John Masters

19 Apr 19

Often when people think of sommeliers, they think of high-end restaurants, suits and ties, superbly polished glasses and hours spent drinking wine. To some, it may also seem like there’s a hint of snobbery that goes along with the profession. But what people don’t realize is that not all sommeliers are created equal. A sommelier […]

19 Apr 19
Broken For Christ

He is come to Jerusalem, now is dead. Come, see the stretched arm. See the bloody cross, do you see him groaning in pain? Come, see those nails; like a surgeons point does enter his veins. Come, see his pierced side: blood and water cometh from him flowing. Come, see him there say, ‘I thirst.’ […]

19 Apr 19
lifebylyle

  “Part of you, flows out of me in these lines from time to time”     Joni Mitchell   Metaphorically, a river is often used to represent movement, connection or coming home, like “ a river to a sea.”  In 1971, singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell wrote the song “River,” describing it, from the perspective of […]

19 Apr 19
Indian River Guardian

NEWS RELEASE The Cultural Council of Indian River County has named five winners of its 2019 Laurel Awards.  The 23rd Laurel Award Celebration will be held at Riverside Theatre on May 8 at 6:00 pm.  The distinguished awards and their winners are: ·       Richard A. Stark Award for Cultural Leadership – Susan Schuyler Smith and Suzan Phillips, nominated by […]

19 Apr 19
Jane Bennett Munro

Bula! In 2006, Rhonda and I went scuba diving in Fiji. It was the second time for her and the third time for me. I was freshly divorced, and Rhonda and I had been living together for two years. Rhonda, John, and I are PADI-certified advanced divers. Rhonda had gotten her certification fairly recently, but […]

19 Apr 19
JOHN DIXON ACUPUNCTURE

This article discusses a research article from Norway in 2008, which refers to spontaneous qigong (zifagong). I have written extensively about spontaneous qigong. To learn more, start with this article – Qigong and Encounters with Spontaneous Qi: Part One. Learning and Experiencing Chinese Qigong in Norway ‘Learning and Experiencing Chinese Qigong in Norway’ is the […]

19 Apr 19
5280 Geek

The Dreamer Part 2 By John Andreula Edited by Kodid Laraque-Two Elk Few people have figured out how to harness the vast potential of dreams. Those who have, have done so by controlling their consciousness as they enter dream-state. This process is called lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is when dreamers find an anchor somewhere within […]

19 Apr 19
BIG OTHER

Happy birthday, Rikki Ducornet! 76, today! Addressing “our culture’s disdain for the artist,” Rikki Ducornet, in my podcast with her said, “I think it’s simply a fear of the creative imagination, which is that place of acute subversion always. And it can’t be pinned down; it can’t be reduced; unless you reduce the person.” Here […]

19 Apr 19
Variety

The 2001 comedy “How High” is a classic of the stoner genre. Starring rappers Method Man and Redman as Silas and Jamal, they play average students who turn Ivy League. After smoking a special strain of marijuana, the two ace their college entrance exams and wind up at Harvard. Taking the college life in stride, […]

19 Apr 19
St. Mary Magdalen Men of God

I grew up going to Catholic schools.  In grade school, every Friday during Lent we ended the school day with the Stations of the Cross.  As much as I look back upon the times with melancholy and a wish to be able to do that again, in all honestly, I truly didn’t appreciate the gift […]

19 Apr 19
Metro
Nadal came through a tight contest (Picture: Getty Images) It’s a rare sight to see Rafael Nadal lose his opening three service games on a clay court but that’s exactly what happened on Friday afternoon in Monte Carlo as Guido Pella pushed the world No. 2 all the way. The Argentine was a point away from moving 5-1 up on the 11-time champion in the opening set but the relentless Spaniard clawed his way back into the contest and was soon 5-4 up. Though Pella kept the first set interesting and even forced a tiebreak he ultimately went down 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 in a two hour and 22 minutes battle. Nadal played just three breakers in the entirety of the 2018 clay court season and hasn’t been taken to a tiebreak in Monaco since facing John Isner in 2015. But, in typically inevitable fashion, he came through unscathed. ‘Tennis have these kind of things no? You need to accept every day the situation,’ he said. ‘Every day is a different day against a different opponent, different feelings. One day is windy; one day is not windy. Pella put up a good fight (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) ‘One day you have better feelings; another day you have a little bit worse feelings. The important thing, at the end of the day, is accept everything. ‘Knowing that anything can happen is easier to accept, and then just find a way to be through when the day is not perfect for you, because then you have another chance the next day. ‘Matches like today, being honest, helps even if I don’t play my best for moments. If I am able to recover myself well, I believe in terms of physical performance, in terms of confidence, in terms of battling every point, have been an important match for me.’ Pella deserves great credit for his performance but it was a below-par display from the Spaniard. Potentially the first signs of life beyond a Nadal-dominated affair on the clay? Perhaps premature. What is clear is that Nadal won’t have to face any of the player tipped to cause him problems on the dirt, with Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev all crashing out before the semi-finals. Djokovic went tumbling out (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) Djokovic’s exit came at the hands of young Russian Daniil Medvedev just minutes before Nadal stepped onto the main show court and the Spaniard admitted it’s always ‘strange’ to see the world No. 1 beaten. ‘Have been a good match,’ he added. ‘Yeah, the match looks like gonna be for Novak at the third set, because winning that second set, tough one, looks like Daniil was a little bit more tired,’ he said. ‘Is true that Novak, I think, played a bad game in the 2-1, I think so. And then Daniil played well. He’s playing so well. He already won a lot of good matches in this event. ‘Always, when Novak lose, always seems strange because he’s super solid. But everybody is human, no? And every day you play against another opponent that wants to win, too. That’s how it works. This is sport.’ Medvedev has found form and will face an inspired Dusan Lajovic in one half of the draw, while Nadal will meet either Fabio Fognini or Borna Coric. [metro-tag-post-strip] [metro-sassy-poll question=”Will Nadal win the Monte Carlo Masters?” option1=”Yes” option2=”No” slug=”will-nadal-win-the-monte-carlo-masters-9272779″]
19 Apr 19
Shift Key

I haven’t stopped thinking about the topic of healing since my earlier post. My mind has been racing about this all morning. So much so that I had to start typing before making coffee. Oops. She fell back asleep after I told her I’d awaken her after I make coffee. She has multiple sclerosis, so […]

19 Apr 19
Grandma's Ramblings

This is from the message my husband gave today at Hazel Findley Assisted Living: The Gospel of Matthew as well as other Gospel writers presents the reality of Jesus’ death as an absolute certainty. Those standing around the cross watched as Jesus “breathed his last.” – John 19:30 tells us He bowed His head and gave […]

19 Apr 19
bergerfilms

Whenever I stop and try to piece together an arbitrary list of my personal favorite superhero films, the two Guillermo del Toro Hellboy movies never cross my mind. This is not because I dislike the films, far from it. I adore them both. I think it’s because I saw the first film long, long before […]

19 Apr 19
theoxenhopecat

Last week in House Group we considered Jesus’ temptation by the devil. We had meant to do it at the beginning of Lent, but we cancelled that meeting, and so last week Jane led us in a really thought-provoking study, looking at different images of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. And notice here, at the […]