Now more than ever, we are global in our ideals of a democracy that gives everyone a voice, a vote, and perhaps even a vaccine. Have we yet realized the irony of this alliteration? A bit reminiscent of the “vini, vidi, vici” attributed to Julius Caesar. Yet here we are, braced and even buckled into […]
Hello all. Here I am, ready and eager to share discussion and perspective on topics and issues that may change from one day to the next, while I sort through the vast range of concerns that occupy our overstimulated, information-addicted minds, or at least, my own. The realization is upon me that several years passed […]
Adjectives in English absolutely have to be in this order: opinion-size-age-colour-origin-material-purpose-Noun. So you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife. But if you mess with that word order in the slightest you’ll sound like a maniac. – Mark Forsyth, The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase […]
Whether or not you sync your phone and laptop on Windows 10 is not as important as the level of trust, and whether you have a reason to tether your financials to Microsoft. Ultimately, who will own your home page? The importance of the Windows 10 push now begins to make more sense. It is […]
Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change. William R Miller, PhD, Stephen Rollnick, PhD. Guilford Press, Sep 2012.) Source: StephenRollnick.com
The biggest challenge to a vegan is meeting the need for nutrition related to meat or dairy sources. If there is no meat in the diet, then Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) needs to be provided as the name suggests. In fact, it might be easy to not meet this need even on a non-vegetarian diet. […]
This blog will speak to pressing issues in our times, to find the simple essence of this or that, like pressing oil from a flower. Pardon the coffee rings and a few ink spatters.