Thursday, June 28, 2018

a day of no regret

To see the sun rise,
I will not despise,
And to watch it set,
Is a day with no regret!

Monday, June 18, 2018


Happy “Near Death” First Anniversary, The Miracle 

One year ago today I almost died. My blood pressure was 40/20. My kidneys stopped functioning. The doctors gave my family the “it could be today warning”.

Why did I survive? 

It would be arrogant to answer that question with any words other than “by the grace of God” but I think it healthy to notice the packages inside of which the grace arrived.

First, I have many people who sincerely care about me and who prayed for me either in the moment of crisis or previously.

Second, I had a good team of medical professionals who made heroic efforts to save my life.

Third???? I know of no third. My faith and hope had been vanquished by intense suffering. I played no role in this miracle. My surgeon’s last words to me were “I didn’t think you were going to make it. It is amazing what the body can endure.” He more or less said, “It was a miracle!” I certainly believe it was a miracle. Family and friends who literally saw me around that time think it was a miracle.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

life Rles 1

Life Rules

I have, over the years, developed a few life rules for myself. For example, “keep your behind (ie the past) behind you behind”. When you make a decision never look back. Never second guess yourself. Until they invent time travel, no one can change the past. Never waste the present trying to change the past.