Two-bit Guru | Friday Link List: Aquaponics, Laughter Yoga... | Today in the link list: aquaponics, how-to make a wine bottle herb garden, harvest advice, tips from seniors to worry less, & laughter yoga. | Photo of a yellow flower with bees collecting nectar.
“Take a chance. There’s no prize for being ordinary.” ~Two-bit Guru~

Today, the link list is almost completely on the bright side, with only a smidgen of contrasting gloom here and there. Enjoy!

  • Imagine this: A sustainable indoor farm that is part of an aquaponics system and produces, for example, 50 pounds of basil a day. Not impressed? How about this: The “farm” is the about the size of a city bus and it rotates. The human imagination knows no bounds.
  • Speaking of imagination, here’s a nifty wine bottle herb garden you can make. The video has a snappy upbeat piano soundtrack and voiceover describing the project. Even if you don’t want to make a hanging herb garden the video is a fun way to spend less than 3 minutes.
  • Harvest time is fast coming upon us and while good old Mother Earth provides the harvest, Mother Earth News provides us swell advice for curing and storing said harvest.
  • Attention Oldsters, and Youngsters, for that matter. We seniors have far fewer negative feelings than you freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, and it seems we have less anger and tend to live more in the present. We also worry less and have less stress. Our age group does have the highest suicide rate, though, possibly because a lot of you young whippersnappers refuse to listen to us. We have valuable wisdom to impart, really, even though we might find that our smart phones are smarter than we are.
  • The longer you live the more crazy experiences you get to have, such as my involvement several years ago with a pastime known as Laughter Yoga. I attended a one-day active seminar to become a certified trainer (I think it was called) in Laughter Yoga and actually did lead several groups in the practice before I decided to get my laughter the old-fashioned way, you know, with humor. Laughter yoga doesn’t depend on punch lines but it is good for you and can be quite an intense workout. In this video, a master funny guy, John Cleese, takes us to India to learn what Laughter yoga is all about. I guarantee if you try it you’ll be popping endorphins like crazy.