Author Archives: dfolstad58

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.

In the News; Against All Odds

Last September, after  I restarted dialysis after about 31 years with my kidney transplant from July 1987, I wanted to raise awareness about organ donation.  That lead to my calling the Penticton Western newspaper, and a reporter interviewing me and … Continue reading

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Cake around the corner !

A few days ago I posted a post called Pass The Muffin !   with photos  which could have been confusing, because the pictures from my 60th birthday in 2018 as in last year. 🙂 What a different situation it was … Continue reading

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Pass the Muffin!

A year ago I celebrated my birthday surrounded by kind family and friends who joined together to make my 60th birthday special despite being forced by my kidney transplant failure to return to dialysis. Wow, it was so amazing that … Continue reading

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Istanbul – In front of Hagia Sofia

Originally posted on Flavia Vinci:
Hagia Sofia has millions of visitors every year, it is undoubtedly a masterpiece of the Ottoman Empire but I desperately fell in love with the Fountains and Mosaics located right in front of its entrance.…

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Ben, Bread, and Inspiration about Living

This post is in memory of an amazing man, I was just a customer but he let me be his friend;  his wonderful cooking, his passion for healthy food that meant he followed his heart to create Walla Artisan Bakery … Continue reading

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Maybe I should eat first

Two days ago, I woke up early, as usual, about sunrise and it was raining lightly so I decided a short walk for a coffee (a reward for getting up early and exercising) was in order. Mornings are always nice … Continue reading

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