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Notes from an Addict

As the saying goes, if the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I was reading something today, and it occurred to me that the same applies to metaphors. When a metaphor feels right, it modifies your view of everything. So please drink metaphors, like Kool-Aid, responsibly.
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The discovery was made possible by the work of Antoine Louveau, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in Kipnis' lab. The vessels were detected after Louveau developed a method to mount a mouse's meninges - the membranes covering the brain - on a single slide so that they could be examined as a whole. "It was fairly easy, actually," he said. "There was one trick: We fixed the meninges within the skullcap, so that the tissue is secured in its physiological condition, and then we dissected it. If we had done it the other way around, it wouldn't have worked."

After noticing vessel-like patterns in the distribution of immune cells on his slides, he tested for lymphatic vessels and there they were. The impossible existed. The soft-spoken Louveau recalled the moment: "I called Jony [Kipnis] to the microscope and I said, 'I think we have something."

As to how the brain's lymphatic vessels managed to escape notice all this time, Kipnis described them as "very well hidden" and noted that they follow a major blood vessel down into the sinuses, an area difficult to image. "It's so close to the blood vessel, you just miss it," he said. "If you don't know what you're after, you just miss it."

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In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The discovery could have profound implications for diseases from autism to Alzheimer's to multiple sclerosis.
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Have television writers forgotten the rule for I and me in a compound subject? I've traditionally given them the benefit of the doubt,  accepting that they're bestowing poor grammar on the character intentionally. But its frequency has me wondering if the ignorance lies not with the character but with the writer.
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The other day, while shopping for the missing pieces to revisit the roast pork mofongo for *'s birthday dinner, I poured through the navel orange bin to find a suitable specimen for the banner of my The Navel Gazing collection, wherein my "deep thought" posts reside. This is the best I could find. Later, I showed it no mercy when I required its life's blood and its epidermis for the sour sazon vinaigrette .
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Beer Batter Belize Conch

* and I had a seared octopus dish last night before the symphony. It was delicious and reminded me that I had some conch in the freezer. So conch it is for lunch. I liked the pre-storm light in the kitchen, so I decided to go with a start to finish batch of pics. By the time I was done, it was mid-storm, so the lighting became sub-optimal near the end.
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This is the right amount of butter, right?
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I apologize once more for the appearance of a lot of posts you may have seen before. The very cool, new Collections feature has the downside of reposting, rather than simply reorganizing those posts, and if you reshare to another collection, you get doubly spammed, it seems.
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The very quick reminder to never use the generic stream in g+. I'm sure the poster counts my reshare as a win. That's what fucking morons do.
 
Latest GDP Report Proves that Obama is Purposefully Destroying America
Jun. 1, 2015 | Wayne Root* | The Blaze

I told you so. Forget Islamic State. Forget Al Queda. Forget Putin. Forget China.

The worst threat to America is Barack Hussein Obama.

I’ve screamed from the highest mountains for almost seven long years that we have a drug dealer in the White House. Obama is dive-bombing our nation’s economy.   

Except this isn’t one plane and a couple hundred souls. Obama is taking the entire American economy and all of us down with him.

I’ve told everyone and anyone who would listen for almost seven years that Obama is following the exact plan he learned as my college classmate at Columbia University Class of 1983. The plan is called “Cloward-Piven.”

The plan is simple: To destroy capitalism and “American exceptionalism” you overwhelm the system with spending, entitlements, regulations and debt. The economy comes to halt, full-time jobs are killed, businesses fail in record numbers, the middle class is financially murdered, the debt implodes and the economy is overwhelmed.

Capitalism dies as a majority of Americans wind up hooked on welfare, food stamps, free healthcare and government checks like a drug addict is hooked on heroin, crack cocaine, or crystal meth. Obama is America’s drug dealer. But his drug of choice is government dependency.

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http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/latest-gdp-report-proves-that-obama-is-purposefully-destroying-america/
I told you so. Forget Islamic State. Forget Al Queda. Forget Putin. Forget China. The worst threat to America is Barack Hussein Obama. I’ve screamed from the highest mountains for almost seven long years that we have a drug dealer in the White House. Obama is dive-bombing...
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Giant Storm Lunch

Giant storm. Not storm lunch. I made the super easy chicken enchiladas to challenge the beer batter Belize conch bites and orange marmalade dip. While I put that together, * made a slight variation of the grapefruit, rosewater, and vodka martinis we had at Eclipse di Luna last night.

As mentioned earlier, the mid-storm lighting yielded some grainy pics.
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Finally. Scheherazade.

The live performance I've waited for for so many years, courtesy of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the love of my life, *. I think the only way it could've been better was if it was the first time I'd heard it. Imagine how exciting that would be.
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+Weston Kirk, I'm jealous.
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My new Cole & Mason salt and pepper mills are wonderful. Large capacity, excellent coarseness settings, and effortless to use.
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