AND STILL MORE ANTS! I was dreading going into the kitchen this morning. It will be five more days -- five very long days -- until the pest control people can get the job done. Until next Thursday, we will continue to have ants. They haven't left the premises. But not as bad as yesterday … Continue reading ABOUT THOSE ANTS …
Circles and squares in squares. What could be simpler? Seeking squares and circles for the month of March! From the fabulous Becky B, this is the last day of the challenge. We made it! Squares and circles every day for the whole month of March! How amazing is that? The following picture is the propeller … Continue reading SQUARING THE CIRCLE OF THE ENGINE IN AN OLD AIRCRAFT
So, THE WAY THEY TELL IT, God wanted to get rid of all those who had experienced slavery. To accomplish this task, he made the twelve tribes walk around the Sinai wilderness for forty years. Forty years? Seriously? That area isn't all that big. To keep walking for that long, they had to have crossed … Continue reading NAVIGATIONALLY-CHALLENGED: MOSES IN THE DESERT
BEING ALONE I'm not sure that "alone" and solitude mean the same thing. Technically, they are synonyms but the concept of "alone" implies loneliness while solitude implies a choice to remain without company. Solitude speaks of private time while alone implies the absence of people. Maybe it's the choice that makes the difference? ALONE - … Continue reading ALONE AND IN SOLITUDE
A Photo a Week Challenge: Tilted Sometimes, the way things line up is funny. Yesterday I was at the Dana-Farber. They have a long air shaft which makes great geometric pictures, so I took a bunch. All of them are tilted. I'm usually a very straight shooter, but in this case, the tilt is quite the … Continue reading TILTED – A PHOTO A WEEK CHALLENGE
ONE ANT, TWO ANTS, THREE ANTS, MORE ... Yesterday, I saw an ant. Just one ant. He climbed onto my computer screen. Yuck. I said to Garry"I guess it really IS spring. There's an ant on my computer." Mental marker. Call D&T Pest Control. They fixed us last year. They will fix us this year. … Continue reading ONE ANT, TWO ANTS, THREE ANTS, TEN MILLION ANTS
One of the most thoughtful pieces of writing on this subject and particularly relevant in this household. Few people really understand how much lack of hearing removes you from “real life.” Garry once commented that even if you are blind, you can still communicate, but when you are deaf — you lose the ability to communicate and that’s a massive personal loss.
I wear this thing on my head. Looking at it now in the photo, it strikes me as enormous, a contraption. I wonder why people don’t just stop in their tracks and ask me what it is. But they never do. It’s like seeing someone with an artificial leg and wanting to inquire about how it works but being compelled to ignore it. What artificial leg? I didn’t see an artificial leg, did you?
This is the receiver (behind my ear) that captures sound that travels through the wire to the round thing (which is actually a magnet) and transmits the signals through my skull to a twin round thing inside my head which then sends the signals along several wires to 22 electrodes hanging out in my cochlea. The electrodes recreate the function of the nerves in my cochlea, sending the sound signals to my brain to be made…
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