One more eclipse story

And all that is now
And all that is gone
And all that’s to come
And everything under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon.

— Roger Waters, “Eclipse” from Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon”

The sun eclipsed by the moon, Aug. 21, 2017, Albany, Ore. Photo by Debbie Cockrell

The eclipse coincided with my birthday. I took Amtrak to Albany, Ore., the day before and fretted as the train passed Salem, Ore., and the haze/clouds seem to get. thicker. But, I did see a hint of blue sky ahead. Jim had arrived a week ahead of time for his own work, but sending me pictures of scenes around town prior to my arrival. Continue reading “One more eclipse story”


Setting the Chimps Free

This was my favorite story all week. Many of the federal government’s chimps held for testing in laboratories will be released. From VegNews:

According to The Humane Society of the United States, the NIH’s decision was due to a 2011 Institute of Medicine study, which found that primates are not necessary for effective biomedical and behavioral research.

If you want to imagine what that release will be like, watch this. And don’t just have a box of tissues on stand-by, get a roll of paper towels. You will be sobbing for joy when you see their little faces experience the fresh air and sunlight, trust me.  These were chimps set free in Austria in 2011 after 30 years of lab captivity.

Here’s to Phyllis — My Initial Inspiration for Going Plant-Based

Phyllis was one of the first people I came across who helped me when I started looking for more information about how nutrition affects rheumatoid arthritis. She doesn’t know me, and doesn’t even know how she helped me, but she did. Continue reading “Here’s to Phyllis — My Initial Inspiration for Going Plant-Based”

Updates: Tinkering with My Blog

Around the world in my kitchen with food photography for this blog!
Around the world in my kitchen with food photography for this blog!

I am so appreciative of everyone who takes the time to read my musings on my sightline. This blog is so much fun to put together each day. Internet surfing is now spent finding things to write about or to link to, instead of mindless reading. Continue reading “Updates: Tinkering with My Blog”