Sunday, August 09, 2009

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Best of Me: Bryan Adams

Keeping focused on Bryan Adams until the concert 15 August at Massey Hall.

Bryan Adams: I Finally Found Someone

Bryan has written a number of movie soundtracks. Here's a nice collaboration with Barbra Streisand.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

ALL FOR LOVE ( Bryan Adams and friends)

I'm going to the Bryan Adams performance at Massey Hall if I have to....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Met an Angel today

Thanks to all my angels. You know who you are. This song is for you.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

So What

This week's theme song. High energy. Get's me moving. Get's the job done. Many Thanks to PINK.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Soundtracks of my year

Soundtracks of my year

Soundtracks of my year


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Soundtracks of my year

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So many ABBA tunes express my life this this year. "The Winner Takes It All" stands out.

Soundtrack of my past year

SoulPancake asked for the soundtrack of our past year. Raine Maida's "Yellow Brick Road" immediately came to mind. I'm thinking about the rest of the tracks. My journal scribblings hold the key. Stay tuned; but, in the meantime enjoy "Yellow Brick Road."

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Memorial Song

I'm in process of End-of-Life Planning. Wills, Power of Attorney for Personal Care and other such weighty matters.

When planning a memorial service, I feel that bereaved should be consoled. My service will be for them. I've chosen this Josh Groban number as musical interlude.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

An Easter Invitation to "SoulPancake"

If you watch The Office, you know Rainn Wilson. Soul Pancake is one of my favorite websites. The brain child of Rainn, his site explores Life's big questions in an open discussion format. I hope you enjoy this video and are prompted to visit

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Kiss Me like you mean it

Another scene from Romance and Cigarettes. Kate showing her versatility.

Romance and cigarettes

This new Coen bros flic is sure to be a cult classic. It's about love and lust. Take a look at the trailer.

Friday, April 03, 2009

I love "Gaping Void."

From th "Gaping Void" blog. The way his mind works cracks me up. Reminds in of G. Wilson cartoons in a way.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Wayne Dyer in Toronto

I'm going to hear Wayne Dyer at the "You Can Do It" conference at the Toronto Conference Center tomorrow. I've been reading his books and listening to his tapes for years. I imagine that real life Dyer will be even more inspirational with all the positive energy that this event is bound to inspire.

From the program description:

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, affectionately called the “father of inspiration” by his fans, is one of the most widely known and respected teachers in the field of self-development. He’s the author of more than 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. His books Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, and The New York Times bestsellers 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Inspiration and Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life have all been featured as National Public Television specials. Wayne holds a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and was an associate professor at St. John’s University in New York. His latest books include Living the Wisdom of the Tao, Your Ultimate Calling and the forthcoming Excuses Begone, which will be released in June 2009. Wayne’s new movie, Ambition to Meaning released in January 2009.

I know his books and tapes have been helpful to me. I really looking forward to the real deal.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

John Lennon on Peace

I lov ethis vid

When life revolves

There are times when life takes sudden detours. These detours can be destabilizing, especially when you can't read the signs and don't understand the language. This is my time. My health is changing, my marriage is changing, my family is changing, my employment and roles are changing, I may need to change my home and place of living.

I can't predict the long-term effects of all these changes. I do know that I have the ride the tide of change and steer with the current until the course is finished.

I'm trying to protect and nurture myself during this phase. One way is thru exercise. Another way is thru regular health checks. There sure are alot of systems that need attention as you age. I've had my cardiovasular assessment. This week it's the breast and the colon that I have probed.

I blogged about mammography, so today I blog on COLONOSCOPY.

Colonoscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. It may provide a visual diagnosis (e.g. ulceration, polyps) and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of suspected lesions. Indications for colonoscopy include gastrointestinal hemorrhage, unexplained changes in bowel habit or suspicion of malignancy. Colonoscopies are often used to diagnose colon cancer, but are also frequently used to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease.

I had a colonoscopy 6 months ago and had a polyps removed. This is a followup to ensure that no further polyps have grown. The day before the exam, I will be taking a purgative laxative to empty the colon of a fecal matter and following a clear fluid diet.

I will be give IV sedation for the exam. The colonoscope is introduced thru the rectum up to the level of the terminal ileus. Air and light are added to aid in visualizing the colon. Pictures and specimens may be taken thru the colonoscope.

After the procedure, I will be a little groggy from the sedation. My daughter, Stephanie, is bringing me home.

My followup on my mammogram is on Wednesday.

If all goes well, that should be it until my complete physical and pap in June.

I do need to see an accupuncturist about elbow tendinitis and this nagging hip discomfort.

Once this physical stuff is done. It's mental health time. Stay tuned for the Omega retreat.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Just for fun

What European City Do You Belong In? - - You Belong in Dublin #blogthings

Sunday, February 15, 2009


If you have seen this man leave a comment here giving particulars. He left his home on 27 November 2008.
He may be suffering from amnesia or experiencing a mental breakdown.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

poem from the mouth of my madness...

empty wordz like...
on a dry day
quite descriptive, but...
there's nothing wet about it.
empty wordz like...
when everything around u is bitter.
sounds good, but...
he who tastes knows.
empty wordz like...
I Love U, but...
the word love is...
empty and meaningless
the energy of love is...
timeless and...
when shared it allows us to...
touch the Divine...
frees us from possession...
"I" am not yours and...
"U" are not mine,
Love can clarify all things,
cuz...contrary to popular belief...
Love is not blind!
so...say what U mean,
better yet...
mean what U say,
and...if U love me...
don't say a word...
especially Love,
becuz...wordz are...
empty and meaningless, and...
can only be filled...
with the spirit of the one giving them shape,
molded by a soul that...
IS Love.
empty words seek outside of themselves,
for someone... fill them.
Love... FULL-FILLS... U,
even when no one is around,
Love... FULL-FILLS... U,
without uttering a sound,
wordz... are empty,
Love... ABOUNDS.
U need to know this,
so U can BEcome the Love U...
so desperately search for...
everywhere, but... within,
appears lost, but...
can always be found.
so please... dont say...
U Love me...
unless U mean it,
and if U do...
Love me in silence...
without a sound...
I'll hear U.