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#MicroblogMondays 134: Fish Love

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I read an interesting thought from Abraham Twerski (The Enemy Within).  It was part of a larger commentary on self-love; not in the positive sense, but in the “putting yourself before others” sense:

The Rebbe of Kotzk noticed a young man thoroughly enjoying a dish of fish.  “Why are you eating fish?” the Rebbe asked.

The young man responded, “Why?  Because I love fish, that’s why.”

“So it was your love for the fish that caused you to take it from the water, kill it and cook it!  If you really loved the fish, you would have let it live.  Do not delude yourself, young man.  What you really love is yourself, and because the fish satisfies your palate, you eat it.”

A fitting thought considering the political climate where so many of us are the fish, and we’re being told that work is being done to make our lives better when we feel like we’re being devoured, all for someone else’s enjoyment.  It’s words not matching up with actions.

Chew on that.

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1. Shilpa 9. Raven 17. Amber
2. Melissa N. 10. Empty Arms, Broken Heart 18. Chandra (Pics and Posts)
3. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) 11. Modern Gypsy 19. Jess
4. Turia 12. Deboshree 20. Middle Girl
5. Traci York, Writer 13. Risa Kerslake 21. Mary Francis
6. How to Do Simple Priming to Keep Yourself Motivated | TaU 14. Jen [Trigger warning – infertility resolved with children (video/ pics)] 22. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable
7. Cristy 15. Shail
8. Isabelle 16. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled)

March 20, 2017   21 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 133: iPhone or Health Care

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Chaffetz said this week that people will need to choose between getting a new iPhone and health care.  Let’s set aside for a moment that the cost of the two items are not comparable; that health care is a lot more expensive than a phone.  Instead, let’s talk about the fact that we’ve set up a culture where having a phone is as important as having health care.

If you do not have a phone (landline or mobile), it is hard to get a job.  Hard to get a home. Hard to enroll in school.  Many years ago, Josh’s boss wanted him to get a blackberry.  She paid for his cell service because she admitted that it was such a huge ask.  On the other hand, every job I’ve held in the last 5 year has expected me to have a mobile device and to use said mobile device for video meetings and text messages.  It isn’t a question of “do you have…?” but “what is your number?”

We’ve built a mobile expectation into our work culture in the same way that employers expect employees to have access to transportation to get to work on time and an appropriate wardrobe for the work space.

Think for a moment: could you do your job or live your life without a mobile device?

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1. Traci York, Writer 12. Obsessivemom 23. Amber
2. Modern Gypsy 13. Empty Arms, Broken Heart 24. Jenn P
3. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) 14. Anamika The bespectacled mother 25. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Post)
4. Shilpa 15. Charlotte 26. Foxy
5. Mali (A Separate Life) 16. Journeywoman 27. Middle Girl
6. Mali (No Kidding) 17. Parul Thakur 28. Vinitha
7. You can only do a certain number of things Everyday | TaU 18. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 29. Mary Francis
8. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable 19. Shail 30. An@ mi
9. Isabelle 20. Nonsequiturchica
10. Raven 21. Turia
11. Unpregnant Chicken 22. Missing Noah

March 13, 2017   29 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 132: One Food

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It isn’t surprising to read that you can’t exist on one food alone (though potatoes apparently would keep you alive the longest), but did you know that you’re hardwired to eat a varied diet?  The BBC article states:

Humans have built-in mechanisms to avoid just such a situation (probably because it eventually leads to malnutrition) – specifically, a phenomenon called sensory-specific satiety: The more you eat of one thing, the less you can stomach it.

But I love eating the same thing.  Back in graduate school, I ate the same thing for every meal.  It was a roasted vegetable and tofu sandwich on a bagel.  I ate three of them every day for years.  I would still be eating at the sandwich if everyone else in this house would agree to consume it, too.  But the meal varies from night to night because I have to cook dinner for everyone else.  (Though breakfast and lunch are always the same for me.)

There is no possible way I could ever get bored of Special K.  No way that I could ever get sick of cucumbers.

What is the one food you think you could eat over and over again, sensory-specific satiety be damned?

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1. Mali (No Kidding) 12. Obsessivemom 23. Amber
2. Mali (A Separate Life) 13. Different Shores 24. Virg� nia
3. Bamberlamb 14. Isabelle 25. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)
4. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable 15. Parul Thakur | Happiness & Food 26. Jess
5. Traci York, Writer 16. Non Sequitur Chica 27. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)
6. Charlotte 17. shilpa 28. Empty Arms, Broken Heart
7. Inconceivable! 18. Pom 29. An@ mi
8. Middle Girl 19. Shail 30. Mary Francis
9. Vaibhav Gupta | Thorough and Unkempt 20. Journeywoman 31. Foxy
10. Corinne Rodrigues 21. Modern Gypsy 32. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled)
11. Turia 22. deathstar

March 6, 2017   35 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 131: Would You Peek?

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There is a town in England that has a box of prophecies, kept in a secret location near the Panacea Museum.  That fact is just a small portion of a larger article about a ritual held at the museum last December, but I kept scrolling back and forth, trying to digest every morsel of information about this box.

How could they not open it?

Regardless of how you feel about the contents inside, whether you think they’re true or random blatherings, how could people continue to let time pass without reading the predictions?  What if we never declare the bishops in crisis and the box gets lost?  Or the box is opened hundreds of years from now and the contents have disintegrated?

Who is hiding the box?  And is there a contingency plan if something ever happens to that person?

Aren’t you curious about the contents of the box?  Would you want to know the prophecies?

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1. Do you know how to read and write in your mother tongue? | Naba 13. shilpa 25. Missing Noah
2. Vaibhav Gupta | Thorough and Unkempt 14. Modern Gypsy 26. torth� il
3. Turia 15. Parul Thakur | Happiness & Food 27. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)
4. Anamika 16. Journeywoman 28. Amber
5. Food fact – Calamari 17. Empty Arms, Broken Heart 29. Virg� nia
6. Different Shores 18. Laurel Regan, CZT 30. Jess
7. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable 19. apluseffort 31. Mali (No Kidding)
8. Traci York, Writer 20. That’s Ms. Infertile to You 32. Mali (A Separate Life)
9. Risa Kerslake 21. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 33. deathstar
10. Pom 22. Shail
11. Unpregnant Chicken 23. Anitha
12. Isabelle 24. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)

February 27, 2017   27 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 130: A Different Kind of Book Club

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I love the idea of a book club, but I hate the actuality of a book club because every one I have ever been in goes the same way.  I read a book that I don’t really enjoy because it’s the selection, foregoing something I really do want to read, and then arrive at the meeting and discover that over half the group hasn’t read it at all, and no one really moves to discuss it.

But I thought this book club for two is a brilliant idea.  Rather than reading the book ahead of time, they read it over the phone to one another.  They can discuss it in real time or just relax and listen to the story.

I do this with the twins — we’re currently reading Sleeping Giants together, though the ChickieNob and I are also reading Twilight without the Wolvog — but I never thought to do it with someone my age.  I guess you would have to find someone who shares the same reading taste so you don’t run into the problem above — spending time with books that annoy you at the expense of spending time with a story you want to read.

What do you think about reading a book aloud with another person as a book club for two?

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1. The Fear Of Failure | Naba 12. Raven 23. Shail
2. Mali (No Kidding) 13. Parul Thakur | Happiness & Food 24. Miranda
3. Mali (A Separate Life) 14. Jess 25. Journeywoman
4. Vaibhav Gupta | Thorough and Unkempt 15. Lori Lavender Luz 26. Amber
5. Shilpa 16. Unpregnant Chicken 27. Turia
6. Traci York, Writer 17. Isabelle 28. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)
7. Corinne 18. Menaka Bharathi 29. Modern Gypsy
8. Middle Girl 19. Charlotte 30. Empty Arms, Broken Heart
9. Soul Talk 20. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) 31. Ms. Infertile
10. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable 21. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 32. Obsessivemom
11. Ravneet Kaur 22. Pom

February 20, 2017   33 Comments

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