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my random Headlines from 2016

1. Cream of wheat and Grits are the same thing!

2. Acupuncture works …not every solution has a Western paradigm.

3. RIP David Bowie: How long and what to do with the time?

4. Complaining in the ER almost guaranteed to increase wait time

5. Cure for Facebook Addiction…a Twilight Zone that ends well

6. If you have an industrial fan in your office, create something. (See below)

7. There is nothing you can do…the zeitgeist of our time becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy

8. Florence Foster Jenkins … an uncommon kind of hero

9. Jennifer Aniston and I agree: husband and dogs-great companions!

10. Everything changed in November…the election required critical thinking not multiple choice…Giving new meaning to Only the educated are free! and the systemic problems w/ educating to the test at the expense of thinking.  (I taught for 20 years, ages 6 to 80, my experience informa my statements.)

Happy New Year and Shout out to Radames Perez, May the Force Be with You Everyone!

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from industrial fan to fashion statement
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Bee balm and Facebook in the mist

bee balm unedited
bee balm unedited

I took this photograph in the summer, surrounded by bee balm

today I tried to make something of it that represents how Facebook can feel

to me

lovely in its color, but distorted, liquified, watered down

not quite true, as if all the world really existed like it does on Facebook

and then of course, ephemeral,

gone, like the bee balm with nothing to show

except that moment of excitement with a liked post, a beautiful pic of family,

a message from a friend thousands of miles away

or

the parties I have not been invited to

or weddings I could not attend due to whatever

and all the delicious recipes I don’t have time to make

…this is my reminder to turn the volume down Facebook, to call a friend, have a party, and bake.

 

Beebalm 2014
Beebalm 2014