Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Eye health, building more common ground, and music at the library

Eye dilate

I worry about my eyesight.  One grandmother had macular degeneration and a grandfather had cataracts.  Computer screens and New Mexico sunlight are other contributors.  When I came across a site on how to keep your eyes healthy, I wanted to share it with you.  This is from the National Institutes of Health, so they should know what they are talking about.  Some additional tips they don't mention:  We forget to blink when we look at computer screens--so teach yourself to bat your eyelashes.  This keeps your eye moist; dry eyes are tired eyes.  Also, look away from a screen as often as you can--at least 18 feet.  That's the minimum distance at which your eye muscles relax their fullest for distant vision.  Here is a poster of other eye exercises from the US Department of Energy.

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This Friday, March 16, the Building Common Ground event focuses on Engagement.  Watch a two part documentary, Forgiveness; the first part, at 10 am, is A Time to Love and the second part, at 1 pm, is A Time to Hate.  Each portion is about 85 minutes.

In between the movies, join Lincoln Wind for Irish Music, from noon to 1 pm, Friday.  Lincoln Wind is Mary Taylor (clarinet), Debbie Meyers (flute), and Bob Walshe (recorder).

Saturday, March 17, at 11 am, join Library Director, Corey Bard, for a book discussion, mentioned in the last blog post.  Five copies of the book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, are still available to check out this week.

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