Green Smoothies? What the heck?

A while back, one of those times we set our sights on getting healthier, a friend recommended that we try drinking green smoothies as a start. Whoa, I thought. Put the brakes on. This sounds scary. We talked about it and she clarified. A green smoothie has sweet greens (my favorite is baby spinach), frozen […]

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It’s That Time of the Year Again

With the new year and so many people concentrating on their resolutions to lose weight and get in shape, in addition to all the other improvements that people have committed to, we could use some resources to help us stay focused. And some encouragement. Inspiration. Motivation. One of my favorite comics to illustrate this was […]

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This has got to stop

It’s been, um, interesting lately. And the older I get, the more my patience with some things wears. I was only reading this afternoon, that’s all. I’ve seen these episodes of Criminal Minds so many times that I’m starting to recite them in my sleep, so I needed something different. An article about the scary […]

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Madison, WI Budget Repair Bill Protests

As you may know, I live in Wisconsin. I love this state. We have some great cities, some wonderful wilderness, and typically friendly people. We are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy all four seasons. But we just got a new governor and he is taking some actions of which many of us don’t […]

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Irrational Beliefs

The other day I read this article in the New York Times about people who believe untrue things despite strong evidence to the contrary.  In addition to this, people read chain emails and scam pages on social networking sites and believe them without asking questions about the veracity of the claims. I recently received an […]

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Bacteria, Oil, Viruses, Crackpots, and the Great America

Can spending time outdoors make you a calmer, smarter person? What about classrooms – should they include time outside? According to this article on Science Daily’s website, yes. They say that there’s a bacteria that there is a bacteria commonly found in soil that people often breathe in or ingest, and that when this bacteria […]

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Religion and Politics

For some interesting thoughts on religion and politics, read Why Do Christians Try to Impose Their Beliefs on Our Politics? on Alternet.  This interview with the author of Taming the Gods is an interesting look at these topics spanning continents.  In Republicans v Secular America, Dan Kennedy follows up on the idea of the imposition of religious […]

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Security, Education, and Brain Damage

Here’s an article reviewing one of the best free antivirus programs available. There’s no excuse for leaving yourself open to viruses, worms, and other digital nasties! We all know there are plenty of problems with our education system overall. But when it comes to figuring out how to fix things, most of us just throw […]

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