The Godiva chocolate shop at Liberty Place, Philadelphia.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
I'm close to being a pacifist at this point in my life after living through the Vietnam and Iraq wars experiences. The Saudis have a standing army of 150,000 soldiers and state of the art military arms purchased with oil money. If they are not willing to take the lead in straightening out their own back yard why should we? Obama is clearly reluctant to get involved but lacks the political courage to just say no in the face of media hysteria over two dead journalists and Republican Party warmongering. There is so much to read explaining the disasterous path we're on. Here's a sample:
The United States, by agreeing to airstrikes without end in support of a corrupt and sectarian government in Baghdad; by championing a Shia and Kurdish invasion of Sunni lands; and by promising arms, munitions and money to rebel groups in the middle of the Syrian Civil War, the same groups that sold Steven Sotloff to his beheading, has adopted a policy that will exacerbate the civil wars in both Iraq and Syria and deepen the nightmare existence of their people.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-hoh/isis-iraq-perpetual-war_b_5801952.html
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hurricane Sandy caused severe bay side flooding on Fire Island. Two walkways on the path between Cherry Grove and Sailor"s Haven were destroyed. This summer a new walkway was built and it winds its way through the middle of the island rather than hugging the bay. It's really a beautiful new stretch through lush Fire Island greenery!
Monday, September 8, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
The Bicuspid Aortic Foundation observes Chest Aneurysm and Dissection Awareness Month in September. This same month is observed for brain aneurysms, which also occur in some individuals with bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAV.) BAV, which is genetic, is estimated to exist in 1 of every 50 people, predominantly in males. I am one of those with BAV. How many men are at risk from a bulging, weak aorta associated with BAV? No one knows.