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Revelation & Black Bean & Egg Quesadilla

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Revelation
This evening, I had a revelation and changed my blog name from Life on the Wheeled Side to Chef on the Wheeled Side since I am a trained chef. so at times, I may share recipes or cooking videos at times as I am using this as my personal diary to share thoughts and such...

Today has not been a bad day but about the time I thought about going out, it got dark, there was thunder in the distance. So I checked my weather.com app and it called for rain. So I didn't venture out... oh life in a wheelchair!

Instead I made a recipe that I filmed the other night for the first time. It was a Lacto/Ovo Vegetarian Recipe that I called my version of a Fried Egg Sandwich, it was a Black Bean & Egg Quesadilla. Here is what I used in making it.

Get out the following ingredients from Fridge and Freezer: 2 eggs, Shredded Cheese, Salsa, Onion & 3 Pepper Mix (Frozen). Then 2 - 8"Tortilla Shells.Drain & Rinse the Black Beans in a colander to drain.Place 2-3 TB Coconut Oil int…

Damn the Mind

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Damn the Mind
8-27-2017

Damn the mind and it wanting to take you into the dark recesses of its inner core. You know the place, where it screams out that no one loves you, what you think is not important. If it was important, the person you just sent that text to would answer and not wait until it is late evening, they would not tell you that the link of a video you made was not important enough to look at because they were not in the mood. In other words my mind is telling me that they do not think that I am important enough for their attention??!?!?!?!?
When they finally ask if you are okay, your answer is, “I’m fine,” because you do not want to unload the inner turmoil rolling around in your mind!
Then your mind really goes dark and says, what would be the quickest and easiest way to end your life? Sigh… One is to go into the Mighty Mississippi in freezing cold temps. 
One, I no longer live in St Louis and it is August. 
Two, take every pill that you have in your home… In both cases,…

The Greatest Gift

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The Greatest Gift 1 Corinthians 13




1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have thegiftof prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed thepoor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. But whether thereare prophecies, they will fail; whether thereare tongues, they will cease; whether thereis knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in par…

How would you see life if something drastic happened to you?

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How would you see life if something drastic happened to you? The MS story continues..... Lately, I have been impressed to ask people just that question, how would you see life if something drastic happened to you? I am talking being diagnosed with an incurable disease or cancer or the such? It is my hypothesis that when a person is thusly diagnosed the things which used to be major headaches become minor irritations!
Shortly after I was diagnosed in 2010 with Multiple Sclerosis, my uncle is a scant 8 years older than I am, felt the urge to come from his home in Indianapolis to St Louis: to apologize for his horrid treatment towards me as kids. He was much younger than his siblings, my mother and her sister and other brother, and had almost raised as an only child.
I thought about his request for forgiveness to such treatment and this is what I told him. After my relapse, in which I was essentially rendered blind with Nystagmus, unable to walk to Vertigo so severe that it caused me to…

Are you okay?

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Tuesday 8-22-2017
So last week, I asked the question, “What do you do when your mind goes to the dark places?” Valid question to which, I got many great answers but not one person took the time to say, “Hey Skip, where does your mind go in those times?”
You see many times, we hide those times by putting up a fa├žade of everything is a okay, I am a pillar of strength!!! But would anyone have thought that Robin Williams, the funny man, who made people laugh daily with his jokes, would have done what he did? NO, he was successful, loved by many, had a great family as well as respected by many. One of the greatest comedians of all time Jerry Lewis said of Williams. That he (Robin) was the Jerry Lewis of our day! But sadly, Robin dealt with his own demons….
We all deal with our demons, some hide it well. Tonight I went to a talk at my church by Sam Eaton, a young grade school from Minnesota. Sam growing up was your typical student. Played sports, got good grades until high school and that …

Quitting Smoking

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This last month, I quit smoking a month ago on July 26, 2017!!! My General Practitioner asked why I still smoked if I was only smoking 3-5 cigarettes a day? I responded, "I enjoy the flavor..." He laughed and suggested that I try Nicotine Gum instead of the 3-5 cigarettes a day. I also have low functioning kidneys and one of those kidneys has a low grade cancer on it.
I met with a specialist about removing this low grade cancer and with his recommendation, he also explained their may be a need for dialysis, for a short period of time until my body adjust or permanently should they need to remove the who kidney! I then asked about a transplant? In which he responded that I would need to have quit smoking and be on Dialysis for 2 years and that because of the location of the growth being on the backside of my kidney amongst all the veins and arteries, there is a chance that I could bleed out during surgery...
Deep thoughts...
A day or so later, with this in my mind, I went to…