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This Is Me


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Greetings, friends! Sorry it has been so long since I have posted, but as you can see, I’ve been busy focusing on myself and my health over the past year. But, with my previous post, I’m taking the opportunity to start writing more, both on this site and in novel form – all of course while still focusing on improving my health.

I would like to add a little bit about myself that I haven’t revealed before. My pen name is J.B. Stilwell, but my real name is Jimel Razdan. I was born in Huntington, WV, which is a fact that I’m quite proud of even in the face of getting extremely saddened when I visit my home. The economic conditions, not to mention the crime and drug issues, make me weep for my birth community.

I hope to post more about my life in the Huntington area, my life as Jimel writing as J.B., and what it’s like being an Appalachian transplant in a Midwestern metropolitan area.

I hope that you all had festive holidays and will have a healthy and prosperous new year!

New Day, New Life


I will be posting a new video tomorrow, but I wanted to share some news.

As you know, over the past year I have been struggling to get healthy – ever since I got the Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. I’m happy to say that after my latest A1C test, I can officially go off diabetes medication! One less pill I have to take.

It’s not over. I still have to get my A1C checked again in three months to make sure I’m still doing good. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t have a stop time. It’s a life commitment, a commitment to life.

There is no cure for diabetes, there is only control – whether it’s medicine, insulin injections, or “diet” controlled. Educate yourself and commit to living longer.