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Another Awesome, Uplifting Story About Ultra High-Tech Cure For Some Types Of Blindness — You HAVE To Read.

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Click image to access the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ story.


From above story.


This was from JUST 2-months ago. Click to access my post.


This is so inspiring, awesome and uplifting. Just great that talented engineers are doing so much to help the blind gain some sight. Way back, when I first joined IBM, in the mid-1970s, I tried to do my bit. But, that was nothing. Nothing like this. So, glad. So, happy. Being in total darkness cannot be much fun though these brave people tough it out. Just seeing some light and some shape, to begin with, has to be such a relief. Literally, light at the end of the tunnel.

Second great story in two months. We must be making strides. I am delighted. Savor. Share. Contemplate.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — September 19, 2019.

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New Durham New Hampshire Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


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Another Helium Balloon Escapes To The Heavens To Later Cause Mylar Pollution.

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Click to access my post from just 6-months ago.



Yes, I like helium balloons. I didn’t have them growing up in Ceylon, but as a father to four kids, as of 1989, I know that I have bought too many. I even used to get the helium canisters for the home. Then c. 2012 I heard about the helium shortage. I started to become responsible about wasting helium. Since 2012 I have really cut back on buying helium balloons. Yes, I know kids like them and they cheer up the sick. So, it is a compromise.

Yes, I have seen too many helium balloons go ‘bye-bye’. I even watched a 12-year, rather spoilt boy, intentionally let go of a $99 motor-driven, helium filled shark. We tried to chase that down by car!

Yes, I know some set them loose intentionally — to be symbolic of freedom. This was at Concord Hospital, today. So, it could have been either, accidental or intentional. Either way it could end up two-weeks later in a field, woods or a lake. Animals will peck at it. Not good. Sad.

But, in the scheme of things we have bigger problems.

But, PLEASE try not to buy too many helium balloons.

Tell Realtors to cut it out.


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Operational ‘Ultratec’ TTY (Terminal) With ‘Acoustic Coupler’ At ‘Concord Hospital’, N.H. — September 18, 2019.

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Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustic_coupler


Talk about a blast from the past. I knew what it was. I remembered them from way back. Had to check to see the exact timeframe. 1985. Same year I arrived in the U.S. for ‘this stint’ — having previously come for one year in 1967.

Doctors and EMTs used them to send TEXTs! Kid you not. Early e-mail.

This TTY terminal probably still works if you knew the phone number of a computer that will support TTY communication.

Wow.

34-years old — or in that timeframe.

Wanted to share with you all.

Enjoy.


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My ‘Cholesterol Risk Factor’ Has Turned NEGATIVE; My Doctor Has NEVER Seen That!

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I know one thing for a fact, it is NEVER good to have something your doctor has never seen before.

So, this, from, what I can see can’t be good news. Doctor, however, is not worried. My cholesterol numbers, other than this CRAZY negative number, are passable.

Yes, they have come down from last year. SMILE.


What does it mean?

The risk factor is a multiplier.

You multiply your average risk of heart disease by this risk factor.

So, let’s say that my chance of getting heart disease was 99%. And doctors have always said I was a heart attack waiting to happen.

Now it is -99% — whatever that means.

Am I worried. Heck no. I know I am going to die. So, why worry?


Yes, I changed my diet, quite dramatically, on March 8, 2019 — the day after my knee surgery.

Yes, I still eat meat. I eat more meat than most people, even Donald Trump. I eat meat every day, at least for one meal a day. I am a born carnivore. Better than I used to be. Yes, I eat more fruits and vegetables than most too. SMILE.

I also take a ton — nah, that is an exaggeration (let’s call it ‘quarter of a ton’) of Metamucil. OK. No jokes. I take about 9 teaspoons of the ‘sugar free‘ a day. That is supposed to be fair dose of fiber.

Yes, I still drink my ONE LARGE (maybe borderline huge) glass of slightly diluted red wine. I do NOT function without red wine (and something else — but that is NOT fattening).

Cut way, way, way back on cheese. Sigh.

Cut out nuts altogether. That was another huge sacrifice too.

Also no more oatmeal. More Metamucil in its place.

I exercise some. SMILE. Around 7.5 miles a day of walking and maybe 20+ on a stationary bike. Also, on average, climb the equivalent of 51 floors a day. Much more on most days — like 80.

I will be HAPPY to share my diet and exercise regime with any of you.

I eat a LOT. I kid you not.

But, I don’t eat bread, rice, pasta, chocolate, cake, muffins, bagels, donuts, cookies. Yes, TWICE a month, when we are eating away, I MIGHT cheat and eat what is leftover of Teischan’s ice cream. There is a reason for that. Ice cream does help my digestion. But, that is the only time I eat it. There is plenty in the house if I wanted. But, I don’t. I don’t cheat on my diet because that is cheating on myself.

OK. Another confession. Since my surgery I have lost 26-pounds. I am hovering at 150 pounds. If I manage to lose another 5 that will be as think as I have ever been in my adult life. In 1983, on a starvation diet and tons of running, I got down to 145 pounds.

So, that is the story.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — September 18, 2019.

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red berries against blue sky Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


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Loads More Pictures From ‘Laconia Multicultural Festival’, 2019 — The ‘Neha Parikh Indian Dancers’

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Lots of pictures, if you are interested and YOU should be. SMILE.

Not enough space to post them all over on this blog.

So, they are on the ‘overspill‘ Website — but easy enough to access. Just click on the above images or visit:


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