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Shelley Macdonald
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Choose Your Attitude and Follow Your Dreams
Choose Your Attitude and Follow Your Dreams

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De-Liver Me Tour ~ Face the Music and Dance ~ August 31, 2015
Remember Plan B? My last update, on June 15th, discussed the aforementioned Plan B for treating the two new liver tumors (Sebastian and Brunhilda). It's called  Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (or SBRT). I've come to understand there is no simple descri...

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We Are Giants ~ August 11, 2015
Our neighbors Mike and Carol gave us two tickets for the Giant's game. This is the first time in over two years we've gone to SF for something other than medical appointments. What a treat. We left Sonoma County around 2pm to miss traffic. Weatherman once a...

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Tombstone Series ~Those Big Business Sons of Bitches ~ Letter to John L. Lewis ~ January 21, 1949
As a miner and mining engineer, my Grandfather had a unique perspective and intimate knowledge the conditions miners were forced to work under. During his time in Washington, DC he also took on Standard Oil, Land Grant Railroads, Bureau of Mines, Bureau of ...

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Tombstone Series ~ Dr. Robert Fulton Winchester 1845-1932
Robert Fulton Winchester was my Great Grand Uncle, brother to Charlotte Maria Winchester Bagg wife of my Great Grandfather Stanley Chipman Bagg.  He was born April 27, 1845 in Brewer, Maine.  As a young man interested in medicine, he became an apprentice to...

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Tombstone Series ~ Old Tombstone Bloody as Modern TV Version ~ October 11, 1961
I just found this newspaper column from The Arizona Republic buried inside an unmarked folder. Sometimes it pays to look twice, you could unearth a gem.  The columnist: Donald Dedera was born March 16, 1929 in Arlington, Virginia. After high school, he enli...

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Into the Wild Blue Yonder VI ~ June 7th to June 10th
We've turned the proverbial corner and headed south on Hwy 101. Like two old team mules we knew our way home and the barn was calling. We love to travel but cherish home base and our friends and neighbors.  Bit by Bit https://www.etsy.com/shop/WendyLeedyArt...

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Into the Wild Blue Yonder Part IV ~ June 3rd - June 7th
June 3rd and 4th ~ The back roads to Hillsboro and our friend's aerie, high on a knoll, are visual feasts. We arrive to clouds and then a light rain. Coming from northern California, where rain has seldom been seen this year, we are enthralled. What, we hav...

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The Art of Dancing on the River's Edge ~ July 15, 2015
Choice is instant and final Choose right and move forward With confidence Choose right for minutes at a time And gain t he sensation of flight Blue Heron in Flight https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeAnnStamper The rock you stand upon Must be connected  To the rock...

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Tombstone Series ~Those Big Business Sons of Bitches ~ Letter to John L. Lewis ~ January 21, 1949
The letter published here was written by my Grandfather, John Sherman Bagg. As I mentioned before his experience as  a miner and mining engineer gave him a unique perspective on the conditions men were forced to work under in the mines. This letter was to J...

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Tombstone Series ~ Taking on those Big Business Sons of Bitches ~ October 5, 1960
My maternal Grandfather, John Sherman Bagg, came from a long line of newspaperman. His father, Stanley Chipman Bagg, owned and ran the Tombstone Prospector and  the Tombstone Epitaph. His grandfather, John Sherman Bagg, started the Detroit Free Press.  In h...
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