Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Our Dreams & Self Expression

Have you ever had a dream, and, knew that's exactly what it was while you were still asleep? This is called lucid dreaming. It can and does happen sporadically to some people during the REM period of sleep. The following is the definition of the word "lucid", from the Merriam Webster Dictionary...
Main Entry: lu·cid
Pronunciation: 'lü-s&d
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin lucidus, from lucere
1 a : suffused with light : LUMINOUS b : TRANSLUCENT 2 : having full use of one's faculties : SANE 3 : clear to the understanding : INTELLIGIBLE synonym see CLEAR
I have had a few spontaneous lucid dreams. I am told that some people can actually learn to control their dreams to the point of directing the characters, placement, and, even the endings. Having conscious control over your dreams can provide you with many helpful situations in your daily life, such as controling fears, learning new skills, etc. It's probably fun too! The most important thing in acquiring this type of dreaming is to have good memory of your dreams. It is helpful to record dreams as soon as you awaken. It is helpful to wake naturally. It is helpful to get more sleep than usual while you are trying to improve your lucid dreaming. Telling your self that you will remember and be able to control your dreams, before going to sleep may also provide some added benefits. My main problem with this would have to be the alarm clock. Most of us must use them, at least, some of the time, in order to get to work, appointments, and, other things on time. It might be a good idea to go to bed earlier than usual in order to get more sleep. I believe lucid dreaming to be the only conscious, or semi conscious form of dreaming there is. it has been said that we use only ten percent of the capacity of our mind. This is because, the other ninty percent is subconscious.
This ninety percent is the part which normally dreams. The conscious and subconscious mind communicate through dreams. The subconscious part of our mind is not easily inhibited by our senses. Therefore, that part of the mind can freely accept multi dimensional concepts. If you have a recurring dream, chances are, you're ignoring a particular signal that some thing in your waking life needs your attention. An example of this would be a dream of constantly being in water which is fairly deep. This would generally show you that you are too booged down with some things in your daily routine and would benefit from slowing down some. A similar example is the person who consistently dreams they are floating on the water. This person generally has a good sense of well being, as though they are simply gliding through life itself with the grace of a prima ballerina.
Most schools of thought on this topic will argue between the physiological and the psychological theories. I tend to believe that both play a part in the dreaming process. We are all familiar with the concept that the foods we eat, relatively close to bedtime can cause us to have more or less dreams, and, also cause to have certain types of dreams. I'm sure we have all experienced this from time to time. One such incident with myself was when I ate 3-4 hotdogs with pickles on them within an hour or 2 of retiring for the noght. The results were... not only a rough time sleeping, but, constant dreaming of senseless things! This is a good example of the physiological point of view. Those who follow the more common train of thought with psychological theories are obviously correct, as well. Often, upon retiring for the day, we have on our minds, nimerous unfinished tascs of the previous 8-10 hours, problems that have yet to besolved, lessons we have learned, etc., not ot mention, concerns related to our future. The next day is often the last thing we think of when we are falling asleep. If you intend to use dreams to work out specific problems in your daily life, it is a good idea to go over the previous day's issues, or the particular situation in which you desire change or insight, just before going off to sleep.
Some people assume that, because they don't remember their dreams, they don't dream. Everyone dreams. Even your pets dream. As a matter of fact, everything dreams during the REM period of sleep...even insects. REM accounts for about twenty to thirty percent of our sleep time. Since the average person spends one third of their life sleeping, the average person would spend between one ninth to one tenth of their life dreaming. Persons who are deprived the necessary amount of dream time will almost definitely present behavior and personality disorders... anything from crankiness to seizures to mental illness.
Nightmares are generally due to anxieties and fears and are acccompanied by profuse sweating an/or heart palpitations. More than likely, you have a deep seated fear related to the dream, and, should try to find out more about it during your conscious hours, as you will then be able to assume some sort of control over it, or, at the very least, be aware of what fear exists, and, possibly seek counseling. These nightmares are not known to be caused by watching scary movies or discussing fearful topics, although, as stated previously, psychologically, you will be more likely to have a nightmare afterward, especially if you already have a fear of the particular thing which ocurred in the movie or topic of discussion.
Symbols are often a major part of the fream world. By envisioning a window in a dream, it may mean that you are not able to join into a particular activity, but, only able to view it. A person you dream about may not mean that person has anything to do with the subject of the dream, but the character of the person may play the part of the symbol instead. Being as everyone has their own unique set of traits, symbols vary from one individual to another. It is helpful to remember other details of the dream in order to decipher the symbols. Try keeping a journal of your dreams. If you awake in the middle of your seven to nine hours of sleep, write down any details you have in mind before returning to sleep. Also, upon waing for the day ahead, is the perfect time to write in your journal, as, you are more likely to remember the last dream you had before waking. Once you have gotten to full consciousness, take a look at your logs and make any changes or add ons you can think of.
Paranormal dreaming is described throughout God's Word. Some call this prophetic dreaming. For a very interesting study, go to Audio Bible's search area and type in the word "dream". As you can see, dreaming can be a way of communication between Spirit and souls. Paranormal dreaming can and does ocurr to this point in time, although, according to The Word, all prophesy has been written. Ecclesiastes 1:9 (King James Version).......and there is no new thing under the sun. This does not mean we cannot still have those prophetic dreams, only that, other's have already written about them.
All things considered, the most common dream involves one's self and how we relate to the world around us. Our ideals, ethics, prejudices, and, overall personality will play a large part in defining what these dreams mean to us individually, what type of dream they are, and, how they might help in our self improvement or ridding ourselves of unwanted behaviors or fears. Truth is more acceptable to the subconscious. Use this to your advantage and you will find numerous ways to creatively solve problems and overcome difficulties in your daily life. Who knows?, You may even begin to help other's with their inhibitions as well!
Just for fun, Tickle has a dream test you can take which they claim will tell you what your recurring dreams tell about you and your personality. Have fun, and, have a great day...or night! Dream on.................
I love to research and study... mostly The Word, but many other subjects as well. While I don't always agree with oppinions and comments made by authors, I still consider most any reading material to be of value. No matter what you read, you have a mind of your own to decide what's most likely to be truths and what are almost definitely falsities. The thing is that, often, the two are mingled within the same written text. I am not saying that I agree with all the material I read and some of it is pretty far out. That can be a good thing too though, especially if you're up for some entertainment.
Here's a link to a free e-book download called Dream Psychology. Freud, researched the dream life for years as have many others. Even if some of the content is myth, dreams and their meanings will probably remain one of the most researched and yet, least understood subjects of all times. As I say of so many other articles, " It's all in fun ".

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Some of the Greatest Optical Illusions

The picture above comes from the same site as most of the other links you will find here and has been in circulation for God only knows how long. I believe it was one of the first ones that made optical illusions so popular for their fun amusing qualities. This one, below, from the same site, is a bit less known and one of my favorites because it really has a great deal to do with psychology and left and right brained thinking and all that other fun interesting stuff I love. :)



Here are the links to a few others from the same site :

http://www.scifidimensions.com/Nov01/circles_1.jpg

http://www.scifidimensions.com/Nov01/haze_1.jpg

http://www.scifidimensions.com/Nov01/lines_1.jpg

http://www.scifidimensions.com/Nov01/pic31123_1.jpg

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p122/noteatpig2getha/aarrgghh.jpg

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p122/noteatpig2getha/nuts.jpg

http://www.scifidimensions.com/Nov01/black_dots_1.jpg

http://www.anomalies-unlimited.com/Illusions/Oi37.html ( Another favorite )

http://www.anomalies-unlimited.com/Illusions/Oi31.html

Nothing is as it seems at Skytopia

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I am the Mekong River


I am not the author of the short you are about to read. This, amog many other free essays, etc. can be faound at E Cheat. I found it inspiring as I hope you will also. God said that nature itself cries out for His return. When reading something like this we can certainly understand why.

I am the Mekong River
From my humble beginnings in an ice cave high in the Tibetan Himalayans, I wind 2,600 miles
through remarkable years of history. I am known by Asian peoples as the "holy river."
I have seen war and hunger. I will now tell of who I am and who I know.
I am the tenth largest river in the world. My course runs through China, Laos, Thailand,
Cambodia, Vietnam, and on to the South China Sea. I provide life-giving resources for
countless people and wildlife. My history is long and diverse. Early man inhabited my
banks using my waters for nourishment. From the fifth to the eight-century primarily the
Tai inhabited me. By the 13th century the Tai people occupied most of the my valley and
grew from my waters with their staple food of rice. The Tai eventually formed a country,
Thailand. As for foreign explorers, I was not "discovered" (by western standards) until
1886. It was difficult to navigate my waters because of my pesky Knong Waterfalls. In
1886 six Frenchmen were trying to establish a trade route. Finally they realized my
falls were unbearable so they built a railway across the falls.
During the 10th century, however, the Vietnamese began noticing how well the Kingdom of
Champa was doing with my rich waters and soils. After all, I am considered to be one of
the world’s richest rivers in terms of mineral laden sediments. I give all the water for
irrigation not only the rice fields along my course, but also many fruits and vegetables.
Currently I provide well over half of all the rice grown in Vietnam. Sediments from me
provide food for one of the worlds most diverse fisheries. So it is no wonder that
Vietnam began to want a piece of me. Here is where the years of anguish started. I would
no longer be the carefree peaceful waters I was in past history. Humans began to
complicate everything. The Vietnamese captured the Champa capitol, and destroyed the
magnificent capitol over the Mekong delta. This was only the beginning of many wars
and violence I would be witness to. In 1953 the French battled with Vietnam to take
control of my middle and Lower River. In 1957 the U.N. started development to control
flooding. Flooding my natural life cycle…they had no idea what they had put in motion.
They meant well, but… In 1963 the Vietnam War began. We will not even get into that. It
is an entire history of its own, but I will say I grieved beyond words that this occurred
on and around my shores.
Worse for my fate now is what humans have done, and are planning to do to my freedom.
Annual flooding supports a biologically diverse ecosystem not only for me, but also for
the plants and wildlife. Now there are damns all along my course. In the 1960’s a series
of hydroelectric damns stopped my free course. Thailand is now faced with terrible
problems such as deforestation, destruction of wildlife, urban development and water
scarcity. They now want to build another dam on me, further altering my course, and
stealing my water. Thank goodness there have been environmentalists protesting on my
behalf speaking up as to the impact this will have. But for most, their very lives depend
on paddies created by levies and damns. Twenty new damns on my course are already planned.
The flooding that these cause would displace millions. The sediment that I carry with my
waters is now trapped behind the dams and now cannot enrich my banks. Last, there are
already fewer fish in me because they are trapped and do not have a free course. Some
may become extinct.
I am one that is beginning to become damaged beyond repair. I am the river that wants to
flow but is trapped behind a concrete gate. I have witnessed things long forgotten.
Be aware of what has happened and what is happening. I am the Mekong River.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Here's My Free Playlist. Now, Go Get Your Own

I have so many interests in everything. Should I be any different when it comes to favorite tunes? Course not. Thought I'd share mine with you all and tell you, it's about time you got your own free playlist to use when you are working or playing online and you can add it to your web site or blog if you like as well. Have fun and consider adding me as a buddy once you get there. :)


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Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Coolest, Most Fun Time Wasters On The Web

This list will be updated regularly so if I were you I'd bookmark it. I'm just throwing out a few right now to get started because I really don't have the time to find all the great sites I have saved. Actually, they are not all time wasters but they are definitely all fun.















Here's one of the coolest hacks I ever seen and then, of course, you can always get lost at " I Am Bored ". http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=31295






Bottled Music - Click here for another funny movie.




Check out one of these videos from the next link, Weirdo Toys and then go to the following links and see if you can find some suitable time wasters for your free time... that's if you have any!!!


Sunday, June 15, 2008

I Love My Emails Part 9

My step daughter sent me this one because she cares about you. Any time she finds info related to the general health and well being, she's up front and running to get those emils out to all her net friends. I will go and sign this petition as soon as I finish up here. I hope you do the same.

Please, for the women you know affected by this and for those who you don't know, take a moment, read the message, then click the link at the end and add your name.


Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 5:57 PM
Subject: Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act Petition


>
> From a nurse:
> I'll never forget the look in my patients' eyes when
> I had to tell them they
> had to go home with the drains, new exercises and no
> breast. I remember
> begging the Doctors to keep these women in the
> hospital longer, only to hear
> that they would, but their hands were tied by the
> insurance companies. So
> there I sat with my patients, giving them the
> instructions they needed to
> take care of themselves, knowing full well they
> didn't grasp half of what I
> was saying, because the glazed, hopeless, frightened
> look spoke louder than
> the quiet 'Thank You' they muttered. A mastectomy is
> when a woman's breast
> is removed in order to remove cancerous breast
> cells/tissue. If you know
> anyone who has had a Mastectomy, you may know that
> there is a lot of
> discomfort and pain afterwards. Insurance companies
> are trying to make
> mastectomies an outpatient procedure. Let's give w
> omen the chance to
> recover properly in the hospital for 2 days after
> surgery.
>
> It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important.
> Please take the time
> and do it! Please send this to everyone in your
> address book. If there was
> ever a time when our voices and choices should be
> heard, this is one of
> those times.
>
If you're receiving this, it's because I think you
will take the 30 seconds
to vote on this issue and send it on to others you
know who will do the same
There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient
Protection Act which will
require insurance companies to cover a minimum
48-hour hospital stay for
patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about
eliminating the 'drive-through'
Mastectomy where women are forced to go home just a
few hours after surgery,
against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy
from anesthesia and
sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.

Lifetime Television has put this bill on their Web
page with a petition
drive to show support. Last year over half the House
signed on. PLEASE!!
Sign the petition by going to the web site below.
You need not give more
than your name, state, and zip code


http://www.lifetimetv.com/breastcancer/petition/signpetition.php

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Best of the Time Management Experts

I've been reading these tips for quite a few years now and for whatever reason, the thought just came to me that others may be interested in them as well. I mean, I always posted some of his newer works on my main site but I just didn't think about blogging about it till today. So, I figure, maybe what I'll do is pick out an expert from a specific field every now and then and blog about him or her. Donald is definitely the best in this particular field. I research the web for only the greatest. Sign up for his newsletter. You won't be sorry. Oh and by the way, no, I'm not an affiliate and don't make any money on you. As a matter of fact, I never met the man in person. I'm just trying to make your research time online a little bit easier. So, here's his latest article. Tell me what you think.

I have spent most of the last twenty years researching, studying, writing and speaking about Time Management and Personal Productivity. I have learned a whole lot and my full-time mission now is to share that knowledge through my writings, seminars, consulting and keynotes with people who want to get more done in less time in their business and personal lives.
One important lesson I learned is that there are three simple, yet powerful Time Management Secrets. Knowing these will go a long way to helping you to better manage your time each and every day and get more done in less time and with less stress.
We all have too much to do. Almost everyone I speak with tells me they have more to do than time permits. This says a lot of good things about you. That you have too much to do means many have entrusted a lot to you. People who seldom have enough to keep them busy and are always looking for things to do may not have earned this level of confidence from others.
There is never enough time for everything. If you have too much to do, by definition, you will not have enough time for everything. In fact you will only accomplish but a tiny fraction of what you will want to accomplish in your lifetime. You will leave undone far more than you ever get done in this world. Your life is going to be like a sandy beach. Take one grain of sand and let that represent all that you accomplish in your lifetime. The other billions of grains of sand will represent all of the other things you might have done.
While there’s never enough time for everything, there’s always enough time for the important things.
Early in our marriage, my wife and I were both working, our social life was packed and we didn’t seem to have a spare five-minute block of time in our days. Soon we were to receive our first daughter and a few weeks before she came to us my wife and I were agonizing over how to find the time to take care of this new addition to our family. Babies, they take a lot of time!
But what happened? Jennifer came along and we made the time for her. Did we still have a social life? Sure, but it was different.
Three years later, our second child Pam arrived, and once again, we found the time to attend to this new responsibility and still have time for other things.
While there is never time for everything, there always seems to be time for the most important things in life. “Necessity is the mother of invention.”
But you don’t have to wait until circumstances come upon you forcing you to attend to the most important things in your life. You can do it now. Each day in Daily Planning, identify the most important things you want to get done in your day. Place a high priority of those items and leave undone the less important things.
You won’t get it all done but you will get the most important things done.
The secret’s finally out.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

What the Mind Creates the Hands Can Sell

Yep, you can own a piece of America for free ! Smarty... one inch ? Okay, so my suggestion to everyone who buys it is this... we all get together and put our one inch pieces on an adjoining area and use legos to design enough space whereas we could possibly use it as a time share vacation spot. Haha ! Now, if you are really ambitious, you could actually have a piece of the entire universe according to this seller. Now, why couldn't I think of that. Overhead equals zero. There are no capital investments. Very creative minds at work here. Oh, I thought the same thing about painted rocks but I've come up with a cute idea of my own and it's cheaper and quicker. I just add plastic eye balls to any rocks and I had, at one time, over 100 of them stacked against the outside wall of my cordwood home in the mountains. No, I don't care if you steal the idea. They seem to take on a personality of their own once the various size eyes are added. They actually have expressions. :)
Anyway, there's a lot of other people out there with some awesome, yet, much ignored inventions and ideas for stuff. Thought you might not have seen Wacky Inventions yet. Hey, you never know... one idea can lead to others. Like Newton said " Energy is never destroyed, only transferred from one mind to the next ". Something like that anyhow. Just one more thing. Nobody should ever neglect to sign up for Ehow's newsletter. I find all kinds of great ideas in there. If you're interested in finding an idea for something to sell, try something to do with t-shirts, for example. Something everyone on the planet uses at some time or other. This article describes how to design your own shirts using spray paint.
Need to get your creative juices flowing and can't come up with anything constructive, just tap into the internet.
If you click on the link to this blog entry you will see a few of the crafts I've done. It's just a handful and I'm not selling online. I just needed a place to store some of my pics and tell others how to do them. It's free.
Ciao!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Blogs I Actually Read Part 3

Take a look on my side bar and scroll down to where my list of " My Kind of People " is and you'll find Ridge Walker on there. At the top of the side bar you'll notice a scrolling widget from Rate It All which is where I met him. His blog is worth the read. He's intelegent and witty and filled with good advice.
I think I met Mari-Lyn from http://www.heartatworkonline.org/wp-marketing/ through Technorati. At any rate, if you are at all into making and/or selling crafts you'll find her blog as well as her main site both interesting and informative.
You bet I read Jack's posts at the Cafferty File. Always a good idea to keep up with the demogogues and I happen to love the guy's sense of sarcasm which at times can be mistaken for something more intense. ;)
Speaking of demogogues, Defense Tech could not make things much clearer and you won't have to read much if any political material in between. Very up to date reads.
Makezine is more than just any old techy blog. It's the latest and greatest and some of the most difficult to understand material you may or may not want to read of. I happen to love it... even the parts I don't comprehend.
Don't be without the Search Engine Journal if you have any interest at all about online life. Here's a link to the post that first caught my attention... 125 Social Bookmarking Sites.
You'll find a slew of interesting articles at Neatarama. The topics are varied and well written. Something there for everyone.

Monday, May 12, 2008

I Love My Emails Part 8 - Right to Bear Arms

Before reading this post please note that I am not against our government having some sort of control over who CAN purchase firearms. I do believe citizens should be screened before given this privilege. I also believe that any law abiding citizen should be allowed to bear arms and protect themselves and those they love along with any property rightfully theirs. I am a proud member of the NRA. That said, here's the email...

A LITTLE GUN HISTORYI Thought you might appreciate this . . In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953,about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up andexterminated.------------------------------In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 millionArmenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.------------------------------Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves w ererounded up and exterminated.------------------------------China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 millionpolitical dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up andexterminated------------------------------Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.------------------------------Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.------------------------------Cambodia establ ished gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one millioneducated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up andexterminated.-----------------------------Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century becauseof gun control: 56 million.------------------------------It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by newlaw to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their owngovernment, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 milliondollars. The first year results are now in:List of 7 items: Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percentAustralia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent Australia-wide, armedrobberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, thecriminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armedrobbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.There has also been a dramatic increase in break- ins and assaults of theELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safetyhas decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended insuccessfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experienceand the other historical facts above prove it.You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politiciansdisseminating this info rmation.Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes,gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them ofthis history lesson.With guns, we are 'citizens'.Without them, we are 'subjects'.During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knewmost Americans were ARMED!If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.

This email is roughly a year and 1/2 old. Finally, I would like to share one more point of my own. This would be a good email post to remember while making your voting choices... that is IF the politicians speak up on the matter at all.
Freedom can only be held with protection.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Oh Crap


Every now and then I like to mess araound with some differrent site builders and come up with an article that is too lengthy for a blog post. Bravehost is pretty cool, although some of their templates are a bit tricky. Remember to stick to a suitable font for any given template or you may wind up with some problems as can be seen in the Phone Zone. The first one I did in Bravenet didn't turn out all that bad as far as viewable goes and that's the one I wanted to discuss here.

I consider myself to be a fairly observant person and cannot help commenting on the kinds of things people are hung up on. The main one I noticed ever since I was a child is the bathroom or potty area of the home. Seems we have to assess every conceivable element of this particular room, from the decor to the brand of tissue. So, go amuse yourself with a read about America's obsession with the throne. :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I Love my Emails Part 7

I love Jennie. She's very inteligent and compassionate and knows just exactly the sort of info that needs to be passed around. You can find some of her craft work by visiting the link above. Since she was so adamant about keeping this particular email in circulation, I thought it appropriate to blog it. Here it is FYI...



I will continue to forward this every time it comes around! STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters.... S.T.R.

My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously.. Please read: STROKE IDENTIFICATION: During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .....she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die.... they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this... A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. RECOGNIZING A STROKE Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read and Learn! Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke . Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions: S * Ask the individual to SMILE. T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today) R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 999/911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other , that is also an indication of a stroke. A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved

If you want to have a look at one of my other blogs on the subject of health and safety, please go to Notebook2Go.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

1984?

George definitely has a tendency to over explain and over describe in this material. In fact the situations and atmosphere he is writing of seem married to the very style and pattern as seen on pages 45 and 46 where Syme is talking about the " 11th Edition ". If that dictionary had actually existed, so stripped of so called unnecessary words, " 1984 " would have been about 1 tenth the volume it is. My love of words made that the saddest part of the entire book. It seemed contrary that he should add a situation about the loss of words when he was so overbearing with vocabulary. He could have lost at least half the definitions, explanations and descriptions and it would have still kept the story line impressive.
If something written in 1949 could carry attention well into the 70s and beyond, it has something. In this case many considered it to be prophetic and to date, some of the quotes remain as we find more surveilance and other forms of " spying " around these days.
Although a few mistakes can be found, he did a fairly good job of keeping the fictional facts? organized and in sync.
What I give him the most as an admirable attribute is this... it is difficult to create an entire reality within the confines of the imagination and turn it into something conceivable to the readers. This book had a tremendous impact on so many people. It nearly scared some people out of their skin and fueled most of the cults of the 20th century in one way or another.
Since Orwell was, for the most part, a pollitical writer, my oppinion is he probably did not consider this work to be completely fiction.
Of course I read it before. I read it back in the 70s along with millions of other teens but didn't place as much emphasis on it as what we had to look forward to as many of my friends and acquaintances. What can I say? It only became popular after the Hippie Days. Peace, love and happiness was suppose to be tailed with a wind of government deception and communist control.
Sad... the point he tried to convey as dispicable is readily accepted today as the means to an end of bitterness, hatred, predjudice and war. One worldism will solve all the problems, eh? WWO as it's called is the answer to world peace. Far as I can remember, God says when everyone cries " peace, peace! ", there will be no peace. WWO is just another word for communism.
He was a very contrary man and from what I've read about his life, he hated traits in others which he actually held dear in his own soul.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I Love Widgets

Widget Box let's you use or design your own widgets and share them on the web in blogs, sites, My Space and a whole lot more. I use all kinds for different reasons and this is one of the coolest spots to get some to use. I have an entire list of other places with different types but if you love these little doodads the way I do, it's a fine place to start. I have Art Painter on the side bar here so you can check it out. Now, go have some fun grabbing your own to share. I will add some more later.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Blogs I Actually Read Part 2

  • The Green Life is offered by The Sieera Club and has much useful info on the subject of conservation and independant living. They update regularly and keep you in touch with mother nature.
  • I love reading the posts by Just a Crazy Woman. She chose her user name well. Knows how to add a sense of humor to some of life's annoying things. Just plain fun!
  • Do I read my own blog posts? Well, not unless I'm putting them out there for you to learn of. This one is about health and safety and I just started writing articles about the benefits of Yoga, in case you'd like to know more about it. Now, breath... Notebook2Go.
  • Go find you some interesting, fun and informative posts at Dancing with Frogs. Another one on the humorous side of life with some very well expressed sentamentality thrown in.
  • Ideas + Trends is totally awesome for the business marketer. They make it incredibly easy to understand and have a lot of usable stuff to help keep you up to date on the latest online tools.

That's it for now. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Ciao!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Get Your Legal Rights Card



You can receive your own copy of the Legal Rights Card by writing to :
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For a free copy of The Constitution and facts about it, please send 2 dollars to cover shiping and handling to:
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Friday, March 14, 2008

I Love my Emails Part 6 ( Bambi & Thumper )

Now, while I was looking through all those precious emails, I realized I had one so similar to the previous, I just had to keep them together, so here it is...

" Bambi & Thumper"?
.... really do exist!
What an incredible photographer to have caught these shots!











I Love My Emails Part 5 ( Beuatiful Albino Dear )

This was sent by a man in Rhinelander, Wisconsin

A very eventful day around here... A once in many lifetimes experience! � I saw this lil' feller run out in front of a car-- thought it was a lost baby goat. �Stopped to get it, and WOW!! �A real Albino Whitetail Deer. �Just hours old, but doing fine. �No Momma deer around. Another car nearly hit it in front of me .



Well, he is THE neatest thing any of us �ever saw. And such a 'freak of nature', that only 1 in more than a million are even born. He took his bottle of food, followed us around the house, doing great. So, we called the Zoo & Fossil Rim, who were both interested, but we're going to send him to a Rehab farm. Maybe he will make it in captivity somewhere and be appreciated. So rare... Sure wanted to keep him tho. but, not the thing to do. And not LEGAL either. �Here are a couple of pictures to show you. � He was snow white, pink eyes, ears, nose and hooves. Kids called him POWDER. He was SO small. That is my shoe lying beside him... WOW..how cool is that??



Pass this around, a lot of folks have never and will probably never see even another picture of an Albino deer fawn......

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

God's Morphine?

Years back, I remember being in a car accident so bad that I was bruised from head to toe with multiple contusions and a concussion to beat all. I was so sad looking the doctor who prescribed the morphine at the release of my trauma center stay offered me a second script upon my return complaining of too much pain. He couldn't even look at me after the initial meet in the office. While he shook his head and turned away, all I could think about was the horrified look of pity on his face. One should never witness this look on the face of a medical professional, especially in a trauma center. Being in recovery for alcohol addiction, I knew the need to extremely careful with any medication that may cause a relapse. All the same, the pain really was very bad. But, the more I thought about it over the years, the more I realize that, all morphine is, is man's feeble attempt at redesigning God's natural physical chemical released by the pituitary gland. It is called endorphins and is the body's way of blocking or masking pain. Now, the reason this revelation is so important to me is that, along with man made chemicals such as morphine, codeine and other pain relieving pharmaceuticals, there is not only the threat of addiction but also the possibility of other side effects, some of which may be of serious consequence. I remember coming to for maybe 1/2 a minute at the most while still in the chopper and about the same amount again when we landed on the roof of the hospital. I remember no pain. I was told that I went in and out of consciousness quite a few times until I finally came to on a hospital bed with my head strapped down and a bunch of doctors and nurses running around me and thinking that I just couldn't think! I didn't know what happened to me. I couldn't figure out why I was there or even where " there " was but I remember no pain at all until almost 2 hours after I came out of shock. Incredible, is it not? They document everything in these places, bless their souls. I didn't think much about it until long after the ordeal was over and I was back to health and then it hit me... It was God's morphine! Physicians call it analgesia. People with nerve diseases to a particular part of the spine often experience this as well. The lack of any sensation of pain. He never ceases to amaze me with the wonderful mechanisms He used in the creation process. While I was in shock, should I also have to suffer inscruciating pain? Obviously, He thought not. Now, if we could just market the natural chemical rather than the man made one, we'd be far better off. I'm no expert but my opinion still counts for something. What doctors need to do is find out what makes the chemical start to work and teach people with chronic pain how to trigger it themselves. Of course, where would us consumers spend all that extra money if it's not in the hands of the medical community? I found an interesting article you may want to read here.
http://www.flowersociety.org/Impatiens-cases.htm
You may also want to research the use of acupressure. Blessings! :)

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Blogs I Actually Read Part 1

These are just some of the blogs I feel deserve a mention and their creators deserve a pat on the back.


From the Crafting Community :

Some Interesting Blogs :

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Getting the Most from Your Martial Arts


These are the four genuine characters of Kung Fu philosophy. It is not about how adequate you are at administering pain. It is not about being the tough guy/girl. It is about respect, dignity, courage, fairness and honesty. All of the original Martial Arts were founded on the same principles. That is to improve the well being of the mind, body and spirit in synchronization. For the excessively overweight or anyone, whether it be man, woman or child who has health issues, it is generally wise to consult a physician before joining activities such as these. For many people, it is better to get in better physical shape first with other less cardio activities like Yoga before attempting the Martial Arts of any kind. The arts build not only muscle tone but self confidence and unlike most other exercises they are used as a self defense practice as well. Kung Fu teaches balance of your entire self. It is best used in a contemplative way… learning how to apply the principles to all areas of your life. Contrary to popular belief, Kung Fu does NOT interfere with your religion of choice, nor do the instructors, ( at least in the US ), make any attempt to coerce you in any spiritual direction whatsoever. If you encounter one who uses tactics like this, it is better to continue your program elsewhere. Kung Fu is one of the most sought after teachings of all the Martial Arts and with good reason. Apply it properly and you will enjoy a lifetime of benefits from what you have learned. :)
There are a good many e books on the market which relate to this subject but most of them are nor free for the taking. Here's a link to a book called " Grappling ". If you find this information usefull there is link where you can sign up to receive a sequence to it. I am fairly certain that any subsequent books after that will require payment as this guy IS an expert in his field.

Monday, January 7, 2008

I Love my Emails, Part 4, Presidential Election

I thought this was so funny...

Well, I have my own candidate; and I'm sure that once you know who I'm voting for, you will also agree. For those of you who would like another choice for President, I have the best solution: It is probably time we have a woman as President My choice, and I hope yours as well, is a very special lady who has all the answers to our problems. PLEASE give it a thought when you have a moment...

MAXINE FOR PRESIDENT!


Very eloquently put...........don't you think? Maxine on "Driver Safety" "I can't use the cell phone in the car. I have to keep my hands free for making gestures. ".......Maxine on "Housework" "I do my housework in the nude. It gives me an incentive to clean the mirrors as quickly as possible."
Maxine on "Lawn Care" "The key to a nice-looking lawn is a good mower. I recommend one who is muscular and shirtless." Maxine on "The Perfect Man" "All I'm looking for is a guy who'll do what I want, when I want, for as long as I want, and th en go away. Or wait nearby, like a Dust Buster, charged up and ready when needed."
Maxine on "Aging" "Take every birthday with a grain of salt. This works much better if the salt accompanies a Margarita."


"I'm telling you ... she's the perfect candidate."


The trouble with bucket seats are that not everybody has the same size bucket.To err is human, to forgive: highly unlikely. Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have millions of old ladies running around with tattoos and pierced navels ? (Now that's scary!)
Money can't buy happiness--but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than a Kia.After a certain age, if you don't wake up aching somewhere...you may be dead.
If you don't forward this to ten of your friends within the next five minutes, nothing will happen..but you'll rob them of some much-needed laughter. There's no one better for the job.MAXINE HAS MY VOTE