Oklahoma Tritina a Difficult Rhyme

In a Tritina: The lines are grouped into three tercets a set or group of three lines of verse rhyming together or connected by rhyme with an adjacent tercet and a concluding line. Thus a Tritina has 10 lines. Lines may be of any length. Their length is usually consistent in a single poem.

a cowThe Oklahoma countryside reflects soft green rolling hills dotted with fat red cattle grazing.

 

a cloudThe sky offers tie dyed blue hues scattered with marshmallow clouds and the sun is shining.

 

 

a flowerLemon tinted wildflowers decorate the pastures drawing butterflies with shimmering wings.

 

 

a birdThe pond is rippled by a gentle breeze and the scissortails sail balancing on outstretched wings.

 

 

a bassThe black bass propels herself into the sky to catch a dragonfly and the cattle just keep  grazing.

She is so graceful as her tail twists around and her gills open wide with her dark eyes shining.

 

 

a turtleThe turtles hang round harvesting blackberries  so deep purple they look black and shining.

 

 

a gooseThe farmer’s geese waddle to the pond splashing water skyward, flapping snow white wings.

Life stirs and moves, the clouds roll changing shapes, still the cattle unaware keep on grazing.

 

 

a butterflyIt’s amazing, cattle grazing unaffected by Oklahoma’s butterflied, scissor tailed, goslin wings.

 

Running Into An Old Friend/ A Rhyme

 

 

a friend 2a friend 4

It had been too long since last we’d seen each other.

Seems like we are controlled by time,

Instead of taking hold of it.

Seconds tick away and years flash passed.

Then life events pull us together one more time,

And we embrace with hearts and heads filled with wonder.

Questioning how we so easily let time escape us,

In moments we are bringing each other up to date,

As our hearts began to warm again  toward one another,

And our internal clocks connect themselves synchronizing,

Correcting and resetting as if we saw each other yesterday.

Longing For Those Enlisted In Serving America/ A Yearning Rhyme

Too far, too many miles away,

As night falls my heart makes itself known.

Friends say, You can hear their voice,”

“You can see their face on your phone.”

Yet without that human touch,

There is no spark to strike a flame.

a away

How I long for the day,

When that airplane sets you down.

Missing you is agony.

Seconds stretch into eternity.

My arms reach out.

The distance is too far.

a home

Magically in Love/ A Rhyme

I started believing in magic as a young woman

And set out on a quest to find a life mate,

Who was as sensual as an enchanted willow,

With inner peace and strength like a majestic redwood,

a red

Who when facing the fiercest winds would not bend or break.

Someone who would dance with me,

When the band stopped playing.

a dance

 

Hopscotch with me in the sweet spring rain.

Chase me barefoot through rich green summer meadows.

Teach me to roll down long wildflower covered hillsides.

Make me clover crowns and daisy chain ankle bracelets.

a leaf

Rake up huge drifts of autumn leaves,

So we could run, jump and tumble in their warm colors.

Share a picnic by the fireside during snowy winter storms.

a fire

Someone capable of handling the tough decisions,

Keeping us ever honest and humble,

While illuminating my nights with his marvelous mystical charm.

My friends and family thought I was ever so silly,

And then I introduced them to you.

Home For The Holidays/ A Rhyme

 

 

a holiday 2When I was young and a holiday came round,

We chose a loved one’s home and all filed in,

Aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and beyond.

There was food to feed a nation,

a feast

Mushy, hankie called for kisses

And breathtaking, rib squeezing, too tight hugs.

Yet what everyone remembered upon returning home,

Was the kinship, the sharing.

Bringing one another up to date,

On spotlighted and tender moments within individual lives,

And the blessing of family connections.

Today there are new faces, joined with the old,

All giving thanks for tightly woven bonds.

a thank

BANNED!! Attention World Travelers/ Look Here Before You Head Out

a ban 14Bolivia There is no McDonald’s. They opened there but so few people even showed up to try a McAnything they soon closed.

a baby walkerCanada Baby walkers are banned. Why? Research showed their use caused delayed motor skills.

a ban 15China Time Travel Content is banned from movies, shows, books and magazines. Also Avatar was banned because of the indigenous people revolting against Imperial Forces. The ban states that Avatar cannot be shown in any 2 D theater and China has no 3 D theaters. Also in Tunisia, China Jasmine is banned. It was the Jasmine Revolution that the Totalitarian Regime repressed  taking it to the level of banning anything Jasmine including the plant itself. The word Jasmine is banned and illegal to use in songs, text messages, etc.

a baby faceDenmark 24,000 government approved baby names exist.Creative names are banned. Any deviation from those approved require a special request.  ALSO: Ovaltine, Marmite, Rice Krispies and Vitamin D enriched milk are all banned along with other vitamin enriched foods and drinks as the government believes there is a problem with excessive vitamin consumption.

a ban 4France Ketchup has been banned from school cafeterias unless served with french fries as the government believed young people were losing touch with traditional cuisine.

a ban 11Iran Mohawks, mullets, spikes and pony tails are banned as being too European.

a ban 3Malaysia Yellow clothing is illegal: T-shirts, belts, hats, every clothes item even shoelaces were banned in 2011 as depicting Pro-Democratic demonstrators.

a ban 9Russia Goth & Emo dress is banned at school, government buildings and most public places.It is labeled as a threat to National security and dangerous to teenagers, encouraging antisocial behavior, depression and suicide.

a ban 6Saudi Arabia St. Valentine’s Day is banned for being completely against Islamic beliefs. All related things are banned around February 14th including all thing red, flowers and presents and this has created a great black market for the cupid and heart followers.

a ban 2Singapore  In 1992 when the streets , bathrooms and surfaces became so littered with used chewing gum it was banned from sale and use.

a ban spankSweden No spanking of children by teachers, parents or others. It is illegal.

a banU.S.A. Genuine Haggis is banned. Haggis is made from sheep’s heart, liver and lungs. All products containing sheep lungs are banned in the U.S.A.

Work Cited:

https://www.therichest.com/expensive-lifestyle/lifestyle/20-weird-forbidden-things-around-the-world/

Celebrating the Creation of You/ A Short Birthday Rhyme

a colt

 

Somewhere there is a new born colt wobbling to his feet for the first time and a tiny wren breaking through his shell. Probably they will never know this day is your day too.

a dew

Yet today the dew dropped more perfectly upon the earth, the mighty sun rose higher in the sky and the morning glory opened sweeter because it was your birthday.

a mg

 

Eating To Correct And Maintain Good Health

 

 

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It is so easy in today’s micro-second, instant, fast food world to assist our health in failure and not realize we’re doing it. So much frozen food, canned soup, fast food drive-through goodies, sugary drinks, and packaged desserts like candy-bars, cupcakes, cookies and ice cream sandwiches that we have forgotten how good a fresh peach tastes as the juice runs down our cheeks.  Look at the health issues listed below and get ready to restock the kitchen with foods that aren’t just good but are good for the body.

a lemon

Group 1 enhances healing, builds red blood cells and fights anemia. This life renewing group consists of lemons & limes, oranges, grapefruits, apricots, mango, papaya, cantaloupe, watermelons, green meated melons, strawberries, wheat germ, green, red and yellow peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.Make lots of fresh lemon and limeade with stevia as a sweetener. Make fruit plates filled with raw orange and grapefruit sections.

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Make fruit plates full of fresh apricots, mango and papaya bits, melon plates are a great salad replacement. Strawberries are wonderful garnishments for a plate of food. Wheat germ is great added to cereal and take a celery stalk fill it with peanut butter and top it with wheat germ “Yummy”.Roast all 3 colors of peppers with potatoes and yams. Take raw Brussels sprouts and chop them up in your salad. They are wonderful and broccoli is good raw, steamed and fried with low sodium soy sauce.

 

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Group 2 fights anemia, produces antibodies, reduces fluid retention, regulates blood sugar and insulin levels and fights stress, depression and fatigue. This health renewal group contains  lean pork, eggs, turkey ham, sunflower seeds, vegetable oils, cider vinegar, peanut butter, whole grains, wheat germ, bran, soy, pecans, walnuts, peanuts,

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raw green leafy vegetables including cabbage, spinach, greens. sweet potatoes, yams. potatoes, potato skins, asparagus, avocado, raisins, apples, oranges, peaches and bananas.Pork loin roasts are great cooked in the crock pot and served as roast or pulled and barbecue sauce added for a great tasting sandwich, or chopped and chow mien made. Eggs are great deviled, turkey ham makes a wonderful sandwich on wheat bread with lettuce. Sunflower seeds are good in salad or as a snack. vegetable oils like soy and sunflower make great oil and cider vinegar dressings for salads. Raisin Bran cereal is great. A handful of nuts in a bowl with lunch or dinner is a healthy addition. Make salad. Make slaw. A baked sweet potato with butter is a delight. Potato skins are always good. Sliced avocado or guacamole is wonderful.  Asparagus raw chopped in a salad is delightful. Apple slices with orange segments, sliced peaches and chopped banana with a spoon full of whipped topping is a great dessert.

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Group 3 helps regulate blood pressure, builds and maintains healthy bones and prevents insomnia.  Think oysters, smoked salmon, cheesecake, cocoa, almonds, yogurt, cheese, green vegetables, whole grains, milk and garlic. How about oyster stew, salmon steaks, salmon mixed with cream cheese, pimento, celery, drained picante on whole grain crackers is a true delight. A slice of cheesecake or custard is a treat. Cocoa and dark chocolate (sparingly) breaks the monotony. A cheese tray with grainy crackers brings smiles. Garlic is so healthy so have Italian food once a week with lean meat and tomato or Alfredo. Drink a glass of milk on occasion. Green vegetables include green beans, fried okra. Change it up for variety.

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Group 4  aids with respiratory issues making breathing easier.  Eat pickles, vegetable juice, tomato juice, pickle juice, cider vinegar, bananas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, spinach and watercress. Pickles are a great garnish for any plate. V8 juice is a great drink to go . with a meal or as a snack. People with asthma often crave pickle juice and vinegar. It’s the potassium and magnesium.

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Group 5  aids with disease resistance. Think alfalfa, cabbage, spinach, kale. lettuce and egg yolk.  Alfalfa sprouts are good in salad so is sliced hard boiled eggs, fresh spinach and kale. Cabbage is good steamed, fried and fresh in slaw.

a but

Group 6  regulates hair color and health. Desiccated liver capsules cause new hair to come in with colored pigment. also good are yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, citrus fruit and pineapple.  Fresh yeasty breads are wonderful. Make a biscuit batter and for the liquid add yeast. 1/4 cup warm water with 1 package dry yeast & 1tsp sugar. Let rise then add to biscuit recipe. Fresh pineapple is always good. Fresh squeezed orange juice at breakfast is a wonderful addition.

a glass

Group 7  promotes healthy eyes and vision. The sight givers are chicken, honey, lemon, chives, carrots. milk, yams, sweet potatoes, squash, cod liver oil, citrus fruits, Smoke a chicken or a turkey make a honey lemon glaze. Roast carrots, yams and squash and sprinkle with chives. Have a glass of milk to take that cod liver oil pill with or make some lemon pudding for a change.

a cran

 

Group 8  helps maintain the immune system. and prevents hemorrhoids. Start with cranberries, plums and prunes. Cranberry muffins and sauce are great on any day and not just holidays. Prune juice is good when heated and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Fresh plums always make a good garnish.

a tuna

Group 9  aids in fighting infection.They include white albacore tuna, eggs, green vegetables, sweet potatoes, yams, squash, carrots, pumpkin, papaya, cantaloupe, mango, strawberries, grapefruit. lemons, oranges and limes. Tuna salad with diced hard boiled eggs, pimento, sweet pickle relish and celery is yummy. Add some lettuce leaves & a slice or two of tomato.

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Pumpkin pies are also good in July and all other months. Lunch tuna salad sand fresh strawberry garnish, pumpkin pie and a limeade.

a sal

It’s easy to grab an orange instead of a candy bar or a salad instead of an order of french fries. Think Healthy. Enjoy.

 

Works Cited;

https://unclewileys.com/index.php/content/view/37/34/

https://www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/foods-that-fight-disease/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yearning For Yesterday/ A Rhyme

 

 

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How I long for the good ole’ days,

And a second chance to change my ways.

It seems I’m never satisfied.

Having more than enough yet feel denied.

 

Should be rejoicing blessings everywhere.

Not complaining ’bout things like weather and hair.

It’s the wrong color. It’s to straight.

I’m too skinny. I’m overweight.

 

I’ve deep brown eyes, wish they were blue.

I’m plain ole me wishing I was you.

Want a better job and a newer home.

Want a sweeter ride and a trip to Rome.

 

Want exotic food and finer clothes.

If you send an orchid I want a rose.

God gives me gifts HE’d have me have.

If He sends aloe I  then want salve

 

Forgive me Lord. Don’t turn away,

From a foolish lamb who has gone astray.

When I pray I always ask for more.

I shall inventory what is in my store.

 

I will thank you Lord from day to day,

For the blessings you have sent my way.

Deep down I know worthy I’m not.

You died for me I am blood bought.

Vitamin & Mineral Brief A-Z Plus

 

 

 

vitamin 2Dosage will be shown on container or provided by a physician.

ARetinal Vitamin A is included in most multivitamins, and the U.S. recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for adults is as follows: 900 micrograms daily (3,000 IU) for men and 700 micrograms daily (2,300 IU) for women; for pregnant women 19 years old and older, 770 micrograms daily (2,600 IU); and for lactating women 19 years old and older, 1,300 micrograms daily (4,300 IU). (Mayo Clinic) Overdose is toxic Vitamin A plays a vital role in bone growth,  hair, teeth, kidneys, bladder, lungs, healthy blood, heart health,  high cholesterol, thyroid health, reproduction and immune system health.  It also helps the skin including smoothing sandpaper like texture on the backs of arms, acne, wrinkles and mucous membranes, slows heavy menstrual bleeding, repels infection, bacteria and viruses more effectively. It is essential to delaying senility and healthy vision especially night blindness. It forms visual purple in the eye  & is a cyst deterrent.  It is a cancer preventative. It can be found in whole milk, sour cream, sweet cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese, cheese, butter, eggs, the broccoli-cabbage family, carrots and other green yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, fish and cod liver oil. Beta carotene is an organic strongly colored red-orange pigment abundantly found in fruits and vegetables which the body converts to Vitamin A and uses to protect the mucous membranes in the nose, mouth, nose, throat, lungs and reproductive organs. It  is also instrumental in protecting the benefits of Vitamin C.

Amino Acid for the composition of cells & muscle tissue found in bamboo shoots, meat, eggs, dairy, poultry, tuna

Acidophilus normalizes the natural healthy flow of bacteria and flora in the intestine and is often destroyed by the use of antibiotics.

B1 Thiamine The following doses are the U.S. recommended daily allowance (RDA) of thiamine taken by mouth: in adults 19 and older, 1.2 milligrams for males and 1.1 milligrams for females; and in pregnant or breastfeeding women of any age, 1.4 milligrams. (Mayo Clinic) Purpose energy production by metabolism of sugar and starches, muscle promotion, brain & heart function, eye health, production of myelin sheaths which surround & protect nerves, growth promotion, eases fluid retention, depression, irritability,stress relief, heart function, appetite control and eases chapped lips and promotes healing. Vitamin B1 is  found in eggs, okra, unrefined oats and other grains, pork, beef, all peas, oranges & squash, brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, soybeans, potatoes and whole milk.

B2 Riboflavin for growth, Red blood cell production, migraines found in dark green vegetables, cabbage-broccoli family, squash, almonds, dairy,

B3 Niacin for arthritis found in tuna, peas, squash, peanut butter, poultry

B5 Pantothenic Acid convert carbs to glucose, burn fat found in squash, avocado, corn, broccoli-cabbage family

B6 Pyridoxine for hair, skin, liver found in squash poultry, potato, beets, okra

B12 for heart & digestion found in eggs, dairy, mozzarella -Swiss-Parmesan cheeses, shrimp

Biotin for hair, fingernails, obesity found in eggs, almonds, dairy, beef, grain

Bromelain is an enzyme found only in pineapple & reduces swelling & inflammation especially in the nose & sinus

Boron for bones , mental function found in grain, raisins

C for tissue repair, general healing, cyst determent found in avocado, broccoli-cabbage family, potato, peppers, okra, citrus fruits

Calcium bones & teeth found in squash, almonds, dairy, cabbage-broccoli family, tortillas, bread

Choline for neurotransmitter between cells, membrane signaling found in eggs, dark green vegetables, cabbage-broccoli family, peanut butter, grain, beets, rice, pasta

Chromium for metabolizing fat, insulin production found in potato, black pepper, wheat germ, green beans, raw tomato, raw onion, lettuce

Copper for iron absorption, red blood cell production, immune system found in dark green vegetables, broccoli-cabbage family, almonds, potato, grain, black pepper, asparagus, beans

D3 absorbs calcium for use in the body, migraines found in tuna, dairy

E is an antioxidant, aging inhibitor found in dark green vegetables, cabbage-broccoli family, squash, almonds, avocado, wheat germ

Folic Acid Fol-ate needed with B12 & C to create DNA found in dark green vegetables, cabbage-broccoli family, squash, almonds, avocado, peas, beans, cranberry, okra

Iodine for production of thyroid hormones, bone & brain development during pregnancy & infancy found in table salt, cranberries

Iron for red blood cell production & hemoglobin, anemia prevention, transfers oxygen to lungs & tissues source dark green vegs, cabbage-broccoli family, peas, avocado, beef, asparagus, beets

K for blood clotting, bones, heart health source dark green vegetables, cabbage-broccoli family, squash, avocado, asparagus, okra

Magnesium for migraines, 300+ biochemical reactions, regulates heart beat, regulates blood sugar, nerve & muscle functions, immune system functions source dark green vegetables, cabbage-broccoli family, squash, almonds, grain, beans, okra, tea

Manganese for brain & nerve function, connective tissues, sex hormones source squash, okra, grain, leafy vegetable, tea

Molybdenum crucial to break down enzymes & amino acids source beans, peas, cereal, leafy vegetables

Nickle trace amount needed for iron absorption, OVERDOSE TOXIC source cocoa, chocolate, oats

Omega 3 crucial for brain function, migraines source tuna

Phosphorus for growth & repair, bones & teeth source dairy, grain, beans

Potassium an electrolyte , electricity conductor, crucial for heart function & muscle contraction source squash, avocado, poyato, beans, banana

Probiotics for intestinal flora balance, immune health, restricts bacteria & infection found in yogurt, pickles, sauerkraut

Selenium makes antioxidants &enzymes which prevent cell damage found seafood, poultry, eggs

Vanadium for blood sugar control, heart health, anemia, edema, cancer preventative found in mushrooms, black pepper, parsley dill, beer, wine

Zinc for preventing cysts from forming, immune health, cell division, healing, smell & taste found in seafood, beans, peas, nuts, soy

Notes

1. Avoid high fructose corn syrup. It is simply concentrated fructose sugar

2. 600 IU = 75 mg

3. Avoid Olesto or Olean. It is a diet food additive and causes diarrhea

 

Additional Information

https://www.helpguide.org/harvard/vitamins-and-minerals.htm

Bionics AKA Cybernetics

 

 

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Biological neural network  “Bionics” is the science which combines biological organs to technological interfaces. This direct interface technique uses a BNN (biological neural network. Some aspects of this technology are not new. The first heart pacemaker was implanted in 1960.  The older technology used electrodes to stimulate and manipulate existing biological organs. The pacemaker uses electrodes giving the heart muscle a mild electrical shock to stimulate a more consistent heart rhythm. The latest advancements use the direct neurological interface.  Technology has reached a level of sophistication allowing electrodes to be directly interfaced to human nerve tissue.  This direct interface uses what is known as biological neural networking. BNN has the ability to respond to thought. This process is known as open loop. It has the ability to stimulate feedback, known as closed loop. An individual who has a BNN closed loop artificial limb will have feeling in the limb. Imagine an artificial leg allowing the user to feel when he steps on a pebble.The Bnn is interfaced in the different methods of: interface to biology, biology to interface and biology to interface to biology.

 

Input-open loop BNN is a process called interface to biology and is the use of an electronic device to stimulate existing nerves. This is the first component of a BNN  interface and the simplest form of bionics. This is the oldest and most tested of bionic applications. The first example of of this procedure is the pacemaker. Devices have been implanted to stimulate hearing, sight, bladder control and breathing.

 

The second example of interface biology allows people without sight to see. Many blinding disorders are due to photoreceptor or outer retinal degeneration or destruction.  Lab experiments and clinical trials have been done in blind patients.  Results show that in an otherwise totally blind eye, controlled electrical stimulation in patterns can produce vision compatible with limited mobility and can generate shapes in the forms of large letters. These patients also often describe seeing color and direct movement.

 

A third example is for use in urogenital control. This is extremely useful for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). The function of this type of prosthesis is to aid in bladder control.

 

The last example is the breathing pacemaker. These are designed to improve the life of people with ailments such as: SCI or disease, including quadriplegia,  central alveolar hypoventilation, decreased day or night ventilator drive (i.e. sleep apnea, Ondine’s Curse, brain stem injury or disease, including co-morbidity of hiccups, diaphragm myoclonus and diaphragmatic/phrenic nerve stimulator that provides support for patients with chronic ventilator insufficiency whose diaphragm, lungs and phrenic nerves have residual function.

 

Output-open loop is the process of biology to interface allowing the subject to interact directly with the device. The emergence of this technology involves allowing the patient to interact directly with a computer or electronic device. This is the second component of a BNN interface and is connected primarily with human output.  The major output that researchers are working to integrate is communication.The main purpose of this process is to provide speech where it would otherwise be impossible.

 

Input and out-closed loop is the process of biology to interface biology. This process is used in artificial limbs. These devices incorporate the other two types of interfaces into one technological miracle.  This system receives signals from the neurological system and processes those signals into movement, then sends a sensory signal back to the biological neural system that movement was successful. These actions stimulate actual feeling in some cases subjects with severed spinal columns have been able to move both legs. Much once thought impossible grows more possible by the moment.

Works Cited:

https://www.livescience.com/12954-bionic-humans-artificial-limbs-technologies.html

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/the-insane-and-exciting-future-of-the-bionic-body-918868/

 

Pimento And Cheese 2020

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Grate 1 lb Colby or sharp cheddar cheese

add 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise or miracle whip your choice

add 1/2 cup diced pimento and mix well

Choose the bread of your choice toasted or fresh

spread with cheese mixture

add your choice:

crisp bacon slices or crumbles

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tomato slices

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fried green tomato slices

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avocado slices

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lettuce or watercress

a let

snipped green onion

1 tbsp drained picante

sliced fresh or grilled peppers

sliced black olives

bread & butter or garlic pickle slices

My favorite: bacon, avocado, black olive, sliced tomato and lettuce on seeded cracked wheat toast.

 

Biometrics: Unique Physical Body Demographics

 

 

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Biometric technology is used in the security industry. It in integrated  with other authentication applications and technologies such as: domain access, single sign-on, smart cards, encryption, remote access and digital signatures. Biometrics authenticates a person based on physical body demographics and or behavioral characteristics. You are your own password. Passwords and pin numbers can be easily compromised Biometrics gives  stronger alternative security.

 

The biometric solution can be based on physical or characteristic attribute recognition. Examples of physical attributes include ear, face, finger geometry, fingerprint, hand geometry, iris and retina. Characteristic attributes include gait, odor, signature, typing pattern and voice. These are the most common biometric solutions available.

 

Fingerprinting is the most common biometric technology. It is the common ink-and-roll procedure used in booking suspects or conducting criminal investigations. Forensic scientists use fingerprint applications in large scale (million plus)  database searches. Today’s most popular fingerprint scanning techniques include optical, silicon and ultrasound. Optical scanning is the oldest and most commonly used. The user typically places their finger on a clear scanning platform. A device converts the image using dark ridges and light valleys into a digital signal using an automatic contrast adjuster.

 

Silicon technology began in the late 1990’s. It has gained acceptance since its inception. It relies on direct-current capacitance. A silicon sensor acts as one plate of a capacitor with a finger being another. Software converts capacitance between plate and finger into a digital image. Generally silicon produces a better quality image than an optical approach. The newest and most accurate technology is the ultrasound. It can penetrate dirt and residue. Optical’s inability to master this is its main drawback. Ultrasound scans are more expensive but more precise.

 

Integrity with biometric scanning systems is crucial. An example is assuming that input was presented by the legitimate owner and that the system matched the input pattern with genuinely enrolled patten samples. There are two serious criticisms of biometric technologies. First that an assailant or hacker could gain access to or replicate the  individual identifier. The second criticism is that once an identifier has been compromised the recourse method of revocation and replacing is then  rightfully questioned.

There are three main social-cultural concerns associated with biometrics. They are informational privacy, physical privacy and religious objections. The most serious informational issues concern the threat of function creep and tracking capabilities. Function creep or mission creep expands the original purpose of obtaining biometric information to include additional purposes.  Information obtained using this method can be done without the originator’s knowledge. Definite ethical issues arise when this occurs.

 

Tracking is thought of by some as a specific type of functional creeping. Tracking is the ability to monitor in real time or to search databases containing information about a specific individual. In some ways biometrics provides better security,  as the biometric identifier is much more difficult to steal or counterfeit.  Physical privacy concerns include the stigma associated with some biometrics such as fingerprints,  the possibility of actual harm to individual participants and the concern that devices used to obtain or read the biometric may be unhygienic. People may not feel comfortable putting their faces against a reader to have a retina scan after knowing that others have done so or touching a hand scanner during the flu season in the U.S.

 

One example of religious objections might be based on a Christian group interpreting the use of biometrics as, “The mark of the beast” based on verses from the book of Revelations in the Christian bible. Revelation 13:16-18 “The beast causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond to receive  a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save that he had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name…and his number is six hundred, threescore, and six. ”

Most U. S. states driver’s licenses use biometrics having legislature requiring the collection of fingerprints. Those states include California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Oklahoma and Texas. The FBI, U. S. Department of Defense and other government controlled agencies use the collection of biometric information.

One of the most promising aspects concerning biometrics  is the conquering of identity theft. The Federal Trade Commission identifies identity theft as  far outweighing all other fraud complaints.

 

Works cited

https://www.dhs.gov/biometrics

https://www.wired.com/2016/03/biometrics-coming-along-serious-security-concerns/

 

 

 

 

Elder Villanelle/ A Rhyme

vil·la·nelle
noun
 A nineteen-line poem with two rhymes throughout, consisting of five tercets and a quatrain, with the first and third lines of the opening tercet recurring alternately at the end of the other tercets and with both repeated at the close of the concluding quatrain.  (Miriam Webster definition)
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Just these old cranky bones, be sittin’ in the sun.
Once I would have sweat and broke out with a sigh,
Now  just soakin’ up the heat ’til the day is done.
When the world recalls them old regrets I’ve got none.
Life’s been hard sometimes, even made me cry.
Just these old cranky bones be sittin’ in the sun.
Now life’s so simple got me thinkin’ this is fun,
And when the sun is risen I’m the lucky guy,
Now just soakin’ up the heat ’til the day is done.
My roles not over yet, not until I’m done.
It’s a holdin’ on just enjoying the blue sky.
Just these old cranky bones, be sittin’ in the sun.
Young feller over there, thinking my race has been run,
Life will soon teach him, we write our own goodbye.
Now just soakin’ up the heat ’til the day is done.
Still got a lot in me, like a smokin’ gun.
I’m mighty thankful the old sun is risen high.
Just these old cranky bones be sittin’ in the sun
Now just soakin’ up the heat ’til the day is done.

Oh! Berries Are They Safe To Eat?

 

 

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Ahhh! Berries present themselves as tempting and appealing, but before you pop them in your mouth you should know certain berries are toxic. Yes some berries if eaten cause death. The berries on certain ornamental plants are dangerous. It only takes a few daphne berries to kill a child. Jessamine berries and red sage berries prove fatal if ingested. The berries and foliage of the Yew are fatal bringing death suddenly without warning. The berries of the mistletoe are medically recorded killers of both children and adults. All parts of the Nightshade are fatal, but it is their beautiful berries which deliver the most toxin. Growing up in rural Oklahoma is a challenge to the exploring pallette. Looking back at my childhood and remembering drinking the honeysuckle’s nectar I fully understand that it was God guiding those little hands.