Monthly Archives: July 2011

Musicians Are Probably Smarter Than The Rest Of Us

Great article about how musical education and experience contribute to brain development. I experience this directly as a piano teacher. First of all, I personally experience all of the advantages mentioned, in addition to many more, as a result of … Continue reading

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Why poverty?

A little music to accompany your reading:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is a flaw in our basic premises when the equation [not enough money = starvation] occurs as valid. For the less mathematically inclined… … if someone’s actual survival- life or … Continue reading

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The Return of the Giant Hogweeds, New York

And all this time, I thought it was just a cute little fantasy that Genesis was singing about. New Yorkers battle giant blindness-causing plants • The Register. I thought maybe this was a leftover April Fool’s joke, but no… it … Continue reading

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Mass psychosis in the US

Mass psychosis in the US You’d think so, with all of the anti-psychotic drugs being prescribed nowadays. Well, that’s exactly what the article is about. I’ll let them tell it… Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz … Continue reading

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Fresh Turmeric Pickle

I found some fresh turmeric roots at the local Asian market, and being the brave soul that I am, I bought a small pack. I’ve never had it fresh. I love turmeric as a spice, and I’m intrigued by it’s … Continue reading

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