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the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 19, 2018 at 2:46pm

I don't know Patricia.  I imagine there are experts in any major city that can do the job, and probably would reschedule patients with less important problems if a optometrist called him and told him of a detached retina.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 19, 2018 at 2:26pm

I live close to a specialized eye emergency room. Hopefully Murphy's Law will work and I'll never need it!

Comment by Patricia on January 19, 2018 at 2:26pm

Salt Lake does a person get there within 2 days? Appointments are hard to come by right away let alone the travel.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 19, 2018 at 2:22pm

My optometrist was very concerned that I might have a detached retina when I had a detached vitreous humor.  He gave me his cell phone number and said to call him anytime day or night, if I had any symptoms of a detached retina, even though he was going on vacation.  

He said if I had a detached retina, I would have to go to Salt Lake City to have an expert reattach it, and would have to go as quickly as possible.  If it was left unattached for about 2 days, I would go blind in that eye.

Comment by Patricia on January 19, 2018 at 1:53pm

Wow, those are quite the rules.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 19, 2018 at 1:49pm

I (confidently) hope Daniel will be fine!

A friend also had a detached retina recently, caught early. In addition to laser "spot-welding" the detached edges back in place, the treatment included a bubble of inert gas to hold the retina in place as it heals. Depending on where the lesion is, you might be required to stay in bed facing down, or keep your head at another angle. My friend was lucky, able to keep her head upright and do most normal things, except she couldn't lift things heavier than one pound, couldn't bend over, and had to sleep sitting up.

Visually, the bubble caused the interesting effect of "looking through a big magnifier", until it got completely absorbed after a couple of weeks.

Comment by Patricia on January 19, 2018 at 12:48pm

I'm sure Daniel will do fine.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 19, 2018 at 8:40am

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Comment by Ian Mason on January 19, 2018 at 8:40am

That should be a routine procedure. Wish him luck and a speedy recovery.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 19, 2018 at 7:36am

Our friend Daniel found out yesterday he has a detached retina. He's having surgery for it today.


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