Life as a Succession of Moments

◼︎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

Fond Memories of My Father-In-Law on His 100th Birthday

◼︎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

Getting Centered

◼︎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

Blessings & Gratitude on Christmas Day

◼︎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 Cancer Jouney Has Begun

◼︎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

Mindfulness, Happiness & ‘RAIN’

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎CANCER◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL "Don't fret. Everything's going to be OK." That's a helpful advice for someone, isn't it? Yeah, sometimes. But sometimes not. I read a commentary last week in the Wall Street Journal about "toxic positivity." Elizabeth Bernstein wrote that "forcing ourselves or others to always be positive can be harmful … Continue reading Mindfulness, Happiness & ‘RAIN’

Beautiful Holden Arboretum

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎DAVID & ME David and I did our annual October pilgrimage this past weekend to Kidron, Ohio, where we visit Lehman's Hardware and the Smucker's Store and Cafe in neighboring Orville. It was fun as usual, but we've lost our touch! We only spent about $25 altogether. We used to be much better … Continue reading Beautiful Holden Arboretum