT Lawyer: Also, a big yasher koach to your state on having the LOWEST covid infection rate in the U.S. and the second lowest hospitalization rate (kudos to Vermont). Obviously, you and the locals are doing something right. Want to share the formula?
BTW. The Connecticut economy is growing like gangbusters so these great public health outcomes has not been achieved by locking down the economy.
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