Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: February 3, 2023

I’ll never have enough time to paint
all the pictures I’d like to.

~ Norman Rockwell
American – Artist February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978

Porte Ponderings:

I’ve been too busy to paint anything since I’ve been back in Florida.

Yesterday I went to Busch Gardens for their Real Music Series and on the way home I completed another hike, this time at Lettuce Lake.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: February 2, 2023

The more you give,
the more you get
– it’s a cliche,
but it’s really true.

~ Christie Brinkley
American – Model Born: February 2, 1954

Porte Ponderings:

Happy Groundhog Day.

May your local groundhog not see his/her shadow and you only have 6 weeks until spring. 😉

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: February 1, 2023

I’ve been through so much in my life.
I’ve seen so much.
I know how fast things can change.
I know someone
can be here one minute
and gone the next.

~ Lisa Marie Presley
American – Musician / February 1, 1968 – January 12, 2023

Porte Ponderings:

Yes, people can be here one minute and gone the next.

My heart goes out to the family of Lisa Marie Presley and I send them my deepest condolences.

Lisa Marie Presley died too young and of similiar conditions to her father and grandmother. I can’t help but wonder if they had an undiagnosed disease that if diagnosed might have been averted using new medications.

Greif does strange things to people.

The vultures are already circling around as her mother is contesting the latest will that gives all of Lisa’s estate to her children. There are questions about the validity of the will presented as the most current.

My great-grandfather, grandfather and mother all died of sudden cardiac arrest. After genetic testing it was confirmed that my sister has the same disease (familial hypercholesteremia type II), so she has been prescribed Repatha to reduce her cholesterol by elimination of the deadly compound. I went to the same endroconologist and have also been prescribed Repatha. Within 6 weeks my bad cholestrol levels decreased from 2.25 high to 1.75 within range. Meanwhile, my nephew’s doctor won’t prescribe Repatha because he doesn’t “believe in it”. Instead, my nephew is on 80 Mg of Crestor (2x the usual maximum) and still has high cholesterol. Yes, Repatha is expensive ($600 per month for 2 shots) but quit treating health issues with “beliefs” and use science instead.

Follow the attached link for the CDC’s information on familial hypercholesteremia: CDC Familial Hypercholesteremia

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 26, 2023

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

~ Wayne Gretzky
Canadian – Hockey Player Born: January 26, 1961

Porte Ponderings:

The Observation Tower at Edward Medard Conservation Park is the first one I’ve seen that is Handicap Accessible. The long ramps make it easy for anyone to climb to the top. There’s no fear of falling between the open grid steps, as the ramps are solid and made of long lasting materials. The view was excellent from the top where Rickie and I found a young man taking a nap.