There’s nothing like adversity to break patterns and this past year has certainly required me to break a lot of mine. Were it not for the fact that I have so much company, I suspect I’d be inclined to feel sorry for myself. My malignant brain tumor has [...]
The two days of precision Gamma Knife radiation on Nov. 29th and 30th focused on the left side of my head were a bit easier on me than the biopsy surgery. However, they caused some inflammation that even further compromised my vision and the functioning of my mouth, [...]
On Nov. 14th we went to Spokane, Washington, for a PET Scan and brain biopsy, which brought good news and bad news: the tumor in my brain had not metastasized beyond my head but it is a melanoma that is spreading quite rapidly and I was feeling the [...]
Just in case there is someone out there looking for my blogs on a weekly basis, I want to apologize for missing last week. My body had other plans for me, for I’ve been both [...]
Since the only constant in life is change, just living is, by definition, an ongoing process of adjustment. Experiencing and observing all of this change over many decades has led me to conclude that [...]
On the topic of eternal life, for Father Charlie it was not a question but a reality. We have life eternal whether we like it or not. However, it is not just something to [...]
In your prior blog you wove together some quite disparate pieces of information that led to a conclusion that is anything but mainstream, so I suspect readers may be wondering where and how [...]
What have you learned from pulling together your story about your parents?
It has revealed to me that reaching a greater understanding of them has [...]
(I wrote this last spring and somehow overlooked posting it then, but have decided to do so now. After all, readers could find the topic relevant to this fall season as well, what with turkeys possibly making a reappearance and the third and final Mercury in [...]
Last week I turned eighty and it was hard for me to believe! Friends kept asking me about my plans and I said I had nothing special going on which was true, for my docket included a quick lunch with [...]
About ReflectionsThe idea for the title “Janet’s Reflections” probably came from the same place all ideas come from: Somewhere Over the Rainbow! I usually get inspired in the wee hours of the morning when I can’t sleep, and this time, the more I listened, the more I liked it. After all, reflections aren’t just about thoughts, but also about mirroring: cause and effect; action and reaction. Ultimately, what defines the conscious me if not how I interact with the world around me in this mirror-like fashion? There’s so much more to me than I’ve been willing or able to see until now, so this opportunity to share my new found perspective is going to be fun and exciting. Hope you’ll join me.