Lately I've been catching videos in my YouTube feed from Obese to Beast (which I think is rather interesting and I like his measured approach to analyzing things and answering questions). He made a reaction video to a TED Talk about women's inability to lose weight. I listened to a couple of minutes of it, … Continue reading A fascinating clue about why my attempts to create good habits to workout & eat better have failed for years…
My Copy: 0312924585 (Image from bn.com) Hannibal Lecter is back and smoother than before. Reading about him is like a slow burn of a good long leg stretch, feeling that tension, and then the knee locks and you feel the jolt of an abrupt pop and the burn after makes you anxious. The Silence of … Continue reading The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter #2) by Thomas Harris
My Copy: 9780471327943 (image from bn.com) This is a health book I'm glad I picked up to read over and think about, largely because with really short chapters and the number of topics covered, there's something to learn for anyone. The Longevity Strategy may seem miraculous, but honestly, it's a lot of research and science … Continue reading The Longevity Strategy: How to live to 100 using the brain-body connection, by David Mahoney & Richard Restak, M.D.
My Copy: 9780879755355 (image from bn.com) I'd been itching to read this 30 year old book since I first heard of James Randi, and watched some of his lectures from the past 10 years. I've always had this weird, bitter feeling when it comes to the subject of "faith healers." You might think this was … Continue reading The Faith Healers, by James Randi
I admit, after seeing it for the sixth time the past few days, I watched the several minute long infomercial on the Ionic Foot Bath (Made in the U.S.A., apparently) out of curiosity. Now, as a person who's had some recent diagnoses that require me to really change my numbers soon (cholesterol, sugar, weight, etc.) … Continue reading I keep seeing ads for that Ionic Foot Bath on YouTube. (sigh) The wishful-thinking is high in this product…
My Copy: 9781324002642 (image from bn.com) I don't know what all I was expecting from this book, but I gotta say, I learned a helluva lot about certain government entities and departments... and how badly things can get screwed up during a bad transition period. The Fifth Risk is essentially about the election of Donald … Continue reading “The Fifth Risk,” by Michael Lewis
I don't think I'm too far off the mark when I put it like that. The Galveston 1900 Hurricane hit 120 years ago today, and somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000 people lost their lives. Granted, we have far more technology than they had back in those days, so it's easy to look at what we … Continue reading When White Supremacy (and/or Nationalism) Gets People Killed: Galveston, 1900.
My Copy: 9781603429986 (image from bn.com) Vertical Vegetables and Fruit is pretty self-explanatory. While some might see tomatoes, cucumbers, and ivy as mostly climbers, there are plenty of other vegetables and fruits that have the ability to climb, or at least be trained to grow up more than out, saving valuable space in a small … Continue reading Vertical Vegetables & Fruit: Creative gardening techniques for growing up in small spaces; by R. M. Hart
I don't really understand the statement, "Covid-19 is a hoax" that people are putting on Facebook, Twitter, protest signs the past few weeks. Um, Covid-19 exists. Over 80,000 people have died from it and hundreds of thousands are carriers of it. It's been around and about all over the world. So, how is Covid-19 a … Continue reading Q #132: What do the protesters saying “Covid-19 is a hoax” mean? (& other q’s about all this…)
My Copy: 9781250139436 (image from bn.com) Most of my thoughts as the book went on were on par with "wow" or "holy shit!" as events unfolded. This book is quite timely considering how Covid-19 has swept the planet. It's startling and sobering in turns... especially with the last three chapters. Pandemic 1918 does a little … Continue reading Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness accounts from the greatest medical holocaust in modern history, by C. Arnold