Future

A chance with you now,
To wallow or fight,
To talk to you’r spirit or assume you are right.

A feeling of comfort,
Or paranoia of pain,
It will never matter, you don’t see the chain.

I sit and I ponder,
Now I see,
The present is only, the future can’t be.

Destroy or create but,
A word to the wise,
Forget your regrets, there made up of lies.

Beat yourself up,
You’ll never be safe,
You must get out of pattern, or suffer your fate.

Past

A past of potential,
A mind filled with cause,
Nothing to stop me but a fear of a loss.

A loss of time,
A shame of the waste,
The mind switches perspective to revisit the case.

So much have I loved,
No more fear of regret,
From all the time wasted I have no more for stress.

Of all taken for granted,
I wish for the best,    
And the past keeps on growing so plenty is left.

Not to take lightly,
Don’t move to fast,
Memories now, forever will last.

American accomplishments

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I am not proud of all of the country’s choices, but consider these amazing accomplishments that make me very proud to be apart of this great country.

1787 Created the constitution Avoiding religious prosecution

“Good for us” Pun intended

1865 The 13th amendment Freed the slaves.

“Finally! I know, it took a while after to actually get there full rights, but we got started making things right and slavery is still a thing elsewhere. Glad that’s over here in the US.”

“Wait for it”

1919 Women get the right to vote “Bam! Took us long enough”

Now, I know there are many pros and cons, but these are some of the pros that make me very patriotic.

Also let it be known, if America wasn’t created with so many different cultures coming together. I would not have the benefit, of learning and loving in close quarters, all of the beautiful cultures this world has, and I know I would not have the same appreciation for the many diverse people that inhabit our awe inspiring planet.

Be thankful and work hard for you country.

We can do better yet.

Amen.

Time Travel on Facebook

The Green Study

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I’ve written before about my aversion to some social media. Besides the conspicuous consumption of time, Facebook is how I found out that my best friend from 5th grade had lost the use of both her legs and arms in a car accident. Which led me to a search where I found out that another classmate and her brother were both dead in their early 40s. It was jarring and traumatic. These faces, frozen in my mind’s eye, were young and healthy and living happy lives in some far off world. Anything beyond that failed to reach my imagination.

When I was in my teens, we moved to a house, town and school far away from where I’d grown up. It was, in reality, only about 40 miles away, but rural miles. No public transportation or extra family car or cell phone plans to keep in touch with old…

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Why plants in the office make us more productive

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Public Release: 31-Aug-2014
‘Green’ offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than ‘lean’ designs stripped of greenery, new research shows.

In the first field study of its kind, published today, researchers found enriching a ‘lean’ office with plants could increase productivity by 15%.

The team examined the impact of ‘lean’ and ‘green’ offices on staff’s perceptions of air quality, concentration, and workplace satisfaction, and monitored productivity levels over subsequent months in two large commercial offices in the UK and The Netherlands.

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11 must-see lessons from TED-Ed

11 must-see lessons from TED-Ed

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Short animated lessons you’ll love, from atomic structure to the science of stage fright (and how to overcome it).

Bite-size snacks of knowledge, TED-Ed Video Lessons are short, free educational videos written by educators and students, then animated by some of the most creative minds in the business. The topics of these addictive little videos range from quantum physics to the art of beatboxing, and once you watch one, you may want to watch 10 more.

Know an animator or educator who could make a great TED-Ed Lesson? Nominate them here. Find a lesson you love? Then share the love! (Publicly or privately.)

Here are 11 of my favorite TED-Ed lessons to start.

1. Questions no one knows the answer to.

This is the lesson that started TED-Ed. Written and narrated by TED Curator Chris Anderson, the full-length version is our most watched lesson on YouTube. I love this lesson because there’s nothing quite so effective at sparking one’s…

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