The Weekend Worthy Revisit: The Definition Of Me

Originally Posted on October 3, 2011 When I moved to the US 25 years ago, one of the things the struck me with the culture is people’s need to know what you did for a living. They would meet you, and immediately ask what type of work you did. I realized with time, that no…

Why Are We More Drawn To Endings Rather Than Beginnings?

My wife's niece gave birth to her second child yesterday, and I thought about how being born normal is such a crap shoot. The meridian of things that can go wrong in birth and in the fetal development is so high, that when a baby is born without any issues, it is truly a miracle….

The Weekend Worthy Revisit: Slap Me Again

Originally Posted September 24, 2011 For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. For every white there is black. For every wonderful day of weather you enjoy, there is probably going to be a rainy one or two coming up. The day must be followed by the night, and vice versa. No matter…

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…

Some More Good News

I know that I said I was going to post some photos of my San Francisco trip, but alas, life caught up with me. The past three wells were crazy. My in laws were visiting for my wife's birthday, and work has been so crazy busy that I had time for nothing. My home office…

Flashback Friday: Returning To Life

Returning To Life Originally Posted on September 3, 2011 Prior to developing cardiac sarcoidosis in 2007, and the ensuing heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, numerous prescription drugs and the fatigue that comes along with all of that, one of the things my wife and I enjoyed was long road trips. We would get in the car…

V Is For Vacation

This is a Blogging From A To Z Challenge Post April 25th – V I will be taking a few days off from my blog, and I am resigning from the blogging A to Z challenge. I am having my heart catheterization on Monday morning, and I need to just concentrate on me and my…

T Is For Today

This is a Blogging From A to Z Challenge Post April 23rd – T “People who say that yesterday was better than today are ultimately devaluing their own existence.” – Karl Lagerfeld Many people yearn for the good old days, the good old days. It's nice to remember. And many people yearn for the better…

P Is For Prayers

This is a Blogging From A To Z challenge post April 18th – P     Written by Basil Rene © 2015 All Rights Reserved

K Is For Kindness

This is a Blogging From A To Z Challenge post April 13th – K It seems more and more that people are forgetting to be just be kind. There are more shows on TV than ever before of people laughing at others failures. In general, people are becoming meaner. People are taking joy, and profiting…

J Is For Justice

This is a blogging from A to Z Challenge post April 11th – J     Written by Basil Rene © 2015 All Rights Reserved

H Is For Happiness

This is a Blogging From A To Z Challenge Post April 9th – H It is elusive to the majority of mankind. Books are written about it, and people spend their entire lives journeying around the world, bouncing from guru to guru seeking it. We look everywhere for it. We look in our wallets and…

G Is For Grace And Gratitude

This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post April 8th – C One unusually warm January afternoon in 1971 (I grew up in the Caribbean), not wanting to be out riding my bike or playing with friends in the scorching heat, I turned on the TV and sat back on the couch with the…

F Is For Fear

This is a Blogging A To Z Challenge Post April 7th – F