PLEASE NOTE: I STARTED THIS NEWSLETTER on April 3rd.
The advantage I have of having selected friends from around the world in my social media like Facebook and Twitter is that I am so able to be informed. For those of you, which have shied away from such sites, let me explain what is involved in my association with so many people. Rather than being afraid of massive exposure to the world in which we now live, I find it an amazing tool. Before allowing anyone to join my “Facebook family” I take the time to learn a little about the people requesting entrance and if at all possible, speak to them at least once either per phone or Skype. By doing this, rather than relying on just a few information sources with key players in my evolution, I have been able to expand my pool of information and acquaintance with some of the most beautiful people from around the world. As a result there are almost 500 friends which are engaging in conversation about our world, the way we now know it. We share experiences, pictures, fashions, politics, music, causes and everything which we feel is important.
No fly zone? If any of our FBF have anyone on the ground, please post/twitter for us NOW
No fly zone confirmed above Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill!
Just like in the case of the GULF Oil Spill…. As expected friends in my network were able to kept us informed, long before the national news posted updates.
We exchange pictures of extreme weather and local goings on, which become important to the rest of the country and/or world long before it catches the attention of the main-stream media.
Amber Alerts have resulted in fast responses and I am happy to say I was personally able to locate two missing persons before their disappearances became critical.
Often families are estranged from each other, we compare notes and render encouragement to one another. And oh yeah… there is the support we render each other when it happens to a loved one or a stranger…..death.
Baby-boomers is the name given to my generation, those of us conceived during and at the end of WW2 and born right after the war. Baby-boomers are now at an age, in which many of us are old and in the winter phase of our lives.
There have always been generational surges in life and death, except it is somewhat noticeable right, since there are so many of us at a stage in our lives when it is time to leave this plane and transition to the next life.
The medicine wheel of life is circular.
It has 4 directions and 4 seasons.
The natural order of life is: Birth, Adolescence, Adulthood Wisdom/Old age.
It is time for my generation to step aside.
It is time for people to understand the natural order of things.
It is time for people to abandon learned behavior and teachings as to wanting to change the order of life and death.
At the moment many are struggling with the issue of death. Whether premature, suddenly or in accordance with, what we assume circle of life-time, the eventuality remains the same. Appreciate people while they are walking the Earth, show love for one another, and remember there is a time when the hourglass will have to be turned, so the process can repeat.
On Easter I watched a watchathon on free HBO.
Season 1 of: The Newsroom…… I liked it a lot because it showed the struggle behind the scenes of the newsroom. It showed how they constructed the stories, much like I do my newsletter, to make it historically true, of valid at the later time period and feel good
about knowing factually what is true.
And here was THE story of the month of April: the Boston Bomb attack.
The social medias went into high gear almost immediately.
Google set up a site: Google Person Finder: social sites at their finest.
People from all around the world posted pictures, thoughts and theories.
People all of a sudden remembered not only Boston, but also numerous people killed in attacks around the world and “Collateral Damage” from drone strikes.
Main stream Media appeared to run behind in their reporting and what appeared to be a parallel investigation/fact-finding reports between News and social media.
When the Assassins were identified everyone wanted to help— if you will.
Some jumped the gun…no pun intended…and identified the wrong young man due to an overload of “HELPERS.” This is the result: CONFIRMED: Brown University student falsely identified as Boston bombing suspect found dead in Providence River. His name was Sunil Tripathi; he was 22 years old. So sad that so many did not even notice that part of the story. Some of us lit a candle for the last victim of the tragedy in Boston. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/04/25/boston-bombing-social-media-student-brown-
After locating the REAL culprits during the original shootout with police, a man, who lived directly kitty corner above the scene, on Twitter stuck his computer out of the window and made is possible for some of us, who happened to be on Twitter to watch the drama unfold below him on the street. Since there was no media allowed, the story was reported somewhat differently than I actually saw it unfold on the man’s computer. Boston was put into a lock down…it was not called that… and PRIVACY investigation talk about what it is NOT.
We were able to send condolences to the people of West, TX, after the explosion in the fertilizer facility, and the destruction of their town, which got little or no coverage on TV.
So for you “Late Bloomers” it is OK to join Social Media. Wonderful connections and friendships are formed, and if you manage to sort out what is factual from photoshopped, it is a wonderful way to enrich your life. Not to worry, you will spot the fakes in no time!
SKYPE is amazing, I am able to visit friends around the world, watch them cook, show off my new acquisitions from the second hand store, fix coffee and see new babies grow. I have finally figured out how to do interviews for my show with my dinosaur equipment, using SKYPE and my filming of new shows will resume. In the mean time some of us are making the rounds on Blog Talk Radio and PEN, an online TV Show.
An update on Stick and Bug, my stickbugs….they are well and it would appear are able to live another 4 years, along with Pole, the newcomer.
Here is another post, I thought you would enjoy it:
When in town many of my conversations go something like this. How are you…OLD. More often than not I can see a startled question mark on their face, in which case…. remember I am informed…. I continue with: “Don’t worry, according to the latest reports the Aflac Duck has recovered.”
Love and Light
Psygeria1 on Skype
Please watch, it is a moving video about communication with an Alzheimer patient.
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