“The team spotted this Stubby Squid off the coast of California at a depth of 900 meters (2,950 feet). The stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) looks like a cross between an octopus and squid, but is more closely related to cuttlefish. This species spends life on the seafloor, activating a sticky mucus jacket and burrowing into the sediment to camouflage, leaving their eyes poking out to spot prey like shrimp and small fish. Rossia pacifica”
“This black teacup poodle named Nala is making everyone smile at a nursing home in Minnesota. She scurries from room to room, even riding the elevator by herself, to see her friends.”
Thanks Linda B.!!!!!!
I’ve been 70 for 4 days and I still feel like I’m 69 . . . maybe I’ll feel my age in a few more days.
My long-time “Fibro-friend” came to celebrate my birthday with me. She wasn’t invited but she came anyway. She said that’s what friends are for. But I showed her and didn’t have a celebration. Here’s my birthday pome to me (in blue) with an intro by “Mac”:
Happy Birthday from “Mac” and Me
(with apologies to Fleetwood Mac)
“If you wake up and don’t want to smile
If it takes just a little while
Open your eyes and look at the day
You’ll see things in a different way”
“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow
Don’t stop. It’ll soon be here”
So don’t fret my dear
A new year to cheer
there’s nothing to fear
You may be old
but you’re still here!
A live performance of Fleetwood Mac’s classic hit, ‘Don’t Stop’ with help from the University of Southern California’s Trojans Marching Band
How can you not admire people who are clear about what their priorities are . . . Ya gotta watch this to the end of the video! (I hope “green guy” has a sense of humor)
Thanks Sharon for the laugh!
Can’t stop smiling when I see this video of pure excitement!
“The video, posted to YouTube by Kevin Clancy, shows an adorable puppy showing off its cute little dance moves.”
“The dog broke into dance and then literally started jumping for joy when its owner came to take the little pup home from what appears to be a doggie day care.”
I am so appalled that 141,084,307+ human-beings have watched and LAUGHED at this. As a Canine-dog who has lived his whole life dependent on human hand-outs I’m disheartened that some human (not humane) – being would put this REALITY up for the entire world to see . . . quite similar to Keeping up with the Kardashians, don’t you think.
Freddie Parker Westerfield
P.S. Thanks Cassie for sending this and alerting me.
88 year old Nana
She’s got the grove.
She knows how to shake it
with every body move
But BEWARE . . .
Nana knows how to swear.
Souls watch from above
Rainbows of different tones
beings walk the earth
Souls listen in tune
Particles of light disburse
Bodies become dust
Souls sing out in love
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
All nearer to God
Thanks Rick Daddario, A 19 Planets Art Blog for sending me this YouTube Link!
Everyone approaches creativity in unique ways – remember! There’s no right or wrong.
Therese Lydia Josef is an artist I “tripped over” (literally and figuratively) in the blog-o-sphere. I love her use of strong color. Take a look at how she layers color, collages right on the canvas and creates wonderfully vibrant paintings.
DARE TO LIVE is the title of Therese Lydia Josef’s new body of figurative abstract work. In this video she shows her entire mixed media process of 4 paintings: from drawing to collage to painting. The paintings feature 4 ladies each unique in personality and expression.
Check out her blog http://therese-joseph.blogspot.com/and her list of 30 reasons to celebrate her 30’th anniversary!
Here’s a sample!
“If I ask him to cook – he takes me out for dinner”
“I still beat him in most card games and I like it because he hates it.”
I feel a fish-post coming on!
Fishy fishy in a brook
Papa catch ’em with a hook
Mama fry ’em in a pan
Baby eat ’em like a man
Fishy Fishy walk on land
Papa bury head in sand
Mama go get aquarium
Baby now, vegetarian
For those new to my blog, “fish” is the single biggest – DAILY – word search hit. To amuse myself I routinely drive up the hits with more FANTASTIC Fishy Facts. (This was the post that naively started it all: Butterfly Fish and the Singles Scene)
Hey, don’t tell me YOU don’t think mudskippers aren’t FANTASTICALLY fascinating!
I returned to the cardiologist and had them turn off my pacing assist to hopefully, once and for all, get Miss Judith to stop dramatically clutching her chest when she exerts herself in any mild to moderate way of which she holds the belief she’s being very subtle and heroic and doesn’t think I don’t notice all the while hoping I notice, while I pretend I don’t notice because I don’t want to reinforce her melodramatic proclivities.
Miss Judith probably doesn’t even know I had myself “adjusted” because all she’s been doing is sitting around.
Now, to much more important things that everyone should know and to that end I want you to watch this 3-minute FUNNY film called “Just a Little Heart Attack” with Elizabeth Banks from the American Heart Association about the symptoms of heart attack in young women. I found it funny but then again I don’t get out much,
The video and the excerpt that follows comes from an excellent and very informative blog Heart Sisters. Did I say this is an excerpt? You must read the entire post and then go on to read the entire blog as it is not just for heart disabilities but everyone with a life altering condition can benefit from the information so go read the blog NOW!
Very graciously yours,
Miss Tallulah PaceHead
P.S. After you watch the film read what Carolyn Thomas has to say.
Carolyn Thomas, a Mayo Clinic-trained heart attack survivor writes:
” I have to say that the breast cancer folks have done a fabulous job in raising awareness of their cause. So fabulous, in fact, that they have erroneously convinced women that breast cancer is our biggest health threat.”
It is not, of course. This year, heart disease will kill six times more women than breast cancer will. In fact, heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.”
“. . . Young women can have heart disease, too. Yet when researchers reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at more than 10,000 patients (48% women) who had gone to their hospital Emergency Departments with chest pain or other heart attack symptoms, they found that women under the age of 55 are SEVEN TIMES more likely to be misdiagnosed in mid-heart attack than their male counterparts are. A commonly heard pronouncement delivered by too many Emergency physicians to too many female heart patients is:
‘It’s not your heart.
You’re too young to be having a heart attack’.”
from – http://myheartsisters.org/ a really excellent informative blog.
Important topic for EVERYONE
and a funny presentation by Brene Brown in the Ted video.
You will enjoy!
I work with people everyday, helping them intellectually understand and emotionally integrate the truth of who they are.
I would not be able to do this if I hadn’t taken my own journey in my own therapy to learn I was “enough” : I wasn’t a fraud and I didn’t have to be afraid that others would discover what was wrong with me if I allowed myself to be vulnerable.
I would not be able to work with others if I didn’t believe we all need to live our lives based on that which Jesus taught – LOVE and Baha’u’llah taught – WE ARE ALL ONE.
When I heard this talk by Brene Brown I was blown away to hear her say with science, with humor and with vulnerability what I had learned and struggle to live by.
In moments of shame
practice gratitude and joy
Let myself be seen
In moments of fear
love with my whole heart and soul
Know, I am enough
(P.S. This haiku was written weeks ago! I am still haiku’d-out!)
The question is: Which is more powerful, your eyes or your ears? Watch this clip and experience “The McGurk Effect.” Your ears will feel ashamed.”
“The McGurk Effect is named for a psychologist from Scotland, Harry McGurk, working with John MacDonald. The experiment shows that while our senses seem separate — you wouldn’t think what you see should affect what you hear — it turns out, that’s totally wrong. If our eyes see one thing and our ears hear a different thing, when sight and sound grapple in our brains, the eyes win. Eyes tell ears what to hear. Or so it seems.
Not only that, even if your brain knows this is an illusion, you still can’t hear the truth unless you close your eyes. The illusion is that powerful.
Why Does This Happen?
Does sight always beat sound? Professor Lawrence Rosenblum in the video seems to suggest that experimental results may vary depending on which sense is “more salient.” I’m not sure what that means. Nosing around, I found some experiments where you see lips saying “gah” while the sound is saying “bah” and my brain chooses neither of them, and settles for a middle-of-the-road “dah.” But nowhere could I find an explanation for why my ears keep surrendering to my eyes.
Does anybody know?”
Sight and sound grapple
Ears surrendering to eyes
Earth zips through space-time
All the senses unaware
Time an illusion
Eternity an unknown
Why and what are we ?
Breathing rhythmically with life
Only God can know
Grass Head Materials
You will need:
- Old nylon stockings or pantyhose. Knee highs and pop socks, work great. You can also use regular old socks, but the grass sometimes has trouble poking through.
- Grass seeds. I bought a small “lawn repair kit” which has seeds pre-mixed with slow release fertiliser, but you can use whatever seeds you’ve got handy. I hear that rye or alfalfa seeds also work well.
- Sawdust or potting mix for stuffing. Or just some soil from your garden. I got a bag of sawdust for free from a big hardware store – they seemed happy to get rid of it!
- Small yoghurt pot.
- Decorations. Goggly eyes and fabric scraps for the heads, coloured paper for the bodies, pipe-cleaners for spectacles… get creative 🙂
- Water-proof glue. For sticking on the eyes, lips, etc. I used hot glue, but you can use any sort of glue so long as it won’t dissolve in water.
Read more at Homemade Gifts Made Easy http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/grass-heads.html#ixzz1WtynNl8q
Peace Symbol Created (1958): In 1958, British artist Gerald Holtom drew a circle with three lines inside, intending the design to be a symbol for the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC). The design incorporates a circle with the lines within it representing the simplified positions of two semaphore letters (the system of using flags to send information great distances, such as from ship to ship). The letters “N” and “D” were used to represent “nuclear disarmament.” (The “N” is formed by a person holding a flag in each hand and then pointing them toward the ground at a 45 degree angle. The “D” is formed by holding one flag straight down and one straight up.)
I’m in love. Unfortunately I’ve not made time to spend with the object of my affection. Fortunately, my paramour has lots of other lovers and doesn’t miss my attention. I pine alone.
This video made me realize that if I am going to feel good about my love affair, attention must be paid.
“There is a reason why art has served as a means of soulful self-expression for centuries upon centuries. All forms of art, from painting to dancing to music, are very personal and emotional experiences — both for the artists and the viewers.
While it is a common experience to fall in love with a certain artwork, scientists now have evidence that shows the brain reacts similarly when viewing artwork and when falling in love. New research by Semir Zeki, Professor of Neuroesthetics at University College London demonstrates that viewing a beautiful work of art creates the same chemical response as love. Both experiences trigger the feel-good chemical dopamine. So if you’re missing that special someone, perhaps partake in a daily dose of art inspiration.”
And even if you aren’t missing “that special someone” take in a daily dose of creative expression.
We all can use as much dopamine as we can get.
I think I remember I forgot to write a post for “A” in the Blogging Challenge A – Z
And just in case I forgot the letter “D” this will satisfy that too.
Thanks Joyce for the video, if it was you who sent it to me.
If you weren’t the one who sent it “Thank you” to whomever sent it to me.
If no one sent it and I found it myself then forget it.
Watch this spinning dancer to determine if you use your left or right brain.
Can you make her spin in the opposite direction? It’s possible!
- She spins clock-wise if you are right brain dominate
- She spins counter-clock-wise if you are left brain dominate
It took me forever to get her to spin counter-clockwise and then she reverted almost immediately right back to clockwise. I’ve always known that my right brain is the alpha-dog.Here’s the article: What Do Split-Brain Patients Tell Us About the Whole Brain?
www.The Worry Solution.com“When our hemispheres are surgically separated, our right brains demonstrate themselves to be highly intelligent and even better than our left brains at certain tasks, such as understanding emotional body language, facial expressions, and tones of voice. Their speech ability is quite limited though, and if their thoughts and feelings are going to be put into words, the information needs to be sent across the corpus callosum to the left-brain speech centers. Once there, it may be directly expressed, but it can also be altered, edited, suppressed, or even ignored.Our ability to think rationally and to use speech and numbers has allowed us to build on our imaginative abilities and emerge as the most dominant creatures on earth. Perhaps because of this evolutionarily new and astounding power to alter our environment, the left brain has become a little over-impressed with itself. Because it alone has the ability to name things, it calls itself the dominant, or “major” hemisphere! That’s fair, because it can and does provide an override function in relation to the more emotional right brain, but it makes a serious mistake when it thinks that it is the only hemisphere that counts. While logical thinking is necessary for building skyscrapers and flying to the moon, it is nearly useless when it comes to creating and maintaining an emotionally intimate relationship, or responding to fast-developing threats.
“The split-brain research showed us that we have another type of intelligence that coexists with our usual way of thinking about and describing our world. This intelligence has its own perspective, priorities, form of information processing, and motivations. It influences our daily lives much more than we know.
This intelligent “unconscious” mind undoubtedly lives in not only the right brain, but in other areas of both brain hemispheres and parts of the limbic brain that lack direct access to speech.”
“It has eons of evolutionary experience that can guide us or help us solve problems. It tends to think in terms of how things are connected, rather than how they are different, and it excels in recognizing both spatial and social relationships. Bringing this emotional/intuitive intelligence into our problem-solving and emotional coping efforts greatly expands our ability to worry well; it lets us use all of our brain capacity to resolve rather than create worry and stress.”