Where’s Waldo? In the Reblog Button

Can anyone else reblog? I have not been able to since last night. I looks to me like a lack of communication between WordPress and WordPress where the programmers report into. When programming changes are made the Reblog button is the first to go, last time it was for a week. If this happens on a regular basis you would […]

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Why are Books Banned or Burned?

At the end of September, libraries and bookstores everywhere will be celebrating “Banned Books Week.” This got us thinking: why do people ban books (or, in extreme cases, burn them)? Literature is such a fundamental part of human life, and yet time and time again throughout history there have been concerted efforts to suppress or destroy certain books. These days, […]

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Paterno knew about Sandusky’s child sex abuse before 2001: report

What did Joe Paterno know and when did he know it? According to an explosive new CNN report published Saturday, the legendary ex-Penn State football coach may have known about Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of young boys years before Sandusky’s 2011 arrest. CNN obtained a Pennslyvania police report that described Paterno’s reaction to whistleblower Mike McQueary showing up in his […]

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Treasure Trove Award **WOW**

Receiving a nomination for an award is always exciting, exciting as the first. There are days my body hurts, some days I don’t get far. (I’ll be back) I want to Thank the Bloggers who nominated me and I’ve had to pass. Being nominating by a good friend felt wonderful. Danica Piche created Treasure Trove Award,  a full described below. I’m happy she’s returned to blogging. For a good read, pull up a chair, Danica is the queen of Short Stories. Visit her site  http:www:danicapiche.wordpress.com  It’s an honor to receive the Treasure Trove Award.  I thank you, appreciate you and so glad your back. You’re a great support.  M   WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL TREASURE TROVE AWARD! What is The Treasure Trove Award?  *New Award created by Danica Piche.*  M I’ve created the Treasure Trove Award for bloggers who share treasures. Treasures can take the form of: art; community participation and support; creative writing; entertainment; friendship; health and fitness; humor; information; knowledge and insight; life lessons; music; photography; skills and instructions…anything that adds value and is a treasure in the blogosphere. The Treasure Trove Award is for blogosphere treasures. What are the rules for the Treasure Trove Award? The rules are that there are no rules. You can post the Treasure Trove Award image to your blog — or not. You can give the award to other bloggers — or not. The Treasure Hunt Begins! MY TREASURED NOMINEES http://www.dunelight.wordpress.com http://www.vanbytheriver.wordpress.com   […]

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Withdraw The Beast Within: Day One

I HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER MY MENTAL HEALTH IS TIED TOGETHER WITH MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS, THREE OF WHICH I’M ADDICTED TO.  MY STRUGGLE WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER IS BALANCED OUT ON A FOUNDATION BUILT ON XANAX. I AM ADDICTED TO THREE OF THE DRUGS WITH XANAX BEING THE NASTIEST TO WITHDRAW FROM. LYME DIEASE HAS TAKEN MY MEMORY AND I TOOK TO MANY XANAX BEFORE THE NEXT REFILL. IT’S A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN TEXAS WHICH MEANS ONLY YOUR DOCTOR CAN APPROVE EVEN ONE PILL BEFORE REFILL. MY DOCTOR WAS ON VACATION AND I WAS BATTLING THE BEAST WITHIN.  I’m  on the mend, just not well enough to write a post about my journey. Thanks to everyone who has reached out to me. I was able to battle things out at home, there was a point when the questions came up, was it time to go to hospital. Below are a few comments I’ve made while piecing myself back together. They are not entertaining, quite disgusting actually but IT’S REAL. I have Treatment Resistant Bipolar Disorder with Xanax as the anchor drug. I’ve lived thru what doctors or instructions may mention about withdraw. IF you were not aware of what Xanax withdraw looks like, FIRST look in the mirror. It’s the patients responsibility to participate with treatment. One critical way is being aware of every angle, good, bad, nasty, uncomfortable, make you beat yourself against the wall, wailing in pain……..I feel like my worst sins have beaten me with […]

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Texas Senator John Cornyn: ISIS Must Be Stopped

Share your thoughts with Senator John Cornyn at http://cornyn.senate.gov/. Contact him whether you live in Texas or not. He is a Senior lawmaker and serves the lead on several committees. THE LONESTAR WEEKLY This week we mourn the victims of the horrific terrorist attack in Orlando and their families and friends, and express our appreciation for the first responders who bravely responded to this tragedy. As a country, we now must come to terms with the reality we face: the attack in Orlando was not a random act of violence, but a calculated act of terror. And, the risks of future attacks on American soil are rising, not falling. It’s not enough to just stop terrorists from buying guns; we must give law enforcement the tools they need to thwart an attack before it happens and take those suspects off the streets. Too often, the FBI and other law enforcement officers have to operate with one hand tied behind their backs because they can’t access key pieces of information in a timely manner. The President and his national security team think the threat posed by ISIS is something they can merely contain. But ISIS must be destroyed, and it’s long past time the Obama Administration presented a credible, aggressive strategy to do so and prevent future terror attacks on American soil.

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Throw Back Thursday *Stop! Heart Breaks Ahead*

For Valentines, I share my heart with you. For me, great music is watching an artist caressing the guitar like a lover. I want lyrics to pull me close with intense emotion and yearning. WP is playing again tonight. I add third video, presto one is deleted. No problem here, will have double the fun. Enjoy! Working on second Throw Back Thursday now. Surprises? Xx  M    

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American Crime *The story lines shine light on abuse and violence*

American Crime prompts conversation with story lines about abuse and violence. The show starts 1/16/16 on ABC. One story line is a boy being raped. I believe sexual abuse and violence towards men needs a spotlight and resources. The topics may be disturbing or freeing. Without resources men/boys have no safe to turn for help. The series deals with topics ripped from current headlines. Audiences see story lines dealing with issues teenagers face, discrimination and transgender, are a few topics. http://abc.go.com/shows/american-crime Their site has several options to find more about the program. I look forward to the conversation from WP Bloggers after watching. Xx  M

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Hi friends, I have a new home! Looking for the Light Blog @ WP.com

Hi everyone, I hope life is treating you well with a heart fun of sunshine. I’m officially at lookingforthelightblog.wp.com, previous content remains at  definingmemories.wp.com. The previous post may take another week to transfer, mostly health issues, it’s not been the best week. I apologize for the confusion and thank you for hunting me down. A big smile crosses my face when I see a familiar friend. I’m looking for a theme that excites me, you will see more versions before getting one to work. Please leave your comments if you like a theme. A special thanks to those who reached  to me and sending blessings. XO  M  

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Happy Birthday Gramps, Thank you for the lessons you instilled in me

A few sayings Gramps used to teach me about life If you’re going to be late for work, no need to go in. Always be on time. Nothing good happens after 9:00 PM. If he can’t be here by then, you’re not going. No phones calls after 9:00 PM. You will be home by curfew, if you can’t I better get a phone call. You’re accountable for yourself. There are no free rides. Be honest, you will only have to tell one story. You can do anything you want. If you want to be Miss America, you can. Every boyfriend had to meet gramps. Respect yourself and others. Happy Birthday, see you soon. I think of gramps everyday. One of our last memories was trying to feed you left-handed. We laughed so hard. He wished everyone left this life happy, great memories and someone to look forward seeing. Gramps looked forward to hugging granny. You and granny changed my life, saved my life and gave me the best life. XO  Melinda

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How Does Being Blind Change Your Life ?

Several months ago my vision changed drastically. I could barely read, saw things not there, my floaters looked like worms. My Lyme doctor looked and saw the worms and one of my Iris’s changed colors. Go see eye doctor she advised. It was time for new glasses and annual test. I left the eye exam shocked! I had lost vision in each eyes which did not look like glaucoma. The worms were there, one close to retina. He explained the test showing the print out at what it looked like. “I’ve never seen anything like this” Not what I expected to hear. Saying it looked like my optic nerve. He could not right a RX for glasses, I didn’t understand. He refered me to a Nuero-Opthomologist. Over two appointments I had 10+ test. The last test hurt, I had wires in my eyes for 30 minutes. A current went thru one tucked in under my eyelids. I don’t care for lidocaine in my eyes. I always try to get information from techs. This time tried different approach, asking what each machine tested for and what would the results tell the doctor. I asked about the test with wires, would results identify glaucoma, the machine wasn’t used for Glaucoma. He sends test to expert for their perspective, means no answers until appointment on 10/20/15.   Eye problems are mentioned in the Lyme Books I’ve read. I didn’t connect Lyme with eye problems. […]

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