Author Yuval Noah Harari would say my religion is Humanism.
My bible the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The first Humanist Manifesto was issued by a conference held at the University of Chicago in 1933.
Signatories included the philosopher John Dewey, but the majority were ministers (chiefly Unitarian) and theologians.
They identified humanism as an ideology that espouses reason, ethics, and social and economic justice, and they called for science to replace dogma and the supernatural as the basis of morality and decision-making.
So far, so good.
In 1941, the American Humanist Association was organised. Noted members of The AHA included Isaac Asimov, who was the president from 1985 until his death in 1992, and writer Kurt Vonnegut, who followed as honorary president until his death in 2007.
They advocate in Washington, D.C., for separation of church and state.
There is a sub-set called secular humanism that consciously rejects supernatural and religiosity.
I wouldn’t go that far, myself.
But I do believe strongly in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In 2020 I tried Diphenhydramine HCI 25 Mg – Kirkland Brand.
They did seem to work. It helped my Dad, as well.
My brother bought Kirkland in the States, inexpensively. Over the counter. Pink tablets.
Some people do experience side effects.
As I couldn’t find it quickly in Canada, I ordered something that looks identical from Amazon.ca.
I acquired allergies later in life. In Calgary they start about May 15th, end about July 1st.
In B.C. with a much milder climate, everything is about 2 months earlier. In 2020 I was suddenly mostly better about May 1st. And stopped taking the pills.
Before this year I mainly treated Spring Allergies by fleeing somewhere else in the world. OR … a combination of exercise and frequent showers.
If I wasn’t watching Saturday morning cartoons, we would catch a bus to downtown Calgary because pool was free from 9am – noon at one hall.
What hall was that?
At noon I’d head over to Jaffe’s Book & Music Exchange to spend most of my $1 / week allowance on used comics.
It was located at 225 – 8th Ave. S.E.
OVER for ME.
I’m off to Florida and then Bermuda.
But you Canucks keep telling yourself winter is a snowy playground. 😀
I finally got around to getting my eyes checked. And I did have a new prescription.
The specs are fantastically better than those I bought only 3 years ago.
Lesson learned – get my eyes checked annually.
My GP tried me on 3.5 mg Viacoram.
It went down from 160 / 105 to 150 / 100.
He then doubled it to 7 mg Viacoram.
It stayed about the same at 150 / 97.
The third experiment has me on …
Viacoram 5/7mg every morning for the next 90 days.
Apo-Hydro (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5mg every evening with dinner for 90 days.
I’ll be tracking results.
My father is Eric. His father Angus.
Born 1900. Died 1949 of heart attack.
He was “an ardent outdoor man and keenly interested in both domestic and wild animals. He was well known for his hobby of raising chinchillas, keeping mink, guinea pigs, rabbits and canaries“.
Grandpa trapped that silver fox. Had the fur made into a collar on my Grandma’s winter coat.
He worked for Hollinger Mines in Timmins, Ontario the 20 years before his death at age 50.
Thanks Mark del Monte for sending me this. He’s keen on our family genealogy.
For many Americans the Thanksgiving weekend is the most important family holiday of the year. I trust they enjoyed 2017.
I’ve been very lucky. And I’m most thankful.
Looking forward to the future.
I’m back in Bermuda. Life is good.
Planning to continue my retirement for about another 8 years. Then go back to work.