New Followers!


Wow, I keep having new people join and follow this blog. Incredible. It is keeping me busy with welcoming them this way by writing about them. But I am getting overrun! So, in this blog I  have to list several together. The first is a singer who has a strong Christian background. She has face health problems and writes about it on her blog. If you know of someone who is facing troubling issues then I suggest you visit her and see if she has the answers you or a friend seek. I don’t think you will be unhappy with what you learn from her experiences with life.

She writes: ” Kristeen Nicole Gillooly was born and raised in Philadelphia, which is where her soulful sound was grown from. Kristeen has been singing for as long as she can remember and she started writing her own songs at the age of eight. Influenced by the likes of Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Madonna, and Mariah Carey; she has always had a fondness for Pop, R & B, and ballads.” There is more on her pages and I invite you to go and read about her.

http://en.gravatar.com/kngillooly

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Next up we have a poet. Yep. Poets are cool in my book. Well, most are. This one is. His name is Bralowski. He hails from Falmouth, Cornwall. In  his about page he writes:

”  Poet. Short story writer. Screen writer. Musician. English with Creating Writing graduate. Studying a Masters in Professional Writing at Falmouth University. I’m a strong, independent vegetarian, and I don’t need no lamb.”

Remember that…. if you have him over for dinner, don’t offer him any lamb…. Note: I was a strict vegetarian for a lot of years and it was interesting, different, and, at times, frustrating to deal with some non-vegetarians who were, to say it lightly, assholes. It is not that a vegetarian can be one as well, but, oh well, I’m wandering here. So, go check out my new poet friend and see if he can enchant you with some of his poetry.

http://en.gravatar.com/zacharydmitrijackson

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Next up: The Girl in the Little Black Dress!

This is a very cute site. She writes:

“Hi. I’m Natalie. I am 18. I like cats. Also peppermint tea, clear umbrellas, red daisies, funny socks, strawberry ice cream, walking barefoot through grass, and late night bubble baths.

Fashion is one of my most favoritest things in the world. Stay on my blog a little while if you so desire. Send me a message. Befriend me.

XO, The Girl in the Little Black Dress”

AND.. she is a poet! Or is that poetess. Anyway, she writes poetry. I came across a note from one of her followers saying she has written some really neat stuff.

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Let’s see, do I have room for another? Of course I do! So, stay with me for a moment as I pull this all in. Remember, I’m in an RV in the middle of a pasture in slowly encroaching daylight and thankfully no rain on the horizon like yesterday when I thought we would find ourselves in the RV floating down the Flint River.

Adriana E writes in her Gravatar note  “I am an eclectic, inspired, creative, full of energy, everything is sunshine and rainbow, can always make you smile kind of person. My greatest joy comes from helping others see the world in a different light. When you shine, I shine and to me there’s nothing better.”

She is very inviting and lists a contact link for you to visit her.

http://en.gravatar.com/icanriseabove

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Okay, I’m going for coffee. Chat later.

Addiction Place


My wife, Jan, has been working with nurses for a very long time who have addictions. No one is safe from such problems. I think we all have within us weaknesses that can be a lure for becoming addicted to any number of things. So, to look upon someone who has an addiction with disdain is, I think, wrong. I do think, at the same time, not liking what they are doing to themselves and to everyone around them is acceptable. We are all human. We all have our weaknesses. I like chocolate…who doesn’t, but there are some out there who would live in a candy bar factory if they could. Others are addicted to places, people, jobs, drink, drugs, on and on and on goes the list. In any case, I’d like to introduce you to a new follower of mine who addresses alcoholism and his fight with addiction. And, yes, I know several alcoholics. And, yes, I have it in my family as well.

http://addictionplace.net/about/

Michael Lawrence Langan, M.D.


This is the second medical doctor that I am aware of who is following me. The first is PuppyDoc who has a wonderful site at:       http://phoebemd.com/

I have found Dr. Langan’s site to be of interest because of several issues he is dealing with. He writes about suicide for one which, unless you live under a rock, has probably come closer to you than many would prefer. I know it has touched my life on several occasions: a brother, one of my students, two fellow students of mine, a Marine that was in my unit in Hawaii, another one there who I did not know. Dr. Langan addresses physician suicide. Hmmm, one would think…but wrongly…. depression can take down the strongest and most educated among us just as it can the weakest. Being human has its frailties just like life in all of its forms.

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A Frank Look at Physician Suicide

Another physician and researcher who is on FaceBook and with whom I have corresponded (he used on of my poems on suicide) has also addressed suicide and the link between that and some medications. You might wish to visit his  page on FaceBook as well.  His name is Doug Bremner.