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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Easier to Run… My Fight Just to Walk

I want you all to meet my good friend Rick. You can find him on Twitter as @El_Gandulito. I’ve known him now for about eight years. In the last three, he’s been through quite a lot with his health and ability to walk. Through these trials, I, along with his family adapted to this and […]


Edgar it Forward

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. – Edward Everett Hale I’ve always been a fan of the concept “Pay it forward” from the same-named movie starring Haley Joel Osment. […]


You’ve Been Edgar’d

@LeahJones gets Edgar’d by myself, @AmyGuth and @TheFemGeek. You could be next!