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Grandma Tidbits #5

Posted on April 5, 2010 6:04 pm under Grandma Tidbits, Manic Monday
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What are you grateful for today?
Life. Here’s a small rhyme I wrote a couple months ago that says it well:

When I was young, I’d wonder why
bad times would come to make me cry.
What had I done? What was the cause?
Were these the fruits of divine laws?

Now that I’m old, each day’s a gift:
the good, the bad, the subtle rift.
My life flows swift towards end of time
and I am glad that they are mine.

What’s missing in your life?
A fully functioning heart. My damaged one doesn’t pump blood effectively. That creates other health problems and restricts what I can do physically. But even so, my life is good. If I’m missing anything else, I guess it’s too insignificant to remember.

Has the conflict and harm religion has caused outweighed the good it has produced?
Conflict is a constant in our world. Religion is one of the excuses used for conflict. I think the same holds true of good. The world is filled with good people and loving actions. Some are the product of religious belief, some are not.

Grandma
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Grandma Tidbits #4

Posted on March 29, 2010 6:00 pm under Grandma Tidbits, Manic Monday
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How do you feel about couples that share an email address?
I really hadn’t thought about it before. I can’t imagine saying anything that both halves of a couple couldn’t read. Or that they would share an address if it were an issue.

How open about your life are you in the various online arenas?
I’m fairly open about my life. I talk about my health, my family and my passions. I’m pretty closed about my identity. I reveal that I’m a female senior citizen from the Memphis area, but not much more. Grandma may be a bit senile, but she ain’t crazy. Click here for my real name, home address and social security number.  What?  You say that link’s not working?

On average, how many hours a week do you spend online? Do you think it’s too much?
That’s rather like asking how much time I spend eating dairy products. I could estimate the time I spend eating, but I don’t break it down into food groups. I spend at least 10 hours a day on the computer and frequently more. I blog, I write tutorials, I play with virtual pets and I chat with friends on a couple of boards. Some of these activities are online, some aren’t.  Sometimes I do more than one at the same time.

I think it’s a lot of time, but I don’t think it’s too much. I live with a number of physical restrictions, so much of my time is spent sitting. I’m happiest when I’m sitting at my computer.

Grandma
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Grandma Tidbits #3

Posted on March 22, 2010 5:55 pm under Grandma Tidbits, Manic Monday
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What do you value most in other people?
Honesty, loyalty and a sense of humor. And close behind these three are creativity and intelligence. Don’t want much, do I?

If you could only see black and white except for one color, what color would you choose to see?
Lilac is my favorite color and I love many shades of pink. But I’d choose green in all it’s variations, if I could see just one.  Perpetual spring.  But everything pales next to reality.  Glad that I can see them all.

You have a 10 minute speech to give at a high school, what is it about?

Accepting and appreciating yourself. Don’t waste time trying to imitate others.Don’t focus on “fixing” them either. Embrace your passions and find some humor in your flaws.You’ll enjoy life more. And so will the people around you.

Grandma
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