Hibernation aspiration

It's -40° this morning, no need to qualify it with a C or an F, this is the point where the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales meet. It is on mornings like this that I begin to understand why bears hibernate. It seems so inviting to go back to bed and sleep until spring. But I … Continue reading Hibernation aspiration

Heart Health

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health authorities have been telling us that elderly people are most in danger from the virus. Mortality counts appear to bear that out. However, studies of the data are refining that message, showing that heart health is the critical factor in whether or not one survives an attack … Continue reading Heart Health

Spring musings

Spring is coming, even here in the Great White North country.  Nothing is green yet, but there's a lot less of the white stuff. No song birds yet, either, but our bird feeder isn't emptying quite so quickly, which means the birds must be finding something  else now that the snow is receding. Our cats … Continue reading Spring musings

Things to do to maintain a peaceful heart in a time of trouble

  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27  Jesus is the source of our peace. Speak with Him often, Listen to what He says, Read the Word of God, … Continue reading Things to do to maintain a peaceful heart in a time of trouble

Don’t take your vision for granted

I wasn't seeing quite as clearly as I thought I should, but it was difficult to discern just what the problem was. My glasses, perhaps? At the end of last week, when part of a line of text would drop down on the line below, I knew what was happening. Macular degeneration had come again … Continue reading Don’t take your vision for granted

Good-bye Coke Zero, hello Dr Pepper.

I read today in the online version of Le Point, a French newsmagazine, that yet another study has established a link between diet pop and increased belly fat along with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Apparently, pop with real sugar is better for your health. I think I have discovered why I … Continue reading Good-bye Coke Zero, hello Dr Pepper.

Scrambled thoughts on a Monday morning

I woke up some time after 7:00 am and found I was alone in bed. I wondered how long that had been. Through the closed bedroom door I could hear the muffled sound of the washing machine. What was that about? I thought she did all the laundry on Saturday. After stumbling around groggily for … Continue reading Scrambled thoughts on a Monday morning

I’ve got to Start Somewhere

A few years ago I picked up a book entitled Start Somewhere: Losing What's Weighing You Down Fom The Inside Out*. Written by Calvin Nowell, a Christian songwriter and recording artist, it is the story of how he got to be a young guy weighing 450 pounds, with a 60 inch waist, and how he … Continue reading I’ve got to Start Somewhere