My Guest Post For The PHight Or Flight Project Is Up

Serena over at Phight Or Flight Project invited me to do a blog post on her site about my journey with pulmonary hypertension, and after many rewrites, I finally got a submission to her after a month or so, which she posted yesterday. Here is an excerpt from my post. “I did meditation. I exercised…

How Life Treats You All Depends On How You Approach It

  I recently came across this writing and it just goes to show how you enjoy your life all has to do with how you approach it. Read the passage below to the end. Today was the absolute worst day ever And don't try to convince me that There is something good in every day…

Here Is A Great Reason I Keep My Neighbors At Bay

I recently wrote a post (see Mortality Check) about a neighbor of mine who I did not know, or really take the time know, that died. In it I mentioned that I tend to keep my neighbors just on a “Hi” relationship. I don't want to get to know them or they me. It may…

There Is A Blogger’s Etiquette

I follow a few blogs, most of them on WordPress, and I go through my reader feed every morning and read the highlights of each new post, and if the teaser catches my fancy, I will read more, and even the entire thing if I like it. I would then click on the little “like”…

Distracted Driving Goes Beyond Texting

This is a very powerful video about distracted driving. It doesn’t always have to be about texting.     Written by Basil Rene © 2015 All Rights Reserved

I Was Just Told That I Was Hit Hard

Okay, I’m being dramatic. I didn’t literally get hit, or all that hard. I was just notified by WordPress that I have over 83,000 hits to my blog. Not that much to some, but for a guy who was shocked that he even had one subscriber to his blog, having that many people even come…

Is Blogging Really So 2006?

The other night I was looking on the MAC App Store for a blogging app. I read an article recommending a certain app and I could not find it in the App Store. I googled it and the developer wrote that they were no longer offering the app as “Blogging is so 2006”. I wondered…

Using SIRI To Remember Ideas For Blog Posts

Ever drive down the road, see something really interesting that sparks and idea for a blog post and then you get to your destination only to forget what you saw and what you were going to post about? Well that happens to me more often than not. Then I realized that I use Siri on…

Flashback Friday: Living Your Life For You And Not Your Disease

Originally Posted September 11, 2011 I follow this person on Twitter that has an implanted defibrillator and he is campaigning heavily for a patient’s rights to access his or her defibrillator information at will. Although I do agree with him to some extent, a recent tweet of his was an eye opener. It read: “I’m…

The Great Toilet Paper Placement Debate

I read a very lengthy post this morning about the pros and cons of toilet papaer placement. The author wanted it facing front and her husband wanted it facing back because the cat unrolls the paper. She went into great detail why it should hang from the front and also listed her husband's arguments for…

They Have Come Up With A Name For The New Crazy

I always found that people's obsession with posting selfies on their social media sites a bit odd. I looked at it as a really modern form of narcissism or just down right low self esteem. Well, it turns out that I should have become a psychologist in the first place (yes, I wanted to be…

God Always Answers, You Just Have To Listen

I walked in the rain today. I didn't get trapped or anything like that. I deliberately walked in the rain, and I loved it. It brought back one of my biggest joys as a boy. Every opportunity I could, as soon as the rain started to fall, I would strip of my shirt and run…

Sunday Thought

Originally posted on 3rdnlong:
“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” Ralph Waldo Emerson ?

Mortality Check

I don't socialize with any of my neighbors, and that is by choice. I find that neighbors are usually much more trouble than they are worth, so I just keep them at a distance. Luckily my closest neighbor is far enough away that we don't see or hear them. They live obliquely opposite and about…