Saturday, January 26

More Strange Photos

These three photos were taken in succession.

First Photo - Note orb above black floor vent.
Second Photo - Unusual mist; right side of frame unaffected.
Third Photo 17 - No anomalies remain.

Thursday, January 24

What Constitutes a "Good Job?"

According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, only 24.6 percent of all American jobs are "good jobs".

They had three criteria for what a "good job" is:

#1 The job must pay at least $18.50 an hour which is the equivalent of the median hourly pay for American workers back in 1979 after you adjust for inflation.

#2 The job must provide access to employer-sponsored health insurance, and the employer must pay at least some portion of the cost of that insurance.

#3 The job must provide access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan.

Thursday, January 17

Strange Photo

These photos were taken back to back in the basement of a vacant farm house.

Wednesday, January 16

Coping with Depression

Eat healthy foods and make time to get enough rest to physically promote improvement in your mood.
Express your feelings, either to friends, in a journal, or using art to help release some negative feelings.
Do not set difficult goals for yourself or take on a great deal of responsibility.
Break large tasks into small ones, set some priorities, and do what you can when you can.
Do not expect too much from yourself too soon, as this will only increase feelings of failure.
Try to be with other people, which is usually better than being alone.
Participate in activities that may make you feel better.
You might try exercising mildly, going to a movie or a ball game, or participating in religious or social activities.
Don't rush or overdo it. Don't get upset if your mood is not greatly improved right away. Feeling better takes time.
Do not make major life decisions, such as changing jobs or getting married or divorced without consulting others who know you well. These people often can have a more objective view of your situation. In any case, it is advisable to postpone important decisions until your depression has lifted.
Do not expect to "snap out" of your depression. People rarely do. Help yourself as much as you can, and do not blame yourself for not being up to par.
Remember, do not accept your negative thinking. It is part of the depression and will improve as your depression responds to treatment.
Plan how you would get help for yourself in an emergency -- like calling friends, family, your physical or mental health professional or a local emergency room -- if you were to develop thoughts of harming yourself or someone else.
Limit your access to things that could be used to hurt yourself or others (for example, do not keep excess medication of any kind, firearms, or other weapons in the home).

Monday, January 14

Most Dangerous place in America

What is the most dangerous place in America? Is it the mean streets of the south side of Chicago? Well, it's very dangerous there, more dangerous than Afghanistan, apparently. But no, that is not the most dangerous place in America.

Is it Detroit? No.

South Central LA? No.

Miami? No.

Is it the war zone we call our southern border? No.

Those are very dangerous places, unfortunately. But the most dangerous place to be in America is in the womb of your mother. Abortion is the leading cause of death in this country.