Happy New Year of the Tiger

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar Today is a new year. Year of the Tiger. The tiger’s motto is “I win”. How appropriate that Year of the Edgar should continue this year. You heard right. This […]


Getting Healthy in 140 Characters or Less

“Moderation in all things” – Terence My coworker wanted me to get on the Master Cleanse diet, or the lemonade diet, and wanting to know what my friends thought, I posed it to twitter. The overall responses were to avoid this “fad”, but Ryon Day (@Ryon_D) had a series of tweets I just had to […]

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Trend Setter

“All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.” – Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) My last post I mentioned

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The bright side of life

I am proud to announce that my blood pressure is controlled. I’ve had high blood pressure for some time now, since even before my diagnosis of diabetes. Sleep apnea was definitely one of the reasons, but with my dietary changes and CPAP machine, and medicine, my blood pressure is finally normal. Score another victory for […]


A Good Cause by a Great Person

Amy Guth, whom I’ve known for a short while now wears many hats. Her stint as the literary maven on ChicagoNow had me blogging on my personal blog the other day because she inspired me to write short form fiction. Amy volunteers for the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago. I mean she really puts […]

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” – George F Burns I used to be a worrier. It was one of several issues I had with […]


Best. Picture. Ever.

So, some of you may have heard that my family’s recently gone through a very difficult death in the family. If you haven’t, well, there you go. It was bad. Real bad. The circumstances is what made it worse. Anyway, thank you all, once again for your ongoing support during this very rough time. Much […]


Health quickie

“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow — that is patience.” – Unknown I know I have been slacking here, but know that IRL I have not. There are several YotE updates coming up I promise. I did want to update my […]


Edgartown Lane

My good friend, Amy Guth, found this street today and took a picture of it. Thanks Amy! Having friends actively reminding me that this year is my year, especially through street signs, is definitely something I hope to never take for granted. I always hear of constant reminders of people’s flaws or mistakes but I […]


Awareness through Perception

After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we […]