Slowly, But Surely, I Can Sit a Little Longer

How am I doing?

You would think having a medically mandated week off would be a good thing.  Nope, I felt really bored.  At first I thought Dr. L at Pan Am had a screw loose. The pain didn’t go away.  It actually got worse before it died down. Turns out the good doctor knew this will take time.

I go back on Tuesday.  I sit a little longer with little discomfort.  I also want to get back into running again, but this rehab will take a time.  I will walk the Air Force Run and the Headingley 5K.  The 5 K starts from a fire hall.  It means firefighters.  I will crawl if I have to for this event.

Let’s clear up a few things…

Those Pesky Hawkeye Rumours

It turns out a number of people went ‘mmmmm…’ at the recast rumour.  Further investigation from the site turned up it’s fan run.  The person running the site set it up on May 14th before putting out the rumour on May 15th.  One other interesting tidbit from

Journalistic Ethics and Standards on the Internet:

Your fansite is formatted to be a news site. OK, so you’re not a REAL journalist. Neither are we. We’re passionate fans first! Still, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to do our best to follow established guidelines and ethical practices. So, here they are:

  1. Don’t plagiarize. Stealing is bad. When aggregating news content from other sites, only take a portion of someone elses work–a paragraph or two is acceptable. If you find you are taking too much you might just want to rewrite it and call it your own.
  2. Always credit your source. Make sure when you use content from another site or news source that you give them credit with a link back to their site. Your newsloading tool has that ability, so use it.
  3. Don’t use copyrighted images. There is a lot that is free on the web, but some of it is not. Sometimes stuff you shouldn’t take will tell you that it is copyrighted. If we are contacted by the copyright holder we will need to remove it.
  4. Exclusive content is GREAT! Do a lot of that. It will get your fansite noticed. REMINDER: Fake “rumor” articles will get you banned!

I have to remind myself it’s an American site, but the urge to put a ‘u’ in ‘rumor’ feels as great as the pull of Loki’s sceptre.

The whole rumour turned out turned out false as expected.  Who managed to debunk it? In a head-shaking turn of events it’s the internet’s version of Walter Winchell (or should that be Hedda Hopper?).  Ladies and gentleman it fell to:

Perez Hilton!

Mr. Hilton actually had sources.  Yes, plural.  His link to those ‘comments’ didn’t work, but this is Perez Hilton after all.  Right now I fear for civilization if the person debunking rumours is one who perpetuates them in the first place.

Books, or Reading While Flat on My Back

I will have plenty of material for Book Talks.  It’s actually on my To-Do list for today.  In addition to Brene Brown and why we should all read her.  (Please don’t hold her Oprah channel appearance against her.)  I finished reading Frozen Heat by Richard Castle.  Chris Hedges now occupies my reading time.  for those unfamiliar with his work, one quote from The Hurt Locker should sound familiar:

“The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.”

I have War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.   The book currently occupying my time is this one:

Image Credit:

General Blah, Blah, Blah

It’s early evening and the rain falls steadily outside.  Not the most ideal start to the first long weekend of the year, but at least it’s not snowing.  I even took a walk in the weather to keep up the healing process.  While resting a back is important, moving it proves more so.  As the pain goes down-thank God-it’s time to do something about that core.  Therefore it’s off to do a little research on core area exercise.

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