Paradigm

19 Feb 19
Wanda Greene

The county of Los Angeles has approved a plan that would initiate the demolition of the medieval-like Men’s Central Jail downtown in the efforts to build one mental health treatment facility in its place. The new strategy customizes a $2.2-billion proposal that would have created the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility, which was designed to house […]

19 Feb 19
The Anxious Gamer

Introducing the challenge. Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Publisher/Creator: Spicy Horse Format: Action RPG Released: 2013 Available on: Not really available any more, in the sense that it no longer seems to work due to the old servers going down. Platform Played: PC (via Steam) What is it? An action RPG based on Little Red Riding Hood, […]

19 Feb 19
A Walk With Me

Seeing those candy sugar hearts again around Valentines Day has made me reflect a bit on love. Love changes lives. Here’s one way I find God’s love to be life-changing wonderful. While candy presents an either/or decision – eat it now or later – Jesus presents a both/and invitation. In a famous passage in the […]

19 Feb 19
Figuring Shit Out

Some people aren’t straight. In fact, a lot of people aren’t straight. And there are a lot of people who know that a lot of people aren’t straight—and yet assume that every single person they meet, or spawn, is. Heteronormativity: a mathematical marvel! I’ve been thinking about the mysterious phenomenon of heteronormativity lately after watching […]

19 Feb 19
MisesRevived

I used to be relatively passive to Bitcoin and crypto-currencies in general. I was long persuaded by Peter Schiff’s argument that Bitcoin was a bubble that would “have a very short life” due to its lack of intrinsic value and speculative nature, and that it therefore does not fulfill Aristotle’s five criteria for good money. […]

19 Feb 19
Baher Hussein

Historically, film has served as the most ambitious, expressive and informative media outlet. New technological innovations have allowed filmmakers to explore the human condition —along with the political and social atmosphere of a given time period. For instance, the 1915 film Birth of a Nation is a reflection of America’s previous racist attitudes. Reliable and […]

19 Feb 19
THE BIOME BUZZ

Three articles were recently published on helminths that are worth sharing with you.  Two studied the immune effects (in rodents) of the species, Hymenolepis diminuta.  (This species is native to rodents and one currently used in helminthic therapy.) The third summarized research into using helminths and helminth-derived products to prevent or cure Type 1 diabetes.  […]

19 Feb 19
sophiawakens

Outside the Solas Bhride Centre on the edge of Kildare stands an enormous statue of Brigid, holding her crozier, symbolic of her rank as Bishop in the early Celtic Christian Church. Visiting the centre just before Brighid’s Feast last year, I was drawn to approach this statue, so tall that I had to bend my […]

19 Feb 19
Tips By Tracey

In a discovery that the researchers have deemed to be ‘paradigm-shifting,’ ‘killer’ immune cells may offer protection against all types of flu virus. Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324499.php

19 Feb 19
NCAOSA PlayNotes

by Christine Schönherr   February 2019 (originally published as “Adult Group at the Orff Institute/Elderly Group in a Retirement Home” Reprinted with friendly permission of the editors of Orff-Schulwerk Informationen, from Orff-Schulwerk Informationen, Nr. 85, p. 243-244, 2011) “Remaining alive means changing, changing with the times and through the times”- Carl Orff 1  These words from Carl Orff show […]

19 Feb 19
Anthropology of Ageing

The video below shows Daredevil Dilys, as she is known to family and friends in Wales, performing an independent skydive. Dilys is 82, and has completed over 1,100 skydives for charity, since completing her first jump at the age of 52. Her story has been shared on the “Age of No Retirement” website, designed to […]

19 Feb 19
Multiple Options in History

I tend to be a Toynbean regarding historical cycles. Civilizations face challenges and their responses determine what course they take in future development. Numerous causes exist for the decline of civilization. Some social constructions experience too much of a challenge to become a civilization. Toynbee at the end of his writing regarded the world as […]