Diabetes Is My Enemy!

I have previously written about diabetes. As a diabetic, a person afflicted with the disease that requires constant vigilance in a never-ending battle, I shout out, Diabetes Is My Enemy!

As put forth by the website of WebMD in its article, Blood Sugar Levels for Adults With Diabetes:

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My glucose level this morning that I took upon waking up as I do daily before drinking coffee and eating breakfast was 141.

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I HATE DIABETES.

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Those were the days, my friend.

 

Those Were The Days

Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours
And dreamed of all the great things we would do

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la…

Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our starry notions on the way
If by chance I’d see you in the tavern
We’d smile at one another and we’d say

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la…

Just tonight I stood before the tavern
Nothing seemed the way it used to be
In the glass I saw a strange reflection
Was that lonely woman really me

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la…

Through the door there came familiar laughter
I saw your face and heard you call my name
Oh my friend we’re older but no wiser
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la…

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Passover 2016. Pesach. פֶּסַח

Passover starts on the 15th day of Nisan on the Jewish calendar every year.

However, the date changes every year on the Gregorian calendar. This year of 2016, the first day of Passover begins at sunset on April 22 on the Gregorian Calendar.

Passover, aka Pesach, commemorates the Exodus from Egypt and the liberation of the Israelites from slavery.

Pesach or פֶּסַח or Passover is a seven day observation for Jewish people in Israel and for Americans who observe Reform Judaism. The Orthodox Jewish branch (movement or denomination) of Judaism in America has an eight-day observance of Passover. Confusing, eh? Well, if that isn’t confusing enough for you,  consider this: Americans who are members of the Conservative and the Reconstructionist branches or movements of Judaism may observe the Passover holiday for either seven or eight days; because, their respective national organizations allow each congregation the choice to observe the holiday for either seven or eight days. Oy, vey!
                                                                                                             *ref: Is Passover 7 or 8 Days?

Well, then, if you would like to read more about Passover as I have written, dare I suggest you explore and read these search results on Roland’s Ramblings for Passover as is embedded.

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Holy Toledo, Batman! Riddle Me This, Batman! Roland Hansen on Twitter.

Holy Toledo Batman

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Holy Twitter! Tweet me this! To see some sweet tweets, go on over and view:
Roland Hansen from Toledo, Ohio on Twitter.

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DIRT: Politically Speaking.

I want to talk Politics.

I want to talk DIRT.

Our adversarial political system in the United States of America has run rampant with name-calling, finger-pointing, laying of blame, and downright nastiness. The end result is nothing gets done for the betterment of our nation as a whole. Well, I have something to say about it.

I am of the opinion that we Americans should all agree to work on those things that we can agree upon in order to make our communities and our country better and greater in being of practical service to all Americans.
That gives rise to my long-standing idea of the DIRT Club:
Democrats, Independents, and Republicans working Together.

“The name-calling needs to stop. The personal attacks and belittling of individuals based solely on different political perspective needs to stop. All Americans need to pull together. Divisiveness will not accomplish anything positive. It is time for what I call some real D.I.R.T., i.e. Democrats, Independents, (and) Republicans (working) Together. If we, the American people, set aside the distrust, if we set aside the hostility, if we set aside the verbal tirades, if we set aside the casting of stones, if we set aside pointing out blame, if we set aside pettiness, we just might be able to work together for the mutual benefit of all Americans.” ~ Roland Louis Hansen

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What is Aloha?

Aloha means

For more Roland’s Ramblings about Aloha, open this embedded link.

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Danish Jewish Museum. Dansk Jødisk Museum. מוזיאון יהודי דני דאַניש אידישע מוזיי

The Danish Jewish Museum (or the Dansk Jødisk Museum as it is known in its native land) of Denmark (or Danmark as the country is named in its native language) is located in one of the oldest parts of Copenhagen inside the Danish Royal Library’s old Galley House,  a former 17th-century boathouse.

“The Danish Jewish Museum is situated in the former Royal Boathouse, with a new entrance from the garden of the Royal Library. The idea for the design came from the Hebrew word mitzvah, meaning a commandment, obligation, or good deed.”
ref: DAC & LIFE, Copenhagen X G, Danish Jewish Museum

The Danish Jewish Museum is a dynamic dialogue between architecture of the past and of the future.

VISITCOPENHAGEN addresses the fact that “The opening exhibition of the Danish Jewish Museum … is a broad presentation of Jewish life in Denmark through 400 years.”

Oh, if you are wondering about the entire title of this Roland’s Ramblings entry and the words in the Hebrew alphabet, דאַניש אידישע מוזיי are the words in the Yiddish languge for Danish Jewish Museum, and מוזיאון יהודי דני are the words in the Hebrew language for Danish Jewish Museum. Also, just in case you may not know, both Yiddish and Hebrew are written from right to left.

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