I fell at home into an exercise frame and damaged my 7th vertebrae, which had to be replaced. I'm up and about, but have impaired motion and strength in my left arm. Luckily, golf requires only guidance from the left arm while strength is applied by the right arm and body turn. Docs say I should be able to resume play by next spring.
Better news: my play for Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company, TALIESIN, based on the Welsh medieval myth, played in 20 venues in NY, VT and MA this summer as well as six performances in the Bishop's garden at the St. John the Divine Cathedral in NYC in September.
Excerpts from my bio of Ricard Wilbur are in the Spring issues of The Common, Yale Review and Hopkins Review and another forthcoming in Hopkins around October 1st.