Merry Christmas my Friends & Digital Neighbors! I hope your celebrations over the weekend were enjoyable and drama free. I had a great visit with my sister and her family yesterday and it was a wonderfully small and enjoyable Christmas! The larger family gatherings are good too, but up the ante for potential drama when adding more to the mix.
I thought I would finish out the year with a return to one of my favorite posting sessions: The Little Book of Lost Words: collywobbles, snollygosters, and 86 other surprisingly useful terms worth resurrecting. - Joe Gillard. I hope you enjoy the words and commentary, if not just ignore my blatterooning. 😊
Aprosexia - Noun ap-ruh-sehx-ee-uh 19th Century English - A complete inability to focus of concentrate due to a distracted, wandering mind.
Little Joey's aporsexia prevented him from learning much in class and earned him a seat by the teacher most of the year.
I guess that was a term before ADHD and its ilk became more common. I was a little Joey until the 4th Grade. I don't know what changed in 4th Grade but all of a sudden I was going over for reading and language classes with the smart kids in the A track. By 5th Grade I was in class with them, and my friends I had known for 4 years were only seen at lunch, PE, and recess. Thankfully in 7th Grade we were all jumbled together again for better or worse.
I was shocked when I was ordained in 93 to learn that so many kids, especially boys were being given Ritalin. I knew nothing of the development of the drug or its application. I am not sure it helped the student as much as it helped the teachers. I would welcome any of their thoughts on the subject if they had taught children medicated with Ritalin. I never noticed that girls ever took the drug which made me more suspicious of its intent. I dcould
My Brother Joe suffered from ADD or ADHD as well - they just called it hyperactivity in the days before Tommy was born. I know he never took Ritalin, he was held back a year in grade school. Mom always thought that was a mistake but trusted the teachers in what was best for Joe. Sports seemed to help Joe focus in class, and the more he was engaged in sports the better he did. He was never an A student, but he did well in High School. No Ritalin for me either, I guess reading and good memory compensated for the distractions that were part of my inner world. Well if you read this far along on this post or any of my morning rambles, you are not candidate for Ritalin or afflicted with severe aprosexia.
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
It used to be the thing talked about 20 years ago, do we now embrace it?
Good Morning Digital Neighbors & Frozen Friends! 7 Fahrenheit here in wintery New Melle. Nothing too long this morning, when it is this cold outside the house drops down into the low 60's and sometimes mid 50's if it lasts too long. A space heater and closed doors keeps where I inhabit a bit warmer. I have nothing to complain about except when I have to venture into the world. How about a limmerick? Most I know are far worse than this one. Enjoy! Happy Thursday Friends!
Bill's snowman was missing a snout
For carrots in shops had run out.
A sausage sufficed
But as it de-iced
Its purpose was cast into doubt!
Padre is inviting you to Coffee Talk (We'd like to promise you wisdom, but would you settle for a few laughs?)
Topic: Frozen Coffee Talk (Elsa not included) with the ADD Irregulars
Time: Jan 20, 2022 06:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 835 9785 4223
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...