Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

I have not added anything new to this blog in two months because I haven’t had the time to dedicate towards it. Maintenance of a blog is not an easy thing. I have this blog for ten years and it takes time, effort and dedication to maintain. It’s not as simple as just writing what…

A Funny Thing Happened As I Ran Out Of The Award Show

Isn’t it funny how the universe works? The more you resist something, the more it will push against you and show itself to test you until you come to terms with it. Blog awards. I stopped accepting them for many different reasons that I won’t go into here, other than I would say that many…

Ten Questions For A Ten Year Old Blog

I read the words “Would you answer these ten questions in a post?” in a recent email from a fellow blogger who read my post that I am blogging now for ten years and I thought why not. So here goes. Ten questions about ten years of blogging. 1: Why did you start your blog?…

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…

Yep, I Have Yet Another Blog

I already have two blogs here on WordPress, and now the crazy person that I am apparently does not think I have enough on my plate, so I start a new blog. This new one is just photography though. No expounding on life. Check the blog here

Wednesday Words Of Wisdom: Trusting

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Stories From My Life: Time Traveling

A visit to records I walked into the ultra modern lobby of the building that housed the medical records for my pulmonologist. The shiny new, brightly lit, stainless steel lined elevator whipped me quickly to the floor that the offices were located. As the elevator stopped and I waited for the door to open, rather…

Stop Cursing God For Your Damned Sorrows Already

I read a blog post today and the person was complaining about God punishing them by giving them sarcoidosis. To think that God is punishing you means that you obviously did some pretty bad shit in the first place for you to think you deserve to get sick and that God has singled you out…

Wednesday Words Of Wisdom: The Naked Man

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Photo Essay: A Walk Through Caramour

My wife and I went for a walk through an empty Caramour Center For The Performing Arts in Katonah, NY. It was a beautiful day and we were the only ones there. Walking in nature is by far one of the best health revivers there is for me. To be just out there, connected to…

Photo Essay: A Walk On The Beach

I went for a walk on the beach on a gloomy day. No one else was there except for some kids boogie boarding. And one hungry seagull. Sometimes you need to be alone just to gather your thoughts or just be, even if it is ten minutes on a gloomy beach. It can revive you….

Could There Be Such A Thing As The Snowflake Blogger?

I have this blog now for nine years and one thing that I think is important is when I express my opinion, I leave an opening for my readers to share their own opinion. After all, I am asking you to read and take in my vast opinion on different things. More and more however,…

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…

My Most Visited Post Ever

If you are on Plaquenil and never saw my little old post, head on over to “Plaquenil Withdrawal” and check out why this is the most active, multi-hit post for the past five years. I really can’t figure it out.

Please, Enough With The Bible Misquotes And Quotation Overuse 

I browse a lot of blogs everyday and a recurring theme, especially in health blogs, is bible quotes. I have nothing against anyone quoting the Bible, but if you are going to do it, then please put a quote that is actually referencing what you are talking about and not something completely different because you…

Happy Anniversary To Me!

  It’s hard to believe that I started this blog six years ago today. How time and life flies by within a blink. Thanks to everyone that has followed me, commented on and liked my post over the years. Even those that challenged me. I learned a lot and hope to learn even more. 

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…

Slapping Myself In The Face

Yesterday I was trolling WordPress in one of my few moments of down time and was reading a blog post over at a blog I do not subscribe to, when I found the post vaguely familiar. The more I read the post, I realized that I read this some where else before. The more I…

What Are You Afraid Of Mr. & Ms. Blogger?

When I read a blog post, I want the opportunity to comment or say if I like it. More and more I come across blogs that have the option to comment or to like missing. In WordPress, it is by default on the blog, and you have the option to remove the comment and the…

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”…

Using SIRI To Remember Ideas For Blog Posts

Ever drive down the road, see something really interesting that sparks and idea for a blog post and then you get to your destination only to forget what you saw and what you were going to post about? Well that happens to me more often than not. Then I realized that I use Siri on…

Has My Blog Reached Its End?

I recently posted that the results of my right heart catheterization showed that I no longer have heart failure or pulmonary hypertension, and I received some encouraging comments and a couple of emails, but of course, I did get the nay sayer, someone that thinks that I am not for real and that I am…

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…

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

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…