Posts Tagged With: recovering from heart failure

Day 1299: Looks

As I look around, I notice how much looks matter to people.  Personally, I look at a lot more than just looks when I look at somebody.

But look at me!  Yesterday, looks mattered so much to me that I requested that people look at this photo AND I asked them “HOW DO I LOOK?”


Look, I’m like anybody else. I want to look good.  But I especially wanted to people to look at how I looked yesterday so they could see how I look a short week after  diagnoses of pneumonia and heart failure .

And even though I asked others “HOW DO I LOOK?”  I look at it this way:  What’s most important is how I thought I looked. If somebody else had looked at that photo critically and judgmentally, their looks would not have mattered to me, at all.

Are you ready to look at other images I looked at yesterday?











Did any of those photos get a second look from you?

It’s time to look at some music!

I’ll take a look later to see if I get any comments for this post about looks.

Look!  It’s me thanking you for looking at my blog, here and now.

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Day 1293: Tigers

Have you ever wondered why my avatar here at WordPress is a tiger wearing glasses?

As usual, there are many reasons. Two of the reasons appear in a post I wrote my very first year of blogging  — Day 161: Tales of Tigers.

This blogging tiger realizes that you might not have the time  to read that previous Tiger post. So today’s post will focus on these two Tigers:


The tiger on the right is Tiger, my well-worn childhood toy.

The tiger on the left is glad that she’s home from the hospital, healing like the tiger that she is.

What’s some good tiger music for today?

Tiger Tune #1:

Tiger Tune #2:

Tiger Tune #3:

Any comment you’d like to leave behind, Tiger?

Thanks to all the tigers who helped me create today’s tiger of a post and to you — of course! — for being enough of a tiger to be here.

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