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Saturday, May 1, 2021

"It's May! It's May!"

"It's May! It's May," are a couple of lyric lines from "The Lusty Month of May," a song featured in Camelot. May is also known as National Bike Month.  Moreover it is the month associated with raising awareness re a number of serious health conditions including Osteoporosis, Lupus and ALS.

Both my dear childhood friend, Ellen McConnell Blakeman, for volume two of my Words In Our Beak book series is dedicated (seen in the next picture) and her father died from ALS.

Book cover photo by Chris Deatherage. Press release (also by Chris) for this book can be read in another posting on this blog @

Her younger brother Douglas McConnell is very active in raising awareness re this disease through a foundation named A Long Swim, which is referenced in my aforementioned book.

Even though I've self-published my three volume book series about birds, I don't want to go the self-publishing route again as it proved to not be a good means to getting much recognition in book stores or in securing interviews. 

On another note, the month of May is also dedicated to raising awareness to the nerve disorder known as NF or Neurofibromatosis.Hence my using the collage atop this post. NF (a medical condition I have had since birth), has resulted in many consequences for me health wise. It has also been a deterrent in my procuring sustainable employment. As some of you may know, I've written a book length project, Imperfect Strangers, that discusses growing up with NF and I've posted a video re my endeavor which can be viewed within my Vimeo channel as well as my You Tube channel.


At the moment times have been more challenging than ever what with a dental procedure that I've been mentioning here on Blogger; on going issues with my eye-sight, new pain from NF and dealing with consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

But May is also the month of Mary and perhaps her intercession will help me through this for "never was it known that anyone who sought her intercession was left unaided."  

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