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Social Media, Soundbites-- INform or MISform?

Ran across this blog this morning.  Well worth reading the WHOLE thing...  I am reprinting the entire thing lest you choose to only read my soundbite. by Marilyn (who I admit right upfront I do not know at all --yet this is blog entry is well stated)

here's the rest of the blog entry...

I recently commented on an article that a friend had posted on a social media

Severe Drought

Unrelenting drought conditions and searing temperatures prompted federal officials Thursday to declare more than half of Indiana and nearly a third of the nation a natural disaster area for ranchers and farmers, who have watched their crops wilt with each dry day.  Indianapolis Star

Let me start with the fact that although I live in Indiana, I am not a farmer.  I simply care for an assortment of perennials surrounding my patio while adding a few pots of annuals for a splash of color. And this year, that's been quite difficult. 

I can't imagine the impossible task of trying to sustain acres and acres of crops when I am struggling to keep these small patches alive.  I miss the green grass and the variations of color and depth as my patio flower garden transforms itself throughout each season.  To be honest, I've pretty much given up on the perennials for this year... but I keep at the daily practice of watering my pots daily.  I'm still hoping for some days where the sk…