Why I’m not hiding in my recliner

I do everything I can do now because I hurt not being able to do the things I used to be able to do.

Follow the Prophets

The First Presidency message for January is written by President Monson about a crucial turning point in his life between World War II and the Korean War.  President Monson found himself in a situation that I imagine many men found themselves in at that time.  My father has told me of his fears of being […]

The Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco

Procrastination & other expressions of anxiety

Before I get into my diatribe, I have to share this joke:  I’ve been meaning to post about procrastination but never got around to it… I’ve had a problem with procrastination all my life.  I remember as a child staying up late many nights doing homework that had to be turned in the next day.  […]

Thought for 1-19-15

Mother Theresa quoted by redwingjohnny via lostindallas.

Thought for 1-15-15:

George Clooney received Cecil B DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes

Check out his excellent acceptance speech: I think he hit every possible point, from thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press to commiserating with the other attendees, 80% of whom will be “losers” tomorrow. pushing for support of “small” films, highlighting the “Je suis Charlie” campaign supporting free speech and of course telling his new wife how […]

Found a photographer I like…

cpleblow had this picture of the Bay Bridge at night featured as the background of the tumblr login page.  That lead me to his tumblr blog and other photos he’s posted.  I don’t know how good he is but I like a lot of what I’ve seen, especially his shots of the Bay Area skyline.

My New Years resolution didn’t last long

2 days as a matter of fact.  What remains to be seen is whether this is a hiccup or the beginning of the end.  At least this time I didn’t go off the air for weeks.  This happening does point to a couple of reasons that resolutions often (usually?) fail.  First off, resolutions are usually […]

Living in the left brain sucks!

One of the better known books about dealing with stroke was written by a brain scientist who survived a stroke.  She described her post stroke reality in almost mystical terms…  She felt one with the universe; could feel time flow around her; she was on vacation from her detail-oriented life. She experienced a “left brain” […]