What Did You Do Once You Knew?
Dec22

What Did You Do Once You Knew?

What Did You Do Once You Knew? Kids wield more power than we realize. Imagine it… They also can have an understanding of what's going on before an adult. That matters. So expect to have answers when the questions start.   Image copyright CC0 Creative Commons via Pixabay Quote: Drew Dellinger, excerpt from the book Love Letter to the Milky...

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Drink a Cup to Innocence
Dec31

Drink a Cup to Innocence

Tonight, yes, there is a special midnight moment to mention. Enjoy the music and video!   Find an old friend or imagine one to be there to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. You have made memories in 2016 and relived memories from the years that have passed. A hand held, a smile given and returned, young and old alike. People came into your life, people left your life. Music played. If you have regrets, make a change in 2017....

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A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing?
Aug05

A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing?

Yep… Call it the Hazard of Learning Little… Alexander Pope said: “A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep or taste not the Pierian Spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.”   “Pope is also renowned for being the third-most quoted English-language writer by The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and the two couplets above are perhaps his most...

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FDA Does Not Protect Us
Jun30

FDA Does Not Protect Us

As soon as I posted about the “cloned meat”, up pops another disturbing article about the practices of the FDA. The FDA does not protect us as much as they should be doing. They seem to have their own agenda, with few concerns how, in the long run, the health of those in the U.S. is affected. …that's just my personal opinion, and this, the cloning, the GMOs, and a dozen other health related issues will keep me...

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Are You Eating Cloned Meat?
Jun30

Are You Eating Cloned Meat?

Let me rephrase that… Are you eating meat from CLONED cows or pigs? Did you even know that you might be…? I certainly didn't! Or if it's not the meat, is it the MILK from a cloned cow? THIS IS UNSETTLING NEWS! Not even in my wildest midnight thoughts would I have suspected that the FDA approved it years ago…! In 2008, the agency charged with US food safety, the Food and Drug Administration, approved consumption of...

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A Pooka for a Best Friend
Jun29

A Pooka for a Best Friend

Angela Booth, on Lifehack, has an article titled 10 Simple Tricks To Make Your Brain Do What You Want that starts: “Do you feel as if you’re out of control? You need to take charge, and make your brain do what you want. Consider that your brain works like a computer. If your computer’s not doing what you want, you can change the programs. Change the programs your brain’s running with some simple tricks.” The last one of...

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Akasha – Give Yourself Some Space
Jun25

Akasha – Give Yourself Some Space

It's just the 2nd of 6 tips for self-healing from MindBodyGreen, but it is a point which by itself, makes plenty of common sense. Akasha “Akasha. Space ya’ll. Give yourself some space. Physically, emotionally, mentally, energetically—give yourself the room, the perimeter to process and heal. Tend to yourself without interruption. Give yourself that. You deserve it. As much as you want to run from what’s surfacing, sit in the...

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Facebook Surveillance
Jun17

Facebook Surveillance

File this under Facebook Surveillance. Blame the ‘Like‘ button. That very same little button I'm hoping (and really expecting) you will click on. For years, people have suspected something about Facebook's ‘Like‘ button… Its presence is widespread.   Perhaps ‘suspected' is the wrong word to use… Yes, FB has been tracking the sites you visit, and each time it was questioned about it, Facebook...

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Mistaken For a Person 30% of the Time
Jun09

Mistaken For a Person 30% of the Time

I think, therefore I am. Descartes is probably rolling over in his grave.  A supercomputer was remarkably able to adopt the persona of a 13-year-old boy well enough to convince judges that it is human – 30% of the time. According to the “Turing Test”, Eugene Goostman (the computer's name), when quizzed right along with real, breathing, people, was mistaken for a person 30% of the time. The article, on Yahoo, is...

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What Meaning in My Life Will Remain?
Jun04

What Meaning in My Life Will Remain?

#midnightthought “A hundred years from now, none of this will matter.” I think it was about 35 years ago that my father made that comment – it made me pause to think. First, why the comment, then a realization of the truth of the comment. None of “this” will matter… He will have passed, just as those in the family did before him, and just as those in the family who remain will pass. Friends too. 100...

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Sometimes It’s Worth the Trip
May21

Sometimes It’s Worth the Trip

It's midnight. Better (although incorrectly) written as “mid-night” since it's not 12 o'clock midnight, it is of that period in those hours called the midnight hours… Time for my first post. To simply say “Hello World” would be appropriate enough right now, but what a sad way to start that would be! So let me tell you, this being “Thoughts at Midnight“, it'll be difficult to predict what gets...

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