http://www.yahoo.com/news/vermont-governor-pushes-limit-prescription-painkillers-combat-opioid-180014408.html “Vermont, and the rest of America, will not get a handle on the opiate and heroin addiction crisis until we confront head-on the source of the problem: FDA-approved opiates that are handed out like candy,” Gov. Peter Shumlin said in a statement… The $11 billion a year opiate industry in America knows no shame,”…Read more How many pain patients have given up?
Even though I have an award-free blog, sometimes a friend will challenge me anyway. And on the few times that I’ve answered a challenge, I’m notorious for not following the rules. Some things never change. 🙂 http://www.lifeofanelpasowoman.com/2016/08/30/superpower-challenge/ Lisa wants to know: Which or what super power would you want and why? I don’t think humans were…Read more The Peace-Be-With-You Superpower
This awesome art is about the empowerment of women: https://mic.com/articles/144315/powerful-poem-exposes-how-rape-culture-defines-college-for-women-before-they-even-start#.iupPHJC7K https://mic.com/articles/144178/meet-artist-markus-prime-and-his-badass-team-of-black-female-superheroes#.4FRdVZREc This woman and her fellow governors are taking away other women’s right to choose, stripping all women under their command of their own power. A legal right, decided decades ago. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/south-carolina-20-week-abortion_us_57461464e4b03ede4413c138 CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Wednesday signed into law a bill…Read more What the empowerment of women looks like
https://polishingdookie.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/uh-those-arent-sesame-seeds/ Kara’s words. My photo. And don’t these ants look like they’re wearing space helmets? Ants or aliens? You decide. Dear Alien Ants: When you take over, please remember that I didn’t stomp on any of ya’ll. (Photo taken 4/15/2016.)
It was supposed to rain yesterday, but the weather forecaster was wrong. (And my car was really looking forward to a bath.) After hours of looking at apartments, on my way home… I see ducks. Their honks reminded me of Donald Drumpf. This one’s sidestepping litter. A duck’s neck is very flexible, making me wonder what…Read more Stupid Ducks
I don’t like feeling this sad and weary. But, it’s times like these that have given me a better understanding of those who suffer from depression (and suicidal thoughts). Seems simple and silly to advise putting one foot in front of the other, but that’s how things get done — one task at a time.…Read more Gassed up
It must be easy to be a carrot. Lying around all day. Letting others take care of you. Like the only important thing in the whole world is to look pretty. Veggies, who can understand them? No wonder they’re discriminated against. Do you ever see veggies next to the cash register? No, only candy. I’m…Read more Chicken Soup Ramblings
Well, not everyone, but since I live alone, I am everyone. My mother used to tell people, Johnna likes chicken. And she likes chicken. And she also likes chicken. What can I say? I really love chicken. And being without it makes me sad. But I found an amazing surprise in my mailbox today (which…Read more Thanks to Lisa, chicken soup for everyone!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/douglas-levere-close-up-snowflakes-fire-and-cie_568d422ee4b0a2b6fb6e2837 They say no two snowflakes are alike, and Buffalo photographer Douglas Levere wants to prove that each is exquisite in its own way. With a son on the way, in 2006, Levere was looking for a way to decorate the child’s nursery. He stumbled upon Kenneth G. Libbrecht’s zoomed-in photos of snowflakes and was inspired…
Are you prepared for next year, when Bill Cosby will be put on trial? Are you prepared for Cosby News 24/7? I suppose it will be just like these famous trials: http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2011/07/07/famous-trials.html Well, this is our justice system — a day late and a dollar short (an obvious understatement). I know Mr. Cosby is innocent…Read more Not looking forward to the Cosby trial
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reeses-christmas-trees-blobs_5659e0ace4b08e945feb569e Social media is abuzz with horrified and disappointed consumers who purchased a holiday version of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups advertised as being shaped like Christmas trees, rather than the traditional disc. But a tree shape is not what they found… Under comments: Penny Dunn They look exactly like the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs they…Read more Reese’s Christmas ‘Tree’ Peanut Butter Cups Are A Massive Failure
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/nov/06/rubber-tyres-russian-dandelions-sustainability-timberland-shoes-waste The journey towards more sustainable rubber leads to Russian dandelions http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2015/11/06/tickets-on-sale-now-for-dandelions-annual-twelve-nights-of-chocolate/ Heads-up, chocoholics: December 2-13, Valencia Street’s Dandelion Chocolate will once again host their annual no-holds-barred chocolate extravaganza, the Twelve Nights of Chocolate. This will be the third year that Dandelion has partnered with with local chefs and bartenders to create a range of special…Read more Oh Look, A Dandelion
This is a heartbreaking documentary from 2009 about a boy who was diagnosed with depression at age 5, then later, with bipolar disorder. The movie is as much about his family and friends as it is about him, but the main character is depression. Whether you know anyone who suffers from depression or not, you…Read more Boy Interrupted
https://www.yahoo.com/health/maybe-youre-a-coffee-shop-junkie-or-a-cold-brew-127256169067.html Maybe you’re a coffee-shop junkie or a cold-brew devotee. Or maybe you prefer to keep it old school with a trusty drip coffeemaker. However you consume it, if you’re among the 59 percent of Americans who drink coffee, that java buzz after downing a cup is probably familiar to you. But chances are, you…Read more Your Body Within an Hour of Drinking a Cup of Coffee
http://www.petition2congress.com/5202/first-do-no-harm-dea-targets-physicians-who-treat-their-patients (1 day ago) Someone from Newport News, VA writes: … CVS now has a rule that pain meds cannot be picked up at night even though they are 24 hours. I was told it was for their protection but they can’t tell me what from… rocko g. from Cleveland, OH writes: my son been on…Read more “I am fed up!”