FYI August 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 & 09, 2022

FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
Joanne Guidoccio: Honoring Olivia Newton-John

My favorite quotations from Olivia Newton-John:

I believe love is what makes the world go round. No matter how old or young, love is why we are here. It is the very essence of one’s being.

I love that quiet time when nobody’s up and the animals are all happy to see me.

I do have high standards, but I don’t expect anything from anyone that I don’t expect from myself.

We wake up and are grateful for the day. Not taking away from the pain, because the pain will be there. But you live on.

I look at my cancer journey as a gift: It made me slow down and realize the important things in life and taught me to not sweat the small stuff.

My biggest mistake was my best lesson…you don’t learn anything when everything is going perfectly.

My memories are inside me – they’re not things or a place – I can take them anywhere.

To ‘be loved’ is the most basic of human needs. Like a flower, it waters the human soul. But ‘to love’ is a true blessing.

Cancer got me over unimportant fears, like getting old.

Once you face fear, nothing is ever as hard as you think.

 
 
 
 
By Daniel Lewis, The New York Times: David McCullough, Best-Selling Explorer of America’s Past, Dies at 89 His research — on Adams, Truman and so much more — was deep, his writing was lively, and his narrator’s voice in documentary films was familiar to millions.
 
 
 
 

By Jessie Gaynor, Literary Hub: Melissa Bank, beloved author of The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, has died at 61.

 
 
 
 

Literary Hub: Visiting Mariah Carey’s Cat’s Grave: Reflections on Disenfranchised Grief E.B. Bartels on the Particular Sorrow of Losing a Pet

 
 
 
 

David J Otness
MIDDLE AGE TEXTING CODES:
BFF-best friend fell,
BTW-bring the walker,
FWIW -forgot where I was,
TTML-talk to me louder!
CFMRG – Can’t find my reading glasses,
ROFLACGU-rolling on the floor laughing and can’t get up,

 
 
 
 

Recipes

 
 
Just the Recipe: Paste the URL to any recipe, click submit, and it’ll return literally JUST the recipe- no ads, no life story of the writer, no nothing EXCEPT the recipe.
 
 
DamnDelicious
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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