I'm not one to pass on rumors, so I did my homework. Arsenic comes in two forms: organic and inorganic The organic is naturally occurring. It is considered a heavy metal. The organic form is in our air, soil and water. It's not enough to cause dangerous problems. Then there's the inorganic arsenic. This … Continue reading There’s Arsenic in Your Rice!
In the past, I have done vegetable gardens, somewhat unsuccessfully. I have failed miserably over and over, never quite getting what I thought I should. For years I labeled myself as a black thumb with even simple potted plants. As a result I refuse to put any real plants in my home. I was doing … Continue reading Less Toil for My Soil
Do Schools Kill Creativity? (Ted Talk) This is an entertaining and enlightening talk by Sir Ken Robinson, an intelligent man, passionate about changing the problems plaguing the current educational systems. More on Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms; Bring On The Learning Revolution; We Need More Creative Schools; Educating the Heart; Imagination and Empathy; On Passion
So much information to understand and weed though about grains. Sadly, most of it is not accurate, at least not for all of us. Grains are not bad. It's only the way it has been explained by the "new healthy" who don't have the knowledge about whole grains...and they insist on writing blogs and books … Continue reading Grains Aren’t Bad. What You’ve Been Told is Misleading
(And the people with money and better education complain about low-wage workers - hypocrisy with a bigger paycheck) I was curious about the nuclear plant disaster in Fukushima, Japan because I wondered if the fish and sea plants from the Pacific were safe to eat. (Including Blue/Green Algae). It seems no governing bodies are bothering to … Continue reading The Contaminated Pacific: “It’s Not My Job!” (Fukushima)
There are websites touting that H2O2 can be used to clean just about everything in your house. Really? It has many uses, and the information about H2O2 has been around a while, but sanitizing your bathroom or kitchen are not part of those uses. You'll see why in a moment. My degree was in hazardous waste, so I'm a … Continue reading Hydrogen Peroxide (3%) Will NOT Clean Your Home
(Photo Courtesy of CultureMap) About six or so years ago, there was a email getting passed around the internet with a link to a video showing a house with Christmas lights going off to the tune of a very upbeat instrumental song - Wizards in Winter, by Trans-Siberian Orchestra (a.k.a. TSO). It struck me in the soul. If you haven't heard … Continue reading Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Concert