Three women freed from a decade of captivity inside a Cleveland home celebrated in the arms of their families Tuesday, as police and the FBI worked to unravel the details of their abductions.
Amanda Berry, Georgina "Gina" DeJesus and Michele Knight were freed Monday night after Berry attracted the attention of a neighbor who helped her escape. A 6-year-old girl that police said is believed to be Berry's daughter was also freed.
"Help me, I am Amanda Berry," the young woman told police in a frantic 911 call from the neighbor's house. "I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for 10 years. And I'm here, I'm free now."
Chocolate exists. It has been crafted into many shapes and sizes from small rabbits to huge eggs, it can be found from sickly sweet to pure bitter cocoa or mixed with any number of other tasty flavours (coffee being my favourite mixer, despite not liking the drink) and mixed into ice cream or cake.
And what's more there's a huge choice as to how you buy it - there are cheap brands that will satisfy your chocolate requirements; but also fair trade brands that claim (admitadly with varying degrees of accuracy) to help others at the same time, or artisan brands to impress significant others with.
As an atheist I have to accept that chocolate evolved purely by chance; but if you are not then may I suggest that the existence of choclate is evidence that your deity is a kind and benevolent one.
You like chocolate? Of course. You like sugar? Good. You like liquorice? Great! You like all of these mixed together with ammonium chloride added?
Those candies are skull-shaped for a reason. And the crusty stuff? That's not sugar, it's salt.
"Within a minute, I was overcome with a unique sensation, almost like that of an impending sneeze. As I continued "enjoying" this candy, a numbness started spreading throughout my mouth. That was followed by a slight tingling sensation. This is not the experience I'd expect from candy... which is yet another troubling sign.
Things went downhill quickly. My entire tongue went numb (yet, somehow started hurting), and the tingling sensation started spreading. In the exact opposite manner that menthol clears the sinuses, the Tulien led to a difficulty breathing. The numbing pain spread to my gums, teeth, and, well, just about everywhere else.
And then I bit down. Whatever unholy substance was amalgamated into this candy's outershell was in its purist form in the center. Pain doesn't even begin to describe what that sensation was like. Without bothering to look for a napkin, I expectorated this horrid concoction as quickly as possible. It took a full ten minutes for the pain to dissipate as well."
I adopted two homeless Lurchers this year. Marko is greyhound deerhound cross, found stray in Ireland, and Rio was abandoned at the pound, about to be put down, a young mother mother just weeks after giving birth, and she is a greyhound-staffy cross. They are my fur babies, and I love them.
Here in Ohio, Ringling Brothers walk the elephants through the streets on the way to the arena where the circus is held. It's rather an unusual and wonderful thing to behold, a relic of the past in a way:
There are more good books to read than you could possibly complete in your lifetime. And they are often filled with exactly what you need to hear at the time. And there are libraries where you can borrow them for free.
Here are some good quotes from books that you may find encouraging:
J.D. Salinger wrote:
Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.” ―The Catcher in the Rye
Kurt Vonnegut wrote:
Why bother? Because many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone. -Timequake
Albert Camus wrote:
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. -The Stranger
Never play block wargames with a dentist, they have those little mirrors to peek behind the block.
This was the first thought which came to me. God sent his son Jesus for you because he loves you so much and if you believe in him, you will have every lasting life. I can not think of a better tell me something good.