Archive for October, 2012
01. I was born mostly deaf (with fetal alcohol syndrome). Mind you, I'm not completely deaf. I went through many years of speech therapy and was a guinea pig for ear surgeries that went terribly wrong. My hearing eventually improved and start to actually to talk when I was around 13 years old. I still struggle to pronounce certain words.
Time heals all wounds. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer
I was 19 0n a beautiful Sunday afternoon when a drunk driver crossed the center line doing 65 mph, hitting my Dodge Dart head on. She walked away with some minor cuts. It took the EMTs and the Jaws-of Life to get me out of the wreckage of my little sedan.
After setting my leg and putting 4o stitches in my knee, the on-call doctor began a crisscross of stitches in my jaw.
61 visits from Spain yesterday; 13 so far today. Here is what is viewed, I think!
[words and photograph © Eric Lafforgue, The WideAngle]
Each year in Mount Hagen in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, tribes from all over the country gather for the biggest "Singsing" of the island. A “Singsing” is a rejoicing time of chants and dances, and before all that takes place, much attention is given to preparing participants’ make-up and dresses.
In late spring there is suddenly an explosion of yellow in the landscape where the fields of Oilseed Rape come into bloom. It is grown for animal feed, vegetable oil and surprisingly, biodiesel (wander if I could grow some to power my little car ;-)). The flowers are also good for honey production, but apparently because of it's strong taste, it is usually blended.
Except it gets worse, because also in March, Sarah from 12 Months of Creativity nominated me for the exact same award, and I didn’t thank her either.
Versatile Blogger Award
Many thanks to Fel Wetzig at The Peasants Revolt! (http://www.scotzig.com) for my first Versatile Blogger Award – totally amazed and very grateful. The Award is really surprising as I struggle to blog as often as Fel and many others.
Anyway the rules are to nominate 15 more bloggers that I either follow or have recently discovered and find excellent.
Today began by attending “Cowboy Church” held at a local horse ranch. Thank you, Dave and Dolly, for organizing this “alternative” Sunday worship which brought us together in a humble setting - a horse barn.