Weekly News

It will be no surprise to my regular readers that I’m a day late. I, uh, forgot what day it was. Again. I’m sheepishly hanging my head if that counts for anything.

It’s not my fault. It happens whenever I’m busy, or on break. I’m currently on break. I know, I know, no sympathy for teachers and their breaks. But, in my defense, those breaks do cause weird impressions of time. Days slip away. A problem you would like to have. Um … okay. No more excuses. Here’s the news.

This first story is heart-warming, and I’m so happy that man was able to help the shark, but alarm bells slightly rang in my head when I thought about how acclimated sharks have become to divers. It may not always be a good encounter.


The images in this next story are amazing, but I suggest you watch it on mute. Getting to see the Southern Lights from a plane seems like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but the accompanying soundtrack was kind of stupid. IMHO


I know this seems like a setback for cancer prevention, but I think real understanding generally provides something down the line. This new understanding about how random cancer really is will, I hope, eventually lead us toward better ways to address it. For now, early detection.


That’ll do it for me. See you in six, um, days. 😉

About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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6 Responses to Weekly News

  1. spunkonastick says:

    Lemon sharks are very docile. He was not likely to attack. The man was experienced swimming with them. It was an unusual circumstance, but surprising the outcome. I wonder if that shark will remember and react differently around that diver?

    • kimlajevardi says:

      My concern is that many types of sharks are acclimating to humans in their environment. That could be an issue. I am happy for the end result of this encounter, though. I also wonder if the shark will remember him.

  2. lexacain says:

    I think the diver (and shark) are lucky. Usually if a shark bumps you, he’s trying to figure out if you’re food or not. The aurora lights were very gorgeous, but like Alex, I think it’s expensive! I believe life is random and chaotic, so I’m somewhat reassured by the medical finding about cancer.

    • kimlajevardi says:

      I definitely would not want to be bumped by a shark. It is an expensive trip, but so cool. Random and chaotic don’t necessarily reassure me, but they also do not frighten me. I think there is far more that we don’t know than what we do know.

  3. Tickets for that flight are sure expensive.
    Rather amazing the shark asked for help.
    Everything causes cancer. I always suspected that.

    • kimlajevardi says:

      Those flights are very expensive, but so cool.
      His request for help was pretty amazing.
      And if everything causes cancer, we should not live in fear. Maybe randomness is supposed to teach us something.

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