2. These days instead of singing Joni Mitchell’s, “you turn me on I’m a radio,” to my husband Joe, I joke “you crack me up, I’m a radio.”
3. HERE is a story of a woman who got breast cancer with tumors in the shape of her cell phone, which she used to carry in her bra.
4. The telecommunication industry is the next tobacco industry, like gay rights is the current civil rights movement.
5. We took the screens out of the chicken coop that the chickens had been walking up and down on to get in and out of the coop because we wanted to clean them. The chickens were confused and too cowardly to try jumping in and out. “They’re just chicken,” Joe said.
6. I just watched THIS movie.
7. Famous people who struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Olympic soccer player Michele Akers, Cher, Buddhist Monk Pema Chödrön, film director, writer and producer Blake Edwards, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Stevie Nicks.
8. Sometimes I think having chronic fatigue is something like having a drinking problem. When I partake in a social life, I live it up large, but soon I have to sneak away to find a place to sleep it off. As I rest in my own little world, hearing the voices and sounds of others carrying on, I feel illicit and sadly set apart. But if I don’t regularly nip at the nap, if I go too long and do too much I find myself staggering, my words start to slur, and my brain can no longer add two and two together. I get hangovers too. For every few hours I spend out, I need to match those hours recovering at home. ~ Describing Chronic Fatigue in the Summer of 2007.
9. What’s the difference between an edge and a ledge?
10. “Go jump off a bridge” was a common insult when I was growing up, along with “go fly a kite.”
11. The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has had more suicides than any other in the world, the number currently being over 1,200. In 2004, documentary filmmaker Eric Steel set off controversy by revealing that he had tricked the bridge committee into allowing him to film the Golden Gate for months, and had captured 23 suicides on film for his documentary The Bridge. In March 2005, San Francisco supervisor Tom Ammiano proposed funding a study on erecting a suicide barrier on the bridge. ~ Wikipedia
12. THE PARADOX OF OUR AGE: We have bigger houses but smaller families; more conveniences but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgment; more experts but more problems; more medicines but less healthiness. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble in crossing the street to meet our new neighbor. We built more computers to hold more copies than ever, but have less real communication. We have become long on quantity, but short on quality. These are times of fast foods but slow digestion; Tall men but short characters; steep profits but shallow relationships. It’s a time when there is much in the window but nothing in the room. ~ the Dalai Lama
13. My 4-year old grandson Bryce eating cashews: “These are the best nuts that God ever made.”