Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters

by Sheila on September 25, 2014

Chapter I

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost… I am hopeless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter II

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in this same place.
But it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

 Chapter III

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it there.
I still fall in… it’s a habit… but,
my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

 Chapter IV

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter V

I walk down another street.

– Portia Nelson



China Beach – Revisited

by Sheila on September 24, 2014

What a fantastic show!

I watched this back in the late 80’s early 90’s and remember loving it – being so moved – even though I really knew nothing about this war.

I recently stumbled on it again as they are now releasing old TV shows on DVD.  I got the 1st season from the library and was hooked into almost non-stop watching.  I just got the 4th and final season that was released yesterday.

If you have never seen it, give it a try.  In comparison of TV dramas now, nothing really compares to the quality of this amazing show.

Here’s a short YouTube video which lists a number of clips to watch – this alone is great.

For those reading this in an email, click on the Title of this post to see the video – it’s worth it!

What an important time in our history.


She Deserved a Smarter Doctor

by Sheila on September 7, 2014

Dr. Attia is one of the smartest and most humble people I have ever listened to in a TED talk or anywhere.  I never miss a post of his.  The Title comes from another talk of his.



by Sheila on May 27, 2014

Here is a great product.  The original is only $18.  And, there  are many other options.  The slim wristband can be worn daily.

This is simply great if one is out alone and need emergency care. It can be completely customized to include the information you want readily available.




by Sheila on May 9, 2014

I have my site hosted with GoDaddy. When my site was recently hacked, I knew that they typically do not get involved with resolving such an issue. They host the site only. So, it did not occur to me to touch base with them first (or ever).

I tried reaching out to many so-called experts who are website developers and no one seemed to have any valuable input without completely uninstalling, which would have been a significant challenge with a threat of losing all of my posts to date AND all of my customizations which was going to be beyond my expertise to re-establish without much (paid) help.

I called GoDaddy as a last resort and WOW. I cannot say enough for the customer service I received and the true expertise in how to approach the situation. Within 1/2 hour we devised a plan and within 2 hours, the malicious code was removed (it was hidden, which was the problem).

I have heard pros and cons about GoDaddy and all I can say from my recent experience is that they are trustworthy and efficient and truly generous with their time (on issues that are not typically within their sphere of service).

All hosting companies run into glitches; it is the nature of the beast. What is important is do they make it right and, often, how quickly. I cannot speak to these types of issues specific to them. My site has always run fine under their hosting.

I whole-heartedly recommend GoDaddy to anyone who is starting a new website/blogsite. I will remain a loyal customer!

Let’s hope this post also goes through in the feed distribution without a glitch!

Enjoy the Spring weekend, Everyone!

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