Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 20, 2022

Mistakes are a part of the
dues one pays for a full life.

~ Sophia Loren
Italian – Actress/ Born: September 20, 1934

Porte Musings:

Yesterday I went for my first Motorcycle ride with CMC 021 (Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers). I was very nervous about joining a group of strangers for a ride. Luckily they were a very welcoming group, I even discovered I knew some of the people. We met at Tim Hortons in Strathroy and went for a short ride to Glencoe via Muncey (the long scenic route). The leader gave clear directions and was easy to follow. Because I was new to the group I got to ride directly behind the leader. It’s been a long time since I rode with a group and never with a formal group. When we reached our destination the leader said I followed well and there were no problems that he saw. Everyone had a coffee then we left our separate ways. There are only 2 more weekly rides left in 2022, but I’m glad I joined. Looking forward to future rides with CMC.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 19, 2022

If you paint a picture and I paint a picture,
we each want to do it our own way.
And we’ll stand or fall on whatever we did.

~ Adam West (Batman, Mayor West)
American – ActorSeptember 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017

Porte Musings:

Summer is almost gone.

Celebrate while you can.

Don’t rush the pumpkin spice.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 18, 2022

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.

~ Samuel Johnson
English – WriterSeptember 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784

Porte Musings:

The last Sunday of Summer. Warm, sunny low winds.

Motorcycle ride or Kayak?
Walk or Run?
Fast or Slow?
Paint or Read?

Enjoy these last days of summer.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 17, 2022

There ain’t a man livin’
who hasn’t talked to his dog.

~ Hank Williams
American – MusicianSeptember 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953

Porte Musings:

The last Saturday of the Summer and the weather is giving us a mini heat wave to enjoy. The trees have already started to turn red. Less than a month and it’s the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

Group fitness activities have finally resumed. Zumba for the first time in 3 1/2 years. So glad to get out there and shake it a bit to get fit again.

The local motorcycling group has a new president and sent out invitations to all the inactive members. Monday night family dinners or motorcycling? I think we should try family dinner nights on Tuesdays. I haven’t gotten my motorcycle out since July.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 16, 2022

The real secret of magic
lies in the performance.

~ David Copperfield
American – Entertainer; Born: September 16, 1956

Porte Musings:

Today is my middle son’s birthday. A little bit more serious and sensitive. A hardworking great father and husband. Always finding a new project to work on. This year’s project is a gazebo in his backyard.

Sunsets are always magical and a reason for celebrating. The one in today’s quote was in Port Stanley as the water was calm.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 15, 2022

Never do anything yourself
that others can do for you.

~ Agatha Christie
English – WriterSeptember 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976

Porte Musings:

Yes, free up time so you can do the important things in life and give them your full attention.

Well there are some things I enjoy doing that others can do for me, but there have been times in my life when I was able to delegate or hire others to do for me. The one thing I always hated doing was housework. I was so lucky to be able to hire a cleaner while I was working so I didn’t have the weekly arguments with my family about chores.

I always like birds to present the quote. I call them “birds of wisdom”. Blue Herons always look wise.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 13, 2022

Be what you are.
This is the first step toward
becoming better than you are.

~ Julius Charles Hare
English – ClergymanSeptember 13, 1795 – January 3, 1855

Porte Musings:

This week is full of birthdays in our family, today my niece, born 1 day after my grandson in the same hospital, celebrates her 11th birthday. I think we just wanted an excuse to eat cake everyday the first week of September. 😉

Familial Cholesterolemia type II runs in our family as well. Although diet does play a small part in high cholesterol levels, our DNA is a much bigger contributor. My mother had her first cardiac arrest at 38 and died with her second at 43. Her Cholesterol and triglycerides were high, but there were very few options to reduce it. Her father died with his first cardiac arrest at 36 after a short walk to his brother’s house (with no previous indications that he had a cholesterol problem). My younger sister had a DNA test to confirm she has the gene, so at 57 after taking cholesterol medications, she was prescribed Repatha, an injectable to help lower her LDL numbers. Since I have a significant family history; high levels even with 40 Mg Crestor and 10 mg Ezetimibe; and I have a confirmed immediate family member; I will also be starting Repatha. Hopefully my LDL will go below 0.5 and I can reduce the other 2 medications. I hate needles, but today and every other week I’ll be taking this shot to help reduce the effects of high cholesterol.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 12, 2022

The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.

~ Charles Dudley Warner
American – JournalistSeptember 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900

Porte Musings:

Happy Birthday to my first Grandson, turning 11 today going on 40. Enjoy all the adventures life has to give you. ❤

While we were kayaking on the Old Ausable Channel the Cormorant in todays pictures swam beside my grandson and then climbed onto this branch to pose for us.

In the summer of 2020 the Ontario Government introduced hunting seasons for the Cormorants. Not based on science or the preservation of birds in Ontario, but because of a general fear that cormorants fish. I’m not against hunting for food but this is just killing for sport. Contact your local MPP and demand they stop this slaughter. There is no scientific proof that Cormorants are dangerous to the environment and no justification for the daily numbers of kill permitted. See this article for further information: https://euc.yorku.ca/research-spotlight/ontarios-cormorant-hunt-and-what-it-means-for-its-future/

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 11, 2022

God sleeps in the minerals,
awakens in plants,
walks in animals,
and thinks in man.

~ Arthur Young
English – Writer September 11, 1741 – April 12, 1820

Porte Musings:

Today is my oldest son’s birthday. Just a little more than a week after my greatest sorrow of loosing my mother, my greatest joy was born. He brought us hope and a reminder of the circle of life. He has always enjoyed living on the edge and doing the unexpected. He has grown into a hard working man, a father and husband.