For Chip: He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. —Unknown

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John Lyrics [on screen]

The Ride to Nowhere

Me and my dog Frosty

My car had overheated on my way home from work, and I had gotten out of the car.  It was steamy in Houston, and a man pulled up and asked if I wanted a ride.  It was unlike me, but I jumped into his car.  We drove down the road and he did not say much.  He never asked where I needed to go, but I had a sick feeling that all was not right. 

He was an older man wearing with a ruddy complexion, wearing a large white cowboy hat.  I was a naive brown eyed girl with long brown hair and in my twenty’s.

As we drove along I realized I had made a mistake and felt panicky.  I knew I needed to escape before it was too late.   His back seat was stacked with beer cans.  I wondered why I had gotten into the car. 

Suddenly, we got in more traffic and I became very uneasy.  How would I leave?  In a matter of seconds his car died.  He could not start it. He tried over and over.  Quickly, I jumped out of the car and ran.  I was free and never looked back. 

His car stopped for some unknown reason.  The only explanation was divine intervention.  That day I was lucky, and perhaps my life was saved.

From that day on I had believed that angels surround us. 

The Honorary Title - Stay Away

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Power of Prayer

The Bible says the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective, yet something extraordinary happens when two or more agree together in prayer. In Matt. 18:19, Jesus said, “If any two of you agree touching any matter on this earth, it shall be done.”

A Powerful Prayer For Healing

Michael Jackson ( Live At Billboard Music Awards 2014 Tribute Official...

Doris Day ~~~ Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Laura McCracken Obituary

Laura's Obituary   

Although I have never met Laura I am intrigued by her stamina, and her will to live by traveling and living life to the fullest.  She exemplies how to live with the odds against you.  Her personality is calm but exuberant.  I admire her videos and she is an inspiration in developing goals, adopting a dog, and continuing to exercise through it all.  For more information on Laura go to

I hope the spirit of Laura and her ideas are kept alive. 

27 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Work Out Today

27 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Work Out Today

Monday, May 19, 2014

Neanderthin-48 Hours-Ray Audette-Paleo-Caveman Diet-Hunter Gatherer

 I met Ray over the weekend and found his diet information very interesting.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Blurred Lines

The Smell of Death

I finally went to the doctor with allergy symptoms and a slight fever.  The doctor said, "I hear you are not feeling well".  Apologetically, I explain that it is really no big deal, and I am not that sick.   The doctor asks me to sit on the examining table and tells me that I am sick with a fever and flu like symptoms.  I feel that I do not have a right to be there, but I had been miserable for two weeks.

I had just read about a friend with my childhood church that had cancer in the lung and vocal cord.  It was complicated and he ended up at Anderson.  

M.D. Anderson is a place I would like to forget.  I got a research job there after college.  I hated every minute that I was there.  I took the job of better pay and found myself consistently being late for work.   Being late for work is inexcusable, but I could not make myself get there.  I dreaded entering the building because there was a smell that was so nauseating.  My co-workers hurried off to the cafeteria for breakfast, and I tried not to be sick.  I wanted to quit, but felt the ethical thing to do was to stay for a year and then find another job.  I decided I never wanted to work in a hospital again.  There was nothing rewarding about this job.  We encountered recently healthy people who got the big "C" and then studied them until death.  We saw the relapses and knew what would happen before it happened.  It was not a happy place. I always had to be present at the painful bone marrow extraction.  I took a vial of blood to study the chromosomes during the procedure.  I finally left the job and had nightmares for years. 

Now I am at the doctor with something I feel I should not complain about while my old friend is told that he must go home and die because they can do nothing else for him.  His cancer has spread to his spine and he has gone through hell and back living this nightmare while his family watches in horror.

At the same time an old friend, Sarah  from the same church will receive hospice care as well.  She was perfectly healthy not long ago, but has pancreatic cancer.  She has two daughters, one of which is expecting a baby. Sarah is going to miss the event. These interruptions in life happen to random people, and it is heartbreaking.

I got the MEDs and improved tremendously by the next day,,,,,but then the two people I know from long ago are waiting to die and suffering in the process.  A little allergy seems a bit frivolous and selfish to worry about.  Life goes on and we have no control.