Some Interesting Things I Read Today

As you can imagine, after the past week I had, getting back to “normal” is just a little difficult.  Add in cooler temps and rain and you get an almost pensive set of days.  To counter this, I’ve been reading different articles on-line and playing some video games.  However, as far as the video games are concerned, I am having to be careful with the ones I select to play because one of my favorites, Warframe, is almost too “fast” for my brain and causes it to slow down quite a bit.  So, I’ve been playing a lot of Elder Scrolls Online.

So, I am sharing some of the articles because you may just be interested in some of the same things.  Sorry this post is so boring, but, sometimes, boring is good, and informative.

Viruses in subtitles.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawoollacott/2017/05/25/put-away-the-popcorn-viruses-hidden-in-subtitles-can-let-hackers-take-over-your-device/#714d7e9762d7

A reporter gets body-slammed by a politician?  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/paul-ryan-signals-he-would-still-seat-greg-gianforte-if-he-wins-special-election/

Google’s AlphaGo is the best Go player in the world…..  I’m not sure how I feel about this.  https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/25/google-alphago-ai-deepmind-ke-jie-go-win/

Money still going to schools that discriminate.  Every school discriminates regardless of what they say.  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/politics/betsy-devos-refuses-to-rule-out-giving-funds-to-schools-that-discriminate.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

Healthcare is being screwed over again.  http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/estimated-23-million-would-lose-health-insurance-under-republican-bill-cbo/ar-BBBuOfo?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Ben Carson calls poverty ‘a state of mind’ in interview.  http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/estimated-23-million-would-lose-health-insurance-under-republican-bill-cbo/ar-BBBuOfo?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Robocop in Dubai.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/robocop-mall-cop_us_5925d8b4e4b062f96a336c3c

Libyan coastguard opened fire at refugee boats.  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/libyan-coastguard-opens-fire-migrant-boats-ngos-170525100451559.html

Queen Elizabeth II visits Manchester bombing victims.  http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/britains-queen-elizabeth-visits-manchester-bombing-victims/ar-BBBwghX?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Two white-supremacists killed and bomb-making ingredients were found in the apartment.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/florida-white-supremacist-explosives-roommates-slain_us_59260e06e4b0265790f4ea1a

The men were killed allegedly because the shooter said it was because of the following two reasons:

because “he wanted to prevent them from committing planned acts of domestic terrorism,” Assistant State Attorney Ronald Gale wrote in a pretrial motion filed in Florida’s Hillsborough County Circuit Court.

The materials were found in Russell’s Tampa apartment Friday after police discovered the bodies of 18-year-old Andrew Oneschuk and 22-year-old Jeremy Himmelman. Police say Arthurs, the fourth roommate, confessed to killing the two men, claiming they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam.

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A Monday PLUS A Strange Brain/Medicine Day

Today was most definitely a Monday because things didn’t work out the way they needed.  The dogs got out of the yard – everyone came home safely.  Sniffles and I were not prepared for this particular adventure!  Unfortunately, Animal Control became involved so there is more to do other than relax, which iis what we were sort of hoping for.  

In other news, I’ve begun a new medicine for seizures/muscle spasms.  The doctors aren’t decided which it is, but, what little research I was able to manage today, says the medicine is mostly used for seizures but can also be used for serious muscle spasms.  Hopefully, when I speak with the seizure specialist, there will be a better picture and idea of what is going on.  However, I’m really going to be glad when my body and brain are adjusted to the new medicine.

The new medicine, when combined with some of the other meds, make me very sleepy.  The combination also makes it difficult to think until the medication is firmly in my system.  Thinking slower is not something I accept easily, as you know.  Since I am recovering from whatever happened last Wednesday, and the subsequent hospital stay, I haven’t been overly concerned and am going to try to keep that particular concern down to manageable levels.

The dreams I’m having are definitely fodder for future stories! 😏🙈🙉🙊💃👀👍

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Pouring Rain

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Home Again!!!!

Mommy is home again! There is much loving and excitement going on! Tired. There will be more later, God willing. 😸

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In Hospital


Hi guys. I’m in the hospital since Wednesday night.  Initially looked like a stroke. The hemaplegic migraine has been ruled out so far.  Really super bored. Feeling better.  May get to go home soon.

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Reblog: Selecting Beta Readers

Originally posted on Rachel Poli: Finding beta readers isn’t as hard as you would think. They’re everywhere as long as you know the right places to look. But before we go into where you should find your beta readers, let’s talk about the characteristics you would like your beta readers to have. Because, of course, you…

via How To Find A Great Beta Reader You Can Trust — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

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Writing Research Related Question

This question is for all the medical people out there and the non-medical people who have a lot of medical procedure knowledge:

What is the procedure in your areas should a visitor in an ICU overdose on narcotics while visiting the patient in ICU – i.e. in the room with the ICU patient who is on a vent?  I am sure the patient will be saved because this is what medical personnel do?  They are trained to save lives immediately.

  • Where is the new patient sent?  I.e. there to an ICU bed, the emergency room/department, etc?
  • Are the police called?  If the police are called, is the person arrested?  (I can’t see why they would be arrested, but different laws are in each state, sometimes in each county of said state.)
  • How is the person who overdosed allowed to interact with the patient, especially if they are a decision maker for the ICU patient?  Do you have someone stay in the room with them?  Is security called to stay with them?  Are they permitted to see the ICU patient at all after overdosing in said patient’s room?

I know what is supposed to happen in my state and know what happens in several different counties, but, as was said earlier, each state/commonwealth is different.  I need to know the different practices so I can choose which one to use in my current story.  Just so you understand, my plan is not to detail the practice, I just need an overview of what happens and will not use any names or list any states of where said practices happen.  If you are uncomfortable in giving me this information, I highly understand because of the current state of national and world affairs.  However, it doesn’t hurt to ask questions.  If you like, you may just send me an e-mail with a link to kmgn.me@gmail.com

Thanks in advance to any who help me with this question.

 

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Dreaming And Working

For some reason, last night I dreamed I was on Project Runway.  (No, I am not that Image result for project runway imagestalented with cloth.)  I was given a physical helper, i.e. someone to get cloth for me and maneuver the cloth, etc.  My helper was a transgender woman.  However, because I am a Christian, my helper tried very hard to sabotage all my work and, for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why.  I was so sad and hurt in my dream to be judged especially since I didn’t judge her or anyone else in my dream.  It was such a real-life dream it was difficult to distinguish for several seconds the dream from reality.  (You know how dreaming minds can be.)  I was very glad to be awake and not living that other dream-life.  It was hurtful.

I know people pass judgment all the time on others, and I’ve been judged quite a lot being in a wheelchair; partly because of this judgment, but mostly because Christ said not to judge I try my best not to pass judgment on anyone else.  Each person is an individual and should be treated so.

OK – rolling off my soapbox now.

I am currently taking a break from writing to…write….  (Hmm, yeah, that works.)  The more the words come out, the more and more I am believing the next published work is going to be a collection of short stories.  The novel is still being worked on, which is surprising.  Could I be advancing as a writer?  Please God, let it be so!

Before this newest story is to be completed I am going to need to do some research and make some phone calls.  Here’s hoping the research is fruitful.

Hope your day is going well and you are having this beautiful sunshine we are here in Central Kentucky.

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Today Is A Day Of Waiting

Today I had a very important doctor’s appointment.  It was for Pain Management to be specific.  The appointment was scheduled in the late afternoon so I could get a little extra rest and get ready without having to hurry.  Being made to hurry for anything of late is detrimental for me actually being ready on time because I then think of 100,000 things I should get done while getting ready.

So, I was ready on time.  I was taking WHEELS so I scheduled some extra time in there so I wouldn’t be late to the doctor and scheduled the return trip within plenty of time for the doctor to get done with me and I would have enough time to relax and read a book while waiting on the return trip.

None of this happened.  WHEELS was late picking me up and getting me to the doctor but still managed to get there on time.  However, once in the doctor’s office, time slowed.  People were moving about.  Patients were going back into the back and then would come back out and return to the waiting room.  Time slipped by until I was afraid WHEELS would end up arriving before I’d even seen the doctor.  The service was scheduled to pick me up between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm.  At 4:20 pm I was called back to the doctor’s office.

The nurse who was helping me was relaxed.  Almost too relaxed because her work day was almost over.  The office closes at 4:30 pm through the week and 3:30 pm on Fridays.  When it came to the point where she asked me if I had any concerns I told her about the transportation issue and she looked back over her shoulder at me and said, with a self-satisfied smile, “The doctor will be here in just a few minutes.”

At exactly 4:50 pm, the doctor came in and asked me what was wrong because I looked upset.  I told her I was nervous and why.  Thankfully she took me seriously and we went through the paperwork quickly and I was out the door like a flash only to wait as minutes ticked by because there was a line at checkout!

Five-oh-two came and went and I was finally on the elevator going downstairs where, I hoped, the van would be.  It wasn’t there.  Had they come and gone already?  Were they late?  I called dispatch and was told they were running a little late but were on their way to pick us up.

If Cheyenne hadn’t gone with me today I think I may have actually had a full-on panic attack!

However, I am home now.  I am safe.  There is a Henry’s Hard Grape Soda beside me, and I have had a snack to hold me over until supper.  I am emotionally wrung out yet relieved to be home.

Now I am going to settle in to reading some notes for the latest writing project, and possibly take a nap.

I am glad today is done.

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A New Place To Submit

A monthly online literary journal, The Airgonaut publishes innovative writing ranging from surrealism and magical realism to absurdist fiction and fabulism.

via The Airgonaut — Discover

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