Are you a victim of gaslighting? — Anita’s Perspectives on Life.

Did you even know what is gaslighting?  The term has been everywhere since Donald Trump’s inauguration, so much so that the Oxford Dictionaries named it one of the most popular words of 2018: gaslighting In simple words, the phrase “to gaslight” means to the act of undermining another person’s ability by denying reality and their […]

Are you a victim of gaslighting? — Anita’s Perspectives on Life.

This is a reblog, but I thought it explained Gaslighting very well.

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The Bean Eaters By Gwendolyn Brooks

The Bean Eaters

By Gwendolyn Brooks

They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair.   
Dinner is a casual affair.
Plain chipware on a plain and creaking wood,   
Tin flatware.

Two who are Mostly Good.
Two who have lived their day,
But keep on putting on their clothes   
And putting things away.

And remembering …
Remembering, with twinklings and twinges,
As they lean over the beans in their rented back room that is full of beads and receipts and dolls and cloths, tobacco crumbs, vases and fringes.

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Books to Help Celebrate Disability Pride All Year Long — cup of tea with that book, please

Most people don’t know, but the month of July marks the celebration of Disability Pride Month. Most organizations picked this month for the American Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, a law that promises that people with disabilities not be discriminated against in any setting. Although it is not nationally […]

Books to Help Celebrate Disability Pride All Year Long — cup of tea with that book, please

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Researchers Believe COVID-19 Maybe Linked to Cognitive Decline.

As if COVID-19 alone wasn’t bad enough, it decided to deliver more disturbing news. The virus is believe to increase Alzheimer’s-like symptoms. Many complain about a brain fog during their illness.


COVID linked to cognitive decline, acceleration of Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, research finds.

As if COVID alone wasn’t bad enough, it decided to deliver more distrubing news.

Researchers are noticing that loss of smell may be particularly indicative of an overlap between the diseases. COVID-19 has caused persistent cognitive or mood problems for millions of people in the U.S. alone. Among these people, many describe acute forgetfulness and NPR reports that these symptoms are “similar to those of early Alzheimer’s, and doctors sometimes describe these patients as having an Alzheimer’s-like syndrome that can persist for many months.”

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has emerged as a key comorbidity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 are elevated in AD due to multiple pathological changes in AD patients such as the excessive expression of viral receptor angiotensin converting enzyme 2 and pro-inflammatory molecules, various AD complications including diabetes, lifestyle alterations in AD, and drug-drug interactions. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has also been reported to cause various neurologic symptoms including cognitive impairment that may ultimately result in AD, probably through the invasion of SARS-CoV-2 into the central nervous system, COVID-19-induced inflammation, long-term hospitalization and delirium, and post-COVID-19 syndrome. In addition, the COVID-19 crisis also worsens behavioral symptoms in uninfected AD patients and poses new challenges for AD prevention. In this review, we first introduce the symptoms and pathogenesis of COVID-19 and AD. Next, we provide a comprehensive discussion on the aggravating effects of AD on COVID-19 and the underlying mechanisms from molecular to social levels. We also highlight the influence of COVID-19 on cognitive function, and propose possible routes of viral invasion into the brain and potential mechanisms underlying the COVID-19-induced cognitive impairment. Last, we summarize the negative impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on uninfected AD patients and dementia prevention.

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New people, welcome!

We are giving away a free book. Be sure to use the code SW100 at checkout to get this book for free. This free book offer will last until July 31.. It’s part of a summer read promotion.

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Some artists will offer to make book covers for free.

I have been lucky to come across several artist willing to create covers for me. As I have said before, I have lots of stories needing covers and some people when asked to do a beta read I discovered they were an artist too.

These are a few I have received.

Some of these looks better in reality than here.

Sometimes if a reader like your books they will refer you to someone they know. If you can get them for free, show your appreciation by using them for posters about your book if you don’t want to use it for a cover.

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A troubling but powerful respond to this earlier post-Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond — The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Trail

People are fairly quick to dismiss other people’s pain, but I think this book and testament from a blog member about her homelessness resounds greatly with lots of people considering what’s happening in many parts of the country right now. Landlords are able to file an eviction on line due to COVID-19 and many are taking advantage of it. In some places evictions are skyrocketing.

This was a major problem before COVID 19, I can not imagine this is headed at the moment.

This was posted two years ago. It came to mind again with the uncertainty so many families are facing. One of you all wrote a respond to this post so powerful and so strong that I wanted to share it with others. I got permission to repost her response and here is what she had […]

A troubling but powerful respond to this earlier post-Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond — The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Trail

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/07/06/eviction-moratoriums-starwood/

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No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth always. — Plato

No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth always. — Joevic Africa

This is so true.

Most likely the most beloved person lies a lot.” Quote~ From the novel “Josephine”

I find that if you look at the whole picture of any situation and if it is the one expressing deep hatred for a person, then it is wise to look at who is doing to the hating. This doesn’t include a justifiable angry.

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Being an relatively unknown author has its advantages.

Your early fans are usually the most lasting. 🙂

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