Tag Archive | Standing Above the Crowd

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 […]

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 […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – History of The Donner Party (A Tragedy in the Sierras) by C.F. McGlashan

Wow!!! This was a fascinating account of the Donner Party as they risked life and limb to cross over the Sierra Nevada mountains into the “land of opportunity”, California. Growing up in Sacramento California, all of us kids from kindergarten on, learned about the Donner Party, and the part that caused a lot of our […]

James Donaldson Back Home From Recent Hospital Stay – June 28 2018

I just want to take a moment to say thank you so much to everyone for all of your expressions of love, support, thoughts and prayers to me for a speedy recovery. I just got back home yesterday, and will be taking it easy the rest of the week and through the weekend for sure. […]

James Donaldson Back in the Hospital – June 22nd 2018

                          Ouch!!! Last week I reported to you all, that I was hospitalized for surgery for a subclavian steal syndrome bypass. the surgery was a success overall, but as happens on occasion, complications sat in and I had some extreme swelling, inflammation and […]