On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, I had in one day’s time received two very bad news messages, first, after I had gone to the local voting place to vote and having come home, received a telephone call telling me that my only and older brother, Ronald E. Volowski, aged 64, was found dead in his bed, having died in his sleep despite efforts to saved him via emergency medical first responders efforts.
What happened on that day, was BOTH the death not only of a very dear brother, but also the death of a major super power. I could not believe both my ears and eyes when it was announced that President Obama won re-election. It looks more like a combination of not only the promise of “freebies,” with “changing demographics,” but also it is possible that there was massive “voter fraud“ as well. Frankly, it would not surprise me if it is ALL OF THE ABOVE that lead to the re-election of President Obama.
What I am seeing is a nation that is dying before my very eyes.
What I have gone through these last few months, dealing with my own health issues, an aging mother, and the death first of the man I have loved for 21 years, David Anthony Muszynski on September 10, 2012, and now my older brother Ronald Edward Volowski, on November 6, 2012, having died in his sleep, I am now dealing with two personal heart breaks.
Add to that, I am now losing the nation I love, the United States of America.
The one lesson I have learned now is that I am going to focus more on both my spirituality and Christian/Roman Catholic faith. I am NOW DONE with political parties, and will focus more on not only the above, but on current events and other articles in regards to this blog and my daily life.
The larger focus will be on my pilgrimage to my real home, which is HEAVEN.
Ronald, with LOVE, I will miss you. RIP Ronald.
United States of America, it was GOOD while it lasted. RIP United States of America.
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Right now, I am keeping a “very careful eye” on the coming northeastern storm, Sandy. Having just gotten home yesterday from a very wonderful Christian/Catholic women’s retreat weekend, towards its end, was warned to prepare. Had been able to do that, despite being tired from this wonderful weekend of a new spiritual beginning which was needed after four difficult and heartbreaking months of ill-health, my mother Edna’s advancing age and ill-health as well as both the sudden illness and death of the man I love, David.
For those who read this article, PLEASE keep me in your prayers that I and my cats get through this storm. PLEASE also pray for those who are in the thick of it right now in the affected areas, be they humans or animals. For those who are in the thick of it, stay safe and get your prepping efforts DONE NOW. May God Bless and keep everyone, including this blogger and her cats SAFE. AMEN.
The above words come from American country and western singer, Blake Shelton, who is also one of the judges of NBC Tv network show, “The Voice“. This sound I first heard last night when I was listening to online on via iTunes WDSY FM in Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America local country and western station last night, hours after being told of the sad and sudden passing from a heart attack, the prior day before, Monday, September 10, 2012, the day before he was most likely was going to go home from Hartford Hospital after having been a patient for close to a week from dealing with blood clots that was threatening to go to his lungs; my very dear and beloved boyfriend David Anthony Muszynski. He was forty-six-years-young at the time. The title of the song is:
The song touched me so much that it brought tears to my eyes. It speaks of with gratitude of special relationships. In a very special way, it had spoken of the loving relationship I had with David for twenty-one years. He was the man who was with me and I with him through all the good and bad times. Even when I was sick and a patient over at Manchester Memorial Hospital, with the life-threatening illness of face celluitis of the lower left jaw and having three lower left wisdom teeth removed this summer which has just has passed.
That experience brought both David and I even much more closer together. Before he took sick in a sudden way, we had both talked about our future as a couple and of looking to live in a possible way in NC, United States of America. I told him that besides with prayer and reflection, plus with e-mailing and talking about it, we will come to a decision and also I had told him that I will go with you whatever the decision. Now I am dealing with being alone, without him, sick with yellow jaundice, having possible problems with my liver area, and scared for my own life and health again, as well as grieving for losing David to death.
This is the time I must begin to have confidence in God and in that, He has taken David home and David is waiting for me when one day my time will come.
THANK-YOU Blake Shelton for this wonderful and special musical gift, which I NEEDED SO VERY MUCH at this time.
David, I know you will always be with me FOREVER in my heart. When I see beautiful red roses I will always remember you, as well as the rainbows after the rain as a special reminders your are forever with me David. I LOVE YOU DAVID FOREVER. RIP.
With MANY THANKS To Both Blake Shelton And YouTube. Watch Video Here:
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Wheelchair golf at the Travelers Greater Hartford Open this week.
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Last night while I was watching the NBC music talent show, ” The Voice“, I saw what looked like a breaking news annoucment saying that singer Whitney Houston was found dead at the age of 48 in her hotel room in Beverly Hills, CA, USA. How ironic in all of this is while I was watching a tv show about finding new music talent, a very talented music voice from my days as a young adult, Whitney Houston passed away suddenly. What also was very ironic is that now, as an aging member from the baby boom generation, this was like a punch in my stomach.
Also Ms. Whitney’s death comes at a time in my own life when I am confronting the reality that now that I am in the second-half of my life, my own body is also starting to do its own breakdown in the breakdown lane of this life. First my right knee with ostroarthritis, then a tooth going bad with abscess, forcing me to go to the University of Connecticut Medical Center in Farmington for emergency dental treatment. Late last October, after seeing a spot in my right breast area during a regular yearly mamagram and ultrasound having a hard time picking up what that spot is, I am as on February 27 will be undergoing a breast biospy procedure. I PRAY that it does not end up having me being told I have breast cancer. Just being able to talk about my own health issues was never all that easy, let alone blogging about the health problems of the rich and famous. Being one that tries to have my own self-respect
Having said all of this, I now get back with dealing with the death of Whitney Houston.
Early this morning, which is a Sunday, I do not blog at all, and I try since this is the Lord’s day, to avoid blogging as much as possible. Today with the sad passing of Ms. Houston, this was the exception. Even then, I was still very much surprised by Ms. Whitney’s passing. I have been hearing that she has been fighting drug addiction for a number of years, coming out to admit in 2003 to Oprah that she was smoking crack cocaine. From the UK Daily Mail Online website: “She cancelled a string of concerts and talk shows as she struggled to cope. In a chat show with Oprah in 2003, the star admitted the scale of her addiction to smoking crack cocaine.”It was every day, every,’ she said. ‘I didn’t think about the singing part of it any more.” Even reading in the Daily Mail UK online website was a BIG EYE OPENER for me to the extent of the addiction that Ms. Houston had been dealing with. Truly I will never in full come to the full understanding of what she was dealing with. But what Ms. Houston was dealing with, the down side of what comes with being both rich and famous is an ongoing lesson that both wealth and fame are always, always fleeting.
While Ms. Whitney’s music will live on in my mind and in the minds of her fans and music listeners alike, my two favorite songs being her wonderful singing of the United States of America‘s national anthem, “The Star Spangle Banner“ before the start of the 1991 NFL pro football Super Bowl and the song from the movie and soundtrack, “The Bodyguard“ “I Will Always Love You.” Truly those two songs will burn in my memory. Tonight I will be watch “The Grammy Awards” and check in to see the musical tribute to Ms. Houston. Today I had aged a bit more in my middle-age.
The sad reality of it all is, Ms. Houston died TOO SOON.
Thank-you Ms. Houston for the memories in your music. RIP Ms. Houston.
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“Whitney Houston – Super Bowl XXV (1991) – The National Anthem of the United States of America
On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, of causes not immediately known.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 — February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. Houston was the most awarded female act of all time, according to Guinness World Records. Her list of awards includes 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. Houston was also one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide.
Inspired by several prominent soul singers in her family, including mother Cissy Houston and cousins Dionne Warwick and the late Dee Dee Warwick, as well as her godmother, Aretha Franklin, Houston began singing with New Jersey church’s junior gospel choir at age 11. After she began performing alongside her mother in night clubs in the New York City area, she was discovered by Arista Records label head Clive Davis. As of 2011, Houston had released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold certification.
Houston was the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits (“Saving All My Love for You”, “How Will I Know”, “Greatest Love of All”, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”, “So Emotional”, and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”). She was the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Top Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly “Top Pop Album”) on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Houston’s 1985 debut album, Whitney Houston, became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was also named Rolling Stone’s best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album, Whitney (1987), became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Houston’s crossover appeal on the popular music charts as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know”, influenced several African-American female artists to follow in her footsteps.
Houston’s first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The movie’s original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single, “I Will Always Love You”, became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. With this album, Houston became the first act (solo or group, male or female) to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week period. The album also makes her the only female act in the top 10 list of the best-selling albums of all time, at number four. Houston continued to star in movies and contribute to their adjoining soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife (1996). The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack would go on to become the best-selling gospel album in history. Three years after the release of her fourth studio album, My Love Is Your Love (1998), she renewed her recording contract with Arista Records. She released her fifth studio album, Just Whitney, in 2002, and the Christmas-themed One Wish: The Holiday Album in 2003. Amid widespread media coverage of personal and professional turmoil, Houston ended her 14-year marriage to singer Bobby Brown in 2006. In 2009, Houston released her seventh studio album, I Look to You.”
“Whitney Houston I will always love youWhitney Houston takes Dolly Parton’s song and makes it completely her own in this amazing cover.Lyricsf IShould stayI would only be in your waySo I’ll goBut I knowI’ll think of you every step ofthe wayAnd I…Will alwaysLove you, oohhWill alwaysLove youYouMy darling youMmm-mmBittersweetMemoriesThat is all I’m taking with meSo good-byePlease don’t cryWe both know I’m not what youYou needAnd I…Will always love youI…Will always love youYou, ooh[Instrumental / Sax solo]I hopelife treats you kindAnd I hopeyou have all you’ve dreamed ofAnd I wish you joyand happinessBut above all thisI wish you loveAnd I…Will always love youI…Will always love you[Repeat]I, I will always loveYou….YouDarling I love youI’ll alwaysI’ll alwaysLoveYou..OoohOoohhh_______________________________Whitney Houston sings I Will Always Love You in this amazing cover for the movie The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner. It was Kevin Costner himself who discovered this song for “the” song of the movie.I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston Video The Bodyguard”
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Today marks two years since I have begun this blog. Considering that late last year was difficult because of dealing with personal health issues, and it affected my ability to be able to blog. Neverless, another year of blogging has come and now I am going into the beginning of year number three.
The highlight of this second year was being able to get a lot of videos into the blog, and in a special way, on current events, faith, women’s issues, dealing with challenges, and animals.
Tonight I will be taking it easy and enjoy my University of Connecticut women basketball team go up against the women of Syracuse.
I want to THANK all who have come to visit and to read my postings. I will in turn work even harder to continue interesting blog entries.
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If we are reminded that the year 2011, a new year also brings about brand new beginnings, it is in a Columbus, Ohio, USA homeless man who goes by the name of “Radio Man.”
Because of a YouTube video which has gone viral over the internet which demonstrated the very extraordinary radio voice that he has as he would begged on the streets of Columbus, OH.
The man’s name is Ted Williams.
From the Radio Television Digital News Association or RTDNA website:”Looking for a second chance in life and in journalism, a Ohio homeless man got more than he probably ever expected when a video recently posted to YouTube demonstrated his extraordinary radio voice as he begged on a Columbus, Ohio roadside and turned him into an overnight sensation.
The man, Ted Williams, is known by locals (including police) in Columbus as “Radio Man.”
Originally trained to be a radio announcer, Williams said he turned to drugs and alcohol and ruined his chances of a journalism career.”
Now clean and sober for the past two years, and to the credit of the person who made the video, “Radio Man” has been receiving a number of jobs including a dream job with the Cleveland Cavaliers and a free house.
From the New York Post website:”The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house!,” repeated a stunned Williams, 53, on local radio station WNCI.
A caller to the show who said she represented the Cavs offered Williams, who shot to stardom after local newspaper the Columbus Dispatch on Monday posted video of his perfectly pitched panhandling, a full-time job doing voiceover work for the team and parent company and a free home in Cleveland.
The Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, native trained to be a radio announcer before drugs and alcohol ruined his chances at a career, and he was reduced to begging on the side of a road in Columbus, Ohio, before the newspaper found him.
Local police would refer to Williams as “Radio man,” when chasing him from his usual begging spots, Williams said.”
This news story about a man who has a voice that is a radio voice and with a help of a YouTube video, is a reminder that in this nation, the United States of America and in these first few days of a new year, 2011, people can and do have new and fresh beginnings offered to them.
Also this “Anne’s POWER SURGE Blog” marks the 1,000 blog entry since my very first blog entry on January 25, 2010, which was also the feast of the conversion of the Apostle Saint Paul. In the nearly one since this blog got started, and with many thanks for the inspiration and the good word of support given a few months back, my friend and mid-morning talk radio show host Jim Vicevich’s “Sound Off Connecticut” and of the “RadioViceOnline Blog” who has shown that having a successful blog. Also I thank the good God for the help of His mercy, grace, and blessings of His help as well to continue to make this blogging possible. Last, I want to THANK all of you who come by and take the time to read this blog as well as comment. Truly it is appreciated each day.
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