Mom and dad were expecting a girl when I was born, but were ready for the reality that greeted them. Mom went into false labor a few days before, and had I come out on February 20, 1962 my name might have been John Glenn. My friend Chad started his life with a name his mother chose, but was then renamed by his siblings. They got away with it. Oh, how his life might have been different.
We also talk about a friend who was blasted in a book written by his ex wife and another friend who left his medical practice only to return as a substitute, finding out he had skills he didn’t have before.