Share Your World – February 26, 2018

Share Your World – February 26, 2018

Share Your World – February 26, 2018


What are you reading right now?

Strange Magic and Strange Sight by Syd Moore.

It’s slow going as my eyesight is poor and my eyes don’t track well anymore. It now takes me months to read books so many times I’ll have to stop. Reading is now an exercise in frustration. One of the pleasures I’ve had to give up since my vision went wonky. I need to buy more Audio Guide Books

What was your first adult job?

Can’t remember. Maybe it was as an Avon Lady or a Youth program that the City of New York had for teenagers. Probably not really an adult job as my parents supported me and when I got bored I quit. Actually I would just go with the U.S. Army. In the Army you definitely have adult responsibilities and NO you cannot quit.

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?

Honey Nut Cheerios or Oatmeal. I eat the Cheerios dry since I cannot drink milk. I make my Oatmeal with water as dairy tears up my stomach. I also like Farina or Cream of Wheat.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

World’s best beaches

I need to be in Hawaii, Florida or California between January and April. I would only return to New York in late April. I need Fun in the Sun.

Mihran Kalaydjian's Official Blog

TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice® awards for beaches. The gorgeous Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos won the top honor as the best beach in the world this year, up from the number two ranking last year and reclaiming the top spot it held in 2016. Florida’s Clearwater Beach was the number one beach in America, up three spots from its U.S. ranking one year ago, and capturing the top spot in the country it held in 2016. Award winners were determined based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor, gathered over a 12-month period.

“Soft sand, clear waters and balmy temperatures are common threads among these Travelers’ Choice award-winning beaches that have delighted millions of TripAdvisor reviewers across the globe,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor.


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Black History

Little known Black History ~~ Onesimus

Lionel Sneed Ministries

Inoculation was introduced to America by a slave.

Few details are known about the birth of Onesimus, but it is assumed he was born in Africa in the late seventeenth century before eventually landing in Boston. One of a thousand people of African descent living in the Massachusetts colony, Onesimus was a gift to the Puritan church minister Cotton Mather from his congregation in 1706.

Onesimus told Mather about the centuries old tradition of inoculation practiced in Africa. By extracting the material from an infected person and scratching it into the skin of an uninfected person, you could deliberately introduce smallpox to the healthy individual making them immune. Considered extremely dangerous at the time, Cotton Mather convinced Dr. Zabdiel Boylston to experiment with the procedure when a smallpox epidemic hit Boston in 1721 and over 240 people were inoculated. Opposed politically, religiously and medically in the United States and abroad…

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