Please pray for Dean of D.C. Clothesline

Dean Garrison, the owner of the popular blog, The D.C. Clothesline, is a good friend of Fellowship of the Minds. I so admire him for his writing and, of course, his political conservatism and love-of-country.

Dean works very, very hard to support his wife and three kids with the ad revenue generated from his blog. We had exchanged emails, confiding to each other that we both find ourselves falling asleep at our respective computers, from fatigue.

I hadn’t heard from him for a while, but didn’t think much of it, attributing his silence to his workload. Then I received an email from him out of the blue, informing me that he had had a stroke.

An MRI discovered that he’s had “multiple past strokes,” albeit “minor.” He says he’s now on meds and living normally, but he tires more easily and has less endurance than before. So he has reduced his blogging, from 10-12 hours a day to 6.

Dean is only in his mid-40s. I need not point out that stroke is a disease that is much more common in older people — those 65 and older; about 10-15% of strokes happen to those younger than 65. However, strokes seem to be becoming more common among younger people. Experts think the increase may be due to a rise in risk factors such as diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol. Stress, of course, is a factor.

Dean is a good man who very much deserves our prayers.

Fellowship of the Minds

Dean Garrison, the owner of the popular blog, The D.C. Clothesline, is a good friend of Fellowship of the Minds. I so admire him for his writing and, of course, his political conservatism and love-of-country.

Dean works very, very hard to support his wife and three kids with the ad revenue generated from his blog. We had exchanged emails, confiding to each other that we both find ourselves falling asleep at our respective computers, from fatigue.

I hadn’t heard from him for a while, but didn’t think much of it, attributing his silence to his workload. Then I received an email from him out of the blue, informing me that he had had a stroke.

An MRI discovered that he’s had “multiple past strokes,” albeit “minor.” He says he’s now on meds and living normally, but he tires more easily and has less endurance than before. So he…

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