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Putting Things into Perspective

What kind of a person are you? Or, maybe a better question is, what kind of a person do you think you are?

Are you the kind of a person who would jump into the water to save a drowning person? Would you push a person out of the way of a coming car? If you saw someone beating up another person, would you do something, say something, or film it? Would you just turn away and not want to get involved?

What in a person’s character determines if they are a hero or not? We see in the movies all the time when an ordinary person with an ordinary life suddenly, through circumstances not wanted, nor planned, become a super hero with abilities. Many times, they fight against their abilities, as it puts them into position of having to determine ‘if’ they really want to help others, and also to judge whether they need help or deserve help. They have to set aside all their dreams, ambitions, visions of what their future could be in order to step into bigger shoes.

How many people fantasize about being a hero, dressing up as one and imagining what they would do if they had abilities? We read comic books, see movies, and put our children into hero costumes so they can pretend.   

But what happens when, as now we face a world of crisis, a real world that is crashing around us in many ways?

We are being asked by scientists, doctors, nurses, politicians and family and friends, to do something insanely simple to help save a life, or save many lives.
What is this simple thing? To wear a mask. Yes, the masks are not perfect, no one can say they will help 100% but they can help to keep this virulent virus from infecting our friends, our families and strangers.

We are calling the doctors, the nurses, the grocery clerks, the mail delivery people, heroes. The list is growing while we recognize they are putting themselves in front of that car that is coming at us, at their own risk.

We could add to that list, everyone who wears a mask and takes precautions, such as social distancing, cleaning our hands, etc, that they are heroes too. For it is abundantly clear that ‘they’ care about others, they care that their actions could be the cause of someone else getting sick and perhaps suffering, and dying.
Yes, there are many wearing masks who only are doing this because it is mandated by ‘someone’ whether the government, employers, or otherwise. But there are millions all over the world that want to save others, as well as themselves from suffering and they are these days, also heroes!

Wearing a mask is such a simple thing, an act of kindness, which is much simpler then pulling a drowning person out of the water, or stepping in front of a bullet meant for someone else. It is a small inconvenience and perhaps could save the world more than strapping on armor and carrying an AK-47 right now.

So one has to ask, what kind of a person are you, a hero or not? The decision is up to you right now. This is real time, right now, not a comic book or movies based on make believe. Are you going to step up to the plate? The future of the world might just depend on you!

Kay Ekwall/July 7, 2020


Feb. 28, 2020

Tomorrow is my 76th birthday! did that happen so soon? My son is taking me out to dinner tonight and my daughters fun, thoughtful, and lovely cards got here and a dear friend brought over a beautiful, thoughtful basket (on an easter bunny plate) with lots of goodies. She said I deserved a 'spa' day, so have lots to have fun and pamper myself with as well as tea and biscotti/etc to munch on. Saw my doctor, who is wonderful and she explained everything to me and also that I have another herniz, lower groin but since I had two repains there in past years, not a good one to try to fix again, so will just try to live with it.

The days sure have been beautiful, sunny, warmer, usually an Indian Summer doesn't last this long so we are totally taking advantage of it and enjoying it, even if, in the back of our minds, we know we need more winter rains so there isn't a drought.

Here is my little entry way I created at the corner out the sideway coming up to the house. When my niece helped us clean out and organize the garage this last year so we could get the car into it, a box that she found went onto the back tables in the back yard. So I opened it and re-discovered lots of heart shaped rocks I had forgotten about. So this led to lots of fun creating this little entry display for folks to enjoy. The little glass marbles are all sparklie with the light tinging of of them to make it more magical. I bought some lilac, snowball and hydrangea plants for the yard, to liven it up with some color someday. I have no idea if we will still be here to see that but someone might enjoy them.

Well about time to wake up my son so we can go eat. We eat locally mostly unless we have errands in the big city because I don't want to drive at night if I don't have too.

over and out good buddies, till the next time



Feb 19, 2020

I guess I should really make an attempt at this blog and put something in here huh? Just had triple hernia surgery last friday, Valentine's Day and was nervous about it way before, had a bad feeling I shared with my friends. That was when we thought it was only one hernia, then the doctor, who is great, found two more at the tummy front. So was in a world of pain afterwards, and got dizzy from the pain meds too, etc.. Been through so much the past 2+ years that I am on overload, just want some semblance of health back again. So many people are so sick and injuries and now the Coronavirus hitting everywhere, affecting the global economy too. Makes you wonder what in the heck is going on?

In the political news, another disaster, I am feeling like most Americans don't know what or who to believe anymore and mostly that they really have lost faith in the ability of our government to 'govern' properly. Anyone can make promises, and people buy into those promises because they are troubled, wanting to be helped or saved from their challenges and for the future. History has shown us that a democracy only can last for so long, some say a 100 years or 200 years and we are past that. Never before has so many had so much in the way of opportunities, advancement, technology, material goods and fancy homes, and entertainment. But along with that has come the expenses of living in our culture and so many millions just don't have the income to 'make it'. More and more seniors are working low wage jobs, just so they can survive. Many are on the streets, people who paid their dues through their whole lives, working, raising families, paying taxes and now homeless and in horribble straits. The upper eschelon that have the big bucks seem to have lost their compassion and also their respect that these people have built this country up to the point where they can achieve their goals. It is the boots on the ground that make it all possible. We still see third world countries with men, women and children slaving away, hurting and killing themselves just to earn a little, many times through their jobs supplying minerals/etc to make technolgical products. They are not repected, nor taken care of. We do live in a material world, and that search for 'materials' are destroying the earth, poisoning the air, the water and the soil. Soon, nothing will be able to survive on our beautiful planet. At least when we are all gone, she can take a 'time out' for as many billions of years as she needs to heal.

over and out good buddies, till the next time.



I started off my blog with articles from Kare Possick on Juicing

Kare Possick blog on cucumber and celery Juicing

Kare Possick on Why you should eat more garlic

Why Oprah is Wrong About Bread

Start the Day with Lemon Water

Cruciferous Veggies. What the heck are they and why are they important?

8 Powerful Grains that Make the Grade




Sedna is the sea goddess of the Inuit people. She embodies both the mother and crone aspect of the triple goddess.
Common symbols for Sedna include water, an eye (sees all things in her domain), and fish. She embodies the ideals of thankfulness, providence, nature, and abundance.
She was born a mortal, and later became both the mother of the sea and the keeper of the dead.

"Sedna", Goddess of the Sea

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