12/1/2018 – I was out shopping alone today, when I saw a T-shirt that probably would have made my wife laugh out loud in appreciation, as it did me. We have always loved great wordplay! This one said CARPE SKIEM (the image below is not my own photograph; clicking on that image will open a link to buy this shirt for yourself, if you want to – no affiliate anything, just sharing the fun!)
11/19/2018 – Today you can meet Shadan Kishi Price, a vegan/vegetarian chef in Denton, Texas with multiple degrees, boundless energy, and a passion for fabulous food and friendly service. Shadan won an award this year for the most unique menu in the Food Truck Championship of Texas. She runs a food truck, serves the community, caters for businesses, and hopes to start sharing her most popular menu items in area grocery stores soon as well. Learn more about her Middle Eastern fusion here, check out some wonderful photos, and find out where Leila’s Food Truck will be next. Full of Flavor, Free of Meat, and always delicious!
11/4/2018 – Learning new languages can deepen your understanding of different cultures. Such bridges lead people to peace, sharing, and growth for all. Find a group, an app, or a course that interests you; start learning about other cultures through their language; then find a community where you can practice your skills and get to know a different people in their own words. Start anywhere you like, but start today!
7/28/2018 – One famous leader on screens large and small was inspired by a genuine family of innovators and adventurers. This is your primer on The Piccard Stratosphere Flight – joining Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek fame and real-life Captain Bertrand Piccard of the Solar Impulse 2, the first plane to navigate the globe powered entirely by the sun.
7/7/2018 – This morning, a new TV ad came on showing a woman bursting into the (female) President’s meeting room, filled with advisers. She exclaimed, “It wasn’t an attack, just a failure in the mainframe; don’t worry – I fixed it!” She holds a microchip in her hand, and the scene fades to a student holding the same microchip, smiling as she envisions the future and where her knowledge might take her. The tagline of this commercial, of course, is “We believe that if you can see her, you can be her™.” #SeeHer
6/12/2018 – Most of the time, looking for vegan food options in the Southeastern USA means constant vigilance and a lot of questions. Tonight my wife found a site where someone has done that work already. Follow the link below for vegan options at a host of modern fast-food places.
6/4/2018 – It feels good to stretch your body out in the morning, but avoid anything too aggressive. Health and wellness coach Jeffrey Siegel says that the spinal discs naturally absorb fluid as your body restores its hydration balance during sleep. He cautions that while the discs expand, sometimes making you a bit taller in the morning, this natural process also limits movement of the vertebrae and causes the spine to stiffen. As a result, flexing and bending too deeply when you first wake up is not only harder, but potentially dangerous. Move gently right when you wake up to avoid any injuries.
5/7/2018 – My wife and I were using some muscle rub this afternoon; when it kicked in, she said, “That’s a pleasant burning sensation.” A moment later, she added that “Pleasant Burning Sensation” would be a great name for a rock band, and we both smiled through the pain. #ClassicDaveBarry
5/4/2018 – Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA, where grave gardeners cultivate beds of flowers in planters over the graves. True to the era in which the cemetery was created, this brings some extra peace and a lot of new life to a place of mourning and quiet reflection. Once a public park, people are returning to enjoy the grounds.
1/26/2018 – This week I discovered a new essay-publishing site called Aeon.co – a not-for-profit site supported by reader patrons, and perhaps syndication fees. Some of these essays are short, some very long, some video clips, and all thought-provoking with good titles and great subheadings. I look forward to exploring more about this site and sharing at least some of the articles and videos therein.