My Uncles awesome recipe website of yummy easy recipes!
These 17 year olds were beaten during a sting operation at the wrong address. Now they want to deport them asap! http://www.change.org/petitions/immigration-and-customs-enforcement-director-john-morton-stop-the-deportation-of-adolfo-garcia-and-julio-diaz
What shall we do about the elderly dying with dementia, losing who they are — how do we help them “die well”?
My mom is at the end stage. She is losing her abilities to speak, to eat. How do I help her? Is it okay to talk about dying with her? I do read to her, I tell her I love her, I see her as often as I can at her long-term care home. But as she declines, I am not sure how to help her “die well.”
I have had a great sense of healing in my time with her in this stage of life, but as I see her becoming less and less connected I am not sure what to do. How can I help her at this stage? Perhaps just being there, holding her hand, reading, I am not sure. How do we address her dying? Is it okay to talk about it? I don’t want her to die without being at peace about it.
—Annie Voldman, in response to “Contemplating Mortality”
We received this powerful note with searching questions yesterday from a listener in Vermont. What advice would you offer her, or suggestions on resources that would give her good counsel? Please leave them in the comments section and we’ll forward on. Many thanks for your help.
~Trent Gilliss, senior editor(via beingblog)
A Present For All The Dinosaurs & The Earth That They Inhabited
Says My Son Mikey (who passionately crafted this beautiful nature found memorial for his most favorite Dinosaurs) When at first I asked what this was exactly… Mikey said “it’s a present” … I asked for who… The Earth? “Yes” said he confidently!
At that moment exactly, drops of rain fell on us…as if tears of gratitude from the beautiful green planet we inhabit…
The drops of water lasted 10 seconds… You can see them on the bench.
Thank you to the Earth for all it is, for all it was and for all it will ever be…
In addition to this very official Tumblr Staff blog and our charmingly factual About page, you may already be familiar with our official Engineering blog, which shines a light on technical developments of interest to the Tumblr population. Today we’re rolling out four more departmental Tumblrs showing how we live and work, as well as better communicating with the community about what we’re doing.
The Editorial blog previews stories and features in progress from this new and still secretive organization (have you submitted to the Storyboard tag yet?). The International blog gives you a taste of our globetrotting efforts (did you know Tumblr serves nine languages, with more on the way?). The Ministry of Design represents our aesthetics corps (lately tripled in size and militancy). And the Support blog provides a wealth of tips, insight, and advice about how our friendly little town of 50-million-plus gets on and gets along.
More of these departmental Tumblrs may evolve and appear, and all should be considered works in progress — by turns serious and useful as well as creatively stimulating and amusing. Take a look and let us know what you think.