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Posted on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 21:56

Dear reading blog friends,

 

Please forgive me for not posting the first of April. I've been out of town. Spent 12 glorious days with my 11 1/2 month old grandson. See pic below. Then took a few days to do taxes. :-/

 

Please share with us what you are reading right now, and a few comments about how you like it.

 

I've got two books going at once:

1) There is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program by Gabriel Cousens, MD (2008, North Atlantic Books)

Comments: This book was sent to me for review. I'm not a diabetic, but it has some GREAT information in it about nutrition in general. Very well documented. 446 pages and includes recipes and resources for healthy foods. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has diabetes or who has loved ones with it.

 

2) Caffeine for the Creative Mind: 250 Exercises to Wake Up Your Brain, by Stefan Mumaw and Wendy Lee Oldfield (2011How Books)

Comments: A great book to jump start the creative mind. Written for advertising people in a slump. Creatively done and presents some brilliant ideas.


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Posted on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 10:07

Awww BeWell -- you have your priorities right -- not to worry.

 

RMac

 

 



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Posted on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 09:29

Hi Hope,

 

I'm back. The  recordable book, Little Engine that Could was a big hit. I was able to record a message at the beginning and mentioned that it was one of his mommy's favorite stories. He may be too little to appreciate it now, but I'm sure he will in the future. See picture below of grandson and his dad.

 

We are not able to do Skype, but working on it. My daughter is having major issues with her computer and we haven't been able to connect through her ipad and my laptop. Hopefully we can get the technology issues worked out soon.

 

BeWell....;-D


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Posted on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 09:19

Yes, RMac. They had some wicked medicines back then. Some of the remedies were worse than the disease. Chinese medicine was no different. I had to study that subject for several clients' projects. Discovered that medicine back in the early days was only for royalty. The doctors tested the medicines first on the peasants. Many peasants died as a result. Also, if anyone in the royal family got sick, the doctor was put to death. The doctors kept busy developing medicines made with herbs and spices that were preventive. It was life or death for them.

 

Think how different our medical system would be today if doctors were penalized if their patients got sick.

 

BeWell...... ;-D

 

PS:  Just got back last night from being of town again. This time for my grandson's 1st birthday party. Sorry for the delay in getting back with you.



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Posted on Sun, Apr 21, 2013 07:18

Hi Hope,

 

My dad died my senior year at college.  My mom died after I married, we had a baby girl, and I had gone out into the big bad world.  So no, I was not a child.  Not old, but not a child either.

 

My mom rapidly declined after my dad died.  Heartbreak, I think.  Developed rapid onset Alzheimer’s and effectively was not present even though she lived a long time after my father died. 

 

Don’t want to monopolize BeWell’s blog so we can further discuss this sort of stuff via email if you like.

 

RMac  

 

 



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Posted on Sat, Apr 20, 2013 23:18

AWWWwwww-- RMAC-- I just saw last weekend a story called BIG FISH!! Your comments reminded me of this!! Not like it was OMG!! such an inspirational film... BUT--- 

 

It had it's points!! 

 

A Father who loved to tell "stories..." -----And a son who didn't "understand.."

 

I could relate, though I am NOT close to my Father,,,, or anyone really.. 

 

But my Father used to make up stories-- "Indian shot you" (Belly button) 

 

Your mother and wife both sound unbelievable! What a blessed life to have had 2 such great women in your life! I believe a FATHER is the one who teaches his daughter how she is to be treated, as well as a son how he is TO TREAT women! You have had a very bessed life!  :)

 

(BUT-- I am unclear?? Did your mother die VERY young for you?-- Sorry, not trying to pry-- You owe no explanation, of course)

 

BEWELL---- "The Little Engine that Could!" Memories! My recommendation? Write a note in the book itself about how wonderful it was to read to your daughter and how it was her favorite book! 

 

Did you learn the web camera like Skype? I think we discussed this previously.. You can chat with your grandson via camera on your computer FREE-- and he can see you and you can see him!! I know your daughter is busy, BUT--- How busy are you? 4 hours is a bit of a jog-- but surely you can make it every month or 2? Don't know if you still work or not, but jeez.. if daughter is so busy, he will be of age soon enough where you can meet a babysitter half way and take him for a few days! 

 

My internet was finally fixed, I hope, tonight, so now I can catch up! Was trying to write and read and then POOF! I only had intermittent connection!!

 

 

 

Am reading CHEESE again, but haven't been reading.. I actually was reminded of it ON THIS SITE from a lady! I had recognized it and commented in Forum... and even told her who you were and that you posted monthly, to come meet us! Perhaps we will see her soon? 

 

 

 

Nice to speak of something that makes me smile though-- It's been a rough week for all!! :(

 

 

 

Good to see you guys on a positive note!!! :)



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Posted on Sat, Apr 20, 2013 10:33

Quoting BeWell:

Hi Rmac,

So sorry I took so long to comment on your heartfelt posting. Haven't been able to get on the MM site in a while due to busy life getting in the way.

 

Your mother and father sound like they were wonderful and interesting people. Perhaps you can find out more about them by tracing things like church or school records, old letters, postcards relatives may have kept, etc. My Dad is into geneology and finds great joy in tracing backgrounds of his relatives in those ways. He's in his mid 80s and even found a relative who is 100 years old who remembers his mother, uncles and great great grandfather and shared some good stories. And her children remember some history too. It's amazing the information he's discovered.

 

The Great Influenza must be interesting. I'm wondering if  the movie makers of "Contagion" used it for some reference to show how fast it can wipe out communities. Thanks for letting us know about the book. .................BeWell ;-D



Hi BeWell,

 

Not a problem.  Glad you got to spend some time with your grandbaby. 

 

Re, The Great Influenza, much of what we know now about contagion and germs/viruses was discovered back then by the very brave researchers (one in particular) who were (was) trying to understand and defeat that terrible disease.  Little was yet known.  Physicians were not yet trusted and by and large that reputation was richly deserved.  It was widely believed by the “common folk” that you had a better chance of living if you avoided them than if you consulted them.  Dangerous poisons were routinely prescribed for almost everything.  Not related to the flu of 1918, my father believed that three of his siblings were killed by physicians who prescribed something called Fulminate of Mercury for them.  He was likely right. 

 

RMac



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Posted on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 06:39

Quoting Hoping4Love2000:

AWWWW BE!! He's just adorabe!! Glad you got to spend time with him! ;)

 

I am on a couple fo books for different reasons.. .

 

"The Memoir Book" about how to write Memoirs. (I started a project) 

 

and "WHO MOVED MY CHEESE" over the next couple of days. 

 

I want to get Gabrielle Reeses book and that book I wrote about last month of the dying woman with the awesome spirit! 

 

Glad to see you spent so much time with that little man!! I love it when babies get all dirty playing in their food! My kids would have it behind their ears, on their heads. ...

 

 

WHAT A MESS!! I LOVE IT!! ;) 



Hoping,

 Sounds like you're on a reading and writing kick. Great! It's never too late to start a memoir. Your children and grandchildren will especially appreciate it.

 

I read Who Moved My Cheese back when it first came out. It has sold millions of copies in many different languages. Great little book.

 

Yes, I had such fun watching my grandson for almost two weeks. His birthday is this weekend and I'm traveling once again for the party. My daughter needs me to help her prepare food and the house for the big celebration that will be attended by both sides of the family. She will barely have time to pick up the cake because of her busy job.

 

My gift to my little muchkin is the Hallmark recordable book, The Little Engine That Could. I plan to read and record it today so he will have it in grandma's voice. It was my daughter's favorite book when she was a tot. It is so frustrating to have to live so far away from them. But 4 hours isn't that bad. It could be a lot worse......... BeWell....;-D



BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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Posted on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 06:23

Quoting rmac22:

Reflecting back on what you and Jenkneee said last month, I too have too few pictures of my mom.  One of the people who lived on the same road (we did not live in any town, much less city) said that my mom was one of the two most beautiful women in the area.  My father certainly thought so.  I don’t think he would have included the other one.  I would love to know more about her life; especially her life before my birth.

 

My father was one of the born story tellers.  He could start talking on a street corner and a crowd would gather to listen.  He could bring a scene to life so you felt as though you had been there.  Heard the noise, felt the pain, was a part of the fight, all of it.  So, I know in memory a fair bit about him, but I wish I had his stories on tape.  I have tried to write up some of his stories, but with the exception of one of them have not had great success. 

 

I have tried to do a memory scrapbook of my wife, but even after all these years, it is still too hard to do.  It would really be for my daughter and grandchildren.

 

Finally finished reading -- Emotional intelligence (Tenth Anniversary Edition  / Goleman, Daniel.  A great book, my opinion.  He covers so much material that I had a hard time keeping track of just how all this pertains to emotional intelligence.  Yet it does.  I learned a lot.  I would recommend this book to anyone, especially parents.

 

I am now reading, “The Great Influenza” / John M. Barry.  Recommended to me by a good friend.   It is about the Flu of 1918.  A flu that killed more people than the great plagues of Europe.  Not in terms of the percentages killed, but in terms of the total number killed

 

My father and mother lived through that time. 

 

RMac. 



Hi Rmac,

So sorry I took so long to comment on your heartfelt posting. Haven't been able to get on the MM site in a while due to busy life getting in the way.

 

Your mother and father sound like they were wonderful and interesting people. Perhaps you can find out more about them by tracing things like church or school records, old letters, postcards relatives may have kept, etc. My Dad is into geneology and finds great joy in tracing backgrounds of his relatives in those ways. He's in his mid 80s and even found a relative who is 100 years old who remembers his mother, uncles and great great grandfather and shared some good stories. And her children remember some history too. It's amazing the information he's discovered.

 

The Great Influenza must be interesting. I'm wondering if  the movie makers of "Contagion" used it for some reference to show how fast it can wipe out communities. Thanks for letting us know about the book. .................BeWell ;-D



BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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Posted on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 23:08

AWWWW BE!! He's just adorabe!! Glad you got to spend time with him! ;)

 

I am on a couple fo books for different reasons.. .

 

"The Memoir Book" about how to write Memoirs. (I started a project) 

 

and "WHO MOVED MY CHEESE" over the next couple of days. 

 

I want to get Gabrielle Reeses book and that book I wrote about last month of the dying woman with the awesome spirit! 

 

Glad to see you spent so much time with that little man!! I love it when babies get all dirty playing in their food! My kids would have it behind their ears, on their heads. ...

 

 

WHAT A MESS!! I LOVE IT!! ;) 



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Posted on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 21:46

Reflecting back on what you and Jenkneee said last month, I too have too few pictures of my mom.  One of the people who lived on the same road (we did not live in any town, much less city) said that my mom was one of the two most beautiful women in the area.  My father certainly thought so.  I don’t think he would have included the other one.  I would love to know more about her life; especially her life before my birth.

 

My father was one of the born story tellers.  He could start talking on a street corner and a crowd would gather to listen.  He could bring a scene to life so you felt as though you had been there.  Heard the noise, felt the pain, was a part of the fight, all of it.  So, I know in memory a fair bit about him, but I wish I had his stories on tape.  I have tried to write up some of his stories, but with the exception of one of them have not had great success. 

 

I have tried to do a memory scrapbook of my wife, but even after all these years, it is still too hard to do.  It would really be for my daughter and grandchildren.

 

Finally finished reading -- Emotional intelligence (Tenth Anniversary Edition  / Goleman, Daniel.  A great book, my opinion.  He covers so much material that I had a hard time keeping track of just how all this pertains to emotional intelligence.  Yet it does.  I learned a lot.  I would recommend this book to anyone, especially parents.

 

I am now reading, “The Great Influenza” / John M. Barry.  Recommended to me by a good friend.   It is about the Flu of 1918.  A flu that killed more people than the great plagues of Europe.  Not in terms of the percentages killed, but in terms of the total number killed

 

My father and mother lived through that time. 

 

RMac. 



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