Mosquitoes, dreams and you are who you wish to be on the path least traveled

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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(Quietly sharing thoughts while exploring the world and the universe (no nominations please)….

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, the man who at best knows achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Hello Diary,

It’s a Sunday morning here, quiet with a bit of sun…. finished ordering some supplies online, taking a break with a spot of tea, and thought I would pop in and share some thoughts… earlier I had turned my data in to the Invasive Mosquito Project… they are using data gathered by volunteers like me to help control disease carrying mosquitoes….what I do is collect the eggs, if any… I made my own egg collecting cups…

mos trap

Using brown coffee filters… every seven days (do not want them to hatch) I change the filters and let the “used” filters dry…

mos drying

I then use my little USB microscope…

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And I search the dried filters for any eggs… once in awhile I will find them and the eggs will look like this…

mos egg #1

If I find any eggs, I will dampen the filter , put the filter in a sealed Zip-Loc bag and send the filter to the headquarters of the project where they can hatch the eggs and determine the type of mosquito and what actions may be needed to deal with any possible disease… 🙂

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any creature, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.” W. Penn

Getting away from science for a bit, I ventured off the path least traveled to check the news of the world, I see conflict and suffering is continuing… prejudice, ridicule, hate, extremism present… when will they learn, one wonders?..
Saw a bit of interesting news about the state of Nevada.. It seems that Dennis Hof, America’s best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels, looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters………..Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, interesting…

Now, the universe knows my feelings about religion and that I am not into religion, but I was under the assumption that things like pimps, brothels, strip-clubs, etc were frowned upon by the faithful… perhaps they are desperate, misguided people in the state though my instinct tells me there is a hint of hypocrisy… 🙂

I might do a little research on the subject one day, I have my reference books (left over from the last decade of being on national and international forums)…. The Bible (Christian), the Torah (Jewish) and the Koran (Muslim)…

religious

In either case, while one can believe what one wishes to, here on the path least traveled there are no religions to dictate or determine what or who one is or wishes to be. or what life or destiny one has chosen for oneself!!… one can be different and follow their dreams… don’t do race, gender, etc here, “you are what you are and that is all that you are”.. 🙂

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.” Louisa May Alcott

“ The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own, no apologies or excuses.. No one to lean on, rely on or blame.. The gift is yours, it is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” Bob Moawad

“Never be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept no one’s definition of your life, define yourself”… Robert Frost

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well, I had better close, the path is calling more adventures lie ahead and rainbows to chase…. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

“Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.”

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