Flashback Friday: I Knew There Was Something Fishy

Originally Posted APRIL 1, 2011 In February I wrote a post entitled “There’s Something Fishy About My Cholesterol”, where I wrote about the change in cholesterol numbers for the worse after being on Lovaza, a prescription fish oil supplement. One of the side effects of Lovaza is an increase of bad cholesterol, and ever since…

I Never Saw This With The Naked Eye Before

While outside during the light snow before the blizzard, the snowflakes were light and fluffy and resting on my jacket very lightly. When I looked down, the flakes were all in the classic snowflake design we all see from magnified photos, but I could clearly see it with the naked eye. I took a few…

And Now I Am Closing My FaceBook Page Too

Yesterday I posted that I was closing my newspaper. Well, I am shutting down my FaceBook page also. Thanks for all those that were following me on FaceBook.   Written by Basil Rene © 2014 All Rights Reserved

I Am Shutting Down My Newspaper

Sarcoidosis News Daily Review, my daily newspaper is coming to an end as of tomorrow. Quite honestly, I started the paper a while ago as a bit of self promotion to gain followers on my blog. It didn’t really work, and I am not into gathering followers anymore. I am in a place now where…

Flashback Friday: Peanuts Philosophy

Originally Posted March 23, 2011 The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them. Just read straight through, and you’ll get the point. The Charles Schulz Philosophy 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2….

Be Patient

  Written by Basil Rene © 2014 All Rights Reserved

Snapshots Of My Life: My GoldFish Has Gas

I have an aquarium with two white goldfish With red heads, and I got them at the same time and they were both the same size, babies. Now one is about the size of my fist and the other about half that size. I noticed the big one floating at the top a lot and…

Sharing My World 2015 – Week #3

Here is my weekly contribution to Cee's Photography challenge, Share Your World Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? Olivia Newton John. First off, I have been a fan of her music since I was 9 years old, long before she got famous in Grease. I…

Flashback Friday: Ready, Aim, Heal

Originally posted March 9, 2011 I started this blog last year on the 4th anniversary of my open lung biopsy which definitively diagnosed my pulmonary sarcoidosis. I started it not as an informative blog, but as a blog about my personal experiences with the disease sarcoidosis. If you are a follower of my blog, you…

I Found A Solution To My Dilemma Of Shaving

After years of being on prednisone for my sarcoidosis, my skin has thinned and sensitive. Add to that blood thinners, and I bruise if you look at me to hard. O shaving has become a chore and something I don't look forward to at all. In the summer months I shave every two or three…

Choosing Life’s Battles

Back in my twenties, when I was engaged to my wife, someone bumped into and cut her off in a line in a store in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Why the hell we were there has left my memory, but I remember that the guy was a real bad ass looking dude, and I…

Share Your World 2015 – Week #2

Here we are with week two of Cee's Photography Share Your World Questions. For more info, check out Cee's blog here. Are you a hugger or a non-hugger? I am a big time hugger, but only if the other person is open to it. I always crack up (inside) when I hug a non hugger…

What Closing My FaceBook Account Taught Me

I joined Facebook in 2007 when a friend of mine moved to Asia and was using the site to upload photos of their new baby. They were my only friend on the site until 2008 when suddenly a whole bunch of people discovered the site and started to send me friend requests. At the time,…

3 Super Quick Movie Reviews

I saw three movies this week and here are my reviews: Into The Woods Three classic fairy tales, melded together, then go to what happens after happily ever after. Lots of singing. Like Broadway? You'll like. Don't? You won't.     Exodus Moses thinks he's a prince. Learns he's a Hebrew. Has an identity crisis…

Flashback Friday: Every Now And Zen You Need To Wrap A Nap

Originally posted March 8, 2011 One thing that I have learned to do and really look forward to everyday, is to take a nap. For health reasons, it is really good for you, and it is something I never did before because I always felt that I would “miss something”. I try to nap for…

Share Your World – 2015 Week #1

For more info on the Share Your World project, please head over to Cee's Photography for more info Share Your World – 2015 Week #1 How do you get rid of pesky phone calls from telemarketers? What are you a “natural” at doing? How often do you get a haircut? What’s the first thing that…

When Reality Slaps You In The Face And Says To Shut The Hell Up

It's a new year, and with it comes changes to my health insurance. My old plan paid for everything and I mean everything. Last year for my ICD replacement, the cost all together was $70,000.00, and out of that, I had to pay a whopping $10.00. There is one medication that I take that costs…

Just How/Do Would You Respond To This?

I get all types of emails regarding my blog, but yesterday I received the most bizarre one yet. I won’t bother to go into who wrote it or put all of the totally insane content of the email, but this one part I found really, really odd.

Flashback Friday : A Special Lunch Date

Originally Posted February 23, 2011 I felt really well physically and emotionally today. I always love it when I go to a doctor and they are happy with my condition. I took the pups out for a long walk around the property when I got back. It was beautiful, no clouds, a blanket of white…