Choosing Life’s Battles

Back in my twenties, when I was engaged to my wife, someone bumped into and cut her off in a line in a store in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Why the hell we were there has left my memory, but I remember that the guy was a real bad ass looking dude, and 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…

Flashback Friday : A Special Lunch Date

Originally Posted February 23, 2011 I felt really well physically and emotionally today. I always love it when I go to a doctor and they are happy with my condition. I took the pups out for a long walk around the property when I got back. It was beautiful, no clouds, a blanket of white…

Don’t Stress To Impress

As I watch people flying crazily through the streets with despair in their eyes, I realize that they all have forgotten the reason for the season. What began as an ancient pagan festival where people put gifts for nature under a tree in the forest was turned into cutting down the tree, dragging it indoors…

Lonliness Really Does Not Have To Exist

There is something about Christmas time that I just love. To me, it is indeed the happiest season of all. But to many other people, it is a time filled with sadness steming mostly from lonliness. I don't ever recall being lonely. I have always enjoyed my own company, and essentially, I am a loner….

Flashback Friday: For Joyce

In May 2007, the week before I started my second semester of massage school, I had a TIA or mini stroke. This started me on the road to discovery that I had a hole in my heart and eventually to the fact I have heart failure. I had a barrage of tests, MRIs, x-rays, blood…

Above Everything Else, Always Listen To Yourself

Life with a chronic illness is sometimes confusing, plain and simple. You have all these voices coming at you in different directions telling you many different things. If you are like me with different specialists for each condition, they all try to work together, but they all have their own separate opinions, and you don't…

Flash Back Friday – Family Unties

Originally Posted January 13, 2011 There’s a saying “You choose your friends and you are given your family”. Today is my youngest nephew’s 29th birthday, and that got me thinking about his father, my eldest brother with whom I never had a close relationship with. As a matter of fact, growing up we fought a…