Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: March 1, 2023

You don’t need to go to church
to be a Christian.
If you go to Taco Bell,
that doesn’t make you a taco.

~ Justin Bieber
Canadian – Singer Born: March 1, 1994

Porte Ponderings:

Interestingly Brainy Quote lists Justin Bieber as a Canadian Sculptor. LOL He’s actually a Canadian Singer.

Growing up in Statford Ontario he shares his hometown with my Daughter-in-law.

Welcome to the first day of March. Time to review your New Year’s Resolution and adjust if needed or re-affirm.

Going to church might not make you a Christian, but it helps on your spiritual journey and provides neeeded fellowship with other Christians.

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.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 25, 2023

Old age has its pleasures,
which, though different,
are not less than the pleasures of youth.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

Porte Ponderings:

While at Edward Medard Conservation Park be certain to view the Sacred Trees. On top of sand dunes the sand has worn away over the years to exposed the roots, but the trees remain standing tall.

Today is National Florida Day. So glad I’m able to celebrate National Florida Day in Florida.

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.