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A Celtic Dragon's Blog: A glimpse into something beyond

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Yesterday we had to have our Black Lab, Emma put down due to failing health. She was almost 13 years old. Her arthritis has been getting worse, affecting both front and back legs. Her vision has worsened and she’s dropped about 10 lbs in the past few months. And she was sometimes throwing up her meals. She would not have made it through another bad winter like we had last year (when she’d sink down to her shoulders in the snow and sometimes only on one side then have a difficult time trying to get her leg up).



She’d had a good life. We had her since she was 8 months old; inherited her from my brother who couldn’t keep her when he had moved. She was well loved. She was also a food thief. We lost many a dessert, cookies, bread, meat that were on the counter if someone forgot to close the kitchen door. Occasionally though, she’d also learned to bop the sliding kitchen door open with her nose enough that she could get her nose and head in, then the rest of her. And there went the food.

Yesterday we had to have our Black Lab, Emma put down due to failing health. She was almost 13 years old. Her arthritis has been getting worse, affecting both front and back legs. Her vision has worsened and she’s dropped about 10 lbs in the past few months. And she was sometimes throwing up her meals. She would not have made it through another bad winter like we had last year (when she’d sink down to her shoulders in the snow and sometimes only on one side then have a difficult time trying to get her leg up).

She’d had a good life. We had her since she was 8 months old; inherited her from my brother who couldn’t keep her when he had moved. She was well loved. She was also a food thief. We lost many a dessert, cookies, bread, meat that were on the counter if someone forgot to close the kitchen door. Occasionally though, she’d also learned to bop the sliding kitchen door open with her nose enough that she could get her nose and head in, then the rest of her. And there went the food.

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Mutations

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Welsh, as with all other Celtic languages, often sees changes made to the beginning of words depending on the word that precedes it, or the role it plays in the sentence. These changes are known as “mutations”, of which Welsh has three distinct types. Common situations in which…

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If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? 

Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.

Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?

On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.

If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th

Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown  

 

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I’m sure you’ve all seen what’s up with Tumblr, but this is REALLY serious, guys.

Okay, I get that this is a big thing in the US. But if you’re outside of the US, you need to contact your Member of Parliament/legislature (if your country currently has bills up for debate on Internet regulation.

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Spirit of the West frontman diagnosed with Alzheimer's

My first time seeing Spirit of the West was at a concert at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) back in 1994 or ‘95 where it was an West meets East performance with Spirit of the West first and The Irish Descendants second. Saw them again in Halifax, playing a joint West meets East with Great Big Sea.

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