"Still, Our Knowledge of the Planets was Meager and Where Ignorance Lurks, So Too Do the Frontiers
of Discovery and Imagination."
This was an early line from Neil Degrasse Tyson's nonfiction book, Death by Black Hole. I thought it had significance way beyond space. It can apply to any endeavor.
To me, it fueled an optimism. An oppo... Read more
Took a week off from Sparking.
I liked it so much, I decided to make it semi-permanent. So unless I decide I have something I want to say ( I have enjoyed blogging on this site), I will not usually be around. Thanks to all for your friendship and support. Glenn... Read more
Taking a little break from Sparking.
I decided tonight I am spending too much time on this site. So I am going to take a week off, and see if I can't get involved in some other pursuits or activities. How did I ever get to the point of being stressed out about my points? Go figure.... Read more
Debbie Downers are people, too!
I've been spending some time on the new community boards. They are very positive in their comments. Almost too much so! I'll tell you why.
I went on a couple two nights ago with some comments that contradicted a couple of the motivational ... Read more
A Few Thoughts on Aging.
As I now approach my 66th birthday, I have a few thoughts about retirement and getting older.
!. I was worried about leaving work because I thought I might get bored. This one was not true. As I spend time on my own, I have grown so in a... Read more
Caregiving Becomes a Breeze??
Being new to caregiver can be extremely trying. If you are caring for another, you can just about double what you have to do for yourself. Only with yourself, you feel free to skip steps from day to day. When caring for someone else, usually you... Read more
What Will You Be Doing During the Super Bowl?
My wife has a good friend who is doing a poetry reading at that time. I'll likely take her to that. Although I would like to duck out from that and go to my favorite Vietnamese restaurant for a bowl of Pho, I will probably hang around to show m... Read more
Distress Over the Nation, Part II
Yesterday, I wrote that due to my distress at what is going on at a national level, I would try withdrawing from some of the news, and step up my reading program for some of the books I have. But now I am realizing I can't bury my head in the sa... Read more
Distress Over the Nation
What to do about the great distress I feel watching our country under it's current leadership? I feel powerless watching lot of the BS go on. Most recently, it was Kellyann Conway spreading a brand new story that showed a real lack of cautiou... Read more
Honesty is a Part of Healthy and Wise Living.
If you can't be honest with others, you likely can't be honest with yourself. If you can't be honest with yourself, you will not be able to make the tough self-assessments we need every once in a while to make various adjustments in our lives.... Read more
More People Die of Coronary Artery Disease in this Country...
Than from any other cause. Also, one out of every two people will get cancer in their lifetimes. So taking care of your heart and arteries, as well as having an anti-cancer approach in your life will greatly enhance your wellbeing, and may well... Read more
Progress report: Third month of diet plan.
The plan was to increase fruits and vegetables to 9 per day. Also, to reduce fats. This was the anti-cancer diet. I went on it, and in eght weeks, lost 10 lbs. That was two and a half weeks ago. Now, I am up by two pounds from that eight week lo... Read more
Progress Report: A Month of Fruits, Vegetables and Exercise.
A little over a month ago, I learned that because my older brother has prostate cancer, I have a greatly increased risk of contracting it. So, I looked it up on the Fred Hutchison Cancer Center website, and learned about their diet for cancer. I... Read more
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"The most imortant thing in life is to stay loyal to yourself."
This comes from Lucia Manzano, 100 year old Spanish citizen who lived through the reign of dictator Francisco Franco.... Read more