Have Respect For My Air

If I were to walk down the pavement in front of you, continuously farting in your direction, would you not find that to be offensive? Suppose I had a pension for the smell of cow manure mixed with vomit, so I had it bottled and as I was still walking in front of you, I…

Morning People Have No Consideration

Why is it that morning people believe that since the birds rise with the sun as they do, the rest of planet should get up and going like they do? They are up, so why isn’t the world? Heck, it’s 4:30am. Everybody should be dressed and ready for work. When morning people are up and…

How Sweet It Is – Is There a Safe Sugar Substitute?

In 2006, when I was wheeled into the operating room to have my Open Lung Biopsy, I was a very slim man of 145 pounds on a 5′ 7″ frame. I wore a size 32″ pants, and my casual dress was always very neat in ironed jeans and a shirt, sometimes tucked into my pants….

Appreciate Life With Mini Meditations

I was driving and listening to talk radio on my way to my Pulmonary Rehab class, and the person on was an “expert” on time management. He was listing all the ways we waste time during the day, that we should use every moment productively. According to the time management expert, he actually calculated how…

A Breath of Fresh Air

In October of 2008, my pulmonologist put me on oxygen to be used during exercise as my saturation levels severely drop with exertion. That same day, delivered to my home was an O2 concentrator, a little machine that pumped O2 through a tube to my nose, and a case of 12 sized oxygen canisters about…

Being “Sick”

Last week I had just about the worst headache. I think it was worse that my two bouts of spinal tap headaches, and those are pretty bad. I don’t take headache meds, well, mostly because they don’t work on me, and also, I already take 10 different prescription meds as it is for my Sarcoidosis,…