Category Archives: Richard: This is what I’m saying

Recognition For My Photography


Viewbug.com Recommends My Photo in “Behind The Lens” I’m still trying to wrap it around my head that I’m a photographer. I’m more familiar with video, since it was one of the subjects I studied while in school, but I digress. The photo is from the 2015 fireworks competition in Vancouver. One of the editors from Viewbug liked the photo and thought it was worthy to find out how I took the shot. I think I’m taking better photos now, but that particular photo resonated with viewers.  It’s not award winning photography, but this encourages me to strive harder to […]

Restart…again: Blogging with a purpose


Climbing with New Friends I went wall climbing with some new friends I made a few months ago. We met at a picnic and our common bond is that among the partners, the guys have Parkinson’s Disease. We’re all fairly young, found out we have this illness at different ages, but we’re doing what we can to remain positive. First of all I want to think of my friends I made as just that, friends.  I know there’s terms out there for us YOPDers (Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease), PWP (Person With Parkinson’s), and Parkies, but my friends are more than […]

Day 2: Still challenged, but challenging


It’s only Day 2. Yes, I will make a better effort to get this done in the morning.  What happened today…very productive meeting with M. Praised our director M. Worked with G. on content development.  Also did some editing on J.’s script. What I want to do tomorrow is organize my schedule…got to get more done in less time.

Still here?


Apr. 23, 2011 Thank you. Thank you for your patience.  I’ve been sick and for me, it just seems easier to suffer through it versus trying to alleviate the symptoms.  For those of you who also take rasagiline, do you take any antihistamines?   I have a list of over the counter medicines to avoid, and there are plenty. So, I just found it easier to avoid all of them rather than try to find one that I could take to counter a runny nose, congestion, coughing, etc… So, I’m still here. Are you?

Fell off the Wagon…so to speak


Apr. 19, 2011 I fell off my own wagon.  I hadn’t written for about 10 days because life got in the way. Rather, life took precedence over writing on this blog.  I am trying to get back on my feet so please be patient with me.  It was nothing related directly to my health, but indirectly my path I’m taking is currently to secure my longterm ability to take care of myself.  I know, kind of vague. To get back on track, I’ll just share that things are improving and I’ll be able to write daily again.

Need Rest


April 7, 2011 Working on my own business means I put in long hours. Luckily I enjoy my work, but on the flipside I do stay up too late. I know I need rest to stay as healthy as possible to continue to battle Parkinsons. So I apologize for another short entry, but my bed calls.

Parkinson’s Superwalk 2011


Apr. 5, 2011 I have participated in the Superwalk each year since 2005. This will be my seventh walk! I want to have my team raise a large amount this year. Any suggestions? The most my team raised in one year was approximately $3300. I’m hoping to exceed that amount this year so if you have any suggestions let me know how I can achieve that. Short and to the point today.