... whether it's Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Mawlid an-Nabī, Yule, something else, or nothing else, I hope that your day was merry, bright, and filled with blessings. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!
Bah humbug! With today being Christmas Eve, I thought I'd share some honest thoughts about the holiday season. While I love what Christmas is supposed to stand for (the birth of Jesus Christ, love, giving, generosity, humility, service to others, etc.), I strongly dislike what the season has become: a high-pressure, commercialized buying frenzy, during which time… Continue reading I don’t mean to be a scrooge, but …
While I was in Asia, I played a lot of chess on my mobile phone. I used one of those free apps from the Google Play Store, and played against the computer. I've played chess for fun, on an occasional basis, ever since my father taught me the game as a child. Still, though, after many… Continue reading Chess, a metaphor for life …
Happy Thanksgiving! Most of us born in the Western world, no matter how little we think we have, are wealthy by global standards. If we have clothes on our back, food in our belly, regular access to clean water, and a roof over our head, we have a lot to be thankful for. Nearly half the… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving! 7 things I’m thankful for …
Have you ever noticed that scientific "facts" reverse or flip-flop from time to time? Not that long ago, "science" said that smoking was healthy for us. Indeed, physicians used to regularly prescribe smoking for weight loss and digestive ailments; during such time, medical journals were replete with cigarette ads declaring: More doctors smoke Camels® than any other cigarette.… Continue reading Scientific Fraud: Propaganda in Scientific Clothing
What’s the difference between dreadlocks, locks (locs), sister locks (sisterlocks), and interlocks? Types of locks Dreadlocks, locks, sister locks, and interlocks are similar, but are created differently and, in some cases, may have different meanings to the people wearing them. All types of locks are basically felted hair; that is, they consist of intertwined, knotted,… Continue reading On Rastafarians, dreadlocks, and other types of felted hair
I'm young at heart, but I have always been an old soul. As a child, my favorite people were my elderly paternal grandparents and people their age or older. So, it's no wonder, really, that I gravitated toward caring for dementia, geriatric, and hospice patients as a registered nurse. Death is sacred. Seeing someone take… Continue reading Why was caring for the dying so tough? (It’s not what you think!)
I first heard the below quotation from Corina, a fellow classmate and herbalist, while attending MUIH. It is one of my favorites, as I find it extremely telling. I hope you enjoy it too. 2000 BC: Here, eat this root. 1000 AD: That root is heathen! Here, say this prayer. 1865 AD: That prayer is… Continue reading 4,000 years of medicine … in a nutshell
[Disclaimer: I am not an allopathic medical doctor (MD) or physician, nor do I wish to be. The information shared here is not to be construed as medical advice. I am simply sharing research that exists within the mainstream media and within peer-reviewed medical literature. That said, major problems exist with the peer-review process and… Continue reading Do statin drugs cause Alzheimer’s disease?
I don't. Banks are designed to find ways to get you to part with your money. Fees are ever-increasing for monthly maintenance, statements, ATM withdrawals, and other transactions. Furthermore, banks impose all sorts of capital constraints on your funds. Even with a million in the bank, you'd likely be limited to withdrawing less than $1,000… Continue reading Do you have faith in the banking system?