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Trying to find my feet again


I will try to continue posting pertinent information on this Myositis blog but anybody who remembers my Comedy in Crisis blog find my new blog details below.

Yes, I know I ‘m being doff for trying to continue blogging, but the truth be told, I find I missed you all big time and the facebook open groups didn’t quite fill my need for good fun and interaction with my bloggy friends.

I have changed my humour blog to MIRTHILESS which you should be able to find here

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Posted by on April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized


The end is arriving faster than I like

To all my loyal friends and viewers just a short note to advise that due to the progressive weakening of my arms and hands I am finding it too difficult to type long blog posts  I spend the majority of my time fiddling on facebook now. If you wish to keep in contact find me and ‘friend’ me on facebook    .or join me on the myositis group

Keep well until and if we meet again.

Will miss you all very much



Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized


Where Did My Little Girl Go?


    Two years ago I posted this poem in honor of my daughter’s wedding. TWO YEARS? Are you kidding me? Now I’m starting to think that the title should be; “Where Does The Time Go?” Rachel and Gregg are celebrating their 2nd Anniversary this week and it brought this poem back to mind. I would like to add, that if you’re a father then you know that your daughter(s) hold a special place in your heart and that a little piece of that heart chips away on her wedding day. But, like the clipping taken from a beautiful plant, when it is properly nurtured and cared for, it will flourish once again on its own and it too will flower and grow. 

     Happy Anniversary Rachel and Gregg, 




 I never gave a single thought,

all those years ago,


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Posted by on August 17, 2013 in Uncategorized


Nine Keys to Aging Well


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I don’t know Jonathan but what he says made me smile……..

The Good News About Getting Older

Nine Keys to Aging Well

by Jonathan Young

There are some things that get better as we age. On our best days, we have a kind of grace. We are works-in-progress and even in later life new qualities surface. Some aspects are coming along faster than others. Other features come and go. In general, we can see certain emerging attitudes seem to unlock the rewards of getting older.

  1. We can enjoy life. We are often playful and like to laugh. We are starting to move beyond the need to look cool. This leads to all kinds of fun, at unexpected moments. Even our idiosyncrasies can be quite entertaining. When we hit a bump, we are sometimes bemused at the ridiculousness of life. We also enjoy recalling the oddities we have witnessed. Some of them have been amazing. We’ve had enough disenchantment for a lifetime. We’re willing to be enchanted again.
  2. We make the most of what we have. We are finally gaining some perspective and even a little wisdom. We have a bit more inner stability. We have the guidance of memory that often routes us around trouble. We are coming to terms with our limits, and mainly celebrate what we can do. At long last, we seem to have a sense of who we are. We like ourselves more than we expected. We are getting better at trusting our own tastes and preferences. We appreciate the freedom to indulge in our interests, new and old. A grateful heart lets us take pleasure where we find it.
  3. We appreciate people. Friends, acquaintances, and even strangers have unexpected qualities. Their faces are surprising in ways we didn’t notice before. Also, we have decided that most people are good enough as they are. There’s no need to change anyone. We realize it wouldn’t do much good to try, anyway. We appreciate those who have been kind to us. We have received a great deal of affection over the years, and such gifts last. We have the friendship and love of a lifetime with us always, even from the people who aren’t around anymore. We are thankful to have had good company on the journey.
  4. We accept our flaws. We don’t have to be perfect. On most days, we relish the diversity of our personalities. We can be flexible or stubborn, clueless or profound, depending on the moment. We tend to honor the delicate parts of ourselves. A life with nothing to be sorry about would be rather uneventful. We are even starting to appreciate our past disasters. Old humiliations have become essential parts of a fine story. We occasionally even feel a tender fondness for the ragged edges of our lives.
  5. We are at home in the world. We enjoy our surroundings and often discover new secrets about familiar places. Watching the explorations of small children and animals can delight us. The piece of cake we allow ourselves is especially delicious now that we don’t indulge often. The scent of a flower or gentle touch of a breeze seems more sensually rich than before. Sometimes, we glance around our home spaces to relish how our belongings reflect our personalities. Perhaps we got more efficient in the pleasure department. Maybe, having had our share of difficulties, we just appreciate things more.
  6. We have less to prove. We are learning to avoid comparing ourselves with others – or even with our former selves. It is a relief when we can begin to overcome feelings of competition. We can sometimes even deal with envy as a bad mood, not to be trusted. By focusing on our best personal qualities, and favorite current interests, we can find something fulfilling in almost every day. We might have more contributions to make, but don’t feel quite as driven to do something of great importance. Most of the time, we are able to work and play for its own sake, not to look good in the eyes of others. Now that the need to show off has eased a bit, finding opportunities to use our talents is a manageable task.
  7. We have strong priorities. We are getting better at tending to our deeper yearnings. Now that we’re not in charge of fixing everything, we are free to devote our energies to neglected passions. It may be creative expression, reading, gardening, hobbies, or working on causes. Certain projects virtually call us. It might surprise friends that we are so energized by these activities, but we feel no need to explain ourselves. On most days, we use time in more immediate and present ways than ever before.
  8. We accept our moods. We know that life is rich with nuances of emotion. We like being happy, but indulging in a little grumpiness has its rewards, too. We can usually let sadness come and go when it wants, without making a big deal about it. Life has its ups and downs. No point getting frustrated when it won’t help. We avoid fretting about things, if at all possible. We are often able to be philosophical about life’s ordinary disappointments and tribulations. When we can accept our feelings, a natural buoyancy usually restores tranquility soon enough.
  9. 9.     We take time to reflect. We are able to ponder the inner life more than in the past. Allowing quiet to enter us seems to change the flow of time and make it larger. We find ways to open to the mysteries within. For some it is meditating, for others it is knitting, still others find it during a daily walk. It is simply being receptive to something beyond our ordinary thoughts. Partly, it is using the gifts of experience and long memory. Reflecting on fine moments in the journey reminds us of the riches of our lives.



Posted by on August 14, 2013 in Uncategorized


The Mountain

For all the sick whether mental or physical here’s a poem prayer from a friend


      My friend Mary, (see Mary’s Limerick) asked me for a prayer poem for her dear friend Barbara who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Barbara has already beaten another type of cancer, but is now gearing up for another tough battle. The following is dedicated to her and to all of those people who fight that fight everyday. God Bless you all. “Strive to Survive”

       I know that I have some readers out there that have a direct line to the Lord’s ear, so I’d like to ask them, and the rest of us as well,  for a word or two on behalf of those who find themselves in struggles similar to Barbara’s.

     Thank you so much,


The Mountain

 I stood atop the mountain

and I looked God in the eye.

And I said, “Oh Lord, forgive…

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Posted by on August 9, 2013 in Uncategorized


Seven Wonders of the World





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Posted by on March 9, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Don’t think nothing is wrong have it checked

AllThingsBoys Blog

Today I was browsing through Facebook, when I saw a post put up by my pediatrician’s office.  Intrigued, I watched it and felt it was such an important message that I reposted it on my own Facebook page.

Later this evening, I felt compelled to share it on my blog.  This important video shows the need as we age to really pay attention to our bodies, and listen when they tell us something is wrong.  I can personally  speak to this because in March of 2010, I ignored signs of a life threatening illness until it was almost too late.

Of the 10 symptoms listed by the Mayo Clinic for Pulmonary embolism, I had 9 of them.  I remember trying to complete a run on a Thursday, and having to stop every half mile or so to catch my breath.  By Sunday night, I could not lay flat because I…

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