Monday, 29 August 2011

Tip for the Economic Crisis -Save BIG Money on Food

I hope you enjoy this video. By buying clearance bananas in bulk I was able to get over 70lbs of bananas for only $15. What are your tips for saving money?

Friday, 12 August 2011

The Next Christendom by Philip Jenkins

The following is an excerpt from the back cover of the book which I think provides a lucid "snapshot" and overview of the books contents:

     In this new and substantilly expanded second edition, Jenkins continues to study the emarkable expansin of Christianity in the global South, in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Among the major new topics covered are the growing schism between Northern and Southern churches over issues of gender and sexuality, immigrant and ethnic churches in Europe and North America, and changes in the Roman Catholic Church since the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Jenkins also analyzes the growing conflicts between Christians and Muslims around the world, particularly in Nigeria and the Sudan, but also within Europe itself.

     The first volume in a trilogy on the changing face of Christianity, this award-winning book will be welcomed by all of those who have come to recognize Philip Jenkins as one of our leading commentators on religion and world affairs. Youtube clip on The Next Christendom

Other books by Philip Jenkins:

The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died 

The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South 

Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis 

WHITEWASH by Joseph Keon

You hear so many contradictory things in this crazy world of ours. Some people make cow's milk out to be a quasi nutritional life-force, as important as oxygen or Oreos; a holy sacrament available for purchase. Others think it's the devil -still smooth but -finally- white for a change. So in light of these contradictions, it's good to look at the science. After all, maybe somebody's right.

I like WHITEWASH because Joseph Keon, in citing reputable sources like Lancet, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the American Journal of Epidemilology, and American Journal of Public Health is able to bring the science to the discussion table. Further,   I think that if the contradictions concerning dairy make you curious, like me, you'll also find this book useful. Youtube clip on WHITEWASH

Other Books by Joseph Keon include:

The Truth About Breast Cancer: A 7-Step Prevention Plan

The Truth About Breast Cancer (2nd) Second Edition 

Whole Health: The Guide to Wellness of Mind and Body

Thursday, 11 August 2011

We've Understood Nothing

We've understood nothing,
virtually nothing,
the brightest things in our experience,
the stars,
are barely seen
and what has been thought?
what has been dreamed?:
a whisper
a scribble;
the book is unwritten,
the fires unrealized,
zeal is undaunting,
and love unexplored;
our techna
our logos:
are mere wind-chimes
overpowered by hurricanes of potentiality
as the possibilities to move
to make
and be moral
love at first sight
a propensity to learn
and embarrassing acts of generosity
are confounded by notions of normalcy:
conformity to the majority;
at the center of this
school is so often
both prostitute and priest
exhorting and seducing us to accept
a kind of creative infancy,
an in-the-box
agreeable sense of inquiry,
a frighteningly narrow
definition of self-conscious intelligence;
yet aside from this pomp:
-these priggish mumblings of progress-
we've understood nothing,
virtually nothing.

Monday, 1 August 2011

I Love The Aspens

Have you seen the Aspens dance?
they're so beautiful:
12,000 silver-green lights
-souls in a sea of leaves;

I want to join them, be like them:
wind-moving, standing content
-peaceful in the mirrors they inhabit;
I love the aspens:

they have a will
to dance
to love
to laugh
to cry
to live and die:

people are like Aspens to me:
their neurons flash like silver-green stars -a galaxy of ideas;
their hands, as keen as leaves, clap making sounds throughout the forest;
moving music on the land:

I love the aspens,
I want to join them.