Money & Soul

Here’s a summary from a book that examines money from a different perspective … in the context of “sustainable living.”

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The Soul of Money

                                                                          Lynne Twist


(P. 44-5)       For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is “I didn’t get enough sleep.” The next one is “I don’t have enough time.” Whether true or not, that thought of not enough occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it. … Keep reading


Here’s an unusual bit of research that directly bears on the quality-of-life aspect of sustainable living. We’ve all likely had moments of awe in our lives, but perhaps never realized their full impact.

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Feeling Awe May Be the

Secret to Health and



October 7, 2016

Paula Spencer Scott

PARADE Magazine


The hike, in a narrow box canyon, wasn’t going so well. Stacy Bare and his brother were arguing, for one thing.… Keep reading

Climate Update

There’s been a ton of reporting about global warming, climate change, water shortages – or flooding, and the impacts of all of these issues. Here’s a brief article, with links to studies – if you’d like the detailed data – and then some comments I’ll add, afterwards.

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For the Climate, Our Best Isn’t Yet Good Enough




We’re heading in the right direction to fight climate change—but we need to do far more.… Keep reading

Stopping Alzheimer’s

Once we’re including “quality-of-life” considerations as intrinsic to “Sustainable living,” then certainly maintaining a healthy mental capacity is pre-requisite. While I’m wary of sudden “cure-all” discoveries, there is a lot of ongoing research concerning Alzheimer’s and dementia, in general.  Here’s one discovery that doesn’t just slow the onset, but seems to actually restore memory and mental acuity.

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“Fenamate NSAIDs inhibit the NLRP3 inflammasome and protect against Alzheimer’s disease in rodent models”


Journal Nature Communications

Aug.… Keep reading


Games are intoxicating!

In a recent film, “Concussion,” as the autopsy was revealing the damage that repeated concussions had done to football players, resistance to listening to and adapting the game in response to these findings was huge. Paraphrasing one overview comment reflecting the power of the league …

“Sunday used to belong to religion;

now it’s owned by the NFL.”

I recall a fable related in a book about the history of currency. The ancient empire used slaves to build their palaces and temples and infrastructure. … Keep reading