Showing posts from February 17, 2013

MOA Tonight

We listen to music and talk to people. Watch on cable channel 11 in the Boise area or on-line at . Watch previous shows here , and check out the backgrounds here . Join us at MOA's Facebook page  for discussion throughout the week. :) Also this week, 'The Lost Blue Bucket Mine', the Drexel Heritage Foundation 's video project from the Vale Film Festival 2011, TVCTV's Kids' Kamp  2011 final-cut production, still and video footage of Niagara Falls by Chris Sandoval of Sandoval Photography  (who also edited the Film Fest project :) ), Jaway family portraits by Cassie Reding of Reding Photography , and short shorts, 'Hillbilly Havoc' and 'Slim Pikins Falls Out a Tree'. :D Band info at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Teen refugee: Prince Charming is dead -

Reflections of 14-year-old Syrian girl Editor's note: Cayanne is a 14-year-old girl from Aleppo, Syria whose family fled to Lebanon in April. She wrote her story, reproduced here, as part of a school project in Lebanon. Her parents consented to her using her first name for publication. Beirut, Lebanon (CNN) -- One year, 365 days and an endless number of seconds, transformed my life 360 degrees, made it go from color to black-and-white, turned laughter into tears. I now no longer perceive the world as a 14-year-old innocent girl who takes everything for granted, more as a victim of a terrible experience that'll never fade away, always reminding me of what others go through and a memory that will forever stay with me. Before the revolution, I remember how, on cold winter nights we would sit together as a family, around the crackling fire sipping hot chocolate. I remember the smoke from the fireplace, wafting upward, leaving a scent of bur

How to post to Facebook, Twitter after you die -

A few new Web tools offer to let people post on Facebook or, if they like, even tweet from the grave. (CNN) -- Death already has a surprisingly vivid presence online. Social media sites are full of improvised memorials and outpourings of grief for loved ones, along with the unintentional mementos the departed leave behind in comments, photo streams and blog posts. Now technology is changing death again, with tools that let you get in one last goodbye after your demise, or even more extensive communications from beyond the grave. People have long left letters for loved ones (and the rare nemesis) with estate [...] Full article at So, on a sidebar or somewhere on this page there was a link from this story to one about the police using a 'little-known Facebook messaging feature' to notify her of her son's death . That article mentions that there is an 'Other' folder in all our FB 'Messages' areas to which, for instanc

The Health Benefits That Cut Your Pay

NOT long ago, a 23-year-old woman joined my company as an assistant in the advertising sales department at a starting salary of $35,000. Smart, ambitious and poised, she should have a promising future. Unfortunately, her earnings prospects are threatened. Like many Americans, she’s unaware of how much of her compensation is being eaten up by health care costs, and how much this share will grow as long as the increase in health costs exceeds growth in gross domestic product. That’s just math. The Affordable Care Act does require employers, beginning this year, to note on W-2’s how much both the employee and the employer contributed to health care costs. Maybe that will help diminish the ignorance regarding true health care costs. But even with [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ David Goldhill is the chief executive of GSN, a media company, and the author of “Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father — and How We Can Fix It.” Full post at