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Perils of a Catholic Upbringing

As I walked down the busy sidewalk with my wife, knowing I was late for Mass my eyes fell upon one of those unfortunate ragged vagabonds that are found in every city these days.

Some people turned to stare. Others quickly looked away as if the sight would somehow contaminate them.

Recalling my old pastor, Father Mike, who always admonished me to “care for the sick, feed the hungry and clothe the naked”, I was moved by some powerful inner urge to reach out to this unfortunate person.

Wearing what can only be described as rags, carrying her treasured worldly possessions in two plastic bags, my heart was touched by this person’s condition.

Yes, where some people saw only rags,
I saw a true, hidden beauty.

A small voice inside my head called out,

“Reach out….

reach out . . .

and touch this person!”

So I did

I wo9n’t be at Mass for a few weeks.


Published: February 26, 2017 | Comments: 4

I can talk!

I can talk! I can really talk. Since I’ve had surgery I had to do things with my left hand. Doing things with the hunt and peck typing system of my left hand kind of sucks, so I got this cheap version, very cheap version, of, Dragon. The voice to text software that they were advertising on TV a while back. So I am using that program right now to try and make a posting.

It’s been approximately 5 1/2 weeks since my surgery and according to the therapist I’m doing well I have a good range of motion. They wanted to wait approximately 6 weeks after surgery to start strength training because, it takes about six weeks for the soft tissue to repair and mend itself. With that being said, the therapist gave me permission to drive short distances from home on side streets but no heavy traffic areas.

I won’t post pictures of the surgical scars like a lot of people like to do I feel it is just to boring and gross. However, I can tell you that the surgery and the scar is not where I will would expect it to be. I thought they would cut me in the arm and shoulder area but they cut more on the side of my body away from the shoulder. And I would say the scar is about a foot long. My surgery took approximately an hour and a half a little longer than what the doctor expected but as he explained to my wife quote he’s a big guy”.

The surgery was done at seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River Florida. The staff there were really really great. Especially the anesthetist that gave me the anesthesia. What really surprised me was that in the beginning a doctor gave me a shot and said it was a blocker. They asked me if I knew what a blocker was and I said, it will make my right arm basically useless for the next 24 to 48 hours. And he said thats about right. The next thing I knew he was putting a mask over my nose and said breathe, and would seem to me a few seconds later I was waking up. The nurses that were putting a sling on my arm and all you other after surgery stuff told me that I was finished and I was surprised. It didn’t seem like I was even asleep this was seem so fast.. So for that day after surgery they got me to a private room. After a while they brought me food which I threw up. Later on in the day they tried to get me up to walk around. They sent two therapist to help me walk around and it didn’t quite work I got two steps and they said no I don’t think you’re ready. They sat me down in the recliner and then I watched the pre inauguration because surgery was on January 19. The doctors sent me home on Friday, January 20 so I missed a lot of the inauguration festivities on TV.

I started my therapy approximately 2 1/2 weeks after surgery and is expected to continue for about 10 weeks. Right now I have a good movement flexibility but I have very little strength I can’t even pick up a couple coffee with my right hand.

Oh well the adventure continues. I guess I how right moreover should I say talk more later hugs and kisses.

Published: February 25, 2017 | Comments: 2

Fel8ine Friday

Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..

1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)

2) go up top to the menu bar and click on the Feline Friday code

3) paste the code under your cat picture

4) add your name and link

5) links without cat pictures will be deleted

6) sites that have cat pictures selling unrelated things will be deleted (EX: Cat picture on a sites that sells hats, shoes, electronics, etc.)


Published: February 24, 2017 | Comments: 5

Feline Friday

Yesterday the 19th I went in for a complete shoulder replacement. I won’t be able to do Feline Friday for several weeks, a minimum of 2 weeks maybe more. The Doctor estimates 2 weeks with my arm in a sling and useless then rehab will take 10 weeks. Sandee at Comedy Plus has kindly volunteered to ride herd on the cat people for a few weeks.

www.funnycatpictures.net

Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..

1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)

2) go up top to the menu bar and click on the Feline Friday code

3) paste the code under your cat picture

4) add your name and link

5) links without cat pictures will be deleted

6) sites that have cat pictures selling unrelated things will be deleted (EX: Cat picture on a sites that sells hats, shoes, electronics, etc.)


Published: January 20, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (WW) is Dismiss a visual blogosphere phenomenon.

WW is a simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words.


Published: January 18, 2017

The Battered Badge

If you have 50 minutes to spare, please watch this video. It will give you some insight as to what we, in law enforcement, go through on our day to day jobs.

I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones. I was sent to the hospital twice, shot at twice (they missed both times) and sued in federal court once during my 31 years of service.

About 5 years into the job I lost a partner. He was ambushed outside his house at 1am. He lived in a changing neighborhood and didn’t want to move. He was killed because the hood rats didn’t want a sheriff living in the hood.

(Approximately 30 seconds of black screen starts the 1982 video)

Published: January 17, 2017

Totally awesome

On Jan. 14, 2005, ESA’s Huygens probe made its descent to the surface of Saturn’s hazy moon, Titan. Carried to Saturn by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Huygens made the most distant landing ever on another world, and the only landing on a body in the outer solar system. This video uses actual images taken by the probe during its two-and-a-half hour fall under its parachutes.

Huygens was a signature achievement of the international Cassini-Huygens mission, which will conclude on Sept. 15, 2017, when Cassini plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere.

For more info, visit Spacecraft


Published: January 16, 2017

Silly Sunday

Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs. The rules are simple, just have fun.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process.

Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!

Post a joke.
Link Up with the URL to your joke in the Linky Tools Widget.
Read my joke.
Leave a comment to tell me how much you enjoyed my joke.
Try and visit a few others participating in Silly Sunday.


Published: January 15, 2017