Who Came Up With Only Twenty Four Hours In A Day?

It has been an exhausting past few months, and admittedly, my blog has suffered the consequences. There is so much I wanted to write about, all sitting at the tips of my typing fingers, but never to make it onto the virtual keypad of my tablet. I am physically and emotionally exhausted. My body is…

The Sunday Morning Revisit Of “Color Me Blessed”

The Sunday Morning Revisits are posts that I wrote a few years back that I think deserve another look. Here is one originally posted November 19, 2011 entitled “Color Me Blessed” I know, I sound like a stuck record about how blessed I am, blah, blah, blah. But I can’t help but look at all…

The Sunday Morning Revisit Of “Bon Voyage Miss” E

The Weekend Worthy Revisits are posts that I wrote a few years back that I think deserve another look. Here is one originally posted November 5, 2011 entitled “BON VOYAGE MISS E.“ It is funny how some people come into your life that you at first never take notice of, but they end up impacting…

The Weekend Worthy Revisit: Think You Have Problems?

The Weekend Worthy Revisits are posts that I wrote a few years back that I think deserve another look. Here is one originally posted October 19, 2011 entitled “Think You Have Problems?” October 19, 2011 Very seldom do I ever complain. It is something that sometimes drives my wife crazy because she knows I am…

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…

What Lengths For Perfection

I originally wrote this in late spring Over the past week I have been observing the dandelions growing on my lawn, and admiring their strength and fortitude. I stand there looking at their beautiful yellow gleam in the new morning light, dew gently settled on their petals and wonder why people just get so upset…

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”…

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…

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…

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…

When A Day At The Hospital Can Be A Pleasant Experience

All too often we are quick to list the bad days we have, the horrible people we meet and bad experiences we encounter. I know that I too am guilty of that in my blog. I have a pet peeve with rudeness, and I posted before about some of my negative experiences with nurses. Is…

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…

U Is For Ultimate Power

This is a Blogging From A To Z Challenge Post April 24th – U     Written by Basil Rene © 2015 All Rights Reserved

Happy Anniversary

It's five years I have been at it here on WordPress sharing my ramblings! Thanks for sharing the time with me and looking forward to many more ramblings to come.     Written by Basil Rene © 2015 All Rights Reserved

A Is For Accusations! Who Are We To Judge?

THIS IS A BLOGGING A TO Z CHALLENGE POST April 1, 2015 – “A” A few years ago I was taking the train back home from New York City when a clean, well dressed young man came to my car and announced that he had his wallet stolen and that he did not have enough…

The Wisdom Of Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is a beautiful, talented actress and a phenomenal humanitarian. Recently, when she learned that she had the gene for breast cancer, she took preventative steps and had a double mastectomy. Recently again, she had a blood test that showed she had markers for possible early cancer, and she had her ovaries removed. The…

Motivational Monday: It Has To Rain, But Not Today

Life with a chronic illness can suck at times, and for many, it seems the down days are more frequent than the up days. But when you do have the up days, make the most of it. Appreciate it. Enjoy it. Appreciate the rainbow and don't sit around waiting for the rain to return.  …

Flashback Friday: Pushing On Through

Originally posted to my blog June 17, 2011 My wife and I are very busy at this time of the year, and it seems we are always working or going to appointments. We work together and are pretty much together 24 hours a day. Yet, one day a week we try to have a date…

Life Observations: Daylight Savings Time

When told the reason for daylight saving time the old Indian said… ‘Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket.’ From Republic Of Dakotah     Written by Basil Rene ©…

Rudeness Answered

One thing I detest is rudeness. Rude nurses, receptionist and customer service staff. I have a real soft spot for wait staff as I think it is one of the most difficult jobs there is. I waited in school and absolutely hated it. People are so rude to waiters it's unbelievable. It's like they think…

Happy Birthday To Me!

It's my birthday! I made it to 53! I am so grateful to still be here on this planet. I was told in 2007 that I would need a heart /lung transplant by 2012, and I am still here with my original heart and lungs, functioning well. Yep, it's great to be 53!   Written…

Snapshots Of My Life: Expressions Of My Gratitude

Sitting at the podiatrist Waiting my turn Hearing a toddler scream Watching the parent burn Hoping that quickly They will be gone like a gust Silently thanking ourselves Children we chose not for us             Written by Basil Rene © 2015 All Rights Reserved

Motivational Monday: Be Happy For This Moment

All too often, life with a chronic illness can be a pain, literally, but I always say I would rather be with the pain at times than have the alternative. Death. This is my life, and I cherish every moment of it. Even the days that may not be the best.   Written by Basil…