OK, I realize talking about health is boring. I recognize old people find that a remarkable piece of conversation. I get all of that.
But let me paint a picture for you. This time last year, I was a smoker, ate anything I wanted, always felt good every day, and never worried about my health.
Oh what a difference 9 months makes. As you know, I had a heart attack in July of 2008 and had a stent put in.
The end of February of 2009 I had another stent put in and angioplasty done.
I’ve stopped smoking thank the Lord, but man, every day is a guess on how I’m gonna feel now. I hate it. Last Monday I started the day feeling great. I went and did my cardio after-care workout and went to work. I guess I stood up or walked too much because at the end of the workday my chest twinged on me and I simply had to sit down. I had to rest. There was no chest pain, just something going on I can’t explain.
So then this thought hit me. I live alone, I still work to pay bills and that’s about it. My kids live in different cities. I have my Cousin Patsy, and nephew David. I have some other nephews and nieces scattered like a west Texas wind, but basically I’m alone now.
It occurs to me I have nothing to live for! Let me re-phrase. I don’t have anyone around me…..I have no family!
I have to get busy doing something. This is too damn depressing.
On July 27, 2008, while her husband Zach (left) was at training camp with the Cowboys in Oxnard, Calif., Maritza Thomas (center) was pulled over by Powell for an illegal U-turn near NorthPark Center.
Wow. Reports are now coming out that Officer Robert Powell detaining Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats as he and his family rushed to a hospital to see a dying loved one wasn’t the only over-zealous action he has committed.
Mark Cuban has never shied away from criticizing the performance of officials working Dallas Mavericks games.
The outspoken owner may have broken new ground with his most recent barbs.
Cuban used the social-networking blog site Twitter after Friday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets to express angst about another incident between Mavericks guard Antoine Wright and Nuggets swingman J.R. Smith.
I know I’m a little late with this post since STS-119 launched on 3-15-09, but I think it’s worth noting this was a beautiful liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center at night.
I am proud to state that not only have I been around to see the entire existance of the Dallas Cowboys, I have also been witness to the entire space program. It’s been a hell of a ride, and I am blessed I have been able to see such technology.
Here is an animated misson video. This is pretty remarkable if you aren’t aware of what kind of work the shuttle crews do up in space now.
Billy Gillispie was such a hot commodity 2 years ago after leaving Texas A&M.
Amazing how the coach’s fortunes have turned sour.
If you’re just now learning of this story, I’ll guess that there’s something caught in your eye; just like there was with me when I first read it. Dang grass pollen allergy season.
It’s kind of unfortunate that the NBA is marketing this with their little “NBA Cares” logo and sugary background music, like Wade was sent to the kid’s house to boost the league’s image. This story doesn’t need any help, Stern. Just let it happen. Michael Stolzenberg is an 8-year-old Miami-area boy who almost died from a bacterial infection caused by an insect bite this past summer. Michael, the starting quarterback on his youth football team and an avid basketball player, had both his hands and feet amputated due to the illness.
The Heat heard of the efforts to raise money for Michael’s rehabilitation, and Wade visited the boy in his Weston home. Then, during the Heat’s game with the Grizzlies on Monday, the magic happened. When Wade’s shot at the buzzer beat Memphis in overtime, he knew what he wanted to do. Michael was at the game, and Wade gave the boy his jersey.
“I knew where he was sitting, so when I caught his eye and saw him smile right back, it’s great,” Wade said. “It didn’t matter at that time, the connection that we had, it didn’t matter who was looking. It was just us.”
“He lights you up, the smiles on his face. He seems so happy,” Wade said. “Everything that’s happened to him is unfortunate. But he lights you up. He makes you feel good. He’s a kid I’ve had a relationship with for a while. I’ve been to his room. He has everything already in there, and I wanted to add to it.”
You’ve added a lot more than a jersey, my friend.
Damned airborne particles ..
And now a story about heroes, presented here in various sizes (Deadspin)
Just a note to say I think this might be the slowest sports news time of the year.
Yes, there is the college basketball March Madness, and yes Nascar is in full swing, (I’m already tired of the Busch Brothers) so while we wait for Major League Baseball and everything else in sports to crank up, I’m sort of in limbo.
So hang in there and keep checking back. I’m trying to think about something to write about to keep us all entertained.