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 23, 2023

Seeds of faith are always within us;
sometimes it takes a crisis
to nourish and encourage their growth.

~ Susan L. Taylor
American – Editor Born: January 23, 1946

Porte Ponderings:

Hike #2 of the Hillsborough Hiking Spree was at Edward Medard Conservation Park, Plant City. It was rated 3-strenuous, but only had a couple of areas that were difficult. Although it said to take your dog hiking with you to the Singing Bluffs, Rickie hated the trail. The trail was too full of scents for him and he almost had to be dragged out to the point. Coming back I couldn’t keep up with him, good thing he was on a leash 😉

The oberservation tower was the first tower I”ve seen that’s totally handicap accessible.

I’m glad I was told to stop and see the sacred trees. They were amazing. High on sanddunes with roots exposed.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 13, 2023

From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents.
From 18 to 35 she needs good looks.
From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality.
From 55 on, she needs good cash.

~ Sophie Tucker
American – Entertainer January 13, 1884 – February 9, 1966

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 12, 2023

Life is not a matter of holding good cards,
but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

~ Jack London
American – Novelist January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916

Porte Ponderings:

I started my Hiking Spree with an easy hike at Morrisbridge Park. Only 7 more hikes to complete before entering the contest. I’m aiming for 1 per week.

Hike #1 – Morrisbridge Park – Bald Cypress Hike – January 11, 2023

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 11, 2023

Act as if what you do
makes a difference.
It does.

~ William James
American – Philosopher January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910

Porte Ponderings:

Blue birds are another snow bird that winters over in Florida.

With white bellies’ orange highlights; a blue back, head and tails they are quite distinctive.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 10, 2023

I know from experience that you should never give up
on yourself or others, no matter what.

~ George Foreman
American – Boxer Born: January 10, 1949

Porte Ponderings:

Boat-tailed grackles are interesting mimics. They like to mimic sirens, bells and whistles. Often seen in huge groups swooping around open spaces or individuals calling to each other. I think these birds were probably the inspiration for Alfred Hitchock’s famous movie “The Birds”.