Saturday, February 18, 2012

A beakthrough

I have to mention something I saw on the local 6:o'clock news Tuesday. A researcher at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston is successfully growing a heart. Granted it's a rats heart but the implications are astounding. They showed the growing cells and they were beating on their own. Growing an entire human heart is still in the future but not necessarily that far away. Imagine the person waiting for a new heart wouldn't have to wait for someone else to die. Pretty fantastic stuff.

You know there are times when I think about shutting this blog down. I find myself busier and busier every month. Just what I don't want as I get closer to retirement age but as a certain coach for the Patriots always says, "It is what it is."

I started this blog on Tuesday and at this point it's Saturday night. It's been a long week. I probably won't finish until Sunday night. Today I spoke to my friend in California. She is having a rough go of it. I won't go into detail but it was an emotional phone call. She is a sweetheart and I care about her well being. I do miss her and would like to go back but that's not going to happen anytime soon. This put me in mind to look at the pictures of my trip and then I found a slide show I made set to the song California Dreaming by the Mamas and the Papas. I uploaded it to YouTube and it's there but I can't get it on my blog but I have included the link below. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's the song and copyright problems but I gave it a shot. The first couple of shots were taken from where I used to live. Not the fall shot. I never lived at the lake. There are a couple of shots of a pretty bad snow storm we had in 2005 as I tried to match the pictures to the song. There are shots of my friend and a couple of shots of me that she took when we visited the Fender Guitar Museum which was a big disappointment. The trip itself was wonderful. I had a great time. There are a few pictures of the time that we went to see a dog that she raised but had to give away three years earlier. The dog went nuts. He remembered her and immediately went and got his dish. He obviously remembered her and loved her. It was really touching. There are also some shots when we went to visit her dad and his wife. They were very nice to me and treated us to lovely meal.They had a beautiful home and it's a trip I will never forgot. Maybe someday. Hopefully the link works.  

Tomorrow I am going into town, Boston to visit a historical site that I have never been to. It's taken me a lot of years to appreciate all that I have around me. Shame on me but better late than never. It's the old state house. It's 300 years old and played a pivitol role in the revolution. It's also where the Massachusetts  Constitution was written. The U.S. Constitution is based on it. I recently learned this and I am constantly amazed at my ignorance and want make sure I take advantage of what I have. I am fortunate.

I think I'll end this now. I have gone on long enough and besides I want to watch Saturday Night Live.

I'm outta here.


  1. Loved your video. Being subscribed to your youtube channel I get an email of your new postings.
    I try times to shut my blog down but it is what it is.
    Boston is such an interesting archive of history. Enjoy your tour and show us what we missed.

    1. Thanks Nancy. It looks to be a nice day in the 40's.

  2. Please don't shut your blog down bro. I would lose track of you and that would make me very sad.

    Your friend in the video is very pretty. The shots of you are too dark so your identity is protected. ;-) Very nice job on the video. I hope it is nothing serious with your friend.

    I will be interested in seeing what pics you get at the historical site.

  3. Love the video. I agree with Beth. We would miss you.

  4. Loved the Video Paul lovely Lady . Please don't close down will miss reading your posts very much. Look forward to more pic's on your travels. Sheila