Happy Valentine’s Day

Today is that day that many women hope to end with a diamond on their ring finger and many men hope to end in someone’s bed. There are millions who look forward to this day to express their love, or have love expressed to them. And, putting aside the commercialism side of it, it is…

Embrace The Shake

In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion: embrace this limitation … and transcend it.

Why I Think There Will Never Be A Cure For Sarcoidosis

In my eight years with this disease, trolling blogs and web sites, starting my own blog, letters from readers, etc., there is one common thread with people with this disease – “when will they find a cure?” I realize the desperation for a cure, and I hope that eventually there is a cure, but I…

Flashback Monday – Clean Slate And Start Anew

Clean Slate and Start Anew Originally posted October 14, 2010 “Starting with a clean slate” – ever wonder where that term came from? When I was a kid, when I went to want is now called kindergarten, each child was given their own small chalk board, which we called our “slate”. It was made of the same…

A Watched Battery Never Dies

Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side. ~The Talmud Every morning I am awakened by the chime if a single bell tone, each getting progressively closer and louder, until it gently, but firmly rouses me from bed. I reach for my iPad and turn to…

And The Award Goes To … Me

This weekend I had the honor of receiving a blogger award. I have seen some of these previously, and although they are the blogger equivalent of a chain letter, it is still always an honor to be recognized by your fellow bloggers. This time around it is an award I have not heard of previuosly…

Want To Be Happy? Be Grateful!

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.

Flashback Monday – Two Fibs, An Interrogation And An Ambush

Originally Posted on October 12, 2010    I had my AICD interrogation last week and the report said I had a fibrilation episode last month while I was having my stress echo. It lasted all of 76 seconds. I also had some episodes of irregular heart beats over the weekend, which can be very disconcerting, so…