Appreciating Every Single Day

As I write this, it’s right around sunrise, which is my best time of day. As my day starts, I usually feel pretty good. My dogs and I leave the house before daylight, getting coffee and spending an hour or two outside — writing. I come back home and go on my daily walk, which … Continue reading Appreciating Every Single Day

Music Is My Medicine

While fighting for my life recently, I had music playing twenty-four hours a day, every day, shutting off all other forms of media. It gave me hope, focus, inspiration and calmness. I’m not the same as I was prior to getting sick last December. I have tremendous fatigue, which requires a daily nap. Respiratory failure, … Continue reading Music Is My Medicine

One Day at a Time

I’m convinced patience and positivity saved my life. I don’t believe I would have gotten through my two-month hospital stay without it. It has equal importance to me now, as this long haul stuff is no joke. I work hard to continue to look on the positive side of things. My lungs are improving. At … Continue reading One Day at a Time

Memories; Fuel for Staying Alive

“That people’s memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive. Whether those memories have any actual importance or not, it doesn’t matter as far as the maintenance of life is concerned. They’re all just fuel. To the fire, they’re nothing but scraps of paper. It’s the exact same thing. Important memories, not-so-important memories, … Continue reading Memories; Fuel for Staying Alive

Half a Year, Whole New Perspective

Half a year ago today I was admitted to the hospital, struggling to breathe. It didn’t take long to realize that I was in a fight for my life. I could have died, but I lived. I stayed positive. I stayed patient. I allowed no negativity near me. I had zero fear, and I kept … Continue reading Half a Year, Whole New Perspective

An Update on My Health

I am gradually improving, but I still do have a ways to go with this long haul type of stuff. I’m in my first month of a short term leave from work. I’m taking the time to totally focus on healing. It took adjusting to, but it has been good for me. I’m blessed that … Continue reading An Update on My Health

I Rocked Coachella!

Recently I fought for my life, hospitalized for 53 days.My son Dylan and I have been going to Coachella since he was 11 years old in 2007.Making it to our 11th Coachella was a huge driving goal of mine,training hard for months to make it happen.... I went to from initially fighting with all my … Continue reading I Rocked Coachella!

Long Haul of It All

This past week I went back to my primary care doctor and was surprised to be greeted with so much excitement towards my continued recovery. The nurse told me she thinks of me often because she knew so many that died and I am an example of the outcome that can happen with a positive … Continue reading Long Haul of It All

Lessons Learned From the Edge of Life

I can't quite figure out what just happened, but I am getting there. I nearly died from coronavirus pneumonia. My wife, our two sons, their girlfriends and I all met in San Diego for a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend. While there all six of us got sick, but only my wife Shelly and I had symptoms … Continue reading Lessons Learned From the Edge of Life

Growth of Gratitude

I’m approaching the four year anniversary of sharing my story of gratitude. It was difficult to allow myself to suddenly be so vulnerable, but I knew that I had a journey that needed to be shared. A difficult journey that started with the death of my fiance 30 years ago. My hope was that maybe … Continue reading Growth of Gratitude