.by Anura Guruge
May Obama get the pox for all this criminal activity and have his pee-pee fall off.
This is BEYOND a bloody joke.
I just happened to spot it when I went to address the envelope.
How many others would spot this. This would then get LOST.
This is criminal.
Also it appears you can apply for Health Insurance if you are homeless.
Never thought of that.
by Anura Guruge
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I love this New Hampshire made, native Indian design flutes. Yesterday was not the first time I have stopped and admired this stall. It has been one of my favorites for a number of years. Yesterday, I only stopped by briefly. In other years I have stopped and enjoyed the tactile thrill of these flutes and talked to the artist.
Maybe I should tell Deanna to get me one for Christmas. I do like wood inlay objects. A couple of years ago, at my behest, Deanna got me this beautiful, wood inlaid backgammon set from the National Geographic catalog. I don’t use it. I keep it as an object de art.
I noticed his work yesterday. It stopped me dead in my tracks. He was kind of diagonally across from the flutes (above).
Being a very colorful person, by birth, black-and-white ink drawings are not one of my favorite media for art — though I do have a fairly large ink drawing of a mill, that I bought when I first came to the U.S. (the second time around) in 1985. It hangs in our downstairs family room.
I, however, have to say that Gene’s work is AMAZING. The sheer detail and authenticity is breathtaking. WOW.
This is his Web. I am glad he has a decent Web site.
It was blinking beautiful. So much detail.
I asked him what he had done with the original. Of course he had sold it. I asked him for roughly how much: $2,000.
I, of course, do NOT have the money, BUT if I had $2,000 to spend on art I would seriously consider buying one of his originals!
He reminds me of my one-time ‘buddy’, the one-and-only David Shepard — though David was into color.
Gene lives in Pittsfield. I go through Pittsfield at least once a week. I might have to give him a call and see if I can visit him in his home gallery.
.by Anura Guruge
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Our school, Alton Central School (ACS), is offering this FREE flu vaccine program and this morning Deanna was filling in the approval and acceptance forms. She wanted me to publicize this program — which I am now doing, though I am a bit worried about doing so! Why, because the ‘Local Control‘ fanatics may jump on this, as they have about the innocuous ‘Common Core‘, and try and stop it! I am actually amazed that NH has this very enlightened and beneficial program. I am surprised that they haven’t been forced to scrap it on fears that the kids were being injected with mind-drugs from D.C. or even microchips to monitor their activity (à la the infamous ‘Common Core biometric bracelet’).
I will be fair. We are but recent converts to flu vaccination. I didn’t see a need for it, until I nearly died (or to be more precise was nearly killed) two years ago. Have been getting it since, plus I am now a senior. Since Teischan has my constitution and is prone to colds, coughs, wheezes, asthma, bronchitis etc. etc. we decided to get her the shot too. And with the three of us getting the shot, Devanee, who just hates needles, wasn’t going to escape — if nothing else to hear her SCREAM when she gets pricked. She brings the whole place to a momentary halt — her screech so dramatic.
Yes, we know that you can get the flu for FREE at many clinics. Yes, we once got it for free at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lebanon when we were there for another appointment for Deanna’s back. Yes, we also know that most health insurances cover it.
But, it is best if this can be done at school for FREE. So we are very happy though I have a sinking feeling that this will be the next program voted out by our dysfunctional, misguided School Board. If they do, may they be beset with the pox.
Growing up in Ceylon, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, we used to get free, compulsory vaccinations at school. One of them was for polio — the sugarcube vaccine. It was a BIG government sponsored propaganda programs. Ceylon’s school children being vaccinated to eradicate polio. We were all told to wear our ‘Sunday’ best. They took pictures of us lined up to get the sugarcubes. There was black-and-white news footage. My adoptive uncle, a doctor, then the Director of Medicine for Ceylon was the mastermind behind this anti-polio drive. Many decades later, having met folks in the U.S., my age, with polio, I found out that we were the ‘they are wogs, so they don’t count’ human guinea pigs for the sugarcube polio vaccine. I don’t mind — I guess because none of us got hurt. Actually we did good. As I said, I have seen more polio in this country than I ever did in Ceylon. So it is OK that my adoptive uncle, quite a man, still one of my heroes, volunteered us (including his own sons) for this testing. I never got to ask him. So, I am not sure whether he fully knew that we were the guinea pigs. It is possible that it was presented to him as one of the MANY foreign aid benefits that we used to get in those days — since we were a leading non-aligned nation (meaning we gladly took aid from all sides).