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Two eye surgeries - Bummer.

I didn't realize that 'Pucker" could occur on its own.
I assumed that it was an (unforeseen) result of her cataract surgery.

One has to wonder - if you had it all along and it didn't make any difference in your vision - is its removal really necessary, i.e., what would/could happen if you did nothing?
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Sep 21, 2014, 08:35 PM (1 replies)

My sister-in-law mentioned "Pucker" following her cataract surgery.

I got the impression it was some kind of small wrinkle in a part of the eye (macula?) which could be adjusted on a subsequent visit to her optholmalogist.

Hope it's a simple adjustment for you, elleng.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Sep 21, 2014, 04:34 PM (1 replies)

Running of the weiners - Octoberfest Zinzinnati 2014

Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Sep 21, 2014, 02:21 AM (0 replies)

I'm still up, not unusual for me, unfortunately, in the last few years. nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Sep 21, 2014, 02:10 AM (0 replies)

This series was actually an act of service to Americans.

It reminded us, as we needed to be reminded, of those before us who had great ideals and strove to bring them to fruition.

I remember the presidency of FDR - he was my president during the early days of my childhood.
I was teary again tonight at the telling of his death and funeral.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Sep 21, 2014, 12:36 AM (1 replies)

I'm no more interested in knowing this than knowing their sex lives.

How are they as individuals?
Do they contribute to the common good?
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Sep 20, 2014, 05:44 PM (0 replies)

I agree, NYC SKP. I despise the guilt-tripping whether it comes from Fox, truthdig, or DU. nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Sep 20, 2014, 05:38 PM (0 replies)

You're correct. The art is fabulous, ( emotionally good) but it's that "fantasizing"

part that turns me off intellectually.

I also don't like it when in religious art the Child Jesus is shown very large in proportion to Mary.
But that's just my take on it.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Sep 20, 2014, 05:34 PM (1 replies)

Thank you for this, and the explanations and discussion.

Beautiful works of art, though none quite depict Mary as I perceive her at the hour of her death.

She was in her late forties when Christ was killed, and apparently lived many years beyond that, likely decades, as Jesus gave her care to John the Apostle as he(Christ) was dying. John the apostle was a young man, possibly about 20 at that time.

So the Rubens depicting a young woman with long, flowing brown hair doesn't do it for me.
The woman in the Saraceni painting at least could be somewhat older, despite the dark hair.

As an older woman myself, I like to reflect on Mary as she aged, and as a model for older women.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Sep 20, 2014, 02:32 PM (1 replies)

FDR was president when I was born, and I remember hearing the news of his death

just as many today remember when JFK was killed. A childhood friend and classmate told me "Roosevelt has died and skinny Truman is the new President." Truman was not only fairly unknown (pre-TV days), but he was not well-regarded by many during his presidency. As we know, Harry Truman is now pointed to as a man of strong will and accomplishment, but in the late 1940's, not so much.

I'm thoroughly enjoying this series, and, yes, learning a lot more.

Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri Sep 19, 2014, 01:07 PM (0 replies)
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