Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

May 4, 2011

Wecome to CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

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     Welcome to CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011, an online magazine set up to meet the WordPress host site’s challenge to post something each day in 2011. It is a supplemental magazine to CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS (www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com).

     CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011 has multiple topics and genres for your reading pleasure, and, sometimes, to challenge you. (NOTE: During Lent, the Daily Posts were placed in Carolyn’s Compositions.) The Categories listing of posts is on the left side of this blog site.

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     Happy reading! 

     Carolyn Cornell Holland  http://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/about/

December 31, 2011

Completed: The WordPress postaday2011 Challenge

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CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

COMPLETED:

THE WordPress postaday2011 CHALLENGE

     It is done. It is accomplished. The 2011 WordPress postaday2011 challenge is complete with this post.

     Even the eleven questions posed by WordPress concerning the postaday2011 experience are answered. Click on The WordPress postaday2011 Challenge to read the questions and the responses.

     Blessings and kudos to all others who accomplished this goal. For now, it’s time to take a rest from writing…Have a Happy, Joyful 2012.

     And keep writing…

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ADDITIONAL READING:

JANUARY DAYS OF CELEBRATION: Part 1

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December 30, 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS 2011

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE:  BETWEEN

 

 

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ADDITIONAL READING:

http://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/category/adoption-2/

https://carolyncholland2011.wordpress.com/category/adoption-2/

 

 

December 29, 2011

Shaken Baby Syndrome Renamed Abusive Head Trauma

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME

RENAMED

ABUSIVE HEAD TRAUMA

     Language evolves.

     It’s been reputed that in the human service profession language evolves to keep non-professionals aware that the same syndrome has numerous a.k.a.s.

     Thus, when I read a news story on a man guilty of shaken baby syndrome (suffering neurological injuries after being shaken) I wasn’t surprised by the following statement: …the boy’s condition stems from biological factors and not Abusive Head Trauma, formerly called (more…)

December 28, 2011

Black Widow Ride…Not on My Bucket List

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

BLACK WIDOW RIDE…NOT ON MY BUCKET LIST

 

     Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, has a new ride: the Black Widow.

     The thrill ride is a 90-foot tall that seats forty riders who sit in outward-facing suspended seats that form a giant circle. The passengers have their legs freely dangling but wear shoulder restraints.

     The circle swings in a pendulum motion while rotating counterclockwise. It swings at an angle of one hundred twenty degrees from its center, and back and forth at sixty-eight miles per hour. At the peak of the Black Widow riders rise one hundred forty-six feet above ground and feel a sense of weightlessness.

     No siree, it’s not for me. It’s not on my bucket list. I can think of more interesting things to do than to have by body thrust in a pendulum swing at sixty-eight miles per hour.

     The ride will be available for the brave on May 17, 2011.

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ADDITIONAL READING:

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December 27, 2011

Maintaining Top Positions at a Former Blog Host Site

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

MAINTAINING TOP POSITIONS

AT A FORMER BLOG HOST SITE

     My original host site for my blogs, proBlogs, had a reasonable setup for the purpose behind the Beanery Online Literary Magazine and my writing site. However, when the site changed ownership in 2007, it also changed its design. The new design did not meet the needs of either blog, so I changed host sites.

     While on proBlogs both sites I facilitated claimed the top hit (visitor) spots.

     I began the Beanery Online Literary Magazine blog on the new site in the fall of 2007, and my writing blog, Carolyn’s Compositions started in February, 2008  

     I revisit the proBlogs site occasionally, finding consistent statistics with those I saw when I visited it a few days ago. The two sites I managed still maintain top spots—albeit, eighth (more…)

December 26, 2011

Have You Had Your Baked/Broiled Fish Today?

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

HAVE YOU HAD YOUR BAKED/BROILED FISH TODAY?

 

     An MRI brain scan study discovered older persons who regularly ate baked or broiled fish experienced a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

     Eating fried fish did not improve gray matter volume or reduce the risk of developing cognitive impairment.

     The study controlled for age, gender, education, race, obesity, physical activity, and the presence or absence of apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4), a gene that increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

The findings showed that consumption of baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis was positively associated with gray matter volumes in (more…)

December 25, 2011

A Quiet Christmas Day, 2011

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

A QUIET CHRISTMAS DAY, 2011

    Last evening Monte, my daughter Sandy and her husband Michael, and I attended Christmas Eve services at Heritage United Methodist Church in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

     Today was a quiet day. A nice respite after the hectic preparations for the season, and the hectic activities of 2011.

     My husband and I awoke, read the newspaper, opened our gifts. He went to church while I lounged about at home, relishing the quiet. In the afternoon we walked to our daughter’s house to watch our granddaughter open her gifts, and ate dinner there. It was just the five of us. A ham dinner. Quite good.

     Christmas isn’t about hectic activity, although it seems to be that way for most of us. It’s about peaceful relationships between persons who love each other, and love for those we don’t feel a likeness for, and for those who are less fortunate than we are.

     I hope all you you had a joyful holiday.

     Our son from Cleveland didn’t arrive today, but will probably come tomorrow. I’d best get some rest before they arrive…

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ADDITIONAL READING:

JANUARY DAYS OF CELEBRATION: Part 1

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December 24, 2011

A Christmas Planet: Kepler-22b

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

A CHRISTMAS PLANET: KEPLER-22b

     That huge box that won’t fit under the Christmas tree might hold the perfect present for some Earthlings. When they open it, they will find…a planet…a Christmas planet.

     A Christmas planet?

     This is how one newly discovered planet was described by William Borucki, chief scientist for the Kepler telescope, launched on a planet-hunting mission in 2009.

     “It’s a great gift,” Borucki said about the first planet discovered by the Kepler telescope that is confirmed in the habitable zone.

     The planet, eerily similar to Earth, sits outside our solar system in what seems to be the ideal place for life…smack in the middle of what astronomers call the Goldilocks zone, that hard to find place that’s not (more…)

December 23, 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS 2011

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE:  CELEBRATION

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ADDITIONAL READING:

http://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/category/adoption-2/

https://carolyncholland2011.wordpress.com/category/adoption-2/

December 22, 2011

My Homegrown Santa

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

MY HOMEGROWN SANTA

     I kept hearing my husband say he was tired of shaving.

     “So don’t,” I said. “Grow a beard.”

     He wasn’t so anxious to do so, but in mid-summer the straggly growth began. By October he was being asked if he planned on portraying Santa Claus this Christmas.

     His beard is full-grown now, and has been barber-shop shaped for the holidays. And yes, I like it. He’s sometimes hesitant, but I hope he keeps it after the season.

     Then he won’t have to shave and I won’t hear his complaints.
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 ADDITIONAL READING:

Christmas. Whose Season Is It?

Christmas Memories

A BROKEN LEG FOR CHRISTMAS

Playing Santa’s Elf on My Birthday

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