Saw the diabetes doc (on Tuesday), and the great news is that my A1c is 6.2 which is good. No need for insulin which I have stopped using since the end of September. I only need to see him one more time, that being at the beginning of June. He told me I was doing everything right, and to keep doing what I am doing, and I shouldn’t have any more problems.
The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Robertson Davies, 1913 – 1995, Novelist
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
-J. Michael Straczynski, American Producer – 1954 –
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My life is a simple thing that would interest no one. It is a known fact that I was born, and that is all that is necessary.
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
~Soren Kierkegaard, Danish Philosopher
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
life it is what it is: life
James Thurber – American Author and Comedian ~ 1894 – 1961
Stephen Covey, 1932 – 2012, Author
Steven M. Greer, Medical Doctor
Demitri Martin, American Comedian
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
“The future is a concept, it doesn’t exist. There is no such thing as tomorrow. There never will be, because time is always now. That’s one of the things we discover when we stop talking to ourselves and stop thinking. We find there is only present, only an eternal now.”
~ Alan Watts
Alan Watts (1977). “The essence of Alan Watts”, Celestial Arts Publishing Company
“The Harper Book of Quotations Revised Edition”. Book by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 356, 1993.
“Readers recommend: songs about control” by Peter Kimpton, http://www.theguardian.com. March 5, 2015.
in my mind
that I usually
of the day
one step at a time
one day at a time
watch what i eat
drink plenty of water
“Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut
“Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School” by Emily Thomas, http://www.huffingtonpost.com. October 6, 2014.
“A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and, in order to divert himself, having no love in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest forms of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal. And it all comes from lying – lying to others and to yourself.”
~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
“The Brothers Karamazov”. Book by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1879 – 1880.
Movies are not novels, and that’s why, when filmmakers try to adapt novels, particularly long or complex novels, the result is almost failure. It can’t be done.
Russell Means, B. November 10, 1939 – D. October 22, 2012
“As I See Religion”. Book by Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1932. Preacher, 1878 – 1969
brainstorming + bottomless mugs of strong black coffee >>> produces wild and wacky ideas
“Living Adventures in Science”. Book by Henry Thomas and Dana Lee Thomas, 1954.
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Her radiant smile, says it all.
I Love books. I love that moment when you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that’s way more interesting than yours will ever be.
John Ruskin (2016). “The Crown of Wild Olive”, p.732, John Ruskin
Anatole France – French Novelist
Twitter post from Aug 18, 2010
Jane Austen (2005). “Jane Austen: 8 Books in 1”, p.460, Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax
James Thurber, American Author ~ 1894 – 1961
the middle-age couple, go at it, day and night. always arguing. talking very loud, loud enough to be heard at least a block away. the police have made numerous visits, and have warned them many a time, to cool their jets, or else they will get their asses hauled off to the precinct house. most of the time, they will obey the cops, and keep it down, yet…a day doesn’t go by that the couple erupts into another explosion, of an explosion of screaming and hollering. they’re not exactly the junes and wards cleavers of the world.
“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Kurt Vonnegut (2009). “Mother Night: A Novel”, p.5, Dial Press
big is bulky
small is beautiful
it’s all good
Now that I am no longer injecting insulin, the glucose (sugar) level(s) are good. It took a little work get to this point, as I watch what and how much I eat, and that’s a good thing, as it works out in my favor.
When I was diagnosed and told that I have type 2 diabetes, it made me think, which I did a lot of, I was not going to let it get the best of me, that I was going to give it a good kick in the ass, along with quitting smoking, to make myself healthier, and be happy about it. The end result, it worked.
Accept who you are
Be who you are
Think for yourself
I’m taking some much needed time away from blogging. I need to concentrate on my diabetes, as I am no longer on insulin. I feel great, but there are the moments when the sugar level is a bit high. I don’t fret over it, as I know what to do.
When will I return, I have no idea.
“How will he who does not know how to govern himself know how to govern others?” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
Max Beerbohm, English Essayist ~ 1872 – 1956
“I see so many fools in this world that sometimes I could just go home and cry about what people do to themselves Hey, wake up, wake up, look here! Think a minute, think a minute. This is your life! You got, what, ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty years here, and you gonna be gone.'”
~ J. California Cooper, Playwright ~ B: November 10, 1931 – D: September 20. 2014
FaceBook post from Sep 02, 2012