Daily Archives: June 27, 2012

Mood Blue landscape of Huntington Beach (my photo-graphic- lithography art edited with FastStone Software)

Mood Blue landscape of Huntington Beach (my photo-graphic- art edited with FastStone Software)

Mood Blue landscape of Huntington Beach (my photo-graphic- lithography art edited with Fast-Stone Software)

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The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 2): Sickeningly Sweet

 (Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/skinny-on-obesity/
How sweet is sweet? Compare fructose levels in sweeteners at the UCTV blog: http://myuctv.tv/2012/05/23/how-sweet-is-sweet-an-overview-of-sweeteners/

Dr. Robert Lustig illustrates the overabundance of sugar in today’s processed convenience foods and explains how our bodies metabolize these sugars in the same way as alcohol or other toxins, causing damage to the liver and other organs. Series: “UCTV Prime: The Skinny on Obesity” [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 23591]


My thoughts: on compassion and human condition

One of the sculptures from series 'Human condi...

“We’re always praying for certainty, but it’s always uncertainty we’re receiving as answer to our prayers and offerings.

What’s certain is that we are all the same, all bundled by our common human condition, always.
So how can one not be compassionate towards the suffering of his brothers and sisters in bondage?”


End of Time by Lindsey Buckingham From his 2011 Album “Seeds We Sow”

End of Time by Lindsey Buckingham from the 2011 album titled, “Seeds We Sow”.

P. I. Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 (Fedoseyev)

P. I. TchaikovskySerenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 (1880):
1. Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo — Allegro moderato
2. Valse: Moderato — Tempo di valse
3. Élégie: Larghetto elegiaco
4. Finale (Tema russo): Andante — Allegro con spirito

Moskow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor – Vladimir Fedoseyev
Recorded live at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, 1991 

Tchaikovsky – The Storm, Op. 76 (Overture in E minor)

The Storm, Op. 76, is a posthumously published overture by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). 


Tchaikovsky's tomb at the Alexander Nevsky Mon...

Tchaikovsky’s tomb at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Completed in 1864, this first large-scale orchestral work of Tchaikovsky was inspired by the play of the same name by Aleksandr Ostrovsky (which also forms the basis of Leoš Janáček‘s opera “Káťa Kabanová“). Tchaikovsky composed this overture as an exercise while vacationing in the Ukraine, and since he did not consider it worthy of publication, it did not receive its premiere until three years after the composer’s death.

Conductor: Antoni Wit
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra 

Epinephrine Underused, Endangering Kids

Epinephrine Underused, Endangering Kids

It is not uncommon for young children with food allergies to be exposed to those foods at some point and suffer an allergic reaction as a result. In fact, a study of infants with known or suspected allergies to milk or egg found that nearly three-quarters had an allergic reaction during the study period. When this happens and a child experiences a severe reaction, caregivers must act quickly to administer a potentially life-saving dose of epinephrine. Yet, in about a third of the cases in this study, caregivers failed to do so, suggesting that more must be done to educate them about the use of epinephrine. More… Discuss

Today’s Quotation: Sophocles on Fear Effect

A fearful man is always hearing things.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: Lafcadio Hearn (1850)

Lafcadio Hearn (1850)

 Born in Greece and educated in Ireland, Hearn immigrated to the US at age 19 and lived in poverty for a time until he found employment as a journalist. He was a colorful but morbidly discontented man, admired for his highly polished tales of the macabre. In 1890, a magazine sent him to Japan, where he married a Japanese woman, took a Japanese name, and became a citizen. His subsequent books offered the West its first thoughtful view of Japanese culture. What partial handicap did he have? More… Discuss

New Orleans: Former home of writer Lafcadio He...

New Orleans: Former home of writer Lafcadio Hearn, on Cleveland Avenue at downtown river corner of Robertson Street. Front (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Serpent Column

The Serpent Column

 Crafted from the melted-down weapons of defeated Persians in about 479 BCE, the Serpent Column is an ancient Greek war monument and offering to Apollo. It served as part of a sacrificial tripod at Delphi before being moved to the Hippodrome of Constantinople in the 4th century CE. Over the past 2,500 years, the artifact has been frequently referenced in literature and depicted in art. Today just a twisted column, it originally depicted three intertwined snakes. What happened to their heads? More… Discuss


Bronze head of the serpent from the column at ...