Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Last week I was watching a program in which one of the characters died of cancer. As the episode completed, I felt the fear of dying before my time and I thought to myself, "I could have done without this episode." It was later on that day that I began to appreciate the value of the episode. It gave me an opportunity to get present to my fear and acknowledge it, which I had genuinely not realized was still present. I'm clear that I will be fine when all is said and done. And it feels better to know the fear is in the background and to face it, then to think I'm past it and all the while have it lurking in my mind. Granted I'm not going to spend all my time watching programs about people dying of cancer, but watching one turned out to be a good thing. Once again, I have my feelings - my feelings don't have me.

So, I have been watching comedies and an occasional action flick. I agree with those who believe that laughter isn't just a good thing, it's a healthy thing. I also try to read as much as possible. Right now I'm reading Willie Nelson with Bud Shrake ~ An Autobiography. Gotta love Willie. The song in my head lately is "Always on My Mind." What a song! And it wasn't even written by Willie. It was written by Johnny Christopher. Willie heard it and thought he and Merle Haggard should do it. Well, Merle didn't like it, so Willie recorded it with his band after the session with Merle was over...and the single sold triple platinum. Good ear, Willie.

I dig this photo adding feature. Just found it - very cool.


  1. Thank you for talking about fear. It exists and must be acknowledged and we need not be ruled by it. You continue to lead the way. Rock on!

  2. I am praying for you and thinking of you everyday. Thank you for sharing. Your family is gorgeous. Remember fear is energy, whether the energy is positive or negative is up to you...luv ya Mary L Woodman

  3. Hi, Bert! Willie Nelson rocks! And so do you. Happy 4th of July to you and all your family, and please know that all of you and "always on my mind!"

    Peace and Love,


  4. and we continue to say thank you for sharing so are a very special young man...

    We as well keep you in our thoughts and prayers...with "HOPE"

    Jim and Patti