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Welcome to wisdom scribed by Ruth Lee and shared freely here. 

Included is an eclectic selection of facts, whimsy, hilarity, scientific and not-so-scientific research. . .plus visions of real life and lives of greatness.
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Learn to Write in Spirit: Two new books from Ruth Lee

Writing in Spirit Work BookWriting in Spirit Official Notebook Cover Art

The purpose of the Workbook and Notebook is to inspire you to dare to write in the highest level of your total being and use all you have within you to become a better human being than you are now.  You will triumph if you can move through these exercises and enjoy them!

A Year Offline: What One Guy Learned

2014 December 22

Here is something else you can discuss at your upcoming holiday gatherings:  Paul Miller is an American Technology Journalist from Springfield, Missouri and senior editor for The Verge. He decided to disconnect from the hyper-connected world in order to 'find himself' and become more productive. He abandoned the internet and disconnected from all Social Media, returning to a life before the net, apps and smartphones. His experiment gained worldwide media attention when he published his article 'I'm still here' at The Verge. His findings caused quite a discussion on the influence of the internet on our daily lives.

Paul Miller spoke about his experiment on TED and was not as articulate as most TED presenters, but then again he is much younger than most…so hear him out and take a peek inside the mind of one twenty-something.

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Daily Thought for December 22, 2014

2014 December 22

Creative people often think that their way of seeing things is what others see, too...only to be broke back to reality in a very disappointing way.  Try to keep others abreast of what you are doing if you want them to bless the outcome and perhaps even buy into it then.

Who Really is Immigrating to the US?

2014 December 21

For too long I have received ‘hate mail’ directed at Latin Americans living in the US and ignoring the facts totally…so today, let’s take a step toward correcting false assumptions.  Okay?  Credit for documentation goes to: Five Thirty Eight Economics and Pew Research Institute.  I have pulled out only a  portion of the data since it runs way too long for this blog.  Hope you find it useful at your next cocktail party when someone with an axe to grind starts spouting off.  :)

 

In 1994 (30 years ago), the U.S. was in the midst of a massive wave of immigration from Mexico. In 1980, there were 2.3 million Mexican-born immigrants living in the U.S. Over the next decade, that number nearly doubled, to 4.4 million; then it doubled again, to 9.3 million, by 2000. By 2007, about 12 million U.S. residents were born in Mexico…the majority were in the country illegally.

But in the mid-2000s, the surge began to ebb. Demographers cite several factors: A long decline in the birthrate in Mexico meant there were fewer young Mexicans seeking jobs north of the border. Improvement in the Mexican economy meant there were better opportunities closer to home. Tightened border security and increased deportations likely played a role, too.

When the recession hit and turned into a steep drop, construction jobs—the major source of employment for Mexican migrants, all but disappeared, as well as many other jobs. As a result, immigration slowed.  Many Mexicans living in the U.S. went home! By 2010, net migration from Mexico (the number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants) fell roughly to zero and may have turned negative, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Daily Thought for December 21, 2014

2014 December 21

Cherish your loved ones and keep them out of harm's way if at all possible...but there comes a point in every person's life when you must let adults be themselves and do what they want--even if it is very foolish.

Somewhere Between Daring and Stupid

2014 December 20

When you view videos like this on Facebook, YouTube, and wherever, you have to wonder how anyone has this much time to ---do what???  So this particular video, considered one of the best of the year, provides you with  243 videos edited by Luc Bergeron…with the support of a team who reviewed  and worked for 124  hours to compile it. Imagine what you could do with that much labor from such a talented crew!!??

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Daily Thought for December 20, 2014

2014 December 20

Only the lonely are able to sense what others like about them?  Probably not even close, because lonely people opt to be that way.  Really!  All they need do is smile and keep at it and others will join them.