Monday, December 8, 2014

Clones and Kites and Long Live the Queen . . .

Today's Writing Prompt: Clones

If you could clone yourself, what would you have your clones do for you today?

I'm not sure I would want to clone myself. Wouldn't my other me have the same arthritis, etc.? If so, she would be pretty useless to me. But if they could take out the arthritis gene and maybe a few others that are wonky and replace them with healthy non-arthritic genes, that would be very useful. She would be able to do all the things I can't do know . . . like scrubbing the kitchen floor and cleaning out cupboards. If she thinks like me I'm sure I could keep her pretty busy in the studio trying out all the ideas I keep trying to make time for.


Just read an interesting article, The Power in Writing About Yourself. Here's the link http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/12/ew-feelings/383475/?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange_facebook


Only one blog post on February 8th . . . http://inmyworld-pam.blogspot.ca/2014/02/the-advantage-of-snow-storms-and-bitter.html


Kite Flying Day


When : Always February 8th
Today is Kite Flying Day, a great time to go fly a kite. People have enjoyed flying kites for thousands of years. Its an ever popular activity for children, and enjoyed by many adults.
Ben Franklin was perhaps the most well known kite flyer. He flew a kite in a thunderstorm and discovered electricity. He got a charge out of flying kites!
We are amazed that Kite Flying Day is held in the middle of winter. Chances are few people in the northern areas of the country will brave the snow and cold today to go outdoors and fly a kite.
Did you know? Kites were first used by the military in ancient China over 3,000 years ago.
If the weather is good in your area, we have one thing to say to you.... Go fly a Kite!

Source: http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/February/kiteflyingday.htm



February 8, 1952 - Queen Elizabeth II takes the Oath of Accession to the Throne, following the death two days earlier of her father, King George the Sixth. London, England

Source: http://canadachannel.ca/todayincanadianhistory/index.php/February_8