Hallo. We came home a day early as I am losing my voice. Just as I realised my voice might not hold out through the Monday meeting I was to convene, a peer messaged me offering to convene in my stead. I chose to think of that as a helicopter from God and jumped on board. We got home around 1:00am. Must sleep.
Gargle with warm salt water!Alan
I've COMPLETELY lost my voice. Egads. Had to cancel on tending the grands tomorrow (making mayhem for their parents), and my two spiritual guidance meetings on Wednesday are in jeopardy. I've been drinking hot ginger tea, gargling with pink Himalayan salt water, sipping lemon water, resting much...and not one bit of change is the result. I have never ever had complete laryngitis before and I do not recommend it.
Hmmmm..... I don't suppose you could apply some spiritual guidance with a baton, cudgel or similar implement? People are such wusses about that sort of thing these days...[he ducks!]Blow the trumpet in Mount Zion,Christ shall come a second time;Ruling with a rod of iron,All who now as foes combine.--Babylon is Fallen [Click]--AlanP.S.: I was afflicted with laryngitis once a long time ago, and I agree it is markedly undesirable.
Good helicopter; be lazy for a while, hear?And that's a cute little bird; I don't think I have ever seen one.Alan
GOP Rep. Met With Jeers At California Town Hall: 'Do Your Job'[Click] Hoo Boy…GOP Lawmakers Have Lot Of Explaining To Do Back Home About O'care Debacle[Click]DNCC Looks to Flip Seats In California[Click] “The political landscape of California is littered with bodies of operatives from other places who thought they could come in here and achieve amazing results and they never do because they don’t understand the place,” [Sragow] said.What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?[Click] “In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.”—Alan
While studying up on King Solomon’s Mines at Wikipedia[Click] in preparation for reading same, I followed the link to the entry for the Lost World Genre,[Click] where I found a few interesting items. By way of a fairly contemporary example, Michael Crichton’s Congo[Click] was mentioned, but when I got to the point in the plot line where “Their victory is cut short by the eruption of the nearby volcano…” I had had enough; it seems to be a parody. It occurred to me to wonder if my favorite Lost World story, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland[Click] might be available as a free download from Project Gutenberg or some such site, and so it is.[Click] Also as an audiobook at Librivox[Click], although I didn’t check the quality of same. I hadn’t known that Herland was the second book of a trilogy, but the other two don’t look as interesting. I still have a quiet laugh when I remember what the male adventurers find when they manage to make a break for it and get back to their aeroplane.—Alan
I've been meaning to read Herland...I like Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core and its sequel, Pellucidar, the first two volumes in the Pellucidar series and the only ones on Audible. I rather suspect the series might pall quickly, so I don't mind only having these two.I also liked the Caspak trilogy (The Land That Time Forgot, The People That Time Forgot and Out of Time's Abyss, though not as much. Check your sensitivity to racism at the door, especially with the Casbak books. If you can do that, though, and regard them strictly as Fantasy/Adventure yarns, they're enjoyable.One ERB book that I keep going back to is The Cave Girl. The eponymous heroine is not quite as helpless and purely decorative as most ERB heroines, though she does idolize the book's hero, Waldo Emerson Smith-Jones, for reasons that are not immediately obvious. There is an element of racism here, though it is nowhere near as obtrusive as in the above mentioned novels.
I just had such a shocking experience that I had to have an ice cream bar to calm myself; I figured out that we will be getting a federal tax refund! For the first time in I don't know how long. And a stash of money we set aside for helping to pay taxes will not be needed! I have reviewed the calculations repeatedly and they look fine--there is no entry that is out of line, they just seemed to all line up the same way this time. Be still, my heart...Alan
WOW! Congrats, Alan!
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