I wouldn’t want to jinx myself…

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But…

For some reason, my tablet’s tantrum seems to be over. I say seems because I know how very dearly Murphy’s Laws hold on to me. I might wake up tomorrow morning to the same “let me kick you out every couple of minutes” glitch, but since I got home from work, everything’s been just fine.

I don’t know if it is because of the menacing threats to throw it out of the window (you kick me out, I kick you out… Sounded fair to me!) or if it was my absolute inaction that persuaded my Lenovo buddy to cut me some slack… But it did!

I would like to thank all of you, who have given smart advices, and the others who have provided me with moral support through a great deal of humor (I needed it… Badly!)

Again, I just might write again tomorrow, cursing and all… But…

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Monday Minstrel: Horse and Human Evolution

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During the early twentieth century, the horse was so iconic that the Museum of Natural History’s  logo, in true partnership style, consisted of a skeleton of a horse rearing beside the skeleton of a man.  In the logo the man’s arms reach to the sky, just as do the horse’s front legs, making the parallel between the modern horse skeleton and the modern human skeleton crystal clear.”

This is a quote from Wendy Williams wonderful book “The Horse.  The Epic History of Our Noble Companion. ”

This photo is the cover of the Scientific American magazine , July 29.1905. There is an inscription at the bottom of the cover that reads: “Skeleton of man and horse mounted for comparison. Man has retained more of the Primitive Postures Common to All Mammals, the Horse Being Far More Specialized in the Structure of its’ Limbs and of its’ Grinding Teeth.”

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Meet and Greet: 12/8/17

 

It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Meet and Greet: 12/1/17

 

It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Cyber Stress

Peace from Panic

Image result for images of christmas salesFeeling anxious at this time of year is nothing new for me. I start getting nervous by the end of November. Every holiday season, I promise myself I’ll make it simpler. For the most part, I have. We’ve cut back on our gift list and social obligations. But still… I want to help make Christmas extra-special for my family and friends.

Part of doing that is finding just the right presents. It makes me feel good to give, it brings me joy. The problem is there’s added pressure, not to mention time and money.

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This is the first year I’ve done the bulk of my shopping online. I’m happy to avoid the crowded malls and packed parking lots. But I wouldn’t say buying items online is completely stress-free.

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday. Lots and lots of online deals. My email account has been flooded, absolutely…

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Black Friday Not Me!

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Today is Black Friday that will be followed by Cyber Monday and God only knows how  many other days will be assigned to drive people toward more and more and more clutter in their lives.

But I’m not out on Black Friday. Basically because my budget won’t allow it. There is something else that my budget won’t allow it either, more clutter. I am trying to minimalize. I would hope that other people would try  to minimalize as well.

If a person seriously wants to give and appreciated gift during the holiday season, think of things that are useful, that do not create more clutter. For instance, why not give the gift of a magazine subscription of their favorite magazine or periodical? In order to reduce clutter, how about sending the electronic version? It can be saved forever digitally, it can be read at their leisure, and it is not…

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We all begin life as Predators

The Focused Heart

Yes, we all really do. We all begin life feeding on what mother eats, contributing to changes in mother’s body – most notably, the famous baby bump which may or may not disappear after baby is born – and, in some cases, changes in mother’s mental health. In this time of hate and chaos, if we remember nothing else, we really all do have this in common: we all begin life as predators.

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Orphan Sunday and its MAJOR problem.

Lifting Taboos

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As an orphan who has found a home, I am greatly offended by those people and churches who celebrate this thing called “orphan” Sunday.

I am deeply bothered because the “so-called” orphans, are actually no longer orphans. So why are we celebrating something that no longer is part of the child’s life?

Also, keeping in mind that at least 80% of children who are deemed “orphan” are actually not orphans but the Western World bends the rules to satisfy their need for a child….not the child’s need for a family. 

As an adoptive parent, I would NEVER subject the child I am raising to a day where she legally lost all of her connections. Thanks to the fact that her adoption was more of a kinship adoption, she has a very open and free relationship with her family. She has access to them just like they have access to her…

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Happy 105th Birthday Doris Duke

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Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is Doris Duke’s 105th birthday.  She was in the newspapers from the day she was born, her every move chronicled and scrutinized.  Her art collection, the house she built in Hawaii, her love life, she did…