Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own.
Before I forget, my wife is taken me out for rest and relaxation…Continue
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You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far.
Recently we have seen our friends in the Eastern part of the United States go through some really tough times. Some have suffered…Continue
Added by Ray on August 29, 2011 at 5:35am — No Comments
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
It has been great to get out this past week, I have been full of reasonable pep up to almost 10 AM and then I hear the siren song of my…Continue
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Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
I mentioned yesterday that I had the good fortune to see Tony Bennett in concert the other day and to say the…Continue
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Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Sometimes it takes a little work to stay on the bright side. So far it looks like…Continue
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"To be a friend a man should go more than halfway with his fellow men; he should greet others first and not wait to be greeted."
Wilferd A. Peterson
During my recent period of medical challenges I…Continue
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"To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist."
Yippee, I got out over the weekend. Saturday I made the Farmers Market and bought a bag of sweet corn fresh from the…Continue
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"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."
Unfortunately my recovery is a little slower than expected so my return to the outside world will be delayed…Continue
Added by Ray on August 19, 2011 at 5:28am — No Comments
"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom."
Today will be my last day of home confinement so tomorrow I’ll drive and break out…Continue
Added by Ray on August 18, 2011 at 5:50am — No Comments
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tunes without the words
And never stops --at all.
Added by Ray on August 17, 2011 at 7:43am — No Comments
Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
Cato the Elder
Today is pre-op day (self-administered shot) and then off to the hospital early in the morning for my Cardiac Catheterization. I should only be in…Continue
Added by Ray on August 15, 2011 at 4:45am — No Comments
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
I lucked out again! I was diagnosed as having some intestinal problems that require my staying in close proximity to bathrooms. Why is that…Continue
Added by Ray on August 12, 2011 at 4:31am — No Comments
Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
Desiderata is a prose poem written by Max Ehrmann in 1927. Its wise council has been guiding good folks…Continue
Added by Ray on August 11, 2011 at 5:23am — No Comments
"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths."
The results of my day of tests yesterday were inconclusive. Yep,…Continue
Added by Ray on August 10, 2011 at 5:17am — No Comments
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
I had my tests last Friday and they ended up tweaking my Pacemaker and adding a new medication. They also scheduled me for a Nuclear Stress Test…Continue
Added by Ray on August 8, 2011 at 5:47am — No Comments
Don't hurry. Don't worry. You're only here for a short visit. So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
I am off to see the docs early this morning for tests and hopefully some…Continue
Added by Ray on August 5, 2011 at 5:48am — No Comments
What a wonderful life I've had!
I only wish I'd realized it sooner
I am not totally sure why but these last few years have been the happiest in my lifetime. Possibly it…Continue
Added by Ray on August 4, 2011 at 6:50am — No Comments
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one”
Yesterday I mentioned how painful it can be when a strong personal relationship…Continue
Added by Ray on August 3, 2011 at 5:01am — No Comments
The reason we've been together, I think, is companionship, love, truth and honesty.
I made it back from North Carolina unscathed. Fortunately I experienced no shortness of breath or…Continue
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