"If you can imaginatively enter into another person's life, you cannot hate and wound that person. You know what it is like to be them. They are not Other. They are the Same. Art allows that imaginative connection with people and situations outside our own. Art gives us more than mental understanding or generalised sympathy - it shows us another's pain, another's struggle. It joins life together where hatred would sever it."-- Jeannette Winterson
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Alternative Health Journal announced the launch of the Web's first alternative health community with Web 2.0 functionality, directly competing with the well-known medical information site, WebMD. The new site, found at http://www.alternativehealthjournal.com, features original editorial and user-generated content focused on natural health news, information and alternative healthcare solutions for consumers. Editorial contributors for the new site include award-winning health blogger, Bob Condor, author of The Good Mood Diet and managing editor of health at MSN.com, renowned former NASA scientist Dr. William Judy, and Dr. Glen Halvorson, who worked with the U.S. Olympic team. The new site offers visitors free access to timely information about alternative healthcare solutions and the latest in Web 2.0 interactivity. Alternative Health Journal also hosts one of the Web's largest collections of alternative health articles, videos and vitamin-supplement glossaries, allowing consumers to make informed decisions about vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies, minerals, enzymes and other natural products.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
“If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is a law, and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.” -- Dan Millman
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Electric and hybrid vehicles may be better for the environment, but the California Legislature says they're bad for the blind. It has passed a bill to ensure that the vehicles make enough noise to be heard by visually impaired people about to cross a street. The measure would establish a committee to study the issue and recommend ways the vehicles could make more noise. The state Department of Motor Vehicles says more than 300,000 of the vehicles are on state roads. Officials say they don't keep statistics on pedestrian accidents involving those vehicles. The bill has been sent to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has not taken a position. Source: CNN
Monday, August 18, 2008
"A hidden energy crisis threatens our world. Our high-tech, volatile society thrusts many of us into chronic physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion. With information overload, we sink into techno-despair, the burnout of being enslaved by beepers, email, faxes, and phones. Meanwhile, geopolitical realities grind us down. We’re confronted with hostile forces on a global scale. No surprise: our energy suffers. Most alarming, we come to tolerate tired, joyless states as normal. We must shift this socially condoned pattern of madness, no matter what external threats are looming." -- Dr. Judith Orloff
Friday, August 15, 2008
The Summer Olympics began in Beijing on August 8, 2008 (08.08.08) at 8:08 pm. The date and the time were chosen for the auspicious meaning in the Chinese language, the pronunciation of "8" sounding close to the pronunciation of "wealth." As the world continues to focus its attention on Beijing and to the elite athletes there for the Olympics, here is a virtual tour of the 8 most sacred places in this historically prominent city.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
"I will grow. I will become something new and grand but no grander than I now am. Just as the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness is not deficient, so am I presently perfect and not deficient because I will be different tomorrow. I will grow and I am not deficient." -- Wayne Dyer
Friday, August 8, 2008
This just in from CNN: "You've heard of hybrids, electric cars and vehicles that can run on vegetable oil. But of all the contenders in the quest to produce the ultimate fuel-efficient car, this could be the first one to let you say, "Fill it up with air." The compressed air car planned for the U.S. market would be a six-seater, a New York company says. That's the idea behind the compressed air car, a vehicle its backers say could achieve a fuel economy of 106 miles per gallon. Plenty of skepticism exists, but with many Americans trying to escape sticker shock at the gas pump, the concept is generating buzz. The technology has been the focus of MDI, a European company founded in 1991 by a French inventor and former race car engineer. New York-based Zero Pollution Motors is the first firm to obtain a license from MDI to produce the cars in the United States, pledging to deliver the first models in 2010 at a price tag of less than $18,000." Read the entire article here.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
The Cleveland Indians, already one of the "greenest" teams in major league baseball, and Green Energy Ohio have partnered on the new solar electric system at Progressive Field – the first American League ballpark to go solar. The solar installation provides 8.4 kilowatts of clean, renewable electricity and introduce solar energy concepts to millions in Northeast Ohio. Green Energy Ohio worked in concert with Doty & Miller Architects to design and install 42 GE solar panels on a newly erected pavilion located on the south-facing upper deck concourse of Progressive Field, overlooking Carnegie Avenue and I-90. The electricity produced from the solar installation is enough to power all of the 400 television sets throughout Progressive Field. Support for the solar project is made possible by the State of Ohio Department of Development and The Cleveland Foundation.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
"We are surrounded by an All Seeing, All Knowing Mind, which is One and runs through all. The belief in the dual mind has destroyed practically all philosophies and religions of the ages, and will continue to do so until the world comes to see that there is but One. Whatever name is given it there is but One. It is this One that creates for us, whatever we believe. Our thought operative through this One produces all our affairs. We are all centers in this Mind, centers of creative thought activity. There is nothing which appears in the manifest Universe other than an objectified thought, whether it be a bump on your head, a growth on your foot or a planet. It could not be there were it not made out of Mind, for mind is all there is to make anything out of. Whatever is made is made out of it. Nothing exists or can exist without a source from which it springs." -- Ernest Holmes