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I've been off-line pretty much this last week, reading my friends page but rarely commenting; not posting, at least not my own thoughts.   The positive reason for this is that i am more and more into silence, discovering its beauty. its mystery, and its wisdom.  It is indeed, the "native language" of the Divine, of the Universe.

There are also a couple of not so positive reasons.   I took microsoft's offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10 without consulting with my children or grandson, so now i am stuck with a computer system that i thoroughly misunderstand and am extremely uncomforable with.  Also this software seems to have no games apps so i am less tempted to sit in front of it.  This is a good thinng since i am addicted to Solitaire and not having it available will free up a lot of my time for what must be certainlly less unproductive activity.

And i continue to fret about Dianne's health.  The Northwestern USA is ablaze with wildfires.  Nearly half are in Idaho and one of the worsst, still not quite contained after more than a week,is burning about sixty miles Southwest of us.  The air is thick with smoke and people with respiratory difficulties are being warned to protect themselves from it.  Dianne's oxygen saturation level (OSL) seems to get more difficult to control.  (Though today has been a surprisingly good day so far)  Today i wsas looking forward to a long scheduled (i thought) appointment with her pulminalogist.  After complaining loudly, i was able talk to her doctor and schedule an appointment for next Wednesday.  So the update i had planned for today will be next week, after the good doctor has eased my panic (which is probably near half the problem.

There was another (there have been several) article in the local newspaper last week about competition between the two major "nonprofit" hospital systems in the area.  This one showed what seemed to be increasing reluctance of physicians connected with one suystem to refer patients to sevices provided by the other system.  If these increased expenses, expansio0n, and power are supposed to help give better service to patients, i have yet to see any sign of it.

I dislike competition.  I especially dislike it when it as taken seriously or as the default SOP for a society; and i especiallly especially dislike it when it supposedly provides essential human services, like health, education, incarceration, and public safety,  All such experiments,it seems to me have been wasteful. ineffective, and often fatal.

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pondhopper
Aug. 20th, 2015 09:54 pm (UTC)
Is there someone who can help you with WIN 10? I have heard it isn't so much different from 7 and is certainly much better than 8 in all its versions ever was.

As regards solitaire, I found this:

Microsoft is also bringing back the Start Menu to Windows 10, so that means you'll be able to boot up a game of Solitaire by navigating to Start > Programs > Accessories > Games, just like old times.

Good thoughts for Dianne!
bobby1933
Aug. 21st, 2015 04:03 am (UTC)
Thank you. Donna.
My level of competence and confidence in dealing with computers cannot possibly be underestimated. :)

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