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WE NEED A NEW MANHATTAN PROJECT     9 comments

When the enemy has created a new and very powerful weapon of mass destruction, a game of whack-a-mole is far from satisfactory in fighting it. How about a concerted effort by the best brains available to prevent its creation in the first place?

The new and powerful weapon of mass destruction? People who are willing to blow themselves up – or otherwise kill themselves – in order to destroy large numbers of others. Yes, literally, they are the weapons.

So far all the best are focused on interrupting those weapons before they are deployed. There is a bit of the neurotic factor in the process. Neurosis? To keep on doing that which doesn’t work in the hope that it will succeed.

So to the Manhattan project. Find the way to prevent the creation of such human weaponry. Who’s needed on the project? Psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, economists, theologians, social workers, health care workers, historians, journalists, philosophers, IT experts, marketers – and yes, detectives, experienced military folk, CIA agents, lawyers – even politicians, and … (I know I’ve forgotten some important experts. Please fill in the blanks.)

No, I’m not kidding.

 

 

 

 

MY CURRENT PERSONAL GRATITUDE LIST   15 comments

In no particular order:

  • Hot showers
  • Warm bed
  • Minimal injuries on April 15, 2015
  • Auto insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Medicare
  • Friends – those still here and those who have completed their journey. Too many to mention by name
  • Caring parents
    • Who saw to my healthcare
    • Who supported my education all the way through
    • Who set an example of happy, competent, responsible living
    • Who avoided humiliation and shame at all costs.
  • My son who’s fun to travel with, a super helper, and a source of pride
  • My daughter who’s fun to shop with, my super advisor, and a source of pride
  • My granddaughter – my favorite editor and hugger.
  • My grandson – wish I could see more of him
  • The rest of my family, both close and distant
  • Good health
  • Pension
  • Chiropractor/nutritionist who keeps me in good shape
  • Christmas – the goal of every year
  • Holland America Line
  • Travel
  • Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Excelsior, Minnesota
  • Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Chaska, Minnesota
  • Connecticut College
  • Boston University
  • A delightful career that wouldn’t have been possible without the two preceding items.
  • Psychology and Psychologists
  • Warm, comfortable clothes in current style
  • My patient and creative hair dresser
  • Computer
  • Cell phone
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Neighbors
  • My writers group
  • My Kindle
  • Time for writing
  • Time for reading
  • Memories of High School Boyfriends
  • Memories of young love with my former husband
  • The energy I once had
  • The remaining remnants of energy
  • Faith, based on experience, that bad times will ultimately yield to better times
  • Patience to wait for decades

 

 

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