Memories are memories of memories.
Seán Haldane, Canadian psychotherapist turned novelist with the recent publication of his crime novel The Devil’s Making.
Handwriting is like making love; typing, like having sex. It’s essentially the same enjoyable activity, but the approach is slightly different.
Random blog quotation.
To be sure, “millennials are on the radar,” said Robyn Motley, senior vice president and general manager of AARP Media, “but we make a strong argument” to marketers “that you need to focus on the boomers because that’s where the money is.”
It’s a beautiful day here in Tacoma, so hubby and I ventured into the outskirts of downtown for lunch.
After eating, we visited Fireman’s Park, which we entered at the corner of Pacific Avenue and S. 7th Street. From Pacific Avenue, this park looks about the size of a postage stamp, but in fact the park extends along the bluff behind the buildings on Pacific Avenue.
Fireman’s Park offers expansive views of the working area of the Port of Tacoma, including the entrance of the greenish-gray water of the Puyallup River into the bluer water of Commencement Bay.
A statue called “Clearing the Way” commemorates logging as the foundation of the Pacific Northwest:
And logs are still ubiquitous around here:
A vertical drawbridge provides an unusual frame for Mount Rainier:
Just across Pacific Avenue from where we entered Fireman’s Park stands Tacoma’s Old City Hall:
We live next to Tacoma’s big Point Defiance Park, and we get a lot of deer who come into our neighborhood to eat. They’ve become very tame. I had heard that one of the females had a fawn, but we hadn’t seen the little guy—until today. His mom parked him next to someone’s house while she was off grazing.
Most people here don’t like the deer because they eat their plants, but I think they’re cute. And who wouldn’t love this little guy. Hubby got this great photo:
Then at dusk the mother and fawn walked across our back yard. This is the best shot I could get with my phone in the low light, but you can clearly see what’s happening:
Charges for some of the most common inpatient procedures surged at hospitals across the country in 2012 from a year earlier, some at more than four times the national rate of inflation, according to data released by Medicare officials on Monday.
While it has long been known that hospitals bill Medicare widely varying amounts — sometimes many multiples of what Medicare typically reimburses — for the same procedure, an analysis of the data by The New York Times shows how much the price of some procedures rose in just one year’s time.