Archive for July, 2012
A great “acceptance speech” for the VBA…
Originally posted on A Frame Around Infinity:
Today we have the integrated blog stats that WordPress so thoughtfully provides us all, informing me at a glance how many clicks I’ve received per day and what the clickers were clicking on and where the clickers came from, both geographically and via the internet.
We have “Likes”, which on all but the most popular blogs have replaced the standard comments of yesteryear. There were no such thing as Likes in 2006. If you liked something someone wrote, you would tell them by leaving a comment and let them know what exactly you liked about it.
Long distance relationship, unemployment and poetry — what do these have in common?
I don’t garden, but my son grows raspberries in containers in our yard — all over our yard!
Originally posted on Living Lightly:
It’s beginning to look a lot like summer and the living is not quite as easy as you might think! Despite our lack of rain, the garden is still doing its thing. We’re watering about twice a week and hoping for the best. Here’s a glimpse for today, July 7.Who’s that lurking in the garden behind the tomato stakes?It’s the man responsible for all this! He’s picking beans.Tomatoes getting ready to explode!It’s very odd that we’re getting peas now in this hot weather. They just started producing in the past two weeks. We’re eating them every night. I’ve frozen a few bags (nothing like last year), and I hope to put up a little bit more before they say, “Wait, a second. . .we’re not supposed to like the dry, hot weather.”I thought this was a banana pepper plant, but it’s not turning yellow. Anyone know what it might be?This is the first year for our raspberry plants. I don’t think we’ll get many on this round. Also they don’t taste very sweet. A couple of the plants may produce in the fall. My husband assures me next year they’ll taste like the raspberries of my childhood!
That’s it from here, reporting live from Raccoon Township, PA. How’s your garden growing?
Wise words; both funny and heartfelt… do take a moment to read a letter from a father to his son… you won’t regret it.
Originally posted on Tongue of the Wind:
Wazzup son, you are priviledged to have me as your father, becuase I am a great man. You are priviledged to have *** as your mother, because she is the greatest woman the world has ever seen and will ever see. She is very beautiful, intelligent and wonderful in all dimensions, known and unknown. But we are priviledged to have you as a son, because you are the world’s greatest; you are greatness. This letter contains some of the perceptions I have gathered as I walked on the surface of this earth, and had wonderful discourses with the seen and unseen; known and unknow; safe and unsafe; speakable and unspeakable; holy and profane; and many other oxymoronic existences. Son, whether I will be around or not when you are reading this letter, treat it as if I were not around for you to ask me any questions. Thus any question that may sprout in you cognition when you are reading this, find the answer yourself. I love you son.
Son what will separate you from an animal will be your education. Son, remember I did not say your school, I said your education. An educated man is one who finds answers to problems and mysteries; he is also the man who is able to sincerely say: I do not know. Son, your education is neither in the hands of your headmaster, teacher, head of department, vice chancellor nor your dean. All these people only give a helping hand, but your education is solely in your hands. Whether you become human or an animal, all depends on you. So take charge of your education, learn and seek the truth in all things. Son, I recommend that you study Philosophy, Logic, Religion, Evolution, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, History, Literature, Political Science, Sociology and the Bible as your basic foundation before entering into life. All these are basic human knowledge that you need to know. After you have learnt all these, you will be miserable, because your are going to disagree with so many people and a lot more will also disagree with you in many things, but the joy you must have is that, when you die, they will forever remember that you once said the truth. Son, I will epitomize everything in these words: NEVER READ BOOKS, BUT STUDY THEM.
Has anyone else noticed that the “like” gravatars are not showing up on posts?
This blogger is “playing” a game she designed to help her — as I understand it — get over her anxiety over money. I’d recommend taking a look at her goals and the rules as well as this (and other) posts.
Originally posted on Counting Zeros:
Psychologists sometimes discuss the risks associated with referring to yourself in the 3rd person. It’s not a good sign if when you talk about yourself you say things like: She is at work on her blog right now. But they never talk about referring to yourself in the 2nd person. I often refer to myself as You. At least in my head or when what’s in my head becomes a journal entry.
You MUST submit your taxes this week. You really SHOULD figure out a way to go through your bills at least once a month.
Excellent treatise on the history of influenza and why the flu vaccine is so beneficial… I used to be afraid of the flu vaccine, but now I welcome it…
Originally posted on Pursue natural:
The seasonal flu of 2011 arrived with the first confirmed case in Arkansas (Read more). The vaccination of the public swung into action with the seasonal flu vaccine components of 2011, which were exactly the same as the vaccine components of 2010, and described in my previous article, entitled, “Should I get the flu vaccine this year?”. The 2011 – 2012 flu season is going to be an ordinary one, unlike the one in 2009 and the far deadlier one in 2018, all of them caused by the same deadly swine flu H1N1 strain of the flu virus. First reported death from swine flu in 2009 was a 23 month old boy in Texas (Read more). The vaccination of the public swung into action in 2009. Why was 2018 the deadliest flu season in America with over 40 million estimated to be killed world-wide, far more than by the war? Why was the 2009 flu season pandemic by the same flu virus strain far less deadlier? The answer is the flu vaccine, the story of which I will tell you here.
The Story of The Flu Vaccine:
This year quite different from other years in the story of the Flu Vaccine and that is because Prof. Edwin Kilbourne passed away very quietly in 2011. He had devoted his entire life to the study of the flu virus and played a leadership role in the history of the development of the flu vaccine. I could tell you about Dr Kilbourne but to tell you why he is important, I would need to tell you about the 2018 flu pandemic.