On 1/18/14 we realized, Penelope, had somehow gone blind. After many procedures and tests, Penelope was diagnosed with high risk stage IV Neuroblastoma on January 22nd, 2013.
Her originating tumor is in her abdomen by her spine. The cancer has spread through her bone marrow to numerous spots on her bones (doctors didn’t even count these). There are two bigger tumors on her skull, one of which has caused Penelope to go blind. The doctors are also convinced that Penelope has been in pain for quite some time.
She will have to endure numerous rounds of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, bone marrow transplant and antibody treatment. This is looking to be at least a year to a year and a half journey. Please join us as mom, dad, grandpa & teacher, keep you updated on this page!
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The most beautiful cat cafe I have been to. It’s called Temari no Ouchi (Temari’s house) in Tokyo, Japan. The soft music and ambience feels like you are in a Studio Ghibli film. Had to take the Japan Railway there, but was totally worth the extra trip, & unlike the central Tokyo cat cafes, this one has no time limit, so feels totally relaxed. Several girls were even sleeping there amongst the cats.
After a lot of rain here in FL these baby frogs appeared. They eerily all faced the same direction.
As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
HOLY STEAMING SHITFUCKS
WHY IS EVERYONE NOT LOSING THEIR SHIT ABOUT THIS
“Remember that your thoughts are the primary cause of everything.”
— Rhonda Byrne, The Secret
Bourbon Whiskey - 2 oz
Grapefruit Juice - 1 oz
Lime Juice - 1/2 oz
Falernum - 1/2 oz
Simple Syrup - 1/4 oz
Shake everything with ice cubes and pour unstrained into an old-fashioned glass.
I could have sworn I did this drink a year ago, but couldn’t find any record of it in my photo album, nor on this blog, unless my memory is failing me.
Well here it is, Western Sour from Steve Crane’s Kon-Tiki restaurant chain around the 1950s. It’s clearly a play on Trader Vic’s Eastern Sour cocktail: using grapefruit juice instead of orange; lime instead of lemon; and falernum instead of orgeat syrup. In a way this is made slightly more complex by the extra ginger and lime from the falernum, and made tarter with both grapefruit and lime, if not for that unnecessary quarter ounce of simple syrup.
Use a white grapefruit juice if you can, it’s drier than the pink version; and feel free to leave out the simple syrup completely for a balanced drink.
The photography world lost one its most gifted contributors today with the death of veteran AP photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus in Afghanistan.
For the past few years, Anja was able to shed light on the realities of war in Afghanistan in a way that only a photojournalist of her caliber could pull off. See more of her incredible work below.
1000s Upon 1000s of Buddhist Monks Kneeling In Meditation