Welcome to my blog

Since I started this blog in June 2008 I've had amazing feedback. Family, friends, people from all over North America, Australia, Scotland, England, and places I can't recall, have commented, encouraged and corresponded. I had no idea when Cynthia taught me how to set this up, how much I would love posting and how many people would read it. I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has helped propel this therapeutic exercise into a daily routine. All of you, both friends and visitors, are now part of my blog family. Welcome.

Up the creek

Up the creek
From my patio

Friday, October 31, 2014


After the removal of basal cell carcinoma surgery...

Two weeks later...Tadah

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Monday, September 22, 2014

My Concert with Katy Perry

        It was a wonderful concert and we had a lot of fun.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dog Hunting

               Rica, Kristine and I went dog hunting. Kristine took these pictures. It was a fun day. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

My Brother's Dog Fin

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

More photos from ALS walk 2014.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Walk for ALS

Thank you for all of your support. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

On the way back from my eye doctor, I stopped at the entrance to my apartment garden.

Sunday, May 11, 2014


These photo were taken by my care worker, Kristine. Spring 2014.  

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On my way to the dentist in the rain. Along the way Tess took some pictures of Spring. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

I am hanging in there....

Monday, March 10, 2014

ALS-linked gene causes disease by changing genetic material's shape

3-D changes in DNA may lead to a genetic form of Lou Gehrig's disease
This image shows nucleolin (green) scattered throughout the nucleus (blue) in a motor neuron obtained from induced pluripotent stem cells generated from the skin biopsy of an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patient. Credit: Jiou Wang, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have found one way that a recently discovered genetic mutation might cause two nasty nervous system diseases. While the affected gene may build up toxic RNA and not make enough protein, the researchers report, the root of the problem seems to be snarls of defective genetic material created at the mutation site.

Monday, March 3, 2014

This is our writing group celebrating our 8th anniversary. It is amazing that we have stayed together 8 years. We really enjoy each others company and discussions.