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    DIALOGUE…

    Dialogue; v.  take part in a conversation or discussion to resolve a problem... Monologue; n.   a long, tedious speech by one person during a conversation… Very interesting definitions between these two words; I think that we see them quite a bit, and sometimes they can happen in the same conversation.  I find dialogue to be something very stimulating, interesting, and even educational.  It can be very helpful when a situation arises, and when two (or more) people converse, most of the time different ideas come from different people, and then the dialogue becomes essential to come to the best solution of that conversation.  It would be nice if we could all resort to that…

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    ANTERIOR RIGHT HIP REPLACEMENT #3

    It seems like just last week that I had the surgery, but 5 weeks later, this new hip is the real deal!  Literally, after each week, the significant progress is amazing.  I say that, because after the first hip replacement, (left hip), I know that I said the same thing, but the technology took a big step forward in the last year and a half. The biggest item that I still have to conquer, is raising my right leg up to my chest.  I put on my first pair of socks on yesterday; they were loose socks, so I could stick my toes into them while they were on the…

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    ANTERIOR RIGHT HIP REPLACEMENT: PT#2

    PT= physical therapy I’ve been doing my own PT, as I did on my first hip replacement, (left hip).  As we all know, little stuff can turn into big stuff, over time.  As with regular fitness commitment, perseverance with small movements, which you all know is all that I can do right now, leads to larger movements, and visual progress. Day #1, 24 hours after surgery; I think my dog missed me! (YouTube link:I’m home! – YouTube    Just link this) Day #4 after surgery; first workout; (YouTube link Hip Flexor Raising Both Legs – YouTube). Day #8 after surgery, starting to feel strong enough to expand variety of exercises, one…

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    ANTERIOR HIP REPLACEMENT

    Thirty-six hours ago I had my right hip replaced.  Dr. Erik Zeegen of  UCLA  Santa Monica did all of the surgery, appropriate so, he also did my left hip 18 months ago!  I thought that he did a phenomenal job first time around, but this time, I would have to say that he was 50% better.  More range of motion, I was up walking around 2 hours after surgery.  My strides were longer, my strength abilities were much more intact.  I have to salute him, really on both! After my 1st surgery, I was back at work in 7 days, but honestly, all I did was sit in a chair…

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    WHO CAN I HELP TODAY….

    I haven’t written for a few months, for different reasons.  I hope that everyone is well,  and as we are coming up on the holidays, that we all are looking for a very Merry Christmas, as a change to this past years events.  When 2020 hit us, it seemed as if it  was a new decade, like it was just yesterday, but like we all know, the rest of 2020 is something that we’ve never anything like it before.  From the the young generations, to those who were here in the 40’s and 50’s, during the Cold War, and maybe a few from the Depression, knew hardship, but this is…

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    WORD…

    “In the same way, the tongue is a small member and yet has great pretensions.  Consider how a small fire can set a huge forest ablaze, the tongue is also a fire.”  James 3: 5-6 When I read this scripture, it was so relative to the actions of today; it calls out today’s word of hatred, anger, hostility, and much, much more.  I say this, not to anger any of those who read this, on any of my feelings, but to really think about words.  Think about what they mean, what the intent about saying those words really mean, think about the soul that says these words. I’ll repeat a…

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    LIVES…

    When I wrote my last blog, it was about the positive coming out of the quarantine era.  It seems to me now, that some differ from that, and that’s too bad.  In our world, times should be “of the moment”, with appreciation of what’s been given to us, to all of us, as we look for answers; mine is my belief in God.  I try to move forward, with an attempt to do good for others. and volunteer my services to those who need support in hospitals, in my neighborhood, and wherever else I see a need.  I see no need for skin color to be a concern to me. …

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    WITNESSING….

    I’ve witnessed a lot these past 6 or more weeks, as I’m sure most other people would say the same.  As an addition to that, I would also include a change to my perceptions of what I witnessed, as I think most others would agree.   Witness: v., to see, hear, or know by personal presence and perception   I used to refer to this time frame that we’re in as “strange times”, and it was strange times, because it was something that was out of our control; meaning there was no solution when “times” needed to be changed.  It really meant that we, as a society, needed to adapt our…

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    DO UNTO OTHERS…(and yourself)

    There will be several answers here, but who would you say was the greatest NFL coach?  If that’s too much, let’s give you some consideration, and you can name the top three.  Anyone want to disagree with Vince Lombardi?  If I remember, isn’t there a trophy, the Vince Lombardi Trophy?  I’m a little biased here, (even though I’m a Chicago Bears fan!), but this man tells us, especially in sports, the meaning of commitment.  It’s your word, to yourself, or many others if you belong to a team, of commitment, to be your best.  This man talked not only of being your best on the playing field, but outside the…