I watched a documentary about Glenn Campbell on CNN. Yes, him. The country music star known for such hits as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman", the teen actor alongside John Wayne in "True Grit" and an honest-to-goodness shucks ma'am down home good 'ol boy TV show host. He was also diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago. The documentary focused on his last album and tour after learning of his illness ... though it's not quite right to say they learned of it. It was just official.
This little beauty is a Digbyana Orchid. This one dates back the the 17th century and originally came from Central America. It's name is Brassavoa nodosa Lady of the Night after a Italian Doctor, Antonio Musa Brassavoa. This is an original species but there are hybridized variations now. This one is one of the easiest orchids to grow. At night it has a lovely citrus smell almost like lime. That is why it's nick name is Lady of the Night. This plant is around 15 years old.
A person I "met" on Tumblr because I reblogged his photographs, Bouwe Brouwer, from the Netherlands [here is his Tumblr site Pjotr's pics ] got into a discussion now that we are friends on Facebook, he does a lot of creative writing, most of which hasn't been translated into English. But he shared with me some of his haiku poems,many of them translated into English.
I published today this post "E-Expectations" on my own website elusivetrope.com (yes now I have my own website) and repeat here. I just started the site so there isn't much content and since I try to write something every day, it does help me keep things short.
Romona and I had a discussion about old cookbooks on face book recently. This recipe was adapted from the cookbook that we were fondly remembering. I still have my worn out copy and one day my kids will get to throw it away. It the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook. This edition was first published in 1953 until the late 1950's. I was a very popular cookbooks because it was full of step by step pictures on how to cook. I have owned other copies of this cookbook over the years but gave one each to my 2 oldest grandkids. I have a current copy but still love the one from the 1950's.
Conservatives including Republican Presidential candidates and the Republican Governor of South Carolina are accusing Black Lives Matter for setting an atmosphere that encourages attacks on police. The problem is that 2015 is on track to have the lowest for the number of murders of police in years.
Ted Cruz includes President Obama for the threat of violent death facing police officers. The fact is that there were more police officers killed under GW Bush.
We should thank Black Lives Matter for decreasing police homicides (snark)
Our President is a very clever person. I wonder just how many Republican heads exploded in Congress today?
The Obama administration on Wednesday awarded more than $1 million in grants to Planned Parenthood to help promote ObamaCare, a move that is drawing GOP criticism at a time when the healthcare provider is under congressional investigation.
Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) blasted the White House’s decision as “unconscionable” in light of allegations of illegal activity in the health provider’s fetal tissue program, which has prompted key Republicans to call for a total defunding of the organization.
This is not new. We’re not just now “discovering” this problem. But we should be saying enough is enough. It’s time we recognize as a nation that for too long, we have had a quiet epidemic on our hands. Plain and simple, drug and alcohol addiction is a disease, not a moral failing —and we must treat it as such.