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…

A Dedicated Visitor or A WordPress Glitch?

My blog averages about 50 visitors a day, with about twice as many views. Yesterday however, I had 31 visitors and 867 views. Either WordPress had a system glitch or someone pretty much looked at almost every post I had in one day. That's dedication. Hats off to you mystery visitor. Hats off to you….

My 700th Post

  Written by Basil Rene © 2014 All Rights Reserved

I Am Shutting Down My Newspaper

Sarcoidosis News Daily Review, my daily newspaper is coming to an end as of tomorrow. Quite honestly, I started the paper a while ago as a bit of self promotion to gain followers on my blog. It didn’t really work, and I am not into gathering followers anymore. I am in a place now where…

Sharing My World 2015 – Week #3

Here is my weekly contribution to Cee's Photography challenge, Share Your World Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? Olivia Newton John. First off, I have been a fan of her music since I was 9 years old, long before she got famous in Grease. I…

Share Your World 2015 – Week #2

Here we are with week two of Cee's Photography Share Your World Questions. For more info, check out Cee's blog here. Are you a hugger or a non-hugger? I am a big time hugger, but only if the other person is open to it. I always crack up (inside) when I hug a non hugger…

Share Your World – 2015 Week #1

For more info on the Share Your World project, please head over to Cee's Photography for more info Share Your World – 2015 Week #1 How do you get rid of pesky phone calls from telemarketers? What are you a “natural” at doing? How often do you get a haircut? What’s the first thing that…

Just How/Do Would You Respond To This?

I get all types of emails regarding my blog, but yesterday I received the most bizarre one yet. I won’t bother to go into who wrote it or put all of the totally insane content of the email, but this one part I found really, really odd.

Excuse Me, But Christmas IS A Religious Holiday

The other day I was reading an article by a non Christian person about their experience growing up with Christmas, and in the article, the person said that “… Christmas is a secular holiday in the US anyway” and for some reason that statement offended me. I am by no means a Religious man. Although…

Snapshots Of My Life: What The Hell Are These Snapshots?

I get very interesting direct mail with people asking me questions about sarcoidosis, or just to vent about the disease, and I got a very different one the other day. The person wrote to tell me that they are following my blog and enjoy it, but “… this new feature you started called “Snapshots Of…

Is It Ever Possible To Blog Without Ego?

I have trying to live my life without ego as much as I can, and have been readung a bit about it here and there. I recently read where one person claims that he lives an ego free life and I thought to myself, Isn't that your ego talking?

Answering The Award

I recently received a nomination from a fellow blogger J. Gi Federizo over at The End Justifies The Means for a blog award called the Liebster. I am flattered and honored when someone acknowledges my blog for an award, and as always, very appreciative. The awards usually require you to single out about ten other…

Flashback Friday – The Case Of The Disappearing Blogger

Originally posted January 19, 2011 The Case Of The Disappearing Blogger One thing about following a blog that is written by a person with a chronic illness is that one day that blog may just stop. One last entry and nothing more.

Heading Out For A Vacation

I know, I said that I was going to be more active on the blog and I haven’t. I have been so crazy busy that even I can’t keep up with me. Sometimes I don’t even know if I am coming or going.