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To All First Time Visitors

I've noticed a significant increase in the number of first time visitors in the past 30 days.

First & foremost: Welcome!

As a brief intro; I've been blogging since 1999. I have a degree in Earth & Environmental Science, and have twice taken the Susquehanna River to the #1 spot on American Rivers annual "Most Endangered" list; first in 2005 and again in 2011. I stopped counting when I hit the 2,000 mile mark paddling on the Susquehanna.

When it comes to my favorite river and the environmental challenges it continues to face, I've forgotten more than most of the newly-ordained "experts" out there. To that end, I've scaled back my public activism over the past few years out of sheer frustration at the (mostly) clueless cacophony coming from the new crop of wannabes seeking their 15 seconds of...whatever.

Unfortunately, I'm getting restless again.

Stay tuned.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Ray M.: Keep Moving Forward

It appears that a childhood friend recently had a brush with some cardiac-related problems, and is currently at home and on the mend.
Ray, at the age of 24, I had a similar event occur, although it was limited to my heart's nervous pathways. A gazillion tests were conducted; at Lankenau in 1980, and many years later at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester NY when a specialist in heart arrhythmia took personal interest in my case and ran another battery of tests as part of a research project. Both times, the cause of my "problem" - a/k/a complete heart block - was never pinpointed.
In October 1981, eighteen months after my life changed forever, I won the Eastern U.S. Powerlifting Championship in the 100 kg. weight class...and I've never looked back.
I know where you are because I've been there. My simple advice: take care of yourself, listen to the advice being given by the medical professionals responsible for your rehab, and as each new day begins - step by step...
keep moving forward.

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