Daily Quote: December 2, 2021

When it gets dark enough you can see the stars.

~ Russell Lynes
American – Critic / December 2, 1910 – September 14, 1991

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Slavery still exists in the form of human trafficking, not just in 3rd world countries, but also in North America. Learn the signals asking for help so you can aid if needed. Today is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

My favorite type of dog is a mutt. It’s time to celebrate National Mutt Day.

Eat a fritter and celebrate National Fritters Day. My favorite is apple. 😉

Daily Quote: December 2, 2020

While all deception requires secrecy,
all secrecy is not meant to deceive.

~ Sissela Bok (Swedish – Philosopher Born: December 2, 1934)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Daily Quote: July 31, 2020

Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge
to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.
~ Paul D. Boyer (American – ScientistJuly 31, 1918-June 2, 2018)


Eid al-Adha

(Muslim – Feast of Sacrifice)

National Mutt Day

World Ranger Day


Hiking, walking, biking, kayaking, swimming…

I believe the longer you keep active the longer you can keep doing things.  My A1C’s are unfortunately staying at 6.8 for a year, so I’m now officially a diabetic.  Although 6.8 for a diabetic on medication is an excellent number, for me it’s too high.  I know the quick answer is to loose 20-30 pounds, but as you get older this is so much harder to do and I enjoy eating.  As one lady I know (who has lost her sight and is unable to do the wonderful things she used to do) said: Eating remains a true pleasure when all else fails.

So having a label doesn’t really change anything except that I need to keep active and watch my diet.  I don’t want to start taking the medications so I should start to work seriously on loosing weight.