Global Perspectives
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    My "Granny" often cooked up beans and cornbread during 'hard times', to get our family "through the storm".  But in this worldwide  plague, beans and cornbread may not be the total solution.  Many people are now taking precautions, and preparing to "sit out" this coronavirus, at home and keep our families. safe.  So yes, we might all dig up "Granny's recipe" instead of going out to eat so much. 

    Doctors and nurses at some hospitals report that they could not get face masks or protective glasses and gear to protect them as they treat patients. But if you look around in the USA you can find things to wear, supplies and methods to help “sanitize” your area.  This might not be the best time to try to "kiss someone", or even touch them. 

    My wife and I decided not to go to large gatherings of people, in theatres, conventions, malls, churches, or special gatherings. We read that cell phones were places where thousands of viruses and bacteria are, we now disinfect them several times a day with alcohol. Door handles, knobs, sinks and faucets, floors, counter tops, all should be sterilized. Your car door handles, steering wheels, keys, remote controls, anything you touch, wipe it down. I created a miniature sprayer, and I can easily spray my hairbrush, combs. I shower with my sprayer; it has a few drops of Clorox and denatured iodine. A few drops per gallon of Clorox or iodine kill the bugs in a shower, and in drinking water, if you wish to wash and reuse your milk jugs for water reserves. 



  • Mar 6, 2020 | Living  




  • Feb 23, 2020 | Living  

    The Alamo. 185 years later...still speaks to us today.

    The Battle of the Alamo was fought between the Republic of Texas and Mexico from February 23, 1836 to March 6, 1836. It took place at a fort in San Antonio , Texas called the Alamo. The Mexicans won the battle, killing all of the Texan soldiers inside the fort. As a child growing up to Fess Parker in the Disney production of the Alamo movie. I promptly found a "coon skin" hat to wear then...


  • Dec 4, 2019 | Living  


    Don't let the dragons get you down. Seems that they are everywhere, sowing violence, disruption and anger all over the world. It would seem a good idea to stay out of their flames. So I have been thinking about dragons. Just how much do we know of dragons? So just for fun, I will share some information with you. Perhaps it will help us navigate these days of dragons, fire and violence...


  • Oct 20, 2019 | Living  

    Fermented Jalapeno and Pineapple Hot Sauce and Relish, Probiotics from Ancients

    Ever had an urge to follow an ancient recipe? I was intrigued with canning some items using a "fermentation" method of old, not just soaking vegetables in vinegar. You might want to give it a try. Just imagine you are an ancient Babylonian doing this new "magical" fermentation process. It is a connection to the past, and this method can create all kinds of good things bursting with probiotics...


  • May 12, 2019 | Living  


    We have written and spoken often about Time and Why? Two deep concepts. A friend sends us this wonderful article that we thought you would enjoy. Our credit along with our thanks goes to Steve Taylor, who wrote it. Take the Time to read it and you will understand Why...


  • Mar 20, 2019 | Living  

    Blind Denial of Science is a Growing Epidemic. ANSWER? MASA Free hat to you!

    Science, research and study are the foundations of progress, economic development and a healthier and more robust civilization. MASA, "MAKE AMERICA SMART AGAIN," has never been needed more in our world, if you believe in education and science. We are seeing an often older and more rigid, politically-minded group in America -- haters and deniers of science...


  • Jan 5, 2019 | Living  

    Copper Kills Viruses, Cold, Flu?! Modern Science Learning from Ancient Past

    I was traveling in India and visited an ancient fortress complex. There they displayed a huge copper vat mounted on two large wooden beams. The guide said, “When the king traveled to other lands, this was his water container. It was made of copper for purity and health.” I saw similar giant copper water pots in China and later Mongolia...


  • Dec 19, 2018 | Living  

    Cities where people who make $200,000 or more annually flock to in the USA

    The dark square are cities (or counties) in the USA where people who make $200,000 or more are flocking to in concentrated numbers. Some say these cities offer higher earning potential, some suggest the quality of life is the cause, some speak of social and cultural attractions. New York, California, Florida and Texas are international in scope and can afford excellent ports...


  • Dec 16, 2018 | Living  

    Why Kiss Under Mistletoe? The True Story

    Circa 1890: A sailor tries to kiss a young woman under a sprig of mistletoe. (William Small. Hulton Archive/Getty Images By December 13, 2018) From Harry Potter’s first kiss to , kissing under the mistletoe is everywhere in pop culture...


  • Nov 21, 2018 | Living  

    MEET SOME OF MY FRIENDS: Great Reading for These Days

    It is the holiday season of 2018, and after the feasts, gifts and parties, in the quiet time, I often return to my oldest friends. Some of these have been with me since I could first read. They often are said to be obsolete or about to be replaced with electronic versions, and that makes them all the more precious to me...


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