Myopia. I learned the word when I was ten years old from the optometrist who checked my eyes and told my parents that I was nearsighted. I didnâ€™t know I was nearsighted. I thought everyone saw everything the way I saw it. Trees were green blobs, the landscape blurred into blotches of pink, green, brown and blue, like an Impressionist painting. (Maybe Monet was near sighted and created Impressionism by painting what he saw.) I have to admit I wondered how other kids could catch and hit a baseball. I never saw the ball until it was on top of me.
No one really expected the 2000 elections to be as â€śexcitingâ€ť as they were. The issues in Florida involving â€śhanging chadsâ€ť added terms to our language and electronic machines to our voting places. Unbeknownst to most people, the stage is set for the elections of 2012 to be more controversial than any in the history of our nation.
I notice the main stream media spent a lot of air time and ink last week telling the whole world, or at least everybody they could get to pay attention to them, that the vote in the House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare was a complete and utter waste of time. I would tell you what CNN had to say about it, but just like the vast majority of the rest of America, I donâ€™t watch CNN. This by the way, is the same media that spent countless hours covering the time Congress invested looking into whether Roger Clemens used steroids or not.
I had my license and credentials as a Texas Realtor but no experience and no business cards. My broker asked me to go out to a home recently sold by the office to make some Polaroid pictures.
The interaction with the new home owners went well as did the picture taking. An extra picture was taken of the family standing together on their front porch. I gave them the picture and pulled a card from my pocket.
I'll say one thing for the Supreme Court: wait, hold that thought, after their decision on Obamacare, I'm not in the mood to say anything for the Supreme Court. Last week's decision was bad. After finding out that Justice Roberts sided with the leftist wing of the court and threw us and the American economy to the wolves, I have one burning question. Is it too late to take another look at Harriet Miers?
It should come as no surprise to regular readers of these musings that I enjoy the company of animals, especially dogs. While I strongly disagree with the current trend to make people the â€śguardiansâ€ť of them, or to give them â€śrightsâ€ť, I have no tolerance for cruelty.
With all thatâ€™s going on in the current events/political world this week, I thought Iâ€™d take a closer look at an important issue that doesnâ€™t get nearly enough attention. Right now The Barack and Romney are out on the campaign trail, The Supreme Court is handing down decisions, and donâ€™t forget, mount Joe Biden could erupt in a massive flow of inappropriate statements at any time. With all of that going on, there will be no shortage of commentary on hot topic issues this week.
Whoopsi, who says The Barack isnâ€™t the master of misdirection? Here we were spending our time obsessing over his statement (which truly deserves a lot of attention) that the private sector was doing fine, and slam dunk! the dream act is enacted by executive order. Isnâ€™t The Barack such an innovator? The heck with legislative process, oversight by elected representatives, and all of that time wasting public debate and voting. The Barack just whips out the old ink pen and presto, chango, the political/social landscape is changed however he wants it.
I attended a seminar recently in which half a day was spent on how the brain works, how it matures, ages, and the things which influence it. That was the source for last weekâ€™s article, and for the majority of the following discussion. Of all the organs of the body, we rely on that one so much â€“ from infancy when it helps us start understanding our environment, through the torment of teen age years, to the efficiency of adulthood and on into the possible dementia which often accompanies age. An understanding of how it works and how to care for it would seem appropriate.
The other night I was returning home pretty late in the evening, and as is my normal habit the radio in my vehicle was on a talk radio station. Since I get up early, work a full day, and donâ€™t often stay up late, Iâ€™m not very familiar with the radio hosts who are on late in the evening. The only reason I make that point is to say that I honestly donâ€™t know who I was listening to. Further confusing the issue, a lot of the evening shows on our local stations are re-broadcasts of shows actually aired earlier in the day, but not in our market.