Second Look Sunday: Not Seeing In Black & White

Originally posted July 24th 2013 For some reason, because I have a blog about sarcoidosis, people automatically assume that I am a black woman, although my blog’s tag line is “One man’s positive journey with sarcoidosis”. I suppose that majority of people that have blogs about sarcoidosis and sarcoidosis support sites are black women, and…

Someone Thinks I Have A Real Neat Blog

I stopped accepting blog awards many years ago for many different reasons, especially after 10 years of blogging, but I was given The Real Neat Blog Award by Cyranny over at Cyranny’s Cove, a really cool blog that I really admire and you should check out too. Part of the award loop is to answer…

Second Look Sunday: “Lost Keys”

Originally posted June 14, 2013 I am a pretty organized guy for the most part. I file everything away in its place so I can easily locate them. I even keep my keys organized. I don’t have any other keys with the keys for the cars for security purposes, as sometimes I valet park and…

Second Look Sunday: “How I Live My Life With Sarcoidosis”

Originally posted June 7, 2013 Someone recently wrote to ask me how I live my life with sarcoidosis, and it stumped me. I never really thought about it. Although I have a blog devoted to my life with sarcoidosis, and a Facebook page and a Twitter feed, I really do not dwell on the fact…

Second Look Sunday: “The Power Of Social Media”

Originally posted July 17, 2013 I was not one for social media until I got into it. I found Twitter really pointless when it first came out, but now I am a tweeter. Looking at the evolution of social media such as Facebook and Twitter over the last few years, I realized just how effective…

Don’t Ask Me What I Do, Ask Me What I Like To Do

When people meet me for the first time, and they ask what I do for a living, they are always impressed by the fact that I am a chef, then fascinated by the type of chef I am and what my exact line of work is. Then almost inevitably they will ask what is my…

First Official ATS Practice Guidelines For Sarcoidosis – Scienmag

After so many years, it is good to see that positive steps are being taken towards education of doctors about sarcoidosis. First official ATS practice guidelines for Sarcoidosis cover diagnosis and detection – Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News — Read on scienmag.com/first-official-ats-practice-guidelines-for-sarcoidosis-cover-diagnosis-and-detection/

The Great Home Made Bread Picture Battle – A Chef Talks Food

Meanwhile, over at one of my other blogs, I recently read a post and commented over at Cyranny’s Cove about the difficulty in getting yeast to make bread. My comment lead to a challenge from her for a home made bread picture battle. So here is my picture and I include the recipe also. —…

Second Look Sunday: “Some lessons Are More Than Skin Deep”

Originally posted July 17, 2013 Rarely do I go upstairs. I have very little reason to ever go up stairs, and I have no desire to go upstairs unless it is necessary. There is no elevator in the three story building I work at when away on business, and the stairs for some reason seem…

I Am Still Alive!

On this day in 2006, fourteen whole years ago, a surgeon made three slices in my right torso and extracted three pieces of my lung for examination to confirm suspected sarcoidosis. If you haven’t guessed, I was positive. Stage four they said. Severe scaring they said. One year later that pesky old sarcoidosis made it’s…

Happy Anniversary To My Blog

Today marks ten years since I started my blog. How time flies. I Started the blog as “Life With Sarcoidosis” and changed the name somewhere along the way. It’s been an interesting journey so far and I look forward to many more years. Thanks to all of you that read my rantings and I hope…

Coronavirus Might Attack the Brain, Too – Elemental

Early analyses of Covid-19 patients in January told of the most common symptoms: fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. More diagnosed cases and research revealed less common symptoms, such as neurological ones. — Read on elemental.medium.com/coronavirus-might-attack-the-brain-too-21ea92a39c04

Second Look Sunday: “The Farmer” – A Story By Basil Rene

Originally posted June 28 2013 The Farmer – A Story By Basil Rene Once, there was a farmer that worked his land from sunrise to sunset, spring through fall. Every day he woke before the sun rose and worked all day only to stop for his lunch which he took every day under an old…

Second Look Sunday: “Life With Sarcoidosis Is A Nightmare”

Originally Posted June 26, 2013 “Life with sarcoidosis is a nightmare” – Six words that describes most people’s experience on a daily basis with sarcoidosis. Those are the words posted as a comment on my Facebook page by one of my Facebook compatriots, and they speak so much of the frustration she feels having this…

We Don’t All See Things The Same Way

It is so easy to see the same thing and interpret it totally differently. I know for a fact that the brain can take two totally different events and blend them together and create a whole new truth.

How Will the Coronavirus End? – via The Atlantic

The White House is a ghost town of scientific expertise. A pandemic-preparedness office that was part of the National Security Council was dissolved in 2018. On January 28, Luciana Borio, who was part of that team, urged the government to “act now to prevent an American epidemic,” and specifically to work with the private sector to develop fast, easy diagnostic…