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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Saturday, January 26, 2019      24 comments

www.theguardian.com/tech
nology/2019/jan/20/shoshan
a-zuboff-age-of-surveillan
ce-capitalism-google-facebook "Surveillance capitalism\" is a new phrase and concept for me, which I actually spotted in my Globe and M... Read more
Adversity: Shine or Whine? Shout Out to 1CRAZYDOG!!
Friday, January 25, 2019      28 comments

Every day, 1CRAZYDOG generously posts a "thought of the day" on a huge number of Spark Friends' pages. And I'm one of the lucky people to benefit from her curated wisdom! Today: "Adversity provides the opportunity for the best pa... Read more
Life gets "worse"; attitude gets better . . .
Wednesday, January 23, 2019      31 comments

Oh my. Two fingers slightly sprained in a tiny car accident Saturday are now bruised and purple and swollen -- pretty painful. Picking up my car in the office parking lot last night, by the time I got home I realized that a tire had... Read more
Not So Good-Hearted
Tuesday, January 22, 2019      30 comments

It's easy to behave well when things are going well. No special virtue in that either . . . And it's much harder to behave well when they aren't. Yesterday: they weren't. Did I behave well? Uh, no. Not particularly. ... Read more
Really really cold . . .
Monday, January 21, 2019      32 comments

The high was -17C (yes that's just above 0 F) . . . and our gas boiler furnace system was not working. And our hot water was not working. We began calling the furnace repair people ("24 hours service, will call back within 1 hour") a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Strong, Flexible, Balanced with a Good Heart
Sunday, January 20, 2019      34 comments

At the gym yesterday, I began with vigorous cardio on the elliptical trainer, for the health of my heart. And then headed for the weights machines: working on my strength, moving sequentially through seven machines focused on my upper body... Read more
Leonard Cohen, The Flame
Saturday, January 19, 2019      29 comments

I've been going to libraries pretty much all my life -- starting as a very little person taken in my stroller (and yes, I can remember some of these trips). When as a six year old I became very afraid of dogs (my morning solo treks to piano les... Read more
When Death Comes: as it has to Mary Oliver
Friday, January 18, 2019      29 comments

One of American's greatest poets has died at age 83. Death has come to her . . . and she didn't simply visit this world. She made so much that was particular and real. When Death Comes When death comes like the hungry bear... Read more
Drinking Collagen
Thursday, January 17, 2019      23 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/2019/01/15/ca
n-drinking-collagen-slow-d
own-aging-and-boost-other-
functions.html I'm certainly concerned about bone density: and so this article about drinking collagen ca... Read more
Grateful for the Kindness
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      21 comments

What a fierce bunch of protective friends I feel I have here at Spark People. Somebody hurt my feelings?? And you're all rallying around to comfort and console me. Thank you!! I cannot say how much I appreciate you!! And yes, with your h... Read more
Refusing to Feel Rebuked!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2019      32 comments

Oh yeah. My renovator guy clearly is NOT impressed with my house keeping/lack of same. And made a few comments yesterday which left me initially feeling rebuked. Oh well oh well oh well. I can choose how I characterize th... Read more
The Toss-Out Continues
Monday, January 14, 2019      32 comments

Yesterday, I focused on packing up the remaining few items in dear son's old room which he wanted us to keep -- which did not take long. Mostly books and some music. He had stuffed as much as possible into his brand new truck for the post-Chri... Read more
No Diet Approach
Sunday, January 13, 2019      30 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/food-and-wine/article
-the-big-diet-this-year-co
uld-be-no-diet-at-all/ I've always WISHED that I could eat "intuitively" -- that's been my fantasy -- and absolutely have always realiz... Read more
At the Gym Today . . .
Saturday, January 12, 2019      22 comments

I did my cardio (elliptical) and my upper and lower body strength training, then engaged in a lengthy stretch routine in our "quiet" room. There was a lady there, grey-haired and fit, who was also working through her balance routine at the ... Read more
Balance
Friday, January 11, 2019      20 comments

Really enjoyed all of your responses on my "bone density" blog yesterday concerning our universal desire not to fall and not to break any bones!. Clearly many of us here are concerned about balance, and I found this article about elderly Chinese... Read more

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