Facebook & Google are here to stay, but…

So is Alzheimer's. With Facebook & Google, then, is it a face-off? Many of us, over the last 10-15 years or so, are increasingly leaning more towards the tools that these virtual giants offer us. Would you agree that the numbers run in millions and are perhaps approaching billion? Anyway, who's counting, eh! If we … Continue reading Facebook & Google are here to stay, but…

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The Wisdom Tree film… a spiritual journey that traverses farther yonder!

On a dark, stormy night, driving on an empty road in Northern California, Steve Hamilton, a self-conflicted quantum physicist meets with an implausibly bizarre car accident! Dr. Trisha Rao, a compassionate but unwavering neurologist attending to Steve’s injuries, and an anguished FBI Agent, Mike Parker, attempt to untangle this baffling accident. The mystery deepens as … Continue reading The Wisdom Tree film… a spiritual journey that traverses farther yonder!

Downtime rejuvenates the working body… and mind.

Mind you, if anyone caused pangs of guilt in your head, 'cause you took a short nap in the middle of a work day, erase those negative feelings, pronto! Downtime is not a waste of time... repeat these words in your head, until you feel free of guilt... not because I'm suggesting that you feel … Continue reading Downtime rejuvenates the working body… and mind.

Giant Black Beetle… Palo Verde Root Borer

Right now, we're struggling to rid our yard of this Giant Palo Verde Root Borer Beetle we spotted last night crawling (actually, walking) in the dark, close to the patio! Quickly placed a pot over it - closest at hand. Ugh... on the one hand, we don't want to kill it; on the other, we … Continue reading Giant Black Beetle… Palo Verde Root Borer

Shooting Stars!

Shooting Stars! by chitralekhan   You just learned you're pregnant... you're overjoyed, and share your thrill with all who care to listen to you.Well, when this phony palm sprouts new shoots, my heart sings with joy... yeah, another 'phony' 😉 joins our family! Alas, one that's not quite as famous as the Ponytail Palm (that's … Continue reading Shooting Stars!

Your name… it’s on the tip of my tongue… it’s escaping me!

I'm snapping my fingers, I know your name... but heck, for the life of me, I can't remember it! Gee... this is so embarrassing! Ever happened to you that you're talking to someone, another person walks up to you to say hello... you know that you know this person; etiquette demands that you introduce the … Continue reading Your name… it’s on the tip of my tongue… it’s escaping me!

Change of season… allergies, aches & pains… home remedies… desi (India) style!

Received the following from a friend, just as I was sipping on my 3-minute home concoction of grated ginger, honey, lemon squeeze & hot water... to relieve my sore throat, and to alleviate that nasty irritation in my Eustachian tube! So... here it is for anyone who wishes to avoid an immediate visit to a … Continue reading Change of season… allergies, aches & pains… home remedies… desi (India) style!

For those with abusive partners, walking away could possibly be an option… but for those with abusive parents?

What is the solution for their salvation! Margaret comments, as does Karen of St Paul, MN, MW of MA and hundreds of others who respond to the provocative question, "What if you want to split from your parents" in the Mind Column of Science Times... "When Parents Are Too Toxic to Tolerate" by Dr. Richard … Continue reading For those with abusive partners, walking away could possibly be an option… but for those with abusive parents?

Wheezing, or bleeding nose? Blame it on the Chinese Drywall!

Nose bleeds, headaches or wheezing in your new home? If it's not the odors from the carpet that bother you, you can now put the blame squarely on drywalls made from materials imported from China! Malodorous, drywalls in new-build homes may be heavily contaminated with sulphur compounds. Now, do you pull down the drywall at … Continue reading Wheezing, or bleeding nose? Blame it on the Chinese Drywall!

Gayatri Mantra… enunciation for my reference.

Aum (ॐ) Bhur (भूर्) Bhuvah (भुव:) Swaha (स्व:) Tat (तत्) Sa-Vi-Tur (सवितुर् ) Va-Re-Ny-Am (वरेण्यं) Bhar-Go (भर्गो) De-Vas-Ya (देवस्य) Dhi-Ma-Hi (धीमहि) Dhi-Yo (धीयो ) Yo (यो ) Nah (न: ) Pra-Cho-Da-Yat (प्रचोदयात् ) Learn these words by uttering them aloud. To practise saying the words, listen to the intonations in the chants . When chanted … Continue reading Gayatri Mantra… enunciation for my reference.