Whatever you celebrate …

... 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!


I don’t mean to be a scrooge, but …

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 …

Scientific Fraud: Propaganda in Scientific Clothing

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

On Rastafarians, dreadlocks, and other types of felted hair

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

Why was caring for the dying so tough? (It’s not what you think!)

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!)

Do statin drugs cause Alzheimer’s disease?

[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?

Do you have faith in the banking system?

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?