Three Life After Life Stories: “Do You Believe in Angels or God?”



It was January 14, 1999, and Mary Neal, an orthopedic surgeon from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, had surprised her husband, Bill, with a week-long kayaking trip with friends in the Los Rios Region of Chile.

It had been a good trip. The couple spent the week enjoying people, the food and the culture.

But that morning, Neal’s husband wasn’t feeling well. So he stayed behind while she joined their friends on a section of river well known for its waterfalls and drops of 10 to 15 feet.

“When I first put (afloat) on the river, I didn’t feel quite right,” she said.

Neal crested at the top of the first big drop in the river. She looked down into what she later described as a bottomless pit.


On February 2, 2006, Anita Moorjani was in a coma. With her body riddled with cancer, doctors told her husband that her organs were shutting down and she likely would not make it beyond the next 36 hours.

“I was just so tired of fighting to try to stay alive,” she said.

Moorjani knew what cancer could do to the body. She had seen it ravage her best friend, Soni, eventually killing her.

So when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2002, she was afraid.

In a way, Moorjani had always been afraid — of living and of dying.


It was December 18, 2011, a week before Christmas, and 18-year-old Benjamin Breedlove went to his bedroom.

He had spent the day with his family. They had held church at their home in Austin, Texas, because the teenager was ill. Since childhood he had battled hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart condition that posed a constant risk of sudden death.

In his short life, Benjamin — Ben as he was known to family and friends — had suffered three heart attacks, including an episode the night before.

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Fast and Furious Star Paul Walker Dead in Fiery Car Crash


He was in a car that lost control, a Porsche on November 30, 2013. He was driving in a 2005 Porsche GT. Walker was a passenger
in the car driven by Mr. Rodas, was a friend and adviser to Walker. Mr. Rodas’ eight year old witnessed the high speed crash into a tree.



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Dec 1
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Cars Paul Walker Pirelli World Challenge Porsche Roger Rodas

From left to right: Drivers Jeff Westphal, Paul Walker, Roger Rodas and Carl Rydquist. (Photo: Facebook – Always Evolving)
Roger Rodas, a competitor in Pirelli World Challenge, has been identified as the second victim in the fiery car crash that also claimed the life of “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker.

Rodas, 38, was driving a Porsche Carrera GT in Santa Clarita, California Saturday when the sports car slammed into a light pole and tree before bursting into flames, authorities and witnesses said. Rodas and the passenger, Walker, 40, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

According to an article in “Wealth Management,” the two first met at a race event in California when Walker noticed Rodas driving a Porsche GT3 he had previously owned. They ended up becoming great friends and even raced side-by-side in a Pro-Am 25-hour endurance race in Thunder Hill, California.

As their friendship developed, Walker occasionally asked Rodas for financial advice before working together formally as client and Financial Advisor in 2007. Rodas helped Walker maintain his passion for cars and racing without having them become a financial burden.

Roger Rodas (R) and teammate Erik Davis (L) sign autographs. (Photo: Pirelli World Challenge)
To do so, the two founded a race shop, Always Evolving, to store their cars and bring in income by doing work for other drivers. Always Evolving ultimately transformed into a full-scale race team, with Rodas taking the role as lead driver.

He scored two wins in the Pirelli Drivers Cup in 2012 before making the move up to the GTS class of the Pirelli World Challenge. In his rookie season, Rodas finished 13th in the GTS championship standings despite missing the races at Lime Rock and St. Petersburg.

Rodas is survived by a wife and two children. Walker leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter.

Live Streaming or Cable? BlackBerry Listen Up–We Need a PBS Live Streaming App!


There are so many options these days other than cable, and a previous post on this is here:

Netflix vs. HuluPlus vs. Amazon (Prime) Instant Video

Since this article, Hulu Plus was eliminated from my home, since I cannot deal with paying for commercials.  It’s like going to the movies and being forced to watch an ad for a product. Sorry Hulu Plus! I did remove all of the digital converter boxes from my TV sets and brought them back to my cable company with the intent to disconnect and watch the local TV channels over the air,  with streaming of Netflix on my smartTV or via my Wii,  and Amazon Prime video off of my BlackBerry PlayBook or Z10 phone.  I told them that I just wanted the internet option!  Of course, they did what they could to convince me otherwise.  They won for a while, I got $40 off my monthly bill on the infamous “triple play” with premium channels such as “Showtime”.  I went for it since I wanted to see the last season of “Dexter” and watch the last season of “Breaking Bad”.  Since there is nothing I really care to watch on premium cable, I may bring the boxes back again or ask for the “double play” at half the cost, depending on what TV channels they give me. Right now, I switch between cable and over the air. You can try using a splitter and check on the actual over the air reception near you, before making the “switch”.



The problem with over the air HD in the NYC area that has near 18 million people is that ABC and PBS are very difficult to pick up due to the low frequencies that these networks transmit their signal.  I get more over the air channels than I need with a great flexible indoor HD antenna I found at my local COSTCO.  I get 25 channels plus with great clarity.  I also get CBSNY+, and COSI TV, that carry, respectively,  all news, and 1 hour local evening news at 7 pm. If you have an old school TV you will need to get a digital converter box (in the USA) and you need to make sure your flatscreen has this conversion built into its tuner.



You can locate the over the air channels available at many sites.  See for example:

Still, I cannot get ABC or PBS over the air, but with the recent release of the ABC Live Streaming Apps on BlackBerry, I can stream ABC from my cell phone over the micro-HDMI port.  I have no problem with CBS and NBC over the air.

ABC and ABC Family Apps For BlackBerry OS 10

BlackBerry, if you get a PBS Live Streaming App so I and near 18 million NYC residents can watch  “Downton Abbey” and other shows, you will sell more phones, and I can get rid of the cable TV and phone and just get an internet provider to stream my entertainment that I can’t get over the air.

Downton Abbey–What’s The Fuss?

By the way you can stream Netflix off  your BlackBerry OS 10 Z10 or Q10 or even Dev C phones over the micro-HDMI port to your TV with a HDMI input.  Just get a cable from Amazon!

Older Android Version of Netflix Available For BlackBerry Z10

Fringe Season 5 Episode 1

Did I miss something at the end of season 4? I’m watching Season 5 Episode 1 of “Fringe” on Netflix,  and the writers sure take leaps in continuity! The story line is discontinuous and confusing. Will take a look at where things left off in season 4 to try and recall what I missed.”I don’t remember any of it”, Walter. ” Nothing left to unify; all the parts are gone”, Olivia.







Native ABC and ABC Family Apps For BlackBerry OS 10

If you reside in the USA, you can now watch “ABC” and “ABC Family” programs  on your BlackBerry OS 10 smartphone. You can even stream the content via the micro -HDMI onto your big screen from your Z10 or Q10 or DEV C.

The icons are a bit different On the Q10 compared to the Z10 for menu choices.

On Q10/Dev C:







On Z10:




Get these free apps from BlackBerry World!