What The Blogging From A To Z Challenge Was Like For Me

For the month of April, or rather, most of the month, I took part in the Blogging a From A To Z Challenge, posting every day for the month of April (except Sundays), with each day being a post of each letter of the alphabet. This year, like last year, I did not have a…

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

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…

S Is For Soar

This is a Blogging From A to Z Challenge post April 22nd – S     Written by Basil Rene © 2015 All Rights Reserved

Q Is For Quiet

This is a Blogging From A to Z Challenge post April 18th – Q This year is nine years since being diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, and in that time I found that it is best to be quiet about my conditions, the way I feel and all what’s going on with me. My wife gave me…

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

O Is For Operations

This is a Blogging From A to Z Challenge post. April 17th – O If you told me nine years ago today that by now I would have five different operations, four of them alone heart related, I would probably have laughed. And then if you would have told me that I would have a…

N Is For Navigation

This is a Blogging A to Z Challenge post April 16th – N When I started along this journey of my life with sarcoidosis and the accompanying conditions of heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, I had to learn quickly how to navigate my way through the medical establishment. Since I have different conditions, I somehow…

M Is For Minimum Wage

This is a Blogging From A to Z Challenge post. April 15th – M April 15th is here. The day that people will wait until the very last minute to file their taxes if they owe the good old IRS any money. It's also a day that many people will be getting together to protest…

L Is For Lung Biopsy

This is a Blogging From A To Z Challenge Post April 14th – L Yesterday was the anniversary of what I can honestly say was the start of of the worst three weeks of my life. Nine years ago yesterday I had an open lung biopsy to definitely diagnose my pulmonary sarcoidosis. (To read about…

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

I Is For Insurance

This is a Blogging From A To Z Challenge Post April 10th – I     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  

E Is For Endurance

This Is A Blogging From A To Z Challenge Post April 6th – E    People with chronic illnesses are often looked upon as weak, pathetic and sorry individuals, people that no longer really have a place in the social circles of past. The truth is, people with chronic illnesses have to endure pain, fatigue,…

D Is For Dumb Dangerous Drivers

This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post April 4th – D Yesterday we were driving on the highway and out of nowhere there was a minivan right up under me. I was already going 72 in a 65 mph zone, and was passing a truck, so I had no intention of speeding up…

C Is For Changes Which Are Good Sometimes – I Hope

THIS IS A BLOGGING A TO Z CHALLENGE POST April 3, 2015 – “C”   2015 is proving to be a year of many changes so far. Some of the changes were stressful, and others were welcome, and yet others were surprising, but needed. And we still have a little over nine months to go…

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…

Tomorrow Is The Start Of The Blogging A To Z Challenge

It starts tomorrow and I have no “theme” idea for my Blogging A To Z April Challenge. I am not sure that I need one really. It will be a challenge in itself to come up with a post for each day of the month. If you are not familiar with the challenge, it is…

The Blogging From A To Z April Challenge Is Coming

Hard to believe that the Blogging A To Z Challenge will be rolling around again soon. I just signed up here. I did it last year and it was a really fantastic challenge, which I am proud to say I completed. It works like this. Every day in April you write a new post, except…