Treetops together form a canopy.
What a perfectly beautiful place to be.
Oh, views from there, will set you free!
TV’s Tarzan swung on vines in mid-air.
A treetop, monkey business, and daring, affair.
Kids, like me, dreamt of living up there.
Imagination empowers us ready to soar.
Treetops can definitely be reached and MORE!
Next step, “Where no one has gone before”.
Story Starter Saturday- 1/28/23 Sweet Dreams
Your sentence starter this week is:
- Am I asleep, or am I dreaming? This question whirled through her mind.
“Am I asleep, or am I dreaming? ” This question whirled through her mind as she listened to the TV.
Barb sat straight up in bed having almost fallen asleep.
“Did that idiot just say that private property causes Global Warming?!”
Barb glanced at her husband, Dennis, to see he had dosed off with the TV on again. Now she was wide awake and angry ‘to boot’. Bill Gates was framed on the screen, sickly grinning, and proposed once more that no one should own property or cars.
Barbara was so agitated she hit Dennis square in the face with her pillow. He flailed and sat up beside her.
“What the heck, Barbara?! You nearly gave me a heart attack! What’s wrong?”
“You fell asleep again with that Communist News Network on. Why in the HELL do you watch that garbage!”
“It’s funny and boringly predictable at the same time. You know I can’t just fall asleep like you do.”
“If you insist on watching that station, then you better make darn sure I’m asleep from now on before you tune in. It’s disturbing and alarming to me. And if you don’t understand how disturbing it is, I’ll be happy to hit you with my pillow when it’s left on in the future!”
Dennis, now awake, changed the channel to Investigation Discovery. The show playing was about a woman gradually poisoning her husband to death.
“That’s more like it! Goodnight Dennis. Sweet dreams.”
Monday Peeve – TV Doctors
I try not to be a ‘complainer’. But I don’t believe complaining is bad as long as it’s not overdone. Paula’s Monday Peeve is always interesting. As my blog’s primary purpose is to serve as a future reference for my granddaughters, I think they ought to get a glimpse of things that ‘get under my skin’. What bothers us is a window into our views and values.
As I was reading Paula’s post, I was listening to TV. There was a popular doctor on talking about the pros and cons of the Covid shot. Fine advice when/if it can be ‘backed up’ with data. BUT there’s no doubt in my mind that much data is being collected with ANY efficiency.
The statements that really irk me are: “You won’t get as sick (as you would have) with Covid-19 if you’ve been vaccinated.” and “You’re less likely to be placed on a ventilator too.” [In medicine, every person’s case has many other variables!]
<WHAT A CROCK>
I have firsthand knowledge about the ‘helter skelter’ data collection on this virus. I personally know people who were ill and never actually ‘tested’ for Covid-19. Nobody to this day knows which variant they had because they weren’t tested, and also, no one used a “How sick are you?” meter, either. Who knows how or if those persons’ situations were reported? I hope you know that nobody is really interested in counting or compiling that kind of data.
So, any claim of “knowledge” by TV doctors, especially when it comes to guessing about what may happen or which variants are raging, is a fairy tale. They don’t even have a clear count on what has happened.
The claim that “you won’t get as sick if…” is pure fiction.
They should stick to warnings that they can back up like: “You won’t be a victim of shark attacks if you don’t swim in the ocean.” or “You’re far less likely to die from fentanyl poisoning if you don’t use medication that hasn’t been prescribed to you.”
The TV fortune telling, in the name of experts and science, ought to stop.
Simply Six Minutes Challenge- 11/08/22- Together We Sing
Whew… this challenge asks us to write something, using the photo for inspiration, in only six minutes! (Give or take a tiny smidgen of time for edits.)
Once upon a time, in the land of Ney, a new invention ruined everyone’s day.
It was a box that broadcasted ‘what abouts?” filling the natives with suspicions and doubts.
It told them their color was their crowning glory and for everything else they ought to be sorry.
The black, the white, Pinto, and brown decided, right then, to adjust their own sound.
So, with notes all different, their lyrics lost rhyme and with all diverse beats and measures not one could keep time.
Oh, those differences lacked an orchestral blend, so the citizens cried for the commotion to end!
Two brave horsey guys, before too long, came together on one common song.
Together they made such a sweet melody, the equine society tossed out every TV.
Today on that planet those horseheads remain, happily singing one united refrain.
Mixed Messages and Outrage
The din of cable TV news is playing in the background. Covid-19 is almost universally the topic. What chosen scientists say… what the CDC says… what the government says… what the Chinese report… what doctors on the ‘front lines’ have learned… what elite, self important, people advise… yadda, yadda, yadda.
Do any of them agree on anything? Not from what I hear.
Do any of them have the same understanding? No two reports are similar.
Do all or any of them have public health and safety their common PRIMARY concern? I can’t even tell.
In between, what are called ‘news reports’, there are TV ‘talking heads’ who propose that THEY have the ‘facts’ and know what everyone should do, and precisely who is to blame, for a public non-unified acceptance of (constantly changing) guidelines. These people aren’t helping a thing with their indignant (IMO pretend) outrage.
We aren’t allowed to question or seek diverse expert level opinions?
Big Tech fact checkers (Likely groups with no medical training and under 35 years old.) want us to believe them implicitly?
Political sheep expect us to cower and bend to their opinions on the ‘opinions’ they LIKE just because they claim an imaginary moral high ground? (Um… go jump in a lake you guys.)
This is madness.
All I can say is do your best to protect your families, keep your ears and eyes open for ‘truth’, and ultimately, trust your instincts.
Unified transparent leadership, willing to say that they’re ‘not sure’, isn’t available so we’re on our own folks.