Just in case you don’t care enough to actually show up yourself, you can hire a machine to care for you.
Thank you to Angela Ackerman of The Bookshelf Muse for calling my attention to this further proof that our technology has outstripped our humanity.
Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order
In Stonycreek the Flowers Blow–Honoring Those Lost on 9/11 by Kristen Lamb.
I would also encourage you to remember those abandoned in Benghazi on 9/11/12. Their story has yet to be told. Benghazi: An Intelligence Perspective by Jay Holmes.
Via Kate Copsey — 10 Things Writers are Tired of Hearing. Consider reading this if you are interested in the care and feeding of a writer.
From The Onion–Poll: Majority of Americans Approve of Sending Congress to Syria. I know I certainly do.
The Wisdom in Compassion, a Matter of Nuance by KM Huber.
Tired of all of those silver cars on the road? Color is Coming Back by Nigel Blackwell.
Read first or see first? The Great Book vs. Movie Debate by Jess Witkins.
Challenging the Second “A” in A.A.
Wild Rider Susie Lindau takes us to Spain. Barcelona — Photographs and Pickpockets
Century-Old Message in a Bottle Found in Tofino
94-year-old Fred Stobaugh met his beloved Lorraine in 1938. When she recently passed away, he penned the song Sweet Lorraine for her and entered it in a contest. Green Shoe Studio produced it. This is a brief documentary of Fred’s story–the actual song starts at 5:50. The commitment to love is a commitment to pain. Today, I raise a glass to all who have the courage to love.
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All the best to all of you for a week of avoiding creepy machines.
Thanks for the shout out, Piper, much appreciated. I will go sans machine but with martini(s); as I drink them up and not dirty, neither ice nor olive is necessary. I would check my supplies but one thing will lead to another…. As always, thanks for all the support, Piper.
My pleasure, KM. 🙂
Well, you’ve succeeded in creeping me out and making me all misty in one blog post. I’m suitably impressed.
I think I’ll write S&W into my personal health directive. If that arm-stroking thing runs for more than a minute or two, it’s not a comfort, it’s a torture device. I couldn’t help envisioning skin slowly eroding while that inhuman voice murmurs platitudes… bleaaaahhhh! *shudders*
And then ‘Oh Sweet Lorraine’. What a lovely story of both Fred’s devotion and Green Shoe Studio’s generosity. Just went over and picked up a copy of the song from iTunes. Thanks for the heads-up!
That machine does look painful, doesn’t it? But Fred and Lorraine are an amazing love story. 🙂
Thanks for including me in your mash up! I will check the others out.
OMG – that machine! Proof that human stupidity is, indeed, the most common element in the universe..
The Letter from Fred restores my faith in kindness. Phew!
LOL. Can’t be over-estimated, can it? 🙂
Smith and Wesson ALL THE WAY. Then taxidermy me into a lamp and will myself to @$$hole family.
LOL. Now there’s an End of Life Plan. Wonder if Obamacare will cover it? 🙂
I’ll shoot that machine if anyone let’s it near me. S&W, all the way.
I hear you. 🙂