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March 2, 2019 - 23:09 -- Admin

I was discharged from hospital two days ago. I enjoyed the experience, or I became institutionalized very quickly. They fed you, and even make your bed. They do not let you go, if they are any question marks over your health, for example higher than the norm blood potassium readings.

A New Year

January 6, 2019 - 14:58 -- Admin

Circumstances change, but not always for the better. On a personal level, I am no longer walking the dogs. Lack of any exercise will likely make my situation worst. There is no diagnosis of my condition.

Medical Misdiagnosis

October 1, 2018 - 21:59 -- Admin

After a week, I was released from hospital on Friday. I was not expecting to be admitted. I had gone to St George Hospital to get a second opinion, after I had been categorically diagnosed as having cirrhosis (hardening of the liver)by doctors at Wollongong Hospital.

The End of the Line

September 4, 2018 - 22:15 -- Admin

Climate Change may well be the end of the line. Who knew that the collapse of civilized vlaues, particularly those related to epistemology, would be the precursor of the collapse of life as we know it on Earth?

Dog Blog: Around While We Can.

August 20, 2018 - 00:50 -- Admin

I keep on meeting Buddha. I wish he would get off my case. His appearance is more metaphysical than physical. I went to see the doctor at the hospital – he was not Buddha – he matter of factly said, I do not expect you to be alive in five years. That is what he expects with a person with my condition to live. I have organized for a second opinion, but I would be surprised if the diagnosis was radically changed.

At the heart of the Matter.

August 10, 2018 - 23:21 -- Admin

I am guessing on the basis of the references that the writer may well be Michael Nagler, but nevertheless the quote is from the Metta Center for Nonviolence – Daily Metta.

August 10
“Teaming up”–Daily Metta

“If it is [our] privilege to be independent, it is equally [our] duty to be interdependent.”
-–Gandhi (Young India, April 25 1929)

Dog Blog Revival

July 27, 2018 - 23:41 -- Admin

The significant other who tells it like it is, informs me that the photos of the dogs on their walk were repetitive. However, I have been pretty crook lately, and could not take them out – entirely due to my own doing I believe. So rather than to be overcome by negative feedback loops, and perhaps contrary to sound medical advice, I took Dexter and Hannah out today.

MLK: Six Principles of Nonviolence

February 20, 2018 - 03:29 -- Admin

Martin Luther King’s(MLK) six principles of nonviolence:

1. Nonviolence is not a method for cowards; it does resist. If one uses this method because one is afraid or merely lacks the instruments of violence, that person is not truly nonviolent.

2. Nonviolence does not seek to defeat or humiliate the opponent, but to win his or her friendship and understanding.