Same Planet, Different Worlds!

Same Planet, Different Worlds!

Living In Different Worlds On This Beautiful Planet Smart Phone versus knitting. Which is best for your mental health? I postulate that knitting is best, based on the positive power of meditation in my life, and my enjoyment of knitting back in my late 20s (broken leg, stuck in chair for weeks). Learning to turn off the mental chatter is one key to happiness. Phones promote mental chatter, and the ... Read more

Occam’s Razor: A Powerful Tool For Active Healthy Aging!

Occam's Razor: A Powerful Tool For Active Healthy Aging!

 (Ockham's) Occam's Razor! "Occam's razor, also written as Ockham's razor, and lex parsimoniae, Latin for law of parsimony, is a problem-solving principle attributed to William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347), who was an English Franciscan friar, scholastic philosopher and theologian. The principle can be interpreted as stating, Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be ... Read more

Why I Love Living In The USA; What The H*ll Does Trump Think He’s Doing?

Why I Love Living In The USA; What The H*ll Does Trump Think He's Doing?

WHY I LOVE LIVING IN THE USA. Freedom of religion, which in my case is freedom from religion. Separation of church and state. No kings or queens, with an aristocracy-based glass ceiling. Thought and entrepreneurship are encouraged, in spite of the current stranglehold of big business. The generosity of these great people to immigrants, such as myself. The Americans, who enhanced my immigration ... Read more

Are Destructive People, Tree Roots, Or Ideas, Crippling Your Life – Dump Them!

Are Destructive People, Tree Roots, Or Ideas, Crippling Your Life - Dump Them!

"Heed no hoary willow! Fear neither root nor bough! Tom goes on before you. Hey now! merry dol! We'll be waiting for you!" Tom Bombadil, Lord of the Rings. Have you ever had the feeling that someone, or some idea in your head, was holding you back? They probably are, so it's time to move on - easy for people, harder for hard-wired ideas in your head, especially fear, though you can fix that ... Read more

What Goes Around, Comes Around, So Nurture Your Love Of Learning!

What Goes Around, Comes Around, So Nurture Your Love Of Learning!

"No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy friend's Or of thine own were: Any man's death diminishes me, Because I am involved in mankind, And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee." John ... Read more

You Design Your Life, Whether You Know It Or Not!

You Design Your Life, Whether You Know It Or Not!

Design, intelligent or otherwise, creates us and our lives, and what is more intelligent than relentless 'survival of the fittest,' or life-style editing, while being content to be where you are - the classic paradox? The best writing is a product of relentless editing, before or after the ink goes on the paper. The best exercise is the product of careful planning, goal setting, and overall, growing body ... Read more

Share The Road, Share The Garden, Share The Planet For A Good Life!

Share The Road, Share The Garden, Share The Planet For A Good Life!

We are lucky to live on this lovely planet, and learning to share the planet is a key part of enjoying our good luck! I came into my vegetable garden a few days ago, and saw something rush away, out of the corner of my eye. I looked around, and there he was, amongst the beans, keeping as quiet as a mouse. I found my iPhone (camera), tiptoed around, and finally managed a couple of photos before the ... Read more

Non-Human And Human Animal Rights, And Caring For The Biosphere – A Conundrum

Non-Human And Human Animal Rights, And Caring For The Biosphere - A Conundrum

Is Becoming A Vegan A Good Choice For My Health, Animal Rights, And The Planet? As I consider becoming a vegan, my thoughts on animal rights are running deeper. Humans unwittingly create traps for wildlife. We could save the animals from a painful death, through education, awareness, and most importantly, caring. Whilst digging through the local community mulch pile, I came across one of my pet peeves, ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.