Keep Healthy!

http://www.gocomics.com/moderately-confused/2016/05/03

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One more reason to stay healthy and keep out of hospitals.


 

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Politics

http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2016/05/01

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Too true. It explains why Trump has so many supporters — lot of people are fed up and outraged and want real change.

The situation in the Philippines is even worse according to Siren song of the strongmen — In a presidential race, a thuggish mayor leads the polls. A lot of people there are fed up too, and the front runner promises to break the gridlock, even at the expense of human rights and rule of law. It’s scary stuff.


 

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May Snow

It snowed again yesterday:

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The internet didn’t work for Andy, for obvious reasons:

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It reminded me of 1965. We were living in France for the year, and it had rained most of April. So when Andy looked out the window on May 1 and saw it was still raining he said, “Well, we tried April in Paris. Now let’s try May.”


 

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Paying Attention

If you substitute sip for chew and milkshake for carrot, Mr. Drabble would no doubt agree with Thich Nhat Hanh:

And when you chew, chew only the carrot, not your projects or your ideas. You are capable of living in the present moment, in the here and the now. It is simple, but you need some training to just enjoy the piece of carrot. This is a miracle.

I, on the other hand, am not that interested in food. Becoming immersed in a challenging problem, absorbed in the experience rather than pushing for a result, is the best way for me to live in the present moment. That wouldn’t suit many people, I know, so what do you savor?


 

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New Adventures

Thanks to the magic of reading one doesn’t have to go treking to go on a journey of discovery. It mostly takes an open mind, curiosity, and a sense of adventure.

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What an astonishing thing a book is…one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.
—-Carl Sagan

Have you ever felt that sense of excitement and wonder?


 

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Dogs vs Soccer

Apparently it’s not unusual for dogs to interrupt soccer games.

This pup took a lot longer to catch, but the crowd didn’t seem to mind.

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Health Care

www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2016/04/22

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But it could be even worse:

http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2016/03/25

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Only Four Years?

http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2016/04/13

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Do they really think things will be better in four years? The latest issue of The Economist is doubtful.

…America as a whole is seething with discontent. It may dodge putting a populist, and ideological extremist or a socialist in the White House in 2017. But, if voters’ anger remains unabated, it will not do so for much longer. Mrs Clinton needs a bold plan to counter this popular frustration. Alas, judging by her economic policies so far, she in more inclined to tinker.

The article ends with saying the mess the Republican party has gotten itself into gives Mrs Clinton a chance to reshape the nation if only her ideas are big enough to seize that chance. The author ignores the fact that a lot of people don’t trust her because they think she’s a crook.

Anyway, I’ll skip Rat’s solution and just watch what happens. Human nature isn’t always pretty, but it can be interesting.


 

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Tootsie Rolls

A great example of how bad communication turned out all right:

It pays to be creative.


 

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Hanging Out

In fact one reason people like to hang out with dogs is it makes them happy.

 

I get my doggie fix every day. What about you?
 


 

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