Anne Strieber writes in her new diary about a trip to the California wine country to hunt for drones, visit with old friends?and about a wonderful connection with a stranger. A lot can happen when you wear a pink hat!

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When she was in the hospital, Anne Strieber was visited by a cat who was already dead. Now the New England Journal of Medicine reports about a Rhode Island nursing home cat named Oscar who comforts people who are about to die. Dr. David Dosa says, “He doesn’t make too many mistakes. He seems to understand when patients are about to die.”

Oscar goes to patients who are about to die and curls up next to them during their final hours. He is so accurate that the nursing home staff call family members to come to the patient?s bedside whenever Oscar does this.
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We just came back from a trip drone hunting and going to the California wine country with some good ol’ friends from Texas, who were in California visiting their grandson. One problem with visiting vineyards is that you end up tasting wines in the middle of the day, then you have to get back into your car, when all you really want to do is lie down in the grass under the warm sun, amidst the buzzing bees and passing butterflies, and close your eyes and take a nice nap. (The driver,my husband, didn’t drink, of course.)
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We have reported before on how red wine can almost be considered a medicine?and it’s also a good disinfectant!

The consumption of more than three glasses of red wine a week reduces the risk of getting colon cancer. Also, researchers have found that men who drink an average of four to seven glasses of red wine per week are only 52% as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as those who do not drink red wine. Red wine appears particularly protective against advanced or aggressive cancers. It also helps protect against a heart attack, a stroke and diabetes.
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