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Emilie Simon "Desert"



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Lyrics to Desert (English Version) :

Where is the sea 
I don't why I was just looking for the sea
But the only thing I found was a desert
A desert around me 

What can I see
You close my eyes when I just need to go and see
If you want me to be blind I will stay here
With this desert around me

The world I can see
Is a nowhere land 
Without you I'm a nowhere girl 
In the desert 
In the desert
With you

Where is the sea 
I don't why I was just looking for the sea 
But the only thing I found was a desert
A desert around me 

Where is the sea
I am alone
I am dreaming of the sea
That you are not here next to me

The world I can see
Is a nowhere land
Without you I'm a nowhere girl 
In the desert 
In the desert 
With you




Pain Clinic





"Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from poppy-derived thebaine. It is a narcotic analgesic generally indicated for relief of moderate to severe pain. It was developed in 1916 in Germany as one of several new semi-synthetic opioids in an attempt to improve on the existing opioids. ...


TENS
"trans-cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, a technique intended to provide pain relief by applying electrodes to the skin to block impulses in underlying nerves."



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There are very serious risks involved with this procedure.  But worse pain, paralysis and stroke are very rare.  I don't think surgery is any safer. 

Right now I can't drive due to the leg weakness. I won't be able to dig my vegetable garden.  I feel sleepy and dreamy from the oxycodone.

I'll take a chance to get my life back to normal.



Lights Out!



I found this on the Vimeo website.  It's the best short (under 3 minutes!) ghost video I've come across.

Website:
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Use full screen. Some of the shadows are hard to see.

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"Fallin' Floyd" ~Depression Follows a Young Musician~




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I found this video on the Digg website:
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It was originally from the Vimeo  website:
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A Free To-Do List Program That I Like


I like to call my To-Do list my "Action List".  It just sounds better to me, more encouraging to do something rather than just add items to a list.

I tried out a few programs but this one is easier and more useful.  You can even change the background!

Here's the original background:







Here is a link:

The Best To-Do App for Windows

Using pen and paper is okay but you can't make changes as easily. Rearranging, organizing, deleting are much easier with a computer program.
But using paper and pen does not require any equipment or learning to use the software.

I still print a copy just in case something goes wrong.     



My First Two WeRelate Genealogy Pages


These pages are not complete. I want to put in some biographical information. Then I'll add whatever I can find to make a family tree. 

I'll have to work with a small family.  My parents are no longer living.  I never met my grandparents. Before the 1900's my family roots go back to Italy.

I'll add pages from whatever I know about the family even if it's only their first and last names; maybe where they lived.  


My parents were married here: Minturno, Latina, Lazio

I know that the further back in time I go the results will be less reliable. Putting in the references from birth, death and marriage certificates will be proof that the information is valid.

Maybe I'll get lucky and find someone from the family looking for any information I might have.



I'm Trying an On-Line Genealogy Program Called WeRelate





Why I'm going to try WeRelate:

It's free. I don't want to get into a subscription service like Ancestry.com
It works like wiki; a website that allows editing of its content by its users.

I hope I can find distant relatives working on their genealogy so we can exchange information.  This is what could make the website useful.

The information is saved as a webpage.  This should be safer than having it on my PC because I can use any PC to find it.
But I wonder if letting my family history be out on the web will jeopardize my privacy. 
I'm not publishing my social security number, bank accounts, etc. I'm not a celebrity. It should be safe.   



I found this on the Gizmo freeware website.


Here's a video explaining how it works:


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The link:  www.werelate.org

So far I'm still learning to use this wiki website. It's more difficult than I expected. I'll let you know how it works out. 

I'm also going to use a program that works offline. It's called Legacy.  I'll try the free version. I'll explain more about it on another post.




Mr. Hublot


"Last night, the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film went to Mr. Hublot, which is now available online. Set in a mechanical world, Mr. Hublot follows a man with OCD who brings a robot puppy into his life.
Laurent Witz wrote and directed the award-winning short, which manages to transport us fully to its world of factories and gears while maintaining a strong emotional core. It's easy to see what made it Oscar-worthy."

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(From the i09 website)

What are numbers?


Ideas and images from a post on the "i09" weblog 8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

I found a post titled "8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve" It was from the i09 weblog. I decided to share my ideas about these questions. Let me know what you think.

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve - StumbleUpon

"Mathematical structures can consist of numbers, sets, groups, and points — but are they real objects, or do they simply describe relationships that necessarily exist in all structures?" 

I think that numbers only describe what is "real" and have no real existence outside of our minds.





What Is the Best Moral System

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Ideas and images from a post on the "i09" weblog 8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

I found a post titled "8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve" It was from the i09 weblog. I decided to share my ideas about these questions. Let me know what you think.

"The Golden Rule is great (the idea that you should treat others as you would like them to treat you), but it disregards moral autonomy and leaves no room for the imposition of justice (such as jailing criminals),"

I'm not sure what would be the right thing to do in the illustration above. 

Maybe the best action would be to save a group of people while letting one person die.  

But what if the relatives are evil?

What if you could not live without your true love?  Would this be self-preservation?


Can You Really Experience Anything Objectively?




Ideas and images from a post on the "i09" weblog 8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

I found a post titled "8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve" It was from the i09 weblog. I decided to share my ideas about these questions. Let me know what you think.


"Another way of saying all this is that the universe can only be observed through a brain (or potentially a machine mind), and by virtue of that, can only be interpreted subjectively."

"Everything you know, everything you've touched, seen, and smelled, has been filtered through any number of physiological and cognitive processes." 

Maybe this is why we use a jury of 12 people or Having a majority in congress agree before a law is passed.



Is There Life After Death?



Ideas and images from a post on the "i09" weblog 8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

I found a post titled "8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve" It was from the i09 weblog. I decided to share my ideas about these questions. Let me know what you think.

"Materialists assume that there's no life after death, but it's just that — an assumption that cannot necessarily be proven."
"...there's no reason to believe that we only have one shot at this thing called life." 

I believe this is a matter of faith, not logic.  

I've heard of uploading a person's soul into the internet; continuing life after death by surfing the "web world". 

I've heard of moving the soul into a new artificial body.  Just like replacing a leg or hand with a manufactured body part; the soul would be transferred from the dying body into a new body. 



Does God Exist?




Ideas and images from a post on the "i09" weblog 8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

I found a post titled "8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve" It was from the i09 weblog. I decided to share my ideas about these questions. Let me know what you think.

"We do not know enough about the inner workings of the universe to make any sort of grand claim about the nature of reality and whether or not a Prime Mover exists somewhere in the background." 
~George Dvorsky

From my point of view believing there is a God involves having faith, not logic.  You have a feeling or yearning for something more than this life followed by nothing.


Do We Have Free Will?

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve


Ideas and images from a post on the "i09" weblog 8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

I found a post titled "8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve" It was from the i09 weblog. I decided to share my ideas about these questions. Let me know what you think.

"But if we don't have free will, then why did we evolve consciousness instead of zombie-minds?"

I believe we have some free will but not completely.  Here's my idea:

The adventure of life is like sailing in a small ship.  We can adjust the sails and rudder but the wind and waves are mostly in control.  



Reaching our goals, changing them when the situation proves they are unobtainable, recovering from unexpected hardships, succeeding when it seems all is lost; in the end we have much less control than we believe.  This makes life scary but it also makes it exciting and enjoyable.