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James Donaldson from Swedish Hospital (July 16 2018)

Another round of surgery scheduled,…. today!!! This is what the doctors were fearful of, that is the bacterial infection that I picked up during my subclavian steal syndrome bypass procedure three weeks ago or so, has to be removed (the artificial bypass itself), because it will continue to host the bacteria on itself,and they will […]

James Donaldson Greeting from Swedish Hospital….. again!!! (July 15th 2018)

Now what!!! Greetings everyone, I hope that you’re enjoying the most beautiful summer weekend so far in Seattle. Guess what? I’ve been locked up at Swedish Hospital in Seattle for the last five days, as I came down with a serious bacterial infection (skin and blood) pertaining to the arterial bypass procedure I had done […]

Former UCLA Hoopster Found Dead after Posting Chilling Video

Wow!!! We need to help our young people more than ever before. This is a chilling account of former UCLA basketball player, Billy Knight, as he posted a video depicting his sadness, depression, suicidal tendencies, and need for mental health shortly before taking his own life. I know what it’s like to be in these […]

Is The NBRPA Relevant? by James Donaldson

Is the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) Relevant? I would like to begin this “exposé” with a few quotes that have been made directly to me, while I served as a Board of Director for the NBRPA. – “I Am Just the Spook Who Sat by the Door”, as stated by current board chair, […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz

This is absolutely one of my favorite books! I first read it may be 25 years ago, and the Four Agreements that it talks about, are agreements I have made with myself, and have worked really hard to implement them into my life, and I think I’ve done a pretty good job of it. Books […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill: From the Mastermind to the Golden Rule (in 16 Lessons)

Napoleon Hill, renowned for putting together several books about “success”, was actually, commissioned by Andrew Carnegie to go out and interview 500 successful business people on what they thought attributed to their success. This was way back in the early 1900s, over 100 years ago. One thing about “time-honored” principles, is that they never change. […]

Sleep Apnea – Is It Affecting Your Life and Health

As most of you know who have been following me for some time, in January 2015 I had emergency open heart surgery for an aortic dissection. It was “touch and go” for quite some time, and even now, still some lingering aftereffects as evidenced by my recent hospital stay for an additional bypass that needed […]