Monday, February 23, 2015


The Truth About the Oscars – How and Why Women and People of Color are Overlooked
Kali Holloway, AlterNet

How Wall Street’s Greedy Tentacles Sank into Schools, Trapping Them in Massive Debts
Ellen Brown, Web of Debt Blog

The Neocon Recipe for Iraq – How to Completely Ruin a Country in 13 Years
Thom Hartmann, AlterNet
When are we going to do in Iraq what we did in Europe after war destroyed that continent?

Do Men Love Differently Thank Women?
Steven Stosny, Psychotherapy Networker

5 Ways to Turn Our Militarized Cops Into Public Servants Who Protect Us
Norm Stamper, YES! Magazine

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Jan 1st, after accomplishing many chores around the apt, I strolled around the hood to do some holiday photography.  I invited my good friend Gail over for afternoon tea.  We exchanged gifties, chatted on several topics and played with her dog Sage.

Jan 2nd, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva

Jan 3rd, after Dana, my cleaning lady, finished tackling my small, humble apt, I headed into Manhattan for the annual “Tolkien Birthday” event at Stone Creek lounge with others from our meetup.  Afterwards, I wasn’t feeling well, and took a taxi home.  Rest of weekend, into Monday, I was ill with low grade fever, 24-hour bug and lung infection.

Jan 4th, first episode of season five of Downton Abbey started this evening  J

Jan 5th, I had an appt with Dr Tan for much needed acupuncture treatment at 11:30am.  Afterwards, I headed back home to relax, drink lots of soup, and watch “Sleepy Hollow”.

Jan 10th, I had a much needed chiropractor appt in the morning, followed by shopping and taking down the holiday décor in apartment.  From 6:30pm to 9:30pm I attended the enjoyable annual BFP holiday gathering.  This time it was held at Mel and Susie’s place in Park Slope.

Jan 11th, I attended a presentation on Young Living essential oils in Brooklyn, and hosted by Keri, an acquaintance of mine via NYC Friends of Tolkien.  Fascinating, informative and would provide many healthful benefits.

Jan 12th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva

Jan 13th, I attended the monthly BFP fundraising / peace fair committee meeting at Ken’s.

Jan 17th, I had a much needed appt with Dr Tan in Chinatown and then shopping afterwards at Macy’s and Lord & Taylor.

Jan 18th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva

Jan 20th, I attended the monthly BFP A&C committee meeting, which was productive.

Jan 21st, I volunteered at the WCW offices to help out with computer projects.  While there I had a minor lung issue and had to take a taxi home.  Called my lung doctors service and left messages.

Jan 22nd, I took a personal day from work to stay home and deal with minor lung situation.

Jan 25th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva.  Then home to watch a new episode of Downton Abbey.

Jan 27th, I took a “personal day” from work, due to Winter Storm Juno.

Jan 30th, I attended the 4th Annual WORD event, which is hosted by BFP A&C Committee, and the spotlight this year is on poet / activist Jan Clausen.

Jan 31st to Feb 2nd, was admitted to Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn for health issues with my lungs.