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  • sk8eycat

    Thank you for the kind offer, and friendship.  I will gladly accept friendship, but my rejection of cell phones is only partly financial.  I really detest the things! 

    The arrogance of people who use them in public places, and thoughtlessly disturb everyone around them with meaningless chatter, are a symptom of a sick (as in "terminally ill") society.  When I was working in an electronics store 20+ years ago, I swore an oath on my cats that I would never own one of the pesky things.  I did consider getting a very inexpensive "emergency" phone while I was commuting to work, but now that I can no longer drive a car, or own one, I don't need a phone to call the Auto Club.

    Our land line may go out once a year, and I can live with that.  and,if I stop breathing, I DO NOT WANT to be revived, anyway.  I'm wearing a MedicAlert bracelet that advises EMTs NOT to resuscitate me EVER.

    That may sound stupid, but I have heard too many stories of people who have had CPR performed on them, and "come back to life" permanently brain damaged.  NOT moi!

    But many thanks for the offer; that was a kind and very thoughtful thing to do.  You just didn't know about my peculiar weirdness regarding cell phones.  <3

  • Don

    Thank you!  Let me say you're not too old for POLLY, Plinius.  It's a fairly sophisticated construction for YA, but, in any case, the popularity of the genre among adults has been much remarked on and discussed in recent years.  I've written about it on my blog.  There are some good links.  You may be interested:

    "What explains the popularity of YA fiction?"

  • Joan Denoo

    Chris, I think you stated you did not know how to post a video or playlist. I ran across this instruction tonight and it may provide the answer to your statement. 

    Embed videos and playlists

    Add YouTube videos and playlists to a website or blog by embedding it.

    Here’s how to embed a video:

    Click the Share key under the video.

    Click the Embed link.
    Copy the code provided in the expanded box.
    Paste the code into your blog or website.

    Here’s how to embed a playlist:

    Click Playlists on the left side of your YouTube page
    Click the playlist title you'd like to embed.
    Click the Share link.
    Click the Embed link.
    Copy the embed code that appears in the menu below.
    Paste the code into your website or blog.