Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Way It Is

I am old enough to remember Walter Cronkite closing his nightly CBS news broadcast each night with “…and that’s the way it is”. Those were difficult times as the Viet Nam war raged on with no end in sight, and … Continue reading

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Contemplative Studies Conference

The Mind and Life Institute which puts on the annual Dalai Lama Mind and Life conferences such as that which was held in DC in 2005 and written about in The Minds Own PhysicianNew Harbinger 2011 is sponsoring this meeting … Continue reading

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Toxic Sugar

In the February 2nd, 2012 edition of the prestigious scientific journal Nature pediatrician and obesity researcher Robert Lustig of the University of California at San Francisco summarizes increasing evidence regarding the harmful effects of excess sugar on public health. …around … Continue reading

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Mindful Eating

One of the largest of the many crises facing our nation is the epidemic of obesity. There is a paradox that we are now the most overfed and undernourished society in the history of mankind. The current generation of children … Continue reading

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I recently downloaded a trial version of some software to convert audio files from one format to another. It worked well but was limited to file lengths of 5 minutes or less. A few days before I downloaded an app … Continue reading

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I was biking home on our local rail trail – The Swamp Rabbit – on Tuesday when I happened to share part of the ride with Don. “Hey isn’t that a Raleigh International?” I asked. “I remember wanting one of … Continue reading

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A Mindful Nation: Book Review

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) not to be confused with Paul Ryan (R-WI) has just published a book entitled A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance and Recapture the American Spirit Hay House 2012. … Continue reading

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