ABOUT JOSH


My name is Josh. I'm thirty-something year old man who writes a blog, co-hosts a podcast, plays with puppet named Moganko, sings a little bit and likes to make people happy. I'm lucky to have lots of family and friends, including a wonderful wife who loves me and tolerates my goofy nature. Oh yeah, and I have a genetic disease called cystic fibrosis that affects the respiratory and digestive system.

I like to think of Welcome to Joshland as a place where a regular guy shares stories and thoughts about his life. It started as a gift for myself, my family, and my friends, but now it's turned into so much more. My stories and thoughts are honest, sad, funny, and most importantly...they are real. The content on my blog is not meant for kids because sometimes I cover adult topics. I also enjoy the occasional curse word or two...sometimes for fun, but mostly for extreme emotional expression. :-)

I've been sharing my CF story since I was five years old and have always done my best to have a positive and humorous outlook while dealing with the realities of a very serious illness. Despite all the CF Advocacy talk on here...I have to point out that:

Welcome to Joshland is NOT just a CF blog. Cystic fibrosis is only a part of who I am.

I am first and foremost a devoted husband, son, step-son, grandson, nephew, brother-in-law, cousin, friend, godfather, etc... I like music, sports, movies, and karaoke. I volunteer for organizations like Big Brothers, Big Sisters and any other places that will have me. These are the major pieces of my life that make me much more than just "Josh with CF". If you really want to know about me, then take a look around at my entire blog and you'll see a lot of other things that I'm passionate about. Plus, you'll find that quite a few stories on here that have very little to do with cystic fibrosis and much more to do with living life...just like everyone else does.

Finally, I'm proud to say that I'm an adult who can be both serious when he needs to be AND a big kid who loves life and isn't afraid to be silly. Once you grow up its hard to remember how to be young again.

Some people read my blog because they've known me all of my life. Some people read it because we've connected through the interweb thingy. Some people read it because they know me as a proud part of the cystic fibrosis community. Regardless of why you read my words...thank you. It means a lot to me.

Peaceful Things & Lots of Love,

Josh

What'd You Think?

One of my favorite things about my blog are the comments I receive on my posts. I am so thankful that you take the time to write them. I may not respond personally to everyone, but make no mistake...I read every single one.

If you'd like to leave a comment, but don't have an account that's listed in the drop down menu, choose the "Name/Url Anonymous" options. Then write your comment, fill in the word verification and click "Post Comment". I will receive an email and post your comment once I've approved it. :-)

Peaceful Things ~ Josh
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