Category: Personal

Oct 07

Blogging on DeBaytable Blogging

To Blog or Not to Blog Expectations often fail to comport with reality. Such is the case with this blog. But before I expand on that, your assignment, should you choose to accept it (sound familiar, Charlie’s Angels fans?), is to review my first posting in August 2013: Words of Welcome…etc. You will find it …

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Sep 28

A Healthful Addiction: TED

Hooked On TED Talks— Several years ago, a friend suggested that I check out TED Talks, specifically a segment featuring brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor. I did and was immediately hooked. What is TED Talks? For the uninitiated, TED, is an acronym for Technology, Entertainment and Design, although it has expanded its reach to subjects …

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Sep 19

A Writer’s Dilemma: Getting Noticed

Good Writing: Reaching the Readers Everybody wants to write a book. Most never do it, but many give it a try and manage to make it in the marketplace, whether through a traditional publisher or through self-publishing. Most books are awful, but some of those “penny dreadfuls” like the Fifty Shades erotic romance trilogy written …

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Sep 17

Part 2: Musings on Death With Dignity

The Best Laid Plans… Two little boys were placed in rooms filled respectively with brand new toys or horse manure and a shovel. After a while, the researchers opened the door to find the little boy in the room with the new toys crying, the toys untouched. Asked why he was crying, the little boy …

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Sep 15

Musings on Death With Dignity

Suicide: a Strictly Personal Decision? “Flowers for Algernon” tells the story of Charly, a retarded man who becomes a genius following an operation successfully pioneered by Algernon, the laboratory rat. The tragedy is when Charly realizes that his miraculous improvement is slipping away and his intellect is diminishing as Algernon’s did. This story made me …

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Aug 22

Words of Welcome and Some Descriptions of “Worth Checking Out”

Words of welcome and some explanations Welcome to my blog. This initial posting will provide you with some personal background and a description of the “Worth Checking Out” names and organizations you may not recognize. Personal stuff I was born in the middle of an America that today is different yet disturbingly similar in some …

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