Well, I decided to write again. I'm busy listening to Irish songs, so this is the way I'm passing the time. By the way, I hope none of you espouses any romantic notions about the life of a fisherman. If you do that displays alot of incredible ignorance of a life characterized by hard work, thirst, toil, suffering, and gruesome death. There are few deaths as frightening and gruesome as drowning. The sea is a fearsome thing. Beautiful and terrible at the same time. She fills me with fear and awe at the same time. Here on the lake (no its not the sea, but one of her relations!), the foolish, the stupid, and the drunk (who are both) have a way of meeting her, and never parting from the acquaintance. So, love and fear the water at the same time, but never the one without the other. Also, if you drink and get drunk, you are both foolish and stupid. If you drink by water, you are worse. Not that I needed to say anything, I guess I'm getting it off my chest. Perhaps I should mention that I was listening to a song about fishermen drowning at sea: Donegal Danny.
By the way, the University of Pittsburgh has discovered amniotic epithelial cells which these researchers claim as a better alternative to the unethical destruction of human embryos for harvesting stem cells. Amniotic epithelial cells are undifferentiated cells found in the placenta, and the researchers point out that since there are over 4 million births per year, these cells are more easily obtainable than embryonic stem cells, and can be obtained in an expotentially larger quantity. So, no matter what anyone says, or what Congress thinks, WE DON'T AT ALL NEED EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS, WHICH ARE NOT PROVEN TO WORK ANYWAY!!! So that was very fascinating news from the medical research world, and I found it on the Drudge Report.
There is much more cheery news out there *being ironic*, but I thought to spare you the details! Ignorance is not bliss, but high blood pressure isn't either, so I'll leave it that!
~ The Peachy of Canandaigua (I'd absolutely love to hear you guys try to pronounce that one!) ;-)