Via: Buzz of the Orient • 11 comments • yesterday
How to pick a good watermelon
A flavorless watermelon is a reason for a good cry.
By Robin Shreeves, Mother Nature Network, June 4 2018
A ripe, full-of-flavor watermelon is one of summer's joys. (Photo: bondvit/Shutterstock)
Watermelon is the fruit that symbolizes summer the most to me. It conjures memories of childhood summers, when my friends and I would devour...
Jun 14 9:email@example.comDear Brother Buzz: Me either.
These are the top five sounds you don't want to hear.
1. "Go way. We gave at the office".
2. "You don't have an appointment. Have your people call my people. Come...
Jun 14 9:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Katrix: I so agree.
Year around Mrs. E. and I enjoy a mostly plant based diet.
We live in an area where the growing season is comparatively short.
Late spring, summer and into fall...
Jun 14 9:email@example.comDear Brother Buzz: Some say before you buy and cut open to inspect inside, knock on the outside to hear if it sounds ripe.
If you knock on the outside, and it thumps back from the...
The Worst Patients in the World
Via: sandy-2021492 • 25 comments • 2 days ago
For years, the United States’ high health-care costs and poor outcomes have provoked hand-wringing, and rightly so: Every other high-income country in the world spends less than America does as a share of GDP, and surpasses us in most key health outcomes.
Recriminations tend to focus on how Americans pay for health care , and on our hospitals and physicians . Surely if we...
Jun 13 9:31pm@2Dear Friend Sandy: Its a valid consideration.
Thanks for rasiing our awareness of it.
Rx for Peace and Abundant Blessings.
Enoch. D.D., P.T.S.A., U.S.D.A. Prime.
Child Chat About Friendship
By: Enoch • 60 comments • 2 days ago
The "Mom and Pop" shop where we have our family vehicles serviced for decades is run by fellow grandparents.
The family Matriarch brings her grandchildren to work when they are not in school or summer camp.
The daughter, the older of the two always comes to me when I bring my or Mrs. E's car for service.
She knows I will pay attention, do fun things, and make her feel good about our...
Jun 13 5:firstname.lastname@example.orgI recall one late spring afternoon in graduate.
We sat on the front porch sipping dry, smooth, buttery red oak barrel aged wine.
As we drained a few bottles, and the afternoon melted into...
Jun 13 8:25am@14Dear Friend Luther: Great point.
A lot of who we are is who we become through interaction with others.
Read Martin Buber's "Ich und Du" (I and Thou) if possible in the original German. If not,...
Jun 12 11:email@example.comMe too.
Jun 12 6:firstname.lastname@example.orgThat one brings back memories.
Do you have a link to "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce?
Another chronological Golden Oldie.
Jun 12 6:email@example.comDear Friend R.T..B...: Pearls of wisdom those.
The bond may stretch, but never break in a solid friendship.
Not time, or circumstance can change that.
i chat from time to time with class mates...
Jun 12 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgGrand, ain't it?
Jun 12 11:email@example.comDear Friend It Is ME: I know you are, but what am I?
Jun 12 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Perrie: Thanks
Jun 12 1:02am@12Dear Friends Pat Wilson: Most welcome.
Jun 12 12:email@example.comDear Friend Pat Wilson: We are inspired by your attitude of gratitude.
It is something from which we can all learn, and incorporate into our own lives.
As we do, our lives will be enhanced.
Jun 12 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Sister Raven Wing: So true.
So very true.
This is the hope for the future.
Not what divides.
What unites, for the greater good.
Jun 12 12:email@example.comDear Sister Raven Wing: From the age of three on I started learning the primary and subsidiary levels of core literature in original languages by mastering couplets of line quotations as songs....
Jun 12 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Sandy: Many thanks.
Greetings will be conveyed to Mrs. E. tomorrow over breakfast.
She retirees for the night before me.
I follow the business proverb:
"Late to bed.
Jun 11 11:email@example.comDear Friend Perrie: All friends count.
The older, deeper and closer the friendship, the more valuable the metal.
Multi generational friendships prove all are doing things right.
Jun 11 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Sandy: Sustainability, mutuality of the following: open communication with or without speech, compassion, caring, support, trust, nurturing, putting the needs of others over yours,...
Jun 11 11:email@example.comAgreed on each and every point.
You have child care down pat.
Good on you Sister Raven Wing.
Jun 11 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Sister Raven Wing: The Wisdom, Ethics and Compassion of our traditions dovetales in so many ways.
Not a surprise really.
Jun 11 10:email@example.comSmiles.
Jun 11 9:04pm@8Dear Friend Dismayed Patriot: This is an exemplary and outstanding contribution.
It is specific, detailed, on-point and very wise indeed.
You may want to read the account Aristotle gave of the...
Jun 11 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Brother Buzz: Getting there myself.
I hear you.
Jun 11 8:email@example.comDear Sister Raven Wing: Out of the mouths of babes, right?
His method and your observation remind me of an phrase from an Aggadah (Legend) from the Talmud (Scriptural Commentary).
"The nature of...
Jun 11 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Sister Raven Wing: You raise a good point.
Many decades ago I coached Little League Baseball in summers for my town recreation department.
Young ones will argue.
Sometimes boys will fist...
Jun 11 7:email@example.comDear Brother Kavika: You were and remain pretty cool for sure and certain.
You knew just what to say, and you said it.
His wisdom beyond his years, his innocence and openness.
He needed to be...
Jun 11 4:43pm@5Dear Sister Raven Wing: Many thanks for sharing the great and enduring wisdom of the Native Americans.
The young, in their innocence and purity are open to truths which we elders are sometimes to...
Jun 11 4:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend It Is ME: Please don't be upset with me.
It's site policy to card asking for picture ID proof of age from a youthful appearing person such as yourself to make sure you are old enough...
Jun 11 2:email@example.comDear Friend Is It ME: You have the secret.
Your spouse is the best friend you have in this life.
Perfect way to put it.
Mrs. E. and I celebrate our 50th year of marriage next week.
We have many...
Jun 11 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Trout Giggles: Sounds like a great conversation you had with the young one about fishing.
One of the great memories I have from my childhood is fishing with my family and friends.
Jun 11 1:06pm@1Learning from youth.
A great source of wisdom.
Please follow site CoC, TOS; and the Four B's.
or Be Gone!
Kindly advise your unique musings and...
Ringo Starr talks to Al Roker about Beatles, touring and aging
Via: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 6 comments • 3 days ago
Jun 13 8:email@example.comDear Friend Perrie: A group party rate for Ringo and you is in order.
Jay's Diner has a special on "Yellow Submarine Sandwiches" this month.
Call Eleanor Rigby or Chef Boiling Water Goldstein for...
I Want To Thank Perrie
By: JohnRussell • 55 comments • 22 hours ago
I am creating this article for the purpose of thanking Perrie for everything she does for Newstalkers , and for being a great leader of this forum for 8 years. Lord knows it has not always been easy for her. There are times when the membership, the topics and the comments and even interactions of members can "try men's souls".
I imagine there are times when she feels up against it....
Jun 12 6:11pm@10Dear Friend John Russell: Well said.
All good things to Perrie for all she does.
Gold star after your name for recognizing it.
Peace and Abundant Blessings Always.
The Viral Sunburn Tattoo Trend Is Seriously Dangerous—Here’s Why
Sure it looks like harmless summer fun. But no matter how you spin it, sunburn tattoos are extremely dangerous and can put you at serious risk of skin cancer.
"In order for the stencil, or tattoo, to be apparent, you would have to damage the surrounding tissue enough that it either tans heavily or burns," Rachel Nazarian , MD, a New York–based dermatologist and Fellow of the American...
Jun 12 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Squiggy: Knuck, Knuck, Knuck.
Woo, woo, woo, woo, woo, woo, woo, woo.
Enoch (Slowly I turn at Niagara Falls. Step by Step ---").
Jun 12 1:email@example.comDear Friend KDMichigan: As we say in upstate NY, "If you don't like the weather, just wait ten minutes".
Enoch (Clock Watching).
Jun 12 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat Perrie laughed.
Jun 12 12:email@example.comBeing naturally Jewish, when it is too cold, I never turn bluish.
Enoch, Enjoying a few of the 72 non-consecutive hours of sunshine here this year.
Jun 12 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Badfish: Am available in site private notes, then private email for any support or other things you want and need.
Alll the best.
What would you choose?
By: MrFrost • 85 comments • 3 days ago
So, simple question...
If you could choose to be any being, what would you choose? Fictional? Non-fictional? Fantasy? Science fiction? Over the eons of time, what would you choose to live as? Mammal, reptile, amphibian... Take your pick...
Jun 11 1:email@example.comMost welcome.
Jun 11 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks.
Means a lot.
Jun 11 12:email@example.comDear Friend Mr. Frost: Most welcome.
Thanks for a fun and enlightening discussion thread.
You have the gift of bringing out the best in us, and drawing us all closer together as a community....
Jun 11 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend It is ME: please keep on keeping on being yourself.
Jun 11 12:email@example.comDear Friend CJCold: Ask Kavika what a Winnebagel is.
Jun 11 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend It is ME: Auck, Auck, Acuk, Auck.
Enoch, Popping open a can of the green leaves.
Jun 11 10:42am@24Dear Friend Mr. Frost: During the time of Beit Rishon or Beit Shaynee (First or Second Temple in ancient Israel) I would like to have been the Kohen Gadol at Yom Kippur n the Kodesh ha Kodeshim....
Jun 11 10:email@example.comDear Sister Raven Wing: BOL!
I met a couple.
He was an earth sign.
She a water sign.
Together, they made mud!
Closest-known ancestor of today’s Native Americans found in Siberia
Via: Kavika • 30 comments • 5 days ago
Indigenous Americans, who include Alaska Natives, Canadian First Nations, and Native Americans, descend from humans who crossed an ancient land bridge connecting Siberia in Russia to Alaska tens of thousands of years ago. But scientists are unclear when and where these early migrants moved from place to place. Two new studies shed light on this mystery and uncover the most closely related...
Jun 10 10:23pm@7Dear Brother Kavika:
Please keep them coming.
A Dogs Life - Sometime it ain't so great.
By: Kavika • 34 comments • 3 days ago
When the owners of dogs die they frequently leave behind a pet that has no where to go and no provisions are made for it. It's a very sad situation.
One of the dogs wants to tell you his story.
Hi, my name is Zeus and I'm 11 years old now. I'm a pretty big fella, around 95 lbs and I'm a iron colored Pit Bull. Some people think that I'm really scary looking and dangerous. I'm really...
Jun 10 5:04pm@12Dear Brother Kavaka: Blessings to you and all who volunteer in the labor of love caring for animals who need this.
Best wishes and good thoughts for Zeus.
Futuristic 'Flying V' airplane could change the way we fly
Via: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 31 comments • one week ago
Jun 08 4:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Brother Dave: Great point.
After all, a "W" is just an upside down "M".
I am all in on flying M & M's. W & W's and E and E's with or without propellers or jet engines.
E (W, M).
Jun 08 9:47am@5I am holding out for either a flying question mark, or an airbourn exclamation point.
Enoch (In parentheses).
A wealthy televangelist explains his fleet of private jets: ‘It’s a biblical thing’
Via: Gordy327 • 88 comments • one week ago
In the waning days of 2015, renowned televangelist Kenneth Copeland laid out exactly why he needs a luxury private jet to do his job: you can’t “talk to God” while riding commercial. Criticized at the time for his use of extravagant planes, Copeland argued travel for his work would be difficult, nay, impossible without them. The Texas-based preacher invoked his mentor, prosperity gospel...
Jun 06 8:email@example.comDear Friend Tig: When ready please site private note me.
Looking forward to it.
Jun 05 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend and Brother Tig: Thank you.
Some time why don't you and I co-author an article on some area of mutual agreement where we can each bring to the community our own...
Jun 04 8:email@example.comDear Friend Gordy: Where did you get my photo?
Common health beliefs not necessarily true
Via: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 36 comments • one week ago
Jun 06 7:firstname.lastname@example.orgLOL
Jun 05 4:email@example.comDear Friend Trout Giggles: On the best of days the chicken at Jay's wishes it tasted as good as road kill!
Last week ants in Jay's kitchen looked at scraps and hung themselves in protest.
Jun 05 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend 1st Warrior: Who is the Alle gator, and who the Alle Gatee?
Legally Yours, Enoch.
Jun 05 9:email@example.comDear Friend Perrie: The Fed Reserve promised in order to keep the national steps growing not to raise the number of stairs.
Laisse Faire is part of the Me Too # movement in Economics.
I think the...
Jun 05 9:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Brother Dave: "Thou Shalt Not Pass Go. Nor Shall Ye Collect $200".
I am partial to myths.
When Mrs. E. was single and I dated here she was a Myth, then a MYs.
Enoch, Passing Go and Scoring...
Jun 05 9:email@example.comDear Brother Kavika: There are some great locally raised venison, buffalo, llama, ostrich goat and sheep meat animals here in upstate, NY.
Also, try the chicken It tastes just like chicken...
Kyle Schwarber Hits 467 ft. home run
By: JohnRussell • 8 comments • one week ago
Chicago Cubs Verified account @ Cubs
Follow Follow @ Cubs
How much you wanna make a bet I can hit a baseball over them bleachers? # EverybodyIn @ budweiserusa
0:30 / 0:30...
Jun 06 7:33am@4Outstanding!
By the bye, when I was growing up Ernie Banks was pounding the pill out of the park.
The Palestinians Miss Yet Another Opportunity
Via: Buzz of the Orient • 7 comments • one week ago
The Palestinians Miss Yet Another Opportunity
by Alan M. Dershowitz , Gatestone Institute, June 5, 2019
If the Palestinian leadership persists in its refusal to sit down and negotiate, they will only have themselves to blame for the lack of statehood. Pictured: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
Jun 06 7:23am@4Dear Brother Buzz: I am unable to be optimistic about a sustainable peace and mutual prosperity between players in this conflict in my life time.
All we can do is what we can do.
I know that will...
GOP Chair Claims D-Day Anniversary Should Be About 'Celebrating Our President'
Via: Tessylo • 8 comments • one week ago
GOP Chair Claims D-Day Anniversary Should Be About 'Celebrating Our President'
David Moye, HuffPost 14 hours ago
Apparently, the “D” in D-Day stands for “ Donald Trump ,” at least according to Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee .
The GOP chair appeared on Fox Business on Wednesday...
Jun 06 7:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Tessylo: President Richard M. Nixon tried to co-op July 4th in his day with a "Celebrate America Day".
July the 4th is about celebrating our nation, all in it, all who made it what it...
For 75th anniversary of D-Day, North Carolina students made veterans' trip to France possible
Via: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 8 comments • one week ago
Jun 06 7:email@example.comDear Friend and Fellow Comrade in Arms FlyNavy1: Finding the truth amidst spin is indeed a copious task.
It's worth it.
The truth shall set us free.
Jun 06 7:firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Friend Perrie: As a Chaplain I never worry about identifying the evil of which we are capable.
The people who come to me from all walks of life are trying to survive and best efforts basis...
Congress tackles crisis of missing and murdered Native American women
Via: 1stwarrior • 5 comments • 2 weeks ago
Although May 5 is nationally considered a day for celebration, in many tribal communities, it is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native American Women. The date commemorates the birthday of Hanna Harris, a young mother and member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana, who was reported missing in July 2013 and found murdered a few days later.
Hanna's story is...
Jun 05 10:email@example.comDear Friend 1st Warrior: Agreed.
Thank you for posting this important article.
It should raise awareness, and lead to action.
It would also help address this terrible problem is on Tribal...
This Week's "Drop Out" … He Dropped Out of His Mom and into Our World
By: A. Macarthur • 15 comments • one week ago