Howard Dean is First on this day in which my middle granddaughter is going to be super happy.
Splendid!It is a two-wheeler? With the big front wheel and smaller back wheel it looks like the old fashioned penny farthings. My first (and only) bicycle was also blue, though more conventionally and boringly shaped. Never got off of training wheels before becoming incapacitated. Also never mastered roller skating, much less ice skating. As I recall, I had double bladed skates. It didn't help. I was still lousy at it. However, I could and did climb trees. Loved doing that.Listener, do you have conveniently situated climbing trees?
Yes, it's a two wheeler with hand brakes, and today we added pink training wheels. The fenders make an optical illusion in the photo, I think, as the wheels are identical in size.We have one climbing tree, but really need three or four. Well, except that at a family gathering in May we watched our grandnephew climb 30 ft trees all around the yard where it was held. Scary!!!
Julie Li -- There was an old science fiction story (don't recall name/author) about aliens coming here to save one species before our world ended. The test was interspecies communication. A group managed to discover that dolphins' language was music/color. And since *they* managed to communicate with us, *they* were saved. . . . Seemed right, somehow.Just posted that on facebook in response to this:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4277703187264&set=a.1438818296916.61873.1426771650&type=1&ref=nf> http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4277703187264&set=a.1438818296916.61873.1426771650&type=1&ref=nfAnd it struck me that I had a great resource *here*! Do any of ya'll remember the story? Know the title or Author's name? xox
I haven't read it, but that sounds very much like Douglas Adams's So Long and Thanks for All the Fish. IIRC that's the fourth volume in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (now complete in five volumes).
I kind of thought that, too. Cept this was back in the fifties, maybe early sixties. . . . Wonder if Adams unconsciously picked up on the theme? Or maybe we just all feel the same way about dolphins, lol!At any rate, it was a lovely story.
We know from Douglas Adams that Man is only the third most intelligent species on Earth, dolphins being the second.Also, in his novel Starplex, Robert Sawyer makes Man and dolphins space faring species. Great book! I only wish he did more with the dolphins.Puddle, the story you describe sounds intriguing, but can't recall coming across it. Then again, I'm not very well read.
One point Douglas failed to clarify is where the dolphins went.
Let's try *that* again, lol! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4277703187264&set=a.1438818296916.61873.1426771650&type=1&ref=nf
Didn't quite understand what I was taking on when I agreed to revise a report on complementary and emerging treatments for Alzheimer's disease. For one thing, I didn't notice that the preceding report was not only poorly written but was not six years out of date. Up to me to find out what has happened in that intervening period.And would you believe that there have been almost 85,000 articles published on Alzheimer's disease? I have so far scanned the titles of about 700 and am not quite through last month.
Also wanted to mention that that weird notice that Norton is blocking his site has gone away. Apparently one of the things that "troubleshooting" has fixed, although it is still searching for additional problems and has not yet gained me access to my external hard drive.And for a while yesterday I couldn't print from Internet Explorer, but now I can. So looks like progress. Maybe.
Mow I again can't print from Internet Explorer. And I inadvertently closed Firefox, which after hours has not come up atain. But if this posts, then IE works with the new blog software (which on the whole I like better).Meanwhile, "troubleshooting" keeps chugging along.
Been doing some interesting "exercises" with Stevie -- sort of a home grown energy redistribution (I think). I sit and hold my hands about six inches apart until I can *feel* energy forming between them, and then sort of apply them to the cat -- not touching him really, just past the edges of his fur. And move them around on either side, and top and bottom to the degree I can. It seems to be enormously calming for him and last for hours and hours. Very hard to guess what's going on, can only say that it seems to be very good for him. He's not walking, and I don't expect that, but the twitching, motor disorder, fits/convulsions whatever they were have almost ceased, at least in my presence, and I don't see evidence of them (knocked over accouterments, pushed up rugs) either. He doesn't cry anymore when I come in. And purrs more easily. I'm pleased. This was set off by Shirlee's (at BFA 3.0) comments on Reiki. . . .
Anything that helps, however mysterious it may be, is good!
It's my turn to have a computer fix-up week.I'm to 5.7 GB available from my 148.63 GB drive. So, Mah*Sweetie just ordered me a 1024 GB drive, and Youngest is going to install it for me later this week, and set in place my two backups (one of photos and the other of all else). That should mean I'm all set to download photos for the next 10 years! I still haven't been able to download the 4 GB of photos I took on Cape Cod, as that would basically bring my computer to a standstill!Soon! :-D
So that's three on the list. Who's next? (Although I have a presumably fixable software problem rather than something that calls for new hardware.)
Funny, but VT*Grand's reaction to the bike was almost a non-reaction. She came down, saw it, kind of went by it, then about 7 minutes later came back into the room and said, "Guys! I love the bike!" =Whew!=Grandad took her out back for her first lesson, and she had a blast! :-D
Cat, a close friend of mine has macular degeneration. This weekend he wrote:My regular ophthalmologist appointment confirmed what I suspected about my vision deteriorating. With license renewal in July, the MD answered my question: “marginal,” At best, “limited to day time only” will occur. Besides lamenting and praying for grace in all this, it’s time to make contact with the MA Commission for the Blind to begin getting more assistance for coping with vision resources.If you have any idears about where he might begin, I'm all ears. Thanks!
I can't help him with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, but if he wants any tips from someone who has been legally blind from macular degeneration for a dozen years, feel free to refer him to me.
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