Finding And Letting Go Of An Old Friend

Just one last time. I decided to just do one more search. And there, after five or six years of random failed attempts to see if my best friend from culinary school was on Facebook, suddenly, there he was, out of the blue, at the top of the list. For the two years that we…

I Have A New, Additional Blog!

Today I start my new blog in addition to this one. It’s called “A Chef Talks Food”. It will be a blog about, as the name implies, everything food related. If you are a follower of this blog you might remember that I am a classically trained, professional chef with 32 years experience, so I…

Can We Clear The Air About Sarcoidosis And Depression?

Sarcoidosis DOES NOT cause depression. Reading different posts at different sites, it is becoming a common misconception that sarcoidosis of itself causes depression and the two go hand in hand. This is entirely not true. On a blog post I read recently, a person was recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis and their main concern was that…

The Weekend Revisit Of “It’s Just One Of Those Days”

Today, I am away from home for work and I drive back home this afternoon, a two and a half hour drive that could take as long as four hours with Sunday afternoon traffic. Normally, it does not bother me, but today is one of those days. My postherpatic neuralgia is in full force. My…

Learn To Use Your Smartphone To Enjoy Better Health

I started using a smartphone before there was even an Apple iPhone. Remember the Palm Treo? The world’s first smartphone? As a matter of fact I started to use PDAs, Personal Digital Assistants, the precursor to the smartphone way back in 1990. I had a Toshiba PDA and believe it or not, I still have…

I Have Become Thin Skinned (My 1,000th Post!)

(This is my 1,000th post to this blog!) I scratched my cheek after closing the door behind the repair man and I could feel it running across my palm, down my wrist and onto my fore arm. The warm, wet, red liquid that is the lifeline of every human. The liquid, bright red and thin…

I’m Back, Again

Seems like I keep disappearing and reappearing from posting to this blog. Over the past year my posts have been minimal at least. The past few months were stressful with my own health and then my mum’s and then my mum’s passing, so I had no zeal to write about anything or even read other…

The Weekend Revisit Of “The Wisdom Of Children”

Yesterday I was feeling bloated, and I looked in the mirror at myself, and my face was bloated a bit and I felt old. Yes, it happens even to the best of us, a day when you feel like crap and you look at yourself in the mirror and that mirror reflects how you feel….

Catching My Breath

Today, like every day since I gave my mum a smartphone three years ago, I picked up my phone to send her a text. Every day I would text her to see how she was doing, send a pic of the snow or the rain so she could appreciate the warm tropical climate she lived…