Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a bright, properous, healthy and happy New Year. May all your wishes come through.   Written by Basil Rene © 2014 All Rights Reserved

Life As An Anomaly Blog 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many…

A Story of Christmas Magic

Originally posted on My Good Time Stories:
Photo Credit: Lady Dragon Fly via CC Flickr One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season, is finding interesting and heartwarming stories that touch your soul and put a smile on your face. Well. today, I was reading some stories on the web page “The…

Flashback Friday: There’s Something Fishy About My Cholesterol

Originally posted February 16, 2011 Originally Posted February 16, 2011 I never had high cholesterol. For years I have been checked and my cholesterol levels were somewhat perfect. I do have somewhat low “good cholesterol” levels, but the “bad cholesterol” is always low. Last year my cardiologist decided to put me on Lovaza, the pharmaceutical…

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas. One of my favorite songs for Christmas. Enjoy!

Don’t Stress To Impress

As I watch people flying crazily through the streets with despair in their eyes, I realize that they all have forgotten the reason for the season. What began as an ancient pagan festival where people put gifts for nature under a tree in the forest was turned into cutting down the tree, dragging it indoors…

Flashback Friday: Massage Me, Pace Me

Originally Posted FEBRUARY 5, 2011 I learned a very interesting fact from my cardiologist the other day when I went to get clearance to return to massage school. He said my ability to give massages is completely up to me. I should know my body. However, when I receive a massage I need to be…

An Anniversary Of Angelic Intervention

Thirty three years ago tonight, at the age of nineteen, a neighbor that was about my age, who I really did not know very well, saw me in my front yard and came over to talk. He pointed to a house about three houses away from mine, obliquely opposite, and asked me if I ever…

Remembering A Gift From An Angel

A few years ago, when I lived in the DC area, we went into DC to see the Christmas decorations and weren't sure about the parking regulations at the area we were at. There was a homeless man sitting not too far away and I rolled down the window and asked if knew if it…

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Stepfather's birthday. He would have been 93. He died at the age of 54, two years older than I am now, from a massive heart attack right in front of me. I was 13 years old at the time, and the thirteen year old me took about five years to recover from…

Snapshots Of My Life: What The Hell Are These Snapshots?

I get very interesting direct mail with people asking me questions about sarcoidosis, or just to vent about the disease, and I got a very different one the other day. The person wrote to tell me that they are following my blog and enjoy it, but “… this new feature you started called “Snapshots Of…

Flashback Friday: A Stroke Of Reality

Originally Posted February 3 2011 I was asked to participate in a study involving persons that had either strokes or TIAs. Since I had a TIA in 2007 I qualify. Today was the first part where they take my weight, height, blood pressure and a blood test, after which was a survey that lasted about…

Is It Ever Possible To Blog Without Ego?

I have trying to live my life without ego as much as I can, and have been readung a bit about it here and there. I recently read where one person claims that he lives an ego free life and I thought to myself, Isn’t that your ego talking?

Woman’s Wallet Stolen – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

Originally posted on Kindness Blog :
Jessica Eaves of Guthrie, Oklahoma Jessica Eaves from Guthrie, Oklahoma recently had her wallet stolen by a man while she was grocery shopping. Most people in that situation would immediately get the authorities involved, but she found a way to resolve her problem herself. “I saw this gentleman down the…

Lonliness Really Does Not Have To Exist

There is something about Christmas time that I just love. To me, it is indeed the happiest season of all. But to many other people, it is a time filled with sadness steming mostly from lonliness. I don't ever recall being lonely. I have always enjoyed my own company, and essentially, I am a loner….

Motivational Monday: There Is Always Hope

One thing I always hold firmly, no matter what happens in my life, there is always hope. Yesterday I took our dogs for a walk, and on the lawn on a windy 30F degree evening, a week after a snow storm dropped 4″ of snow on our lawn, there, in the sunset, was a dandelion…