BLAINESWORLD #1015 (Please send any comments to:

Section 2, part 2

(1) Sandy H. in NC: Waking up to “Blaine’s World” on a Monday morning makes me smile! Thanks for sharing all your experiences and making me giggle with your jokes. I appreciate you! 

(2) Ron F. in PA: Thanks for the movie review. Check out an older film called Man In The Wilderness 1970’s A John Huston film featuring Richard Harris. Very similar.

(3) Rob L. in NJ: Just a quick response my experience going to the emergency room via ambulance gives a greater chance of receiving immediate attention at the hospital. Certainly less then 2 hours. Hope all is well and my best to Cynthia.

(4) Micah S. in WA [on Nature. Cheaper Than Therapy.] : Not sure the two work the same way.  You could (oops, we can’t) ask  Chris McCandless.

(5) Ilene P. in NC: Thank you for your blog. I just watched and listened and was awed by Bon Jovi’s rendition of Hallelujah, which I could hear from 10 different artists and still find moving.

Thank you, thank you, for being the mensch you are.

(6) John D. in PA: Had a friend from high school who was a paramedic (he has unfortunately passed away) and he always used to say that the turnaround time for patients was always faster when the individual was transported by the rescue squad.  

(7) Devising a tax stratey after the paycheck is no more

(8) For serious training, hold the carbs at dinnertime

(9) Fasting diets are gaining acceptance

(10) Why do we teach girls that it’s cute to be scared?

(11) These 15 Epic Hiking Spots In North Carolina Are Out Of This World

(12) The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals
(13) 5 questions allowed me to eat dinner with my kids
(14) Tai Chi and Psychotherapy for Better Sleep and More


Section 12A, NC events

(1) Bioflyer Productions ( in partnership with Asheville Community Theater is proud to present for the first time in Western North Carolina the Broadway hit musical Next To Normal. Directed by Rock Eblen with Music Direction by Isaac Fulk.

Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this intriguing rock score is about a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness and the attempts to alleviate it have on her family. It also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the underbelly of suburban life.

“No show on Broadway right now makes as direct a grab for the heart — or wrings it as thoroughly — as Next to Normal does…brave, breathtaking…a work of muscular grace and power.” – New York Times

The production will take place at the intimate 40 seat theater known as 35 Below which is beneath Asheville Community Theater, 35 East Walnut St. The dates are weekends March 11-27, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, and Sunday matinees at 2:30. **LIMITED SEATING** Get tickets early!

Order online at or call ACT Box office: (828) 254-1320

(2) An evening of the blues with Chuck Beattie

Sunday, March 13, at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall 743 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC

“Chuck’s truly unique, but authentic musical style is influenced by a life lived in the roots music of gospel, rhythm and blues, and soul of eastern North Carolina. With bold vocals reminiscent of past giants like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf and lyrical sensitivity of practitioners like Taj Mahal, Bill Withers, and Keb Mo, Chuck draws out the best of Chicago Style Blues.”

(3) Vickie G. in NC: Yard sale here–at Grandma Nora’s–covered shed on Friday and Saturday, 3/19 and 3/20 for Chelsey’s upcoming surgery.

Hey all! Having a donation based yard sale/bake sale next Saturday and Sunday March 19 and 20th RAIN OR SHINE at Grandma Nora’s house to help raise money for the upcoming hippy surgery adventure. Please let me know if you have anything you’d like to donate from cleaning out your closets, or if you’d like to make some treats for us to sell on the cheap. There will be an event page soon.

For more information and directions, call: Vickie at 828.275.2680.

(4) Join us for our Spring Open House!

Meet our entire team, tour our office, mix & mingle and pick up fantastic items on brain health.

We hope you’ll join us!
The APEX team

Wednesday, March 16at 5 PM – 8 PM
Apex Brain Centers
2 Walden Ridge Dr, Ste 80, Asheville, North Carolina 28803

(5) DAVID JOE MILLER PRESENTS  LOTS of great spoken word events coming up next week… 

Wednesday March 16th 7pm at Buffalo Nickel:  WORD with The Moth Story Slam champions Raymond Christian and Steve Shell along with vocalist Rhoda Weaver and co-hosted by David Joe Miller and Jimmy Neil Smith, the founder of the National Storytelling Festival and the International Storytelling Center.  Tickets at the door or online at: Reservations by calling 828.575.2844
Thursday March 17th at noon-4pm Using Stories in Palliative Care with nationally acclaimed storyteller/storyteacher, REGI CARPENTER.  Regi will guide you through gentle instruction on using stories in caring for those in stages of life transition and hospice.  Lenoir-Rhyne University 3rd floor, room 316.  Tickets available at the door OR online at:
Friday March 18th at 7pm REGI CARPENTER will present a house concert at the lovely home of Ray and Debbie Gurriere in North Asheville.  Suggested donation is 15.00 per person which will include a glass of wine some cheese and chocolate.  Social at 7pm, show begins at 7:30pm.  Call Debbie at 631-875-8621 for more information, directions and to RSVP.  Limited seating will be capped at 26.
Saturday March 19th at noon till 3pm, REGI CARPENTER will conduct a Memoir Writing Workshop at the Biltmore Lake Clubhouse for residents and their guests.  Cost is 20.00 per person and you are requested to bring some old family photos, writing journal or laptop.  Regi is an accomplished writer and storyteller who teaches storytelling at Ithaca College in NY.    Register with Karen at the clubhouse…
Saturday March 19th at 7pm REGI CARPENTER will present a FREE storytelling show at the clubhouse sponsored by the Biltmore Lake Recreation Committee.  Social half hour begins at 7pm, show begins at 7:30pm.  Regi won the Boston Story Slam and has appeared numerous times at the International Storytelling Center and the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN.  Her personal stories will enlighten you, engage you and entertain you.  Come listen and enjoy a storyful evening at the clubhouse.  Regi’s CD’s and DVD’s will also be available for purchase.
To learn more about Regi, visit
(6) GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS runs through March 19 at the BeBe Theatre. To get tickets, please click:
Note: I’ve already seen this play. It’s great! (See next week’s issue for more information.)


Section 12B, PA/NJ events

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