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Cincinnati, Ohio. This is what an epidemic looks like. This is raw stuff, it will move you. And make you realize what many communities are experiencing. My biggest fear is my kids get into this stuff. I can not imagine the pain so many families are going through. I lost my dearest cousin to this shit, he was like my little brother I never had. It’s been almost eighteen years and the pain is still there. I would pay higher taxes to help fight this damn it!
Warning you that this is a devastating read ok?
This will blow your mind, probably one of the coolest things I ever posted in the history of the TBB blog!
Start typing the name of your city in the top left corner. Click on it. Sit back and look at the winds over you. Pretty awesome, isn’t it? Ready for more? Okay then.
On the bottom left corner, click on the down arrow next to “Wind speed” and you can check the following:
Not done yet! In the box above (still in the bottom left corner) you can change the height overlooking the map. Wow!!!
Hover anywhere over the map and it gives you information, such as the wind speed in miles per hour, the height of the waves and a LOT more.
Definitely a keeper. You should tell your mother AND your mother in law you saw this first in my blog, gracias!
I am sure you always wondered where “dude” came from. Especially after seeing the movie “The Big Lebowski”, one of my all time favorites. Jeff Bridges had one of the classic lines with:
I am not “Mr Lebowski”. You’re Mr Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.
Anyways, we learn the history of this slang word. It first appeared in the American magazine in 1883! We learn how it moved through the decades to today where it is mainstream.
As the author, I was called “dude” by my daughter years ago. And I was darn proud of it 🙂
What is it, why is it important, and should we be afraid?
If you are interested in the subject, and you should be, this is an ideal read. It comes with a glossary of all the terms you keep hearing about in the media. And we are moving along fast!
What an incredible redemption story this is, wow! She spent 20 years in jail for brutally killing her four year old child but she turned her life around in a remarkable way inside prison. If you prove you have changed I am all for second chances. Just a few short excerpts:
In a breathtaking feat of rehabilitation, Jones, now 45, became a published scholar of American history while behind bars, and presented her work by videoconference to historians’ conclaves and the Indiana General Assembly. With no internet access and a prison library that skewed toward romance novels, she led a team of inmates that pored through reams of photocopied documents from the state archives to produce the Indiana Historical Society’s best research project last year. As prisoner No. 970554, Jones also wrote several dance compositions and historical plays, one of which is slated to open at an Indianapolis theater in December.
“People don’t survive 20 years of incarceration with any kind of grace unless they have the discipline to do their reading and writing in the chaos of that place,” Jones said. “Forget Harvard. I’ve already graduated from the toughest school there is.”
And I leave you with this…
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