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A SING for Larry (Oldbones)

Posted by Giulia Champion Dec 22, 2015

I don't know exactly what a "Sing" is, nor how to do one.  But I believe is is just a sacred prayer to our Creator.  And all can participate in that, even in ignorance.  It was suggested to me by a former member of this community that I put a Sing up for Larry.  And so I will sing my prayer song to him.  To give him strength for the journey ahead.  Please join in this song and lift your loving voices high.

Soar on Eagle.

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I am copying the comments that were posted on this blog and putting them here else they will disappear when I disallow comments. I am stopping future comments as I have come to reallize I've made a mistake in posting this blog.  It was based on lack  of information and verification.  I would delete it , but it is not our policy in this community to do so.  Sorry for the time wasted.

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     jennifer72113 (5-1-14)    

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I will join you Ms. G - Singing along and sending good thoughts and best wishes for Larry - may he find peace and comfort.

   
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jennifer72113 (5-1-14) 8 hours ago

   

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     Terrie quit  07-06-2015    

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Thanks, Giulai! I have worried around with this all day! I will sing a prayer to our creator fo Larry starting now!  May he have a sfe journey "home"! ( and I am so glad I

   

 

   
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     Stac    

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I'm singing for Larry too.  God bless.

   
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Stac 8 hours ago

   

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     marilynhotgram    

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I also join in, singing for strength and healing for you Larry. 

   
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marilynhotgram 7 hours ago

   

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     rosemary    

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A song for Larry, raising it to the skys and our creator!  Love ya, caravan master and happy holidays

   
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     Youngatheart (7.4.12)    

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I am so glad to hear you are back "with us," but i will add my voice to the chorus for healing!

   

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     Bonnie B. I quit on 02-08-15    

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Oh Lord is he really leaving us ? I pray not yet but if he is May his journey be fast and pain free  Lord Jesus keep him in your care Amen

   
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     Strudel    

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Joining in the song and prayers for Larry. (Thanks for knowing to check with Owl.)

   
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     Giulia    

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Apparrently he's returned to the living:  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/oldbones5358-Larry_10-21-2013-blog/2015/12/23/larry-is-back

   
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Giulia 5 hours ago

   

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     Terrie quit  07-06-2015    

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I am sorry that I left so abruptly! Someone had come to give me a ride, and I had forgotten all about yhat. They were sitting in my driveway tooting the horn! What I was saying was that I am glad that I took this seriously and posted a blog. Thanks for checking with owlfeather, Guilia! and for putting up a sing!

   
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     Giulia    

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Live and learn.  And learn again.  And so we grow.  And gain the wisdom necessary to provide such for those who follow. 

   
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E-Cig Study

Posted by Giulia Champion Dec 16, 2015

Forigive me if someone has already put this out, but one can't have too much knowledge about the choices.

This is from a Wall Street Journay ariticle.  For all those who choose this route - at least be informed and know the risks.

Study Finds E-Cigarettes Contain Chemical Tied to ‘Popcorn Lung’

Harvard researchers say 39 of the 51 flavors sold by leading brands contained diacetyl, which has been linked to severe respiratory diseases

  
   
    
      A woman adds flavor to a vaporizer while waiting for customers at an e-cigarette shop in New York in June.    A woman adds flavor to a vaporizer while waiting for customers at an e-cigarette shop in New York in June.      Photo: Reuters   
   
  
  
   

By  Saabira Chaudhuri

  
Dec. 9, 2015 12:14 p.m. ET

A new Harvard University study has cast doubts about the safety of flavored e-cigarettes, many of which have been found to contain a chemical tied to a respiratory disease commonly known as “popcorn lung.”

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health tested 51 e-cigarette flavors sold by “leading e-cigarette brands.” Of these they found that 39 of the 51 flavors contained diacetyl—a chemical commonly used to add flavorings like butter, caramel, strawberry and butterscotch—that has been linked to bronchiolitis obliterans and other severe respiratory diseases.

The U.S.’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration describes bronchiolitis obliterans as occurring when small airways become inflamed and scarred, resulting in the thickening and narrowing of the airways.

The researchers focused their study, which was published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, on e-cigarettes sold by the largest cigarette companies and on flavors they thought would be appealing to children, teenagers and young adults.

The largely unregulated e-cigarette industry has been a focal point for controversy in recent years, with some health bodies saying they’re a gateway for new or underage smokers, and that flavored e-cigarettes in particular could attract younger smokers. An August study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that ninth-graders who used electronic cigarettes were more likely to smoke cigarettes, cigars or hookahs than peers who never tried the battery-powered devices.

U.K. antitobacco group ASH and Public Health England, along with the tobacco industry, have billed e-cigarettes as a way to reduce the incidence of cigarette use.

Popcorn lung, the disease associated with inhaling diacetyl, got its name due to reports in the early 2000s of lung disease in microwave-popcorn workers. The workers were exposed to butter-flavoring chemicals, of which diacetyl was the most prominent.

The Harvard researchers, who released their study on Tuesday, noted that the heating, vaporization and inhalation of flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes makes smokers’ exposure similar to that of workers in the microwave-popcorn industry.

The study also found two other chemicals—2,3 pentanedione and acetoin—respectively present in 23 and 46 of the 51 flavors it tested. Roughly 92% of the e-cigarettes it tested had one of the three chemicals present.

According to the study, two companies stated their products didn’t contain diacetyl when it was found during testing that they in fact did. Across the websites and packaging for all of the e-cigarette brands studied, the researchers found no health warnings about diacetyl.

The study evaluated flavors from three large cigarette companies, a large independent e-cigarette company and three e-cigarette distributors. It didn’t name the companies.

“We acknowledge that diacetyl shouldn’t be used in e-cigarettes, but equally diacetyl is found in cigarettes at very significant levels, so obviously there is a harm-reduction aspect to switching to e-cigarettes,” said Tom Pruen, chief scientific officer for the U.K.-based Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association.

E-cigarettes are currently largely unregulated, although a 2014 Food and Drug Administration proposed rule is seeking to expand the legal definition of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes.

In the U.K. they will fall under the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive starting in May, which will set out safety and quality requirements for e-cigarettes.

Giulia

Choices

Posted by Giulia Champion Dec 11, 2015

 

It's your choice - and  it's your excuse to smoke.  Either way you lose.

It's your choice - and it's your continued commitment.  that keeps you free. 

Which will you choose?

Giulia

Will be away

Posted by Giulia Champion Dec 1, 2015

Just to let y'all know I'm heading out of town for a week so don't worry if you don't see me.  Will check in when I can.  It doesn't mean I've relapsed!   ~Giulia 

Giulia

December Daily Pledge is Up

Posted by Giulia Champion Dec 1, 2015

Grab a hand.  Make a commitment.  Pledge to remain smoke free one day at a time.  It can help aid in the beginning of your quit to hold you accountable, and do the same to maintain your quit throughout the journey.  It's a tool for all occasions.  Also good for relapse prevention.  Try it - you'll like it! 

 

DETERMINED DECEMBER PLEDGE

 

 

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