November 5, 2014
Stephen Thorpe plumbers. I gave Mike the present boss1/2 the cost of the work. And he came to me for the balance of the money the other 1/2. which I did trying to help him out. That included service for the life of the furnace.I called him this year for a service call in preparation for winter. It has taken several weeks to get the service call. He keeps promising to come and I took a vacation during that time and he promised to come on Nov. 3rd when I was returning. He continues to put me off. I called him on 11/3 and he claimed to have had the flu and would come on Wed. 11/5. Today. Still not here. I do not want to wait for him to arrive. this is unconscionable. Older single women tend to get shunted aside. This seems quite unpleasant. My next contact will be the BBB. reporting the neglect I have felt from this organization.
follow up. Networking got me a new plumber that just came in a timely fashion. He serviced the furnace and gave me instructions about followup care. Emptying the water on a regular basis. I will get a bill for payment.
Never heard from Mike of Ste[hen Thorp[ again. I don’t miss not hearing.
Not a good experience overall.
October 19, 2014
Just listen and Feel Groovy. Enjoy!
October 19, 2014
We need to Slow Down to make sure We(I) don’t Make mistakes. Thus stop and smell the roses. It is an old rose that is very fragrant try to appreciate it!
I will meditate in its presence this morning.
October 15, 2014
I belong to an organization that has its members make presentations for the group but the subject of the presentations is published ahead of time. Recently I prepared a presentation about amalgam fillings that contain Mercury. And how hazardous they are to our health. We have a number of old dentists in our group. One of them literally stole my time and presentation from me. He came up with a rebuttal before I could even begin. I had a short film that wanted to show but the computer equipment in our room was not working. So I started to present the data. And this Old dentist interrupted me with his belief that Mercury in our fillings was not dangerous. His information was old and dangerous. Mercury in your mouth is dangerous for us. I was not recommending removal but suggested that it not be used for our off springs, Grandchildren, etc. Apparently the EPA is challenging dentists for putting the mercury in our water supply when they irrigate our mouths as they work on our teeth. Mercury is indeed a poison. I also learned from someone who is in dental school that this young man is learning from his old faculty that Amalgam fillings are not dangerous. And should be continued to be used.
So my free speech was hijacked. Our leader (Delores) arose and said that this was my presentation and that audience members were not to take the time to dispute the presentation from the presenter. They could make their own presentation.
Is this one of the dangers of being able to speak to an audience of peers about an interesting and informative subject.
This calls for kindness, empathy, courtesy and politeness and consideration of one another.
October 14, 2014
It has been moved from the New School of Social Research. restored and given its own room at the Met. in the American Wing.
October 12, 2014
My dear friend Kate Nicklin died in the beginning of August at the age of 90 in her Shelter Island. NY home at the age of 90. My friend Florence Sisenwein and I were fortunate enough to see her shortly before she went into a coma. One of the arrangements I had with Kate was to be able to brag about our children to each other because we were certain that they were all great. So here goes to Kate. I will brag about my son Dave who was recognized by the Guardian newspaper today for being the inventor of blogging. Ironically I am doing this on the blog that he taught me how to use as a voice:
Namaste to you all.
October 7, 2014
I had a free day and went into Manhattan to see the Jeff Koons exhibit at the Whitney.