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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: Right here!
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 02:41 PM
Number of posts: 121,681

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****WCGreen Update --Saturday October 4, 2014****

From his wife:

A Christopher Green update:

As Chris was having some issues, he was moved to ICU. They were cleared up quickly and he is back on J 51, but in room 9. It is very nice that they keep giving him rooms with the great view.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Oct 4, 2014, 02:29 PM (15 replies)

**October's Contest Theme: The Textures of October**

The October contest will be based on another of the elements of photography: Texture in the context of the month of October.

Think of all the kinds of textures we see in photographs in October. It's fall, and there are many ways to interpret this. Use your imagination! The changing season, the colors, the harvest, the holidays (Octoberfest and Halloween).

I hope this will be fun and a challenge for all of you!

Submissions will be open on October 10th and will run until the 17th or there are 30 submissions, whichever comes first. I wanted to avoid colliding with the Summer Contest.

Please keep your photograph entry no larger than 800 pixels in its longest dimension and under 300K in file size, unless otherwise designated by contest host. If you need help posting a photograph or with image sizing just ask.

Please do not use frames other than small point outline edges.

Post-processing is allowed but a light hand would be appreciated. If there are any questions about what that covers, feel free to ask.

I am eager to see what you've got!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Oct 3, 2014, 02:07 PM (15 replies)

For Throw-back Thursday, me and my mom on my first birthday...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Oct 2, 2014, 11:53 PM (19 replies)

Why is Holder resigning? I have no clue.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Sep 25, 2014, 01:37 PM (27 replies)

This Is What Happens...

When You Fart In A Smart Car:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Sep 14, 2014, 09:11 PM (16 replies)

From Facebook: a great cartoon on the Islamic State:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Sep 14, 2014, 05:44 PM (8 replies)

Measles is back: A mother's story, from today's LA Times:

I know that parents worry about whether vaccines are safe for their children. But they should also consider the dangers of not vaccinating, which is why I'm telling my family's story.

In 1970, on a Fulbright cultural exchange, my husband and I moved to the Midlands of England with our 5-year-old daughter and 10-month-old son. Our daughter had received all her vaccinations, but our son was too young for his measles shot when we left home. Our pediatrician wasn't worried. "Just get it there in a few months," he said.

But when we asked about the inoculation after our arrival, the English pediatrician said, "We don't do those."
In the back seat, our son lay on my lap. Quietly, he stopped breathing and turned blue. -

A few months into our stay, when our son was 13 months old, he and his sister were playing at a friend's house. Mothers and kids were talking and laughing when the host boy, Ian, gave an enormous sneeze, and our toddler marched right through the cloud.

The entire story at the link:
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Sep 14, 2014, 02:58 PM (111 replies)

****WCGreen Update -- Sunday, September 14, 2014****

From his wife:

A Christopher Green update:

My computer was purged of its viruses and gone for quite a while and I cannot see how to post on my IPOD. When I got my computer back, it installed updates and I can post on Facebook again.

Chris moved to the J building from the G building, because they wanted to put all the lung transplant patients together. What a room! He is in the Miller building that is that swath of glass, right in the front, so his view is of the fountains. He has a huge TV and lots of room. It is in J 5-1. He has begun being on the trac collar and oxygen only 24/7 and for over a week! It is amazing! They told me his diaphragm was not working, so either it began to work or his lungs have taken up the slack.

Last Friday, he had a scare, and wound up in the ICU. He is fine and probably going back 5-1 soon, just not to the same room. They couldn't save it.
He is on the respirator to rest, but also on the trac collar more and more.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Sep 14, 2014, 01:21 PM (12 replies)

Washington Post on verdict for Oscar Pistorius:


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Sep 11, 2014, 03:42 PM (7 replies)

Political Wire story on Martin O'Malley:


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Sep 3, 2014, 11:48 AM (6 replies)
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