Tag Archives: illness

Her Full and Happy Heart

Image Credit: Pan-Xiaozhen-347184 via Unsplash.com In the surgery room before her mastectomy Lindsey Bubar inspired the medical staff to join her in singing and dancing to the song, “I Want to Dance with Somebody.” She is indeed living life with … Continue reading

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My Illness this Week Reminded Me of My Old Friend

My Old Friend I’ve been ill this week and as usual my great dog Duke stand at my side the whole time (other than the occasional potty break.) That reminded me of a song lyric I wrote to honor Duke, our … Continue reading

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Falling

My mind often flows in mysterious ways. I’m in Illinois visiting family. Snow fell last night. Outside my window is a beautiful white vista. My grandtwins are making delightful experimental sounds with their mouths in the background. One crawled for … Continue reading

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No Star In All the Heavens

A Most Unusual Christmas Tree Visitors who come to our home near the holidays are often struck by the sight of a most unusual Christmas tree. Instead of a fir or some other traditional kind, we have a palm tree … Continue reading

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Vow To A Broken Man

It took two bad lungs And a broken heart To finally tear My world apart Barely alive In intensive care Hoping friends would Visit me there Most were too busy To visit at all To send a card Or bother … Continue reading

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Wellness

When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘we’ even illness becomes wellness. (Source: Karen Robiscue-Fan Page). I like this saying a lot. It sounds like something Audrey Hepburn would say. Love, Russ

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A Sparrow In A Coffee Shop

I have gained much wisdom and felt much love from followers of many religions, traditions, and faiths. While religions can unite, sadly they can also divide, as a great many bloody religious wars have proven. For that reason, I hesitate … Continue reading

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You Are A Star

I mentioned yesterday that I planned to find a few young children who have life-threatening long-term illnesses and are bed-ridden or hospitalized for extended periods and create (hopefully) uplifting and inspiring personalized songs for them that they and their parents … Continue reading

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I Have Much to Learn From My Dog

A friend forwarded these and they seem right on to me. My dog Duke has been modeling these for me for six years and I still struggle to consistently do them. What can I say? I’m a slow learner. When … Continue reading

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