WHO | Influenza update – 350

WHO | Influenza update – 350
— Read on www.who.int/influenza/surveillance_monitoring/updates/latest_update_GIP_surveillance/en/

The flu season will be here soon and some people will take a flu shot, some will follow WHO flu reports and others will support and become aware of ongoing flu changes.

Please support flu awareness and the effort to cope with ongoing changes.

If You Could Eat Beauty She Would Be Chocolate Coated and Spiced With Loneliness On The Inside

Of course she opens the door, smiles and says hello, with just a touch of surprise and amusement.

She wonders about everything, very curious and loves to sing and dance.

Just now, while you worked by her door, she spied you, through the peek hole. She saw the fierce intensity of your gaze, and then you were gone.

Oh, she heard you come out and back.

She wondered, on her side of the door, what kind of a man you are.

But you didn’t say a word to her, but Hello.

She is still wondering what you think, especially about her door sign.

She has no doubt you know something about it, it reads ‘speak friend and enter’.

Bringing Reality Home

Truth is beauty, beauty truth, that makes all the difference.

Truth is a reflection of reality

Beauty a reflection of truth.

When we get confused we obscure them both.

How can we maintain our dignity and hope ?

To see is to reflect as we struggle to live with harsher reality.

Bring home reality each day in whichever fashion you deem fit.

And live to do it another day!

4 times peace helped reduce poverty

4 times peace helped reduce poverty
— Read on www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/4-times-peace-helped-reduce-poverty/

Poverty and peace are uniquely associated with each other.

To reduce poverty is a way to show peace,

Regardless of the cause, both stem together and while everyone agrees with eliminating poverty, not enough of us peaceful types are banning together to eliminate the problem.

Fighting for a peaceful planet is like fighting to reduce and eliminate poverty.

There are so many people who want to help improve peace on a global scale and give up poverty.

Many of the poor will do both, we just need to help them with supporting their dignity and making money available to them.

Why not support the effort by reading the article on this link?

Major religious groups – Wikipedia

Major religious groups – Wikipedia
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups

6.42 billion people are religious according to stats,

But there are lots of types of religion,

It is worthwhile to investigate and find people who like to discuss the various religious customs, traditions and beliefs to better understand and respect each other.

2019 Canadian Federal Election

The leader`s of all the major parties and their party`s  controversies.

These two sections seem to be the most popular on the site below from Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Canadian_federal_election.

There are many headlines in the national papers like the globe and mail.

There are good articles presenting the improvements to voting over the years.

And debate coverage seems to be crystalizing over climate change.

May we all do our best to stay informed and vote our conscious on October 21, 2019.

Common Sense

In today`s busy, reactive (twitter feed), politically correct society, it is no wonder there is so much confusion over the headlines.

Justin Trudeau has a lot to answer for with his recent headlines in the paper about `brownface`.  A picture of his Arabian Night Theme school picture shows our then teacher of the countries children in a costume that is racist and inappropriate in today`s traditions and customs.

This behaviour happened in 2001, at a school fundraiser.  But is there any reason to believe we are being overly influenced by media, facts or even the way people behave?

I believe some common sense is lacking in all our lives for one reason or another.

Who has the time to read, research and chat with good people about topics we hear on the news or twitter feed?

We need to all learn to slow down and deal with the stress that technology and living in 2019 is delivering to most of us.

So, it turns out that a lot of people, probably white people, and increasingly people who do not have time to properly digest the news, are guilty of wearing inappropriate garb to parties, Halloween and others.

With society changing so rapidly, it helps to have politically correctness on one side and common sense on the other to supply a balance with day to day living.

But we all drop the ball from time to time.

Trudeau has a lot of work to do to get back in the good graces of his political colleges, party and the public at large.

He needs to address this issue head on and suffer whatever consequences result in his poor choices from 2001.

Being a liberal myself, I am of the opinion that he needs to take an even tempered approach to the people that challenge him on his problem.

I for one will be following him on this specific issue and all others that arise during this political campaign called the federal election.

I hope some good will come of his apologies and actions in the weeks and months to come.

And I believe it couldn`t of happened to a better representative of the people.

We need accountable politicians that can show us a thing or two about making mistakes, whether it is in the past, public or politics.

For my part, as a writer, I want to read, research and write on many topics and work on my own mistakes.

I can`t claim to be an expert on this topic and this is just trying to be a thoughtful opinion.

I`m sure the public has judged him and will continue throughout his life.

I only hope we as bystanders can learn a thing or two about making mistakes as human beings.

Should I Take A Shower Before I Take An Epsom Salt Bath?

No, the best advice I have been given is to take a shower after you soak.

Reason being, you don`t want to harm your skin (dry it out from the salt).

I am a great believer in the benefits of Epsom Salt Baths.

I even like to throw in some tea tree oil.

Experiment, I think you can find every thing you need to know from reading the article below.

https://www.wikihow.com/Take-an-Epsom-Salt-Bath

 

How To Tell The Difference Between A Skintag And Melanoma

Okay, I am no expert, but I have had stage 2 Melanoma from a skin tag on my right arm.

The important thing is to go see a Doc ASAP.

To be honest, I couldn`t see the tag and didn`t notice it until I tore it on a truck door at work.

Lucky for me, I saw a dermatologist, right away.

I had a biopsy.

I got a suggestive result.  It was melanoma and another elective operation was suggested by a plastic surgeon.

I had the operation and the results were good.

No sign of cancer anywhere and just a simple check up twice a year to prevent anything serious.

I need to see a dermatologist every six months.

Great news, steep learning curve.

I believe something caused the melanoma.  But I can`t prove it.

But hopefully you can find out if you have anything wrong with your skin tag, if it looks strange, by simply reading the article below.

Again, I am not a doctor and I am not even giving advice.

I suggest you read the article below for peace of mind.

P.S.  You are most likely fine, I am a rare bird, but I am glad I found out in time.

How to Tell the Difference between a Skin Tag and Melanoma

 

Do You Want To Win Books?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibraryThing

Okay, there is more to this app than winning prizes.

I hope to win an ebook and then some.

To be honest, I enjoy any kind of reading, writing or research contest.

This may seem like a small version of Goodreads, but it is good reads!

Read about it on the link above, if you are curious.