Posts filed under ‘Musings’
The view from my east-facing kitchen window about an hour ago:
Here’s a map, released by eBay, of the things people in each U.S. state buy the most from the site. In New Jersey it’s cologne (true to stereotype, I’d say), Texans go for tactical and hunting items (ditto as to stereotype) and Coloradans grab hydroponic growing material. Pretty funny.
(For those of you who have no clue as to what I’m talking about, go here.)
The hubby and a couple hundred of our neighbors just watched the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race head south out of Boulder toward Denver on the last day of the race. Between the police cars, the support cars, the helicopters and the racers, lots to take in. What a great end-of-summer event.
Check out this slideshow from HiLikes.com of 3D street art in the United Kingdom. Some wild and really good stuff there:
A friend told me about Lorenzo Manuel Duran today. He takes a leaf, yes, a leaf and he does things like this with it:
Take a minute to look at that gorgeous thing.
Again, see more of LorenzoEmanuelDuran’s work here.
I’m in love. Oh to have the kind of patience he must have and oh to concentrate on a leaf — a leaf! — instead of on politics or elections or war or terror or Twitter or a blog…
Happy Friday everyone.
This is not good:
The health care system in Liberia is collapsing, hospitals closing down and medical workers fleeing from the Ebola epidemic, which is poised to worsen, Liberia’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
“People are dying from common diseases because the health care system is collapsing,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan said in an interview with Thomson Reuters Foundation.
“It is going to have a long-term impact, even after this crisis is behind us.”
Treatable diseases such as malaria and diarrhea are left untended because frightened Liberians are shunning medical centers, and these deaths could outstrip those from the Ebola virus by three or four fold, he said.
But his biggest concern is the spreading epidemic.
“We are hearing it is going to get worse before it gets better.
The country entered the epidemic with only about 50 doctors for 4 million people, he said.