Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Monday, July 14, 2014

Metaphormosis -- Change Your Metaphor, Change Your Life: Ellen Waterston...

Published on Jun 20, 2014

Literary muse Waterston brings a powerful voice to arts and humanities in Central Oregon. An award-winning author and poet, she teaches and inspires emerging writers of all ages. As founder and former director of the local nonprofit The Nature of Words, she has opened hearts and minds through creative writing classes and an annual literary festival. Waterston is now the founder and president of The Writing Ranch in Bend where she leads retreats and workshops for fiction writers and poets from around the world.

You Can Change and Stay Changed | John Strasser

Published on Jul 14, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What does it take to change and stay changed? Can life really be easy? John Strasser shares his unconventional approach to living.

As a Columbia University graduate student and former homeless addict, John Strasser personally understands change. After a multitude of tragedies, including the death of both his parents, John lived in and out of jails, mental institutions, and homeless shelters, until finding recovery at the Salvation Army. In 2012, Strasser earned a BA in Religion from the University of South Florida, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Strasser won numerous scholarships in his time at USF, and was awarded one of the University's highest honors: The Golden Bull award. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Adopt The Vegetarian Diet

Vegetarian Ideal 

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. 

- Albert Einstein

The Vegetarian Diet Pyramid

The Oldways Preservation and Exchange Trust has come up with a vegetarian food pyramid called the Traditional Healthy Vegetarian Diet Pyramidsee graphics below:


Vegetarian Food Pyramid – Live Longer

According to different data around the world, vegetarians have the lowest rates of chronic diseases and the highest adult life expectancy. This is very good news and perhaps these facts will make you consider switching to a vegetarian diet.

Vegetarian Diet – Flavor Rich

You might wonder how you can produce delicious flavors without meat. If you use different spices, herbs, vegetable oils and cheese you might be amazed with the results. With the right combination, you can create very tasty meals. The main concern with a vegetarian diet is to get enough of all the essential nutrients that your body needs. By combining a variety of grains and vegetables, you can ensure a diet rich in nutrients with all the nine essential amino acids in adequate amounts. But before changing your diet, please consult your doctor.

Einstein Quote

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A buncha people on Facebook think Steven Spielberg killed a real triceratops

"Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.” ~Einstein
Words mean nothing if actions show the complete opposite.

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  1. US Government Sends Draft Notices to 14,000 Men Born in the 1800s

Robert Sylwester

Throughout his academic career and other works, Sylwester has focused on improving educators' personal understanding of brain systems and processes, and on providing them with simple explanations and metaphors that can be utilized to increase their students' understanding. Sylwester believes that teachers understand their curriculum best when they can effectively teach it, so encouraging an effective curriculum about brain organization can enhance both the teachers' and students' understanding of our brain. Issues that confront society involve cognitive processes, so including brain organization in school curriculum is arguably worthwhile.


Carl Jung:

All true things must change,and only that which changes remains true. 
- Carl Jung

Albert Einstein and Rabindrath Tagore

Two of the great Truth Seekers.