◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL Some time ago I started keeping a Gratitude Journal. My intent was to pay attention to the good things and be happier. I do everything electronically so I installed the Thankful app on my iPhone. There are other apps, or I could have used a note pad or paper journal. Even … Continue reading Exercising the Gratitude Muscle
◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎CANCER I feel unbelievably fortunate and extremely grateful!
◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎CANCER◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL I woke up this morning in a reflective mood — a good mood. As I was journaling this morning a theme emerged. Like most everyone, I think, I have my share of regrets and disappointments: Things in life I wish hadn't happened. Things I wish had happened. Things I … Continue reading Life as a Succession of Moments
◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎DAVID & ME These are a few personal recollections of my father-in-law, Rodney Lansaw (1922-2008), and some brief highlights of his life story. Rodney was born on January 14, 1922, in Breathitt County, Kentucky. He would have been 100 years old today. I invite and encourage friends and family to share a word … Continue reading Fond Memories of My Father-In-Law on His 100th Birthday
◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎CANCER◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL It's Day 16 in my radiation regime. I'm a third of the way through. The daily routine is a bit tedious but the treatments are short and painless, and the side effects thus far have been minimal. The doctors and nurses have given me tips on handling them and … Continue reading Getting Centered
◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎CANCER◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL Gratitude lifts our eyes off the things we lack so we might see the blessings we possess.- Max Lucado Christmas is a special time. People's traditions vary but for many it's a time of family and friendships, gifts and celebration and worship. For many it's also a time to … Continue reading Blessings & Gratitude on Christmas Day
◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎CANCER◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL Well I'm finally off on my journey. The train has left the station. Getting to this point required that I research this strange land, learn the language, plan my route and book my tickets. As I write this I've finished the first week. I started radiation last Monday and … Continue reading My Cancer Jouney Has Begun
◼︎WOMEN'S RIGHTS◻︎ABORTION RIGHTS◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS The Supreme Court has left the new 6-week Texas abortion law in place while lower court challenges proceed. Meanwhile the Supreme Court will decide the Mississippi case this term with a ruling next Spring. Between these two cases I anticipate that Roe v. Wade will be deeply gutted if not reversed … Continue reading Abortion Rights After Roe v. Wade