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Things I always take on a plane

By Cindy Black / July 14, 2009 / 0 Comments

Besides a few snacks, magazines and my iPod, I always travel with a few things to protect myself from “plane air.” First and foremost, I try not to think about it too much. Next, I relax by doing a few things that offer me a little extra protection from real or imagined things floating around…

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When Loui Falls Over

By Cindy Black / July 4, 2009 / 0 Comments

Loui is one of our big black cats. We met him the day he was born in my closet, on a black bath mat, with his two black siblings, sleeping with his black mother. It was a mass of black fur, difficult to differentiate in the darkness of an unlit closet. The only difference between…

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Suburban Nature

By Cindy Black / June 30, 2009 / 2 Comments

  I moved to Florida from upstate New York 5 years ago. From dirt to sand, from country farms to neighborhoods, from nature to suburbia. Into a white house, with yellow shutters, a couple of trees and too much grass. Our yard was flat and trim, like every other yard on the block. In every…

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In A Heartbeat

In A Heartbeat

By Cindy Black / June 26, 2009 / 0 Comments

It’s happening all the time, the rhythm of your heart. Stopping for a moment to think about it can be a bit mind boggling. On average, our human hearts beat about 70 times per minute when we are sitting around at rest. It only takes 0.857 seconds for a single heartbeat. For each of these…

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Social Media for the Anti-Social

Social Media for the Anti-Social

By Cindy Black / June 23, 2009 / 0 Comments

When I first heard about how the internet was going to bring us closer, by allowing us to be physically further apart while we communicated, I wondered if I was missing something. I usually score low on those Reader’s Digest Mensa sample questions. Still, something felt “off” as I watched a newscaster being “close” to…

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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice, 2009

By Cindy Black / June 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

“…our Earth is taking part in a fantastic cosmic ballet. First, it pulls us through space at a speed of nearly twenty miles per second during its annual journey around the Sun. The Sun then drags the Earth with it during its voyage through the Milky Way at a speed of 140 miles per second.…

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Welcome

By Cindy Black / June 19, 2009 / 0 Comments

What is the focus here? Please, don’t ask for focus, my mind meanders. Wandering is the best part of a conversation. So, since the “social web” is all about the “conversation” these days, let’s wander together. The explorations in prolonged conversation can bring us all to a deeper and broader place that satisfies a psyche…

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