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Turkey Tracks: Houston International Quilt Festival

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Turkey Tracks:  October 28, 2014

The Houston International Quilt Festival

 

I’m off to Portland, Maine, tomorrow and will fly to Houston on Thursday.

Blog readers will recall that I made these plans last January–and, now, here I am, mostly packed and ready to go.

Seeing this show is a bucket list item for me.

And I am excited!

Dear friend Gina Caceci, my wonderful neighbor back in Falls Church, Virginia, has arranged for me to picked up by a DRIVER!!

Oh my goodness!

And, somehow, it’s a wonderful mystery at the moment, I am also being brought from the hotel back to the airport on Monday by the same company–free of charge and Gina isn’t funding this leg of the trip.

She has promised to tell me when I get home.

Also, Gina has business in Houston and delayed her trip back to Virginia so that we can have dinner Thursday night.  How fun is that???

I will try to post from Houston, but the ipad is not crazy about the blog.  Likely I will not be able to post until I get home.

 

 

Written by louisaenright

October 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Interesting Information: “A Smarter Way to Vaccinate”

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Interesting Information:  October 27, 2014

” A Smarter Way to Vaccinate”

If you are a parent trying to figure out the vaccine conundrum…

Or someone thinking about getting a flu shot…

I have a gift for you:  Sarah Cimperman, N.D., has an article called “A Smarter Way to Vaccinate,” in the November/December 2014, issue of Well Being Journal.  

And guess what?  The whole article is on Cimperman’s web page–which is great as Well Being Journal does not allow access to its articles.

A Different Kind Of Doctor: A Smarter Way to Vaccinate.

***Cimperman has the best information about vaccines in one space I’ve seen in a long time–including information about individual vaccines.  There is, also, a section on “harm reduction strategies.”

I signed up for her blog.

A naturopath doc does not compete with a md doc, and they are good to know as they come at health problems with an entirely different tool box and with much more time than an md doc can these days.  They really try to figure out what’s wrong, for starters, rather than just throwing drugs at a problem.  And most of them have a certain reverence for diet and the ability of foods to heal.

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AND, I want to say that I am not totally against the concept of vaccines.  I just want to see adequate science about them–including some long-term studies and some double-blind studies.  I want recognition that there are known and unknown risks with vaccines that are greater than most of us realize.  I want vaccine makers held legally responsible for vaccine damage–especially when there has NOT been adequate testing, as is true with Gardasil.  And I want parents to do their homework before allowing any vaccine to be given to their child.  Or, to themselves.

 

Written by louisaenright

October 28, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Turkey Tracks: Maine Fall Foliage

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Turkey Tracks:  October 28, 2014

Maine Fall Foliage

 

Neighbor Meg Barclay posted this photo this morning on Facebook.

Meg really captured the intense fall color of our trees now–a color that does not always show up well in photos.  On top of that, there is a RAINBOW.

I am posting Meg’s picture to my blog so many of you can see one of the natural events that I love about Maine.  And, because I ran into Evelyn and Jack Kane at one of our local coffee shops and promised I would put the picture on the blog.  Evelyn also belongs to Coastal Quilters, Maine, but is here only during the summer/fall months most years.  We wish she were here more…

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Thanks, again, Meg!

Written by louisaenright

October 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm