“There is more power in contemplation than there is in confrontation.” ~Two-bit Guru

  • Whether you looked at the video we recently posted about Monsanto and GMOs, or not, you’ll probably want to read this. It’s about GMOs with bonus observations on the necessary balance between freedom and government controls.
  • If you’re into repurposing and environmental responsibility you don’t want to miss this page. Here you can discover 5 new uses for lemons (including getting the mold, mildew, and general gray out of bathroom tile grout). AND you also get links to 120 more “5 Uses For …,” including what to do with old CDs.
  • Here’s a two-fer deal if ever there was one: two blog posts by Jonah Lehrer. When I heard him in an interview on public radio discussing his, “Imagine, How Creativity Works,” I was inspired to read the book. It’s fantastic.
  1. The next time you stare out the window, instead of at the work piling up on your desk, give yourself a pat on the back because you are not wasting time, no, no, no, you are stimulating your creativity. Science has once again demonstrated what a lot of us already knew intuitively: Daydreaming is Good! Eighth grade would have been a lot easier if my teacher had known that.
  2. If you’re a wine snob you might not want to read this. Unless you’re ready to drop the pretense and eschew (snob word) those expensive bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Haut-Brion growing old in the cellar. How about a nice Cabernet from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars instead? Or perhaps a bottle of something–this just slays me (snob phrase)–from New Jersey? Can the taste testers be so wrong, or do they be so right?
  • Many times have I found inspiration in the works of Deepak Chopra. He blends the wisdom of Eastern thought with the hard science of Western medicine. However, the more profound one becomes, the more vulnerable to satire one is. How so? Create a list of words from Deepak’s Twitter stream, randomly stick them together in a sentence and you get some great laughs. Actually, some of the combos make sense, at least to me, but then I’m the guy who believes the universe is one humongous I Ching. Try it.
  • If you compiled one second of video of every day of your life for one year, the video would last a little over 6 minutes. This guy did.
  • Here’s a followup to our earlier link about Metta meditation, a guided video. It will make you feel great and you will broadcast Universal Loving Kindness everywhere. What’s not to like about that?!