Monday, July 8, 2013

It's Been Awhile!

It's been awhile since I blogged. Mainly, it is because I had lost the energy to say what I was thinking. This is not to say that my thoughts and opinions were of no value to even me, but that I had been physically tired and lacked the mental toughness to push through, I guess. For one thing, I had gone through a period of illness. The night of the election returns I went to the emergency room because I was feeling so badly. Of course, the election results alone were enough to make me physically ill, but I REALLY felt badly. Blood tests showed that I was dangerously low on potassium. I immediately started taking supplements and had further tests done. I'm not sure if I should say that I was gravely ill, but it was determined that I had Type II Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Chronic Kidney Disease, among some lesser ailments. At one point it was thought that I had had  an heart attack in the recent past--an EKG seemed to indicate some heart muscle damage. After an Angiogram, it was determined that I had no heart disease. Nonetheless, I decided I needed to try to get into better physical shape and perhaps reverse some of my maladies. So, I went on a serious diet and exercise program of my own making.  In a few months I had lost 35 lbs. and lowered my blood pressure to the normal range. I also seem to have put my kidney numbers in the normal range and no longer have problems with my blood sugar. I test my blood sugar daily and average consistently at about 100. My energy level has returned and I expect that I will return to blogging on a more frequent basis.

I still find it hard to think about things political without becoming irate with liberals and their inability to digest logic, sending my blood pressure inching up, so I had better try to write more about history, music, art, film, literature and family joys. I have been reading about Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver as of late and plan on adding them to my" Profiles of Leadership in America" project so they should show up soon. There are several other lesser-known great Americans that should have a place as well, but I need to find time to research them a little more before adding them in. I have also been re-watching some old TV programming from my youth as of late, and hope to blog about what we are missing in entertainment these days and possibly writing some critiques of recent films and TV fare. Anyway, keep looking for me and perhaps I will send up something of interest to you.

Randy Mundy