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We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

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Canada Not a Loud Nation

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Dec 2. 11 Replies

Canada is a proud nation but not a loud nation.British newspaper salutes Canada . . . this is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words......Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday…Continue

FFRF's 2018 National Convention: John de Lancie

Started by Loren Miller Nov 30. 0 Replies

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Peak Prosperity, We are at the peak

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 26. 3 Replies

The world is at the peak and tipping point in many different factors, i.e. global warming, monetary growth, insect collapse. I don't intend to be an alarmist and scare people, my purpose is to inform you. Please block me if you don't want to read…Continue

New Rule: Win or Go Home (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 4. 5 Replies

In case you hadn't noticed, we have a mid-term election coming up in three days, and it's more than a little important.  With it we can take back at least one if not both houses of Congress from the Republicans and send a message to Donald Trump…Continue

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Comment by Patricia on November 15, 2018 at 1:04pm

Rick went through a few adjustments with his to have the sounds comfortable. He's fine with them now. You'll appreciate sound more now, Plinius….congrats.

Comment by Plinius on November 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

Thanks! It's quite shocking, really. I knew my hearing problems but only today realized how serious they are and how many years they've played a part in my life. I was well on the way to live in silence and I'm happy with the hearing aids.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 15, 2018 at 12:51pm

Congratulations on the new, improved hearing Chris. Friends who use hearing aids say that the sounds can be overwhelming at first.

I've been using reading glasses for the past 18 years. Anything closer that arms length is a blur.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 15, 2018 at 12:05pm

Hope you can sort it out in a positive manner Plinius.

Your story reminded me of the glasses I got in the first grade of school.  What the teacher wrote on the blackboard was too blurry to make-out.  She moved me to the front seat and it was still too blurry.  She sent a note home with me that said this guy needs some glasses.

When I got home with my glasses, I looked at the lawn and said "Wow!  I can see individual blades of grass without getting down on my hands and knees."  I looked up at one of the trees and said "Wow!  I can see the individual leaves without climbing the tree."

Comment by Randall Smith on November 15, 2018 at 7:19am

Hurray, Chris! I bet music will sound a lot better. Enjoy the sounds of nature and more.

I'm hoping my recent contribution to this site isn't "money down a rat hole". I'd hate to see A/N fail. I use it most every day.

Comment by Plinius on November 15, 2018 at 6:36am

Wow, my first hearing aids! I'm completely overwhelmed by sounds - sounds I haven't heard for years, I realize now. Sounds I never knew were there, like squeeks in the keyboard, soundless alarmclocks begin to tick, the cat's feet patter, clothes and books rustle, zippers screech. I'm surrounded by explosions of sounds and it will take me some time to sort it out.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 12, 2018 at 12:32pm

It is hard to find the right words sometimes. That's why we fall back on clichés. I've heard variations on 'sorry for your loss' recently and while it's often used as a default, I take it as a genuine expression of sympathy. Peoples hearts are in the right place.

Comment by Plinius on November 12, 2018 at 8:11am

You're too kind, Joan, but to be of use to someone is often impossible. We all think of Patricia, who's in pain and on a horrible waiting list, but what can we do? Endlessly repeat our concern until the words have lost their meaning? Shake up the Canadian health care? Doesn't work.   

I'd better go and shake up a Dutch dentist, she must look after Aunt.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 12, 2018 at 4:06am

Plinius, from my perspective, you always seem to find just the right words and feelings. I wish I had your clarity and empathic ability to relate. 
I agree it is hard to find the right expression!

Comment by Plinius on November 12, 2018 at 4:01am

But I must admit that it's hard to find the right expressions when you only have an internet contact....


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