The Farmer – A Story By Basil Rene

The Farmer – A Story By Basil Rene Once, there was a farmer that worked his land from sunrise to sunset, spring through fall. Every day he woke before the sun rose and worked all day only to stop for his lunch which he took every day under an old oak tree unless it rained….

Life With Sarcoidosis Is A Nightmare

“Life with sarcoidosis is a nightmare” – Six words that describes most people’s experience on a daily basis with sarcoidosis. Those are the words posted as a comment on my Facebook page by one of my Facebook compatriots, and they speak so much of the frustration she feels having this disease. And although I do…

Flashback Monday – Odd Monkey Out

Wow, it’s Monday already. This week’s Flashback Monday is from July 2010 about family. Odd Monkey Out Posted July 31 2010 When I was first diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, I told no one. Only my wife knew. I didn’t want anyone to know because it is such a rare and misunderstood disease that I just knew…

Squirrel Or Crow

We have a stream that runs at the back of our house frequented by raccoons, chipmunks, crows and the lot. Rather than throw away any unused food if we have any, we leave it out at the stream and the animals come and eat. The crows especially know when we are coming and are waiting…

Messages From The Universe

I have a very interesting career and I have so many stories about my working life that I always thought would make a very interesting book. When I tell people about the life I had so far, everyone’s comment is “You should write a book”. I do want to, and I started one, but only…

You Have A Medical History – Where Is It?

In light of the last Flashback Monday post, I had a thought. Picture this. One day you are quietly walking in the mall and you see something in a store window that you really like. You stand there trying to talk yourself out if buying the item when you feel light headed. You think that…

Lost keys

I am a pretty organized guy for the most part. I file everything away in its place so I can easily locate them. I even keep my keys organized. I don’t have any other keys with the keys for the cars for security purposes, as sometimes I valet park and also for when the cars…

Frustration of forgetting

Today I lost my keys. I keep my house and work keys on a separate key chain from my car keys and I could not find them. The thing is, I remember having them in my hand walking to the car yesterday, but after that, nothing. I looked everywhere and could not find them. That’s…

Flash Back Monday – It’s A Long Lonely Road For Them Too

Welcome to Flash Back Monday. Today’s posting is from 2010, and to date it is my most popular post and it is still frequently sought out and found in searches. It is still so relevant to today as it was back then, and I think it is one of those post that will always be…

How I Live My Life With Sarcoidosis

Someone recently wrote to ask me how I live my life with sarcoidosis, and it stumped me. I never really thought about it. Although I have a blog devoted to my life with sarcoidosis, and a Facebook page and a Twitter feed, I really do not dwell on the fact that I do have sarcoidosis…

Hitting The Fan

These past few days have been extremely busy for me at work. I worked four 16 hour days in a row and with the current heat in the northeast US with bad air quality, it has not been easy. Add to that two nights of lousy sleep and I feel like I can do with…