My Daily Observation – An Update: 2/3/18

From Danny at Dream Big, Dream Often

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It has been quite a while since I have given an update on my life living with MS so I thought I’d share how things are going.  I know for most of your this type of update does impact you, but I do have followers who live with the disease and I want to encourage and support them in any way I can.

Danny's iphone 696 My first day hooked up – 2011

Danny's iphone 698 The infusion happened over 5 days and they leave this in your arm…

Danny's iphone 700 Finally leaving the hospital – 2011

I have an appointment with the neurologist at the end of March to follow-up on a new medication I am beginning in April.  The medication is called Ocrevus and is an infusion I’ll take every six months in the hospital or doctor’s office.  The initial treatment is administered in two sessions, two weeks apart. At each of these sessions, I will receive 300…

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ABBA and Mr. Bear

from The Writer’s Playground

The Writer's Playground

(Note: I wrote this many years ago for the now closed website This is true. It was my life.)

One child hid inside the darkness
One child never said a thing
One child closed his eyes and disappeared
But at night I still can hear him whispering, whispering, whisper…

~Dream Theater, Dead Winter Dead~

Part 1: Mr. Bear and ABBA

Tick tock, tick tock, the long arm of the clock dragged from one number to the next. How I needed the day to end, to escape the classroom, the snickers, and the laughter. Please let that bell ring soon. She was talking to the entire classroom, our 3rd-grade teacher, Mrs. Olgren. The echoing click from the wall drowned out her voice as I counted down the minutes before I could get home.

Melanie, would you please sit still for a few more minutes?” Mrs. Olgren sighed in my…

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My Daily Observation: 1/9/18

An observation from Danny at Dream Big, Dream Often

Dream Big, Dream Often


I am amazed at the number of people who listen intently to the views and opinions of celebrities.  Just for the record, I do not.  I don’t watch any of the celebrity award shows.  I don’t read any celebrity tweets.  I simply don’t care what they have to say.  But apparently someone does or else Yahoo and other media sources wouldn’t be loaded with info about The Golden Globes.

To some degree society has always been influenced by celebrities.  After all most advertising campaigns over the last 70 years have centered around a celebrity spokesperson; and they work which means they have influence.

I have always said every person needs to be careful in who they allow in their inner-circle of influence.  The right person with influence can steer the ship toward the stars (no pun intended), but the wrong influencer can take it down for a deep dive.  I…

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All I Want in 2018 Is…

from Lilrant


…for sex education to be made mandatory in schools. In India. There’s a lot of people – a majority, in fact – that have no idea about even the anatomy of those nether regions. No wonder we are breeding like crazy. Birth control is something many people won’t even talk about.

…for the country to be a safer place for girls to live in. Can we please stop with the rape culture, already? It’s not culture if bacteria has more of it than you do.

…for people to act more human. I’ve seen animals show more humanity than most people. It’s just plain simple sad.

…for caste system and religious fanaticism and jihad to die. If you want something, talk about it. Don’t try to take claim by force. War, hatred and negativity isn’t the answer. It’s never been and never will be.

…for guys to stop trying to get…

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