Archive for the ‘Breaking News’ Category

Grateful for the Cry of Reason

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I love it when a voice of compassion, strength and reason is heard so clearly.  You may already have seen this, but here’s South Carolina State Representative Jenny Horne of Dorchester County as she delivered an impassioned speech last night after sitting through hours of attempts to avoid a clean bill taking down the Confederate Rebel Flag from the SC capitol grounds.

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Thank you, Representative Horne.

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“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:  … A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”

Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 4

Saturday Evening Post: Lowering and Raising

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It’s time for some flags to be LOWERED–and some flags to be RAISED.

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Yesterday afternoon, after the Supreme Court announcement, in an impromptu celebration in Johnson Square here in Savannah:

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First couple who married in Chatham County (Savannah):

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Of course, we do not all agree, but hopefully we can all respect.

Civil Rights.

May Love and Joy be your Portion this night …

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… because really, it’s all about Love.

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Simply Love.

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In Continuing Appreciation of Jimmy Carter

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In my humble opinion, former President Jimmy Carter is probably the most successful former President in history.  And now the Nobel prize-winning humanitarian has helped eradicate a deadly disease that just a few decades ago plagued millions in Africa and Asia.  Read the story here:

The Second Disease Ever Eradicated on Earth (Thanks, Jimmy Carter)

Thank you, President Carter.  We appreciate you.

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Breaking News: 99 Degrees (or Fifty Shades of Hot)

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Am I getting Really Old, or is the heat Really Getting to me SEVERELY this summer?  I walk outside here in Savannah, and simply wilt.  Sort of like the Kardashians at the library.

I mean, seriously, just look at today’s temperature progression:

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Come on now, really?

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So stay cool this weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

Seven Habits of Incredibly Happy People

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Here’s a cool and insightful article about what makes happy folks happy.

I like everything except the “embracing discomfort” part.  Kidding.  Sort of.

Read the article here:  http://99u.com/articles/22557/7-habits-of-incredibly-happy-people

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Let’s make it our endeavor to be incredibly happy!

Breaking News: News about News

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It comes No Surprise to me (and probably many of you) that more and more studies are popping up which show that watching/listening to/reading bad news is a contributing factor to stress and depression.  Duh.  (Similar to my Unpopular Belief that watching gratuitously violent movies is a contributing factor to the violence in our world today.)

A while back I published a post, News? Whose?, about this very issue, coming to the conclusion that it’s probably best NOT to spend large amounts of time in front of the “news.”

Well, here’s a recent NPR story, “Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress,” about news and stress.  You can either listen to it or read it.  It’s short.

Read or listen to it HERE.

Wait, did I just ask you to read or listen to bad news?!

Sorry.

But the positive idea is that we should probably turn away from being INUNDATED with bad news.  It’s one thing to be informed, another to be inundated.

See my post that I mentioned above for some links to good news sites–there really are some!

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Happy World Chocolate Day!

 

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Did you KNOW that today, July 7, is World Chocolate Day?  Seriously!

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See?

From http://www.punchbowl.com:

July 7, 2014 is Chocolate Day

Today is a delicious reason to celebrate—it’s Chocolate Day!

Did you know that chocolate actually comes from trees? It’s true! This small tree is called Theobroma cacao, or the cocoa tree. Its fruit produces cocoa seeds, which in turn produces cocoa powder and chocolate. If only chocolate bars grew on trees!

Today, take the time to enjoy one of the most popular desserts in the world. Whether you prefer to munch on a chocolate bar, sip on a steaming cup of hot chocolate, or smother an ice cream sundae in hot chocolate fudge, be sure to get your chocolate fix! Happy Chocolate Day!

Today is also Tell the Truth Day & Macaroni Day & Build a Scarecrow Day & National Strawberry Sundae Day & Global Forgiveness Day.

Huh?  Macaroni Day??

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Here’s a yummy article which lets you know what your favorite chocolate says about you.  (It seems that I’m full of juicy secrets.  See #9.)

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/world-chocolate-day-what-your-chocolate-says-about-you/story-fneuz8wn-1226980249042

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And here’s a short listing of 10 strange facts about chocolate:

World Chocolate Day & Fascinating Facts about World’s Favourite Treat

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Go Brown!