Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hafiz poems to brighten and lighten the heart

Such short, little poems -- with so much life and love in them (~.~)

Even after all this time
 The Sun never says to the Earth,
 "You owe me."
Look what happens
With a love like that...
It lights the whole sky.
I wish I could show you
 when you are lonely or in darkness
 the astonishing light of your own being.
Ever since happiness heard your name,
it has been running through the streets trying to find you.
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Tears of love may well up within when you watch these short videos of Mr. Rogers



https://crooksandliars.com/2018/03/open-thread-warning-trailer-mister-rogers


What a wonderful man -- he gifted his life to the world by spreading kindness and love wherever he went. With these new documentaries about Mr. Rogers -- and a soon-in-theaters movie about his life, starring Tom Hanks -- we have a new chance to see Fred Rogers and be inspired by him and his most beautiful philosophy of life.  I think anyone seeing him talk with little 5-year-old Fred Ehrlinger (and then in the next video see Fred Ehrlinger as an adult in a surprise appearance at the Academy Awards tribute to Mr. Rogers) will find tears rolling down their cheeks, and a renewed appreciation for the man who liked/loved everyone.  

It is nice to know that everyone who sees these videos today will be thinking of Mr. Rogers and sending him love, wherever he is today in his heavenly neighborhood.  😇
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

If you haven't seen Stephen Colbert's "Our Cartoon President" yet...just listen to the theme song, born out of the irony of it all

🎼Donald Trump is our President. 🎶Yes he is our President. We elected him President. 🎶We made him President.🎶....Yes. We did it.🎶  Sigh.Sob. (The Sigh and Sob are mine 😥😪)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuRa1Br4K7o

To see the cartoon, look at the right sidebar while viewing the song...several links to click on...
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Heads Up: Popular protein powders found to contain mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium

The Clean Label Project recently tested 134 of America's best selling animal-derived and plant-based protein powders for heavy metals, pesticides, BPA/BPS, residual solvents, mycotoxins, melamine and antibiotics residues.

Many popular protein powders had significant levels of contaminants and overall, plant-based protein powders had higher levels of contaminants than those made from animal sources, containing on average twice as much lead and measurably higher amounts of other contaminants. 

Based on these findings, two servings per day of protein powder could put you way above what is considered an "acceptable level" of contaminant exposure.

Another surprise, organic protein powders had higher levels of heavy metals, on average, than non-organic. What!?

To see the full results of this shocking study, the worst offenders, and what I recommend, check out today's post.

Read the article here

To your life and health!


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Thursday, March 08, 2018

Amazing technology from the 1770s--a clockwork doll that can write


Click on "The Writer Automaton, Switzerland" next to the picture for a 4 minute video – amazing…


This is technology from the past, a stunning work from the 1770s!

BBC  Documentary
A 240-year-old doll that can write; a clockwork creation by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, a Swiss watch-maker.
This 4-minute video-clip will fascinate just about all the engineers, artists, clock-makers, doll-makers, computer- programmers, wannabe inventors, and basically anyone out there who likes to tinker!
Enjoy - it is truly amazing! Remember, this was built in the 1770s.

https://www.chonday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/1atomatonwriter-3.jpg

A 240 year old doll that can write, a clockwork creation by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, a Swiss watchmaker. The doll is able to write any custom text up to 40 characters.

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

Hiya mjmaceri

 

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Michael

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Intriguing article in Psychology Today: The Myth of Death

For anyone curious about life/death/science/the universe and how we all fit into the scheme of things, this is a thoughtful short article presenting interesting facts to consider:
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