Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Blast from the past... Stockbridge HS 1983. .... Science Fair winners

Cindy Saleeby (Goulding),  Drs. Jim Latimer &  JP Saleeby  from the local Stockbridge Newspaper back in 1983.  How Mr. Fagan's Science Fair participants had done so well.....

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On Veterans Day

In Flanders Fields

Flanders Poppy on the First World War battlefields.

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Ceramic poppy artistic instillation at London Tower commemorating WWI & II

Sunday, November 09, 2014

25th year anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall just before coming down in 1989.

25 years ago today... The Berlin Wall was breached without a shot being fired from the E. German guards as thousands of East Berliners tore down the wall and broke the chains of oppression that held them down for so many years since its construction in 1961 during the frigid years of the Cold War.  My memory is watching this all unfold on the nightly news.  Fast forward to 1992, and a visit to my friend Andy Brandes who resided in Hamburg, Germany... and a side trip we made for a few nights in Berlin.  One morning after breakfast we both ventured through the Brandenburg Gate.  He and I were both standing in the former-East Berlin (now united for only a short time).

I was awestruck at the change in architecture and color of things (mostly old tenement housing covered in a thin coating of gray coal dust.  It reminded me of the Wizard of Oz movie, when they moved from color to B&W film).  Andy was similarly in awe as this was his first time in this part of Berlin.  I am happy to say we both shared this unique experience together that is burned in my memory.

Years later I returned to Germany with my son Michael (then only an infant) to attend Andy's wedding, and boy they were in a headlong rush to bring the former East up to par with the West.  It is a magnificent part of town and most desirable for the inhabitants.  Berlin still remains one of my favorite European cities in which to visit.

Just before as E.German boarder guards keep protesters at bay

West German's climb atop the wall, just prior to the dismantling.

Now pieces of the wall are placed as memorials of this time past and history of the times and as a way to express freedom from oppression, they are featured all over the world.

Google pay tribute here:  https://g.co/doodle/vc7ect

Monday, November 03, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Airport Humor... ever been in this situation?

Tribute to Uncle Ger....

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

Honor Flight for Naples WWII tail gunner

Posted: Oct 29, 2014 5:40 PM EDTUpdated: Oct 29, 2014 6:50 PM EDT
We continue to profile the greatest generation. We were exclusively invited to travel with 50 WWII veterans to the nation's capital for the final Collier County Honor Flight of the year. 
One of those veterans was 89-year-old Gerry Cabot of Naples.
It was 45 minutes before the other veterans arrived at Southwest Florida International Airport and Cabot was already there, ready to go, with a smile ear-to-ear.
"I didn't tell you the rest of that story." He reminded me when I got off topic. "We were lead crew Cliff. We were the first one over the target." Cabot continued.
70 years after the end of the war, being first is still his MO.
"Flew out of England; bombed Nazi Germany 27 times," Cabot said to a volunteer. "Exciting days for a 19-year-old."
Cabot was a tail gunner in a B-24 bomber. He's lucky he survived. He has pictures showing how close his crew came to going down. They show a massive hole in one wing where an artillery shell went clean through.
"It should have exploded on impact and it would have all been over." Cabot said.
The entire day was made for people like him. Strangers applauding at every corner from Fort Myers to DC. Cabot continued to take it in with a smile.
"That is beautiful." He explained as he set his eyes on the WWII Memorial.
His favorite part of the trip? The attention.
"How does it feel to be a celebrity?" One veteran yelled at him from his wheelchair.
"I love it! I love it! I'm getting spoiled." Cabot replied.
The spoiling continued throughout the day and all the way back to southwest Florida where nearly 500 people lined up to cheer for the veterans as they came home.
"We never thought of ourselves as heroes, we just went to war." Cabot said. "People come up and say thank you for your service. Since 1945, very few people said that until recently. There's something going on. This is an example!"
After the war, Cabot used the GI Bill to earn a bachelor's degree in business management. He worked for a natural gas company in New Jersey until 1980 before retiring to Naples.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cool video...cool tune... can you count for folks you know?

Post by BBC Three.

God Only Knows stars

Joining Brian Wilson, the song’s writer, are Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams. Jake Bugg, Lorde, Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith, Florence Welch, Chrissie Hynde, Brian May, Dave Grohl, Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese, Nicola Benedetti, Eliza Carthy, Baaba Maal, Jamie Cullum, Jaz Dhami, as well as the BBC’s Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone and Jools Holland. They are joined by the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show/ Putt Putt Golf Tourny

We took in the annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show on Saturday.  This was the 1st year they had a two day boat show.  Sunday was a repeat of Saturday.  There was the "boat build off" where teams would build a row boat as fast as possible and they it must be sea worthy enough to make it a few laps around the marina.  Some really gorgeous and interesting home made one-off boats from canoes to kayaks to speed boats.

Sunday was spent playing Putt Putt at a local Surfside course.  We did a full two rounds of 18-holes and the kids really did well.  Mic even made par on all but one hole and it seems as if each of us obtained a hole-in-one at least once.

Week in Pictures

Mic with disc

Lots has happened this week.  Here is a review in pictures:

Uncle Gerry Cabot (WW II hero) honored with fellow vets in Washington DC at the WWII memorial
He celebrates his 90th BDay next month.  Go-Ger.  Honored Oct 25th.

Mic and his Ultimate band of friends

St. Joseph statue... yup, it worked before, buried upside down on our Lot5

Washington DC trip

It was a long trip of about 8-hours but we made it more manageable by stopping in Richmond and walking the Capital Grounds, taking in Jefferson's wonderful architecture and paying homage to the statues of  Gen TJ "Stonewall" Jackson and Dr. H H McGuire.

After dropping in on the Kablic's to say high to the grandchild we drove in to DC to stay with Nathan and Faith in their downtown apartment.  I attended an all day ILADS conference on Lyme Disease at the Hyatt only a few blocks from the White House on Thursday.  On Friday and Saturday we enjoyed the city.  Friday was spent visiting Meredith at work at the National Gallery of Art and wondering the exhibits (Wyeth) and others.

Food was amazing... read my TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews...

Friday, October 03, 2014

Philosophy, personal choices and responsibility

"One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, September 22, 2014

More pics of Mic

Group Hug

Coach in the huddle

Can be a rough game.  Lots of ankle injuries that day.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Get My Thyroid Fixed.....

Get My Thyroid Fixed  is born and launched today.

Durham/Raleigh Trip

A successful and well received talk at the Bennett Place historic site started the long weekend in Durham/Raleigh and Apex, NC.

Visited with Madison after her dance practice on Saturday and ate at a local Thai Restaurant close to where Mic had his Ultimate Tournament.  Then spend the rest of the day watching Mic enjoy his time at NC State's Miller Field with teams from around the USA participating in this Ultimate Frisbee tournament.

M&M are sure growing up fast....

Boy those kids grew up fast!  Remember when?

Mic (in the Black and White socks and red shoes) with teammates at the NC State Miller Field Ultimate Tourni.

1st day of High School....

Mic on the field with his Coach (#14... apparently a semi-professional Ultimate Player just back from World Games)

another Michael... this one is a senior at Jordan and co-Captain.  After a minor injury... I did step in to evaluate his ankle and administer some basic 1st-aid.

Mic and Jordan HS teammates on the field after a play.

Special thanks to Cindy and Michael Goulding... for hanging out with us over the 3 day trip and putting us up in their wonderful Condo.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dr. Saleeby presents at historic Bennett Place on Adv. in Surgery and Medicine during the Am. Civil War

A decent crowd showed up from the Durham Civil War Round Table.... the director of the historic site at Bennett Place and the park ranger and Jane Eno (the president of the group) were all in attendance. 

After a very nice introduction... I presented over 70-slides from my PowerPoint presentation to an appreciative audience.  Cindy and Sharon were also in attendance.

JP in front of a painting depicting Generals Sherman and Johnston (the 2nd largest surrender of CSA troops of the Civil War)

JP getting ready to present his lecture.

PowerPoint 1st slide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Madison's 13-th Birthday Party down at the beach.

We celebrate Madison's B-day.  A special birthday... she is Now an OFFICIAL Teenager...WOW.

Here are a few pic of her munching down on her birthday cake.

Madison just after blowing out the candle (or lighter...ha ha)

Madison getting into her cake.  Mic praying he does not die from a diabetic sugar overload.


The kids both helped dad with getting his now office ready to see patients on Monday....


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Watched with great anticipation as this place went up literally overnight.  Parking lot was packed since day one.  Can understand why.  The Food is really good.  Simple menu and daily side specials.  They kept it simple and very tasty.  The owner who prances around and among the patrons is a personable and dynamic fellow and that all lends well to this BBQ "shack" or "joint" place.  Their first week open, the place ran like a well oiled machine... why?  Cuz it is a chain... some 30+ "joints" operating throughout the USA.  Many in Alabama and Colorado and in the Carolinas.

This small chain started up by Three Boys from Alabama in 2001 grew to what it is now.

Crazy about their BBQ and will be back hopefully to face smaller crowds at the counter.  Not too into the sweet sauces, but more a fan of the mustard or vinegar based and will have to ask for that offering next time I'm in.

SaleebScore:  Service (walk up, but they deliver your food to table): 7/10,    Food: (for BBQ): 8/10,     Value:  10/10...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Free Lecture at Historic Bennett Place, Durham, NC

After the war.... Confederate & Union soldiers who fought at Gettysburg reunite as friends post-war.

Click here for more information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/advances-in-medicine-surgery-during-the-am-civil-war-tickets-12881132815

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Move over Starbucks....

Not sure why Starbucks coffee has taken off in the country as it has... personally I think they over-roast their beans and perk it too strong.  I think it is a good replacement for Mobile1 motor oil, but that aside, they need to make room for...

... Cafe Du Monde is currently our favorite coffee at the Saleeby household, with a hint of chicory nut, it make for a good morning.  Followed by a close second.... Dunkin Donuts Coffee blend.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Work Play weekend in LBurg, NC

We took the opportunity to visit Mom & Dad celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary and also to hang with Cindy & Michael who were visiting Laurinburg as well.

Before we played, we emptied out both our overfilled storage units and packed everything into a U-Haul to take back to the beach.  Lots of stuff over our combined 100+ years that we need to go thru... YUCK.

Anyway on a ligher note... A wonderful celebration with lots and lots of specialty Lebanese dished for dinner.  Cindy and I cooked up a storm of Kefta, Kabobs of beef and lamb, Majudarah, Lebanese styled boiled chicken in allspice, and Mighley for dessert.

For pictures visit:  https://www.facebook.com/cindy.s.goulding/posts/10204398935680934

Lebanese feast by Chefs JP and Cindy for Phyllis and Michael Saleeby's anniversary and Sharon K. Saleeby's birthday

Saturday, August 09, 2014

OMG! Who is that Geek in the Jr. High School picture.

Stockbridge Junior High School c.1980 @ the Georgia State Capital Building.  JP is 2nd row far left with glasses and dark blue tie and jacket.  Mr. Covington (Science Teacher) is 3rd from L (2nd row) with eyes closed/brown jacket.  Next to our Principal in the dark blue blazer.  Mr. Covington was a retiree from the US AirForce and was instrumental in getting me interested in the sciences.  I still have some of his extra-credit Coupons.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Dr. Saleeby featured in new book on Hypothyroidism


As the first STTM book is a compilation of patient experiences and wisdom concerning successful thyroid treatment, STTM II brings you the wisdom and intelligence of several well-chosen medical practitioners with a focus on the integrative and functional approach to treating thyroid disease! See below who the authors are (click on each one to see a bio) and below that are the chapters!

Dr. Yusuf (JP) Saleeby, MD

Dr. Yusuf (JP) Saleeby, MD is an integrative medical practitioner who treats hypothyroid patients and those likely overlooked with subclinical hypothyroidism with standard and non-conventional therapies.  He authored a book on specialty medicinal herbs Wonder Herbs: A guide to three adaptogens (2006)…
 Read more about Dr. Yusuf (JP) Saleeby, MD
STTM II takes you deeper into certain subjects. See the chapter titles below.


by David Brownstein, MD


by Janie A. Bowthorpe, M.Ed.


The Integrative and Functional Medicine Approach to Thyroid Diseases
by James Yang, MD, MPH and Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA


Stress, Adrenals, Your Thyroid and You
by Laura R Stone MD, Andrew Heyman, MD MHSA
and Carla Heiser, MS RD LD


Thyroid Replacement Therapy: Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT)
by Yusuf (JP) Saleeby, MD


The Unreliable TSH Lab Test.
by Jeffrey Dach, MD


When Normal Ain’t Normal
by Geoffrey T. Bouc, MD


Nutrition and Hypothyroidism
by William D. Trumbower, MD


Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
by Jeffrey Dach, MD


Why Are Doctors Like That?
by Nguyen D. Phan, MD


Gluten Intolerance and Thyroid Disease
by Paula Luber, MD


Thyroid Toxicity
by Philip L. Roberts, MD


Moving Forward with Reverse T3:
the Causes and Health Implications.
by Paige Adams FNP, B-C


Methylation, MTHFR and Thyroid Dysfunction
by Benjamin Lynch, ND

Chapter 13

Hypocortisolism: An Evidence Based Review
by Lena D. Edwards, MD, FAARM, FICT;
Andrew H. Heyman, MD MHSA; Sahar Swidan, PharmD