children crying for mom and/or dad sounds sad

Any footage we have of children suffering needs to be seen, heard or both, not just the border stuff.

Children suffering didn’t start with this. I’m 67 years old and my gut tells me millions of children cry for mommy or daddy every day and always have. I think we should see the realities of all of the stuff going on that cause children to suffer, and millions to die every year, for a host of reasons.

It’s all so very sad.

folks show concern about heat

It was between 90° and 97° and approximately 50% relative humidity here in Roberta, Georgia for a bit today. I was out for a walk and sweating, and it felt good. Four cars slowed, the windows rolled down and each driver expressed concern. I usually, as I did today, tell them I am not out for long and the concern they show is much appreciated, and it is. I thought this picture was fun. I actually enjoy the heat and sweating.

Quote by Jennifer Worth

“It was a world promising all that we could desire, newer, better, brighter. We put our faith in the dreams they sold, in the machines to save us labor, clothes to make us more alluring, furnishings to give us greater comfort. Yet the one thing we could not do without, could never be bought, no matter how generous the terms, and it was love.  Love in all it’s forms, precious, fragile and enduring. The priceless gift that made our lives worthwhile. Invisibly upholding us, demanding no repayment, offered in silence, more precious than gold”

been a tough 2.5 years, at times

It’s my responsibility, mom is 89 years old and needs help from time to time, like we all do.

I am a work in progress. I seem to continue to deny the normal things that happen and change, as we get older. I’ve been here 92% of the time, so my persistence is pretty good. It’s my patience that gives me a time.

I aim to get better.

I arrived here in late January of 2016.

I struggle every day

Something keeps telling me to keep going, no matter what occurs. I struggle when I speak with friends that say they are done. That doesn’t sound right for me. I like this quote by Martin Luther King Jr.

Maybe One Day

Symbolic, on foot trip, from Goffs California and go north on Lanfair Rd to Nipton Rd, turn left and stop at Interstate 15.

From Hazlehurst, Georgia to Barnesville, Georgia on Hwy 341

Start where I’m standing, when the time is right and go until the time isn’t right, and then stop.

My clinical trial about Alzheimer’s

My grandparents

Henry 1887 – 1959 73 years old

Laura. 1896 – 1983 87 years old

Charlie 1895 – 1977 82 years old

Della 1903 – 1964 61 years old

Average lifespan was 76 years. No Alzheimer’s. No infant mortality here.

Chemicals began pouring into our bodies in approximately 1957. If, as they say now, Alzheimer’s can take 25 to 30 years to manifest itself, none of these folks should have had Alzheimer’s if the chemicals caused it, and none did.

Think how long the children of my grandparents took the chemicals in. Some of the children should have had Alzheimer’s if the chemicals caused it, and some of them did have it, quite a few.

Chemicals were fertilizer, pesticides, herbacides, growth stuff, preservatives and probably other stuff too.

Alzheimer’s is the most devastating, costly and far reaching disease in history and many believe we waited to long to respond.

some thoughts about the opioid situation

I’ve been prescribed them four different times, all for pain. I only had the prescription filled one time, never took the medication, used ibuprofen instead.

I have one young friend who has had problems with opioids and he says he was never prescribed the medication. He said it came from a friend, the initial batch.

I read in a couple of articles, that over half of the people addicted to opiods were not-prescribed them, and the article said most of those folks got theirs from friends and family.

I saw a news report that spoke of how the pharmaceutical companies and doctors are prescribing them in record numbers. I think the implications were that it was just so they could make money, with no thought as to what it could hurt.

I don’t remember what the projected cost is per year, but I remember when I did see it one time, I was amazed it would be so high.

 

 

Who’s fault was it I was obese ?

A well meaning friend seemed bound and determined to convince me that the reason I was overweight for so long, lay with others.  This will not be a long post.

It was my fault !!

NIH Pulls the Plug on Controversial Drinking Study Funded by Big Alcohol

https://gizmodo.com/nih-pulls-the-plug-on-controversial-drinking-study-fund-1826870945