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Linseed, either ground seed or oil, is an excellen...
Linseed, either ground seed or oil, is an excellent (eggcellent!) substitute for eggs in baking - very glue-like 🍳👍😉




Personally, I'd quit the dairy food, and add s...
Personally, I'd quit the dairy food, and add seeds (and their oils) like flax (aka linseed), sunflower and rapeseed. In other countries olive and grape seed oil is plentiful.




Brown rice and veg to keep for days (related to to...
Brown rice and veg to keep for days (related to todays news diet for healthy people and planet )

excellent recipe for brown rice (plus veg) to keep for the week

Ingredients

1 tablespoon sesame oil
½ cup diced red onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ cup frozen peas
½ cup finely diced carrots
½ block of extra firm tofu, crumbled
2 ½ cups cooked brown rice
2 tablespoons soy sauce

video added to the post above




Related post - multi-disciplinary study works out ...
Related post - multi-disciplinary study works out the perfect diet for people's health and the planet:

The diet for healthy people AND the planet .

A summary of the whole report is free, here eat lancet commission report




arcade game? Yes! To train reactions and response ...
arcade game? Yes! To train reactions and response time, which markedly deteriorate with age.

(I tried it - it helps). 5 minutes most days seems enough




So would you prefer a scientific view of the world...
So would you prefer a scientific view of the world, eg quantum theory?





See what is..not what could be as if it was
See what is..not what could be as if it was




What doesn't
What doesn't




It just doesn't matter.
It just doesn't matter.




Inyi = into (spellchecker hell!) Begin = began (si...
Inyi = into (spellchecker hell!)
Begin = began (sigh. Not 'vegan' blogger)




Today (grey, cold, quiet) I was sorely tempted to ...
Today (grey, cold, quiet) I was sorely tempted to attempt a world record for afternoon sleeping, but persevered with some writing.
It was a struggle!
Two hours later it was a doddle, and I recognised the feeling of change.

Exactly how I used to feel about one week inyi the autumn term as an undergraduate, when the tiny muscle between my ears finally begin to work!

Brain health longevity priority no. 1: use it or lose it!




Here's a thought - at their best, could emojis...
Here's a thought - at their best, could emojis be a subversive means of reintroducing the forgotten language of symbols into imaginative debate? 😊👨‍🎓🤰




Similar to your pal, but I favoured plan B. Finish...
Similar to your pal, but I favoured plan B.
Finish the book then start again!




I read the three books when I was 17. I never watc...
I read the three books when I was 17. I never watched the movie because it could never match what my imagination came up with when reading the books. ~~I had a friend who never finished reading the trilogy because he enjoyed it so much that he didn't want it to end. :)




The whole book is full of journeys of transformati...
The whole book is full of journeys of transformation. More anon...




Could you find any clips from the movie, maybe? It...
Could you find any clips from the movie, maybe? It sounds interesting ... lemmings with wings 👩🏿




🙃 I intended to message this to @SunShine_SS7 @...
🙃 I intended to message this to

@SunShine_SS7 @xo_Juliet_Hana @indusha21 @marienassar_ @gary_hensel @wonstap @BethFratesMD @_AnnaSchulz_ @melanie_korach @Vasiliki05

but I seem to have fluffed it!

I plead incompetence 🙃




That's the spirit, Marty! Positive Mental Atti...
That's the spirit, Marty! Positive Mental Attitude (isn't that a song? It's definitely a hashtag ..) 😂




I need a few trillion new brain cells. Plus a new ...
I need a few trillion new brain cells. Plus a new body. Other than that I'm in top shape! :)




Related to healthy food: EXERCISE 🏃🏾‍♂️🏊🏾‍♀️ ...
Related to healthy food: EXERCISE 🏃🏾‍♂️🏊🏾‍♀️

Protective Effects of Exercise on Cognition and Brain... : Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews https://journals.lww.com/acsm-essr/Fulltext/2018/10000/Protective_Effects_of_Exercise_on_Cognition_and.4.aspx

#exercise for #brainhealth and cognition




Oh dear, telling the truth. Trump will be upset. E...
Oh dear, telling the truth. Trump will be upset.
Excellent musical satire, Marty. Well found 🎶🙃👏




Speaking of Bird Box...there's a movie by that...
Speaking of Bird Box...there's a movie by that name that has Americans blindfolding themselves and walking into walls and worse. The stupidity of Americans just never ends.-




Mostly mild here, except 3 days ~1C at night - the...
Mostly mild here, except 3 days ~1C at night - the Jet Stream is all over the place nowadays.

It looks very good news about the sea change in the 'House' of USA politics. Ms Pelosi being a very capable thorn in tRUMP's rump, to coin a phrase :)

So, a good start to 2019. I'm still praying that Brexit won't happen. Also making plans for my garden! A MUCH larger hen house so I can keep hens again. I don't trust any animal farming in UK, despite the excellent work of charities like RSPCA. A huge hen house means they can stay in during torrential rain without being bored.

Also planning bird boxes, and similar. I love the wildlife; it's very good here, being so near to trees and the stream :)

Feel free to laugh - Google's american spell checker has never heard of Pelosi ...




We're very warm for this time of year. No snow...
We're very warm for this time of year. No snow as of yet. ~~~Good news government wise. The House was won back by the Democrats and now Trump isn't going to get away with his stupidity.




Exercise is one of the best 'medicines' fo...
Exercise is one of the best 'medicines' for improving mental health.

The hundreds of activities that count as healthy exercise can ensure we never feel bored.
a plan or timetable works well for the absent minded (moi!)




Thank you, honourable sir! I feel optimistic. Guit...
Thank you, honourable sir! I feel optimistic. Guitar technique is progressing. So much of this enormous house 'upgrade' is done. I hope to record an instrumental soon. Possibly 'invites only' on Youtube so there is less pressure (invites includes your good self, of course!).

How cold is it in Illinois? Has Trumpenstein installed coal-fired heating for the outdoors yet?




Happy (I hope)New Year Pete!
Happy (I hope)New Year Pete!




One of the most important aspects of self knowledg...
One of the most important aspects of self knowledge is becoming aware of one's own mis-education, then undoing the damage.

An excellent article (referring to an equally excellent book) has just appeared here

Every person has two choices for how to cope with any aspect of society that is uncomfortable: act to change it, or surrender.

Miseducation is the art of teaching people to surrender.
To be miseducated, as Woodson had it, is not merely to be poorly educated, although that’s often a byproduct.
Miseducation is a deeper evil, one that arises whenever an intrinsic trait, such as sexuality or ethnic heritage, is treated as a flaw to be overcome, rather than a gift to be developed.

It is the process of teaching people to sand off pieces of themselves to fit into their society’s constraints, rather than teaching them how to shape that society for themselves.

tags: selfknowledge, education, books, psychology




A personal tale of the journey from prison to whol...
A personal tale of the journey from prison to wholeness, including the fundamental freedom of owning one's own home.

from prison to wholeness

Amy Brinkley is now a successful professional, working as the bureau chief for the office of consumer and family affairs for Indianan State Division of Mental Health and Addictions. She volunteers, helping people with addictions get help, and she ministers to people in prison and jail.




When energy returns, it's important to know wh...
When energy returns, it's important to know where to direct it. Modern media and advertising is expert at exploiting free-floating exuberance and don't have our best interests at heart. Temporary isolation and relative silence help.




#healthyfood grows outdoors, not in cages. Learn...
#healthyfood grows outdoors, not in cages.

Learn About Grass Fed Beef, Holistic Management and Soil Biology video
filmed at Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed cattle farm in Clearwater, Minnesota.




Interesting news: alcohol coffee and extra weight...
Interesting news: alcohol coffee and extra weight! for over-70s .

In a few years time I might have an alibi for eating extra calories :)

Quote: Major findings

Researchers from The 90+ Study have published many scientific papers in premier journals. Some of the major findings are:

People who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.
People who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than normal or underweight people did.
Over 40% of people aged 90 and older suffer from dementia while almost 80% are disabled. Both are more common in women than men.
About half of people with dementia over age 90 do not have sufficient neuropathology in their brain to explain their cognitive loss.
People aged 90 and older with an APOE2 gene are less likely to have clinical Alzheimer’s dementia, but are much more likely to have Alzheimer’s neuropathology in their brains.

The 90+ Study is seeking new participants. If you are at least 90 years old and are willing to participate in twice annual visits and donate your brain to research after death, you may be eligible to enroll in The 90+ Study.




Where does the time go!? It's a year since thi...
Where does the time go!? It's a year since this story appeared!




Valhalla Home for Seniors for me, Marty. I can&#39...
Valhalla Home for Seniors for me, Marty. I can't wait.




I am perfect for I believe in Odin and shall dwell...
I am perfect for I believe in Odin and shall dwell in Valhalla upon my life ending.




You must have a few exceptions, surely? Songwriter...
You must have a few exceptions, surely?
Songwriters, or quote-worthy philosophers?




Hmmm, what's my xmas feeling? Oh yeah....annoy...
Hmmm, what's my xmas feeling? Oh yeah....annoyance at the human race.




To avoid producing trans fats by frying at high te...
To avoid producing trans fats by frying at high temperatures, use a halogen hotplate and choose the temperature settings rather than power. My hotplate at 140C never makes rapeseed oil or olive oil smoke - hence no chemical changes.

healthy food education




This (here and now) is, potentially, paradise, but...
This (here and now) is, potentially, paradise, but the devils of evil and ignorance get in the way.
It's frustrating, because nobody benefits.
The pathologically wealthy believe they do, ... , until (if) they grow up.




Trumpenstein gets a pasting on Twitter, mostly. It...
Trumpenstein gets a pasting on Twitter, mostly. It's easy to sort the wheat from the chaff, at least that's my experience




I'm following the project...but I'm not as...
I'm following the project...but I'm not as upbeat as you are. I'm glad you continue to have such a positive attitude in bleak times. As far as twitter goes..I despise it. Trump uses it ...thus ...twitter is the end of purpose. Time to quit social media..human opiate and demise.




P.S. I'd very much value your feedback on the...
P.S. I'd very much value your feedback on the project . In a bewilderingly complex world (the species more than the planet!) it often feels difficult deciding what to do...




B is for beer ... and, of course, B vitamins. Hop...
B is for beer ... and, of course, B vitamins.

Hoping to cheer you, Marty. #TrumpResign has been trending on Twitter. What a clown ...




And for those of us who have health problems that ...
And for those of us who have health problems that can't be fixed...BEER..the food of nature keeps us going....but just barely.




Just BOUGHT a new book! (I blame the dark days ......
Just BOUGHT a new book! (I blame the dark days ...)

P.S. new story today:

the vampire's diary episode something-or-other ...




Even later this year. It is so warm the birds are ...
Even later this year. It is so warm the birds are very lively. There is a huge bird where I walk my dog, and not sure of the species. Probably a buzzard, but it's staying on the ground, so I can't be sure.




Not famous, not rap, not artist - but rumour has i...
Not famous, not rap, not artist - but rumour has it, he's just a new book on guitar playing. Hopefully this will provoke something new :)




Wonderful drawings. I suspect it is about 10 years...
Wonderful drawings. I suspect it is about 10 years. My writing always looks naive, looking back, and that's fine! It does no harm to learn from it and try something new ...




Please to tell me..is Peter Fairbrother famous rap...
Please to tell me..is Peter Fairbrother famous rap artist I am asking. I am thanking you.




I thought this was from the Book of Greed and Slav...
I thought this was from the Book of Greed and Slavery, Douchebag Corp editions 1, 2, 3, ...




I must have thrown away all of those drawings. Are...
I must have thrown away all of those drawings. Are they a decade old...probably.




"Those without money serve those who do have ...
"Those without money serve those who do have money." Book of Douchebag 12:3




Alternative News: The EU (including UK) - nurses,...
Alternative News:

The EU (including UK) - nurses, teachers, builders, craftsmen and women, postal workers, fruit pickers, utility and shop workers ban immigration of billionaires, non-workers 'earning' more than £30k a year, hedge fund gamblers and compulsive liars after #BrexitShambles collapses.

today's Brexit news




It looks increasingly likely that the ultra rich e...
It looks increasingly likely that the ultra rich extreme right of the Conservative Party are rushing Brexit to escape the EU anti-tax avoidance directive. They be believe we (none rich working class) are so dim we'll follow their lead provided they waffle on about sovereignty and making britain Grate again.

Sadly, some are happy to swallow their lies ...




Thank you for providing the song with lyrics, Mart...
Thank you for providing the song with lyrics, Marty. This feels more suitable to sing along to than ever, given the lemming syndrome afflicting the UK and USA alleged democracies ...

I wonder if I could draw my state pension if I moved to Holland or Sweden ...




Satirical humoUr from George Carlin. It reminds m...
Satirical humoUr from George Carlin.

It reminds me of school ( :( ). WHY is Lestr spelled Leicester?




Namaste, Amur, We are all incomplete but only the...
Namaste, Amur,

We are all incomplete but only the truly wise, like yourself realise this.

I can only recommend ticking Gooogle's "I am not a robot" box when you submit a comment and always position yourself upwind of Trump to avoid the flatulence.

Have a nice day :)




Please to tell me..what of incomplete beginners i ...
Please to tell me..what of incomplete beginners i am asking.




The richer a 'society' gets - i.e. the ric...
The richer a 'society' gets - i.e. the richer the richest become - the meaner.
Pathological wealth is an illness, both personal and societal; and it still doesn't make the news.




Quite possibly the best antidepressant, with entir...
Quite possibly the best antidepressant, with entirely positive side effects:
Exercise has countless health benefits, endless variety, its (mostly) free, and you can do it at home, indoors, whatever the weather.

It is habit forming, but for most of us that is a good thing!

SocialMediaForGood is daily motivation for everyone with any internet access.

Mental Health, motivation, Longevity, Positive Mental Attitude





Featuring some very careful work with the mechanic...
Featuring some very careful work with the mechanical digger




Apparently Epictetus was a Roman slave, so there&#...
Apparently Epictetus was a Roman slave, so there's hope for us yet ...




Truly bizarre! I look forward to more of him ...
Truly bizarre! I look forward to more of him ...




Thank you sir! (On behalf of the pony). I'll h...
Thank you sir! (On behalf of the pony).
I'll have the time now to resume photography. Like the writing, it's been almost ten years ...
Where did that all go??




Pretty pony!
Pretty pony!




The bull has left until Spring - the field is too ...
The bull has left until Spring - the field is too wet!




Thanks for sharing Marty. Who are the contemporary...
Thanks for sharing Marty. Who are the contemporary Beatles, I wonder?




Me too. I replied about an hour ago and it seems t...
Me too. I replied about an hour ago and it seems to have vanished!




Inspiring quote, Marty. Ideal for twitter!
Inspiring quote, Marty. Ideal for twitter!




I've enjoyed reading all of this again...and I...
I've enjoyed reading all of this again...and I've forgotten every drawing...




Maybe even better than DIY healthy food pasties, t...
Maybe even better than DIY healthy food pasties, the joys of owning a breadmaker.

My latest homemade bread has ~8% each wheatgerm, ground omega seed mix (mainly linseed aka flaxseed, for omega3 oil), ground almonds. And uses malt extract in place of sugar for the yeast to devour!

One quarter of the high glycaemic index wheat flour is replaced with high quality goodies.




Fortunately, we aren't the only species on thi...
Fortunately, we aren't the only species on this distressed planet




From the happy days when lyrics meant something .....
From the happy days when lyrics meant something ...




Think of this as a reminder that Spring isn't ...
Think of this as a reminder that Spring isn't so far away ...




Yep, the ad network has dementia! I get ads for ar...
Yep, the ad network has dementia! I get ads for arcade games and devices to stun attackers!




I have to laugh..there is always an ad for a treat...
I have to laugh..there is always an ad for a treatment for dementia on this blog.Are they trying to tell us something? :D




What most interests me in his books is the psychol...
What most interests me in his books is the psychology. Don Juan is forcing him into a state of freedom, founded on independence from worthless (largely unconscious) social 'norms', and from his baggage - which is a state of mind and habits, hence open to change.




This is incomplete. No mention of pathologicalweal...
This is incomplete. No mention of pathologicalwealth continually reinventing slavery, or learned helplessness encouraged by inept social policy. I'll try to fix it :)




And Mandy the Magus - fine drawings :) Thank you
And Mandy the Magus - fine drawings :) Thank you




Excellent poem. I'd forgotten about Porky the ...
Excellent poem. I'd forgotten about Porky the Pink. :)




A child prodigy, Ana started playing guitar at the...
A child prodigy, Ana started playing guitar at the age of five, inspired by her brother Viktor.

She is also the sister of concert pianist Silvije Vidovic.

Her father was an electric guitar player.

She began performing at the age of 8 and by the age of 11 she was performing internationally, and at 13 became the youngest student to attend the prestigious Academy of Music in Zagreb where she studied with Professor Istvan Romer.

Vidović's reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, U.S., with Manuel Barrueco, from where she graduated in May 2005.

She has lived in the United States since, where she also works as a private tutor.

Vidović plays a Jim Redgate guitar exclusively and has said, "When I got it and began to play, I immediately knew that this was the instrument that I want to be playing for a long time."

She has released 6 CDs published by Croatia Records, BGS, and Naxos and has released two DVDs published by Mel Bay publications.

Vidović has won an impressive number of prizes and international competitions all over the world. These include first prizes in the Albert Augustine International Competition in Bath, Somerset, England, the Fernando Sor competition in Rome, Italy, and the Francisco Tárrega competition in Benicasim, Spain.




Goo gull seems to auto delete one embedded video i...
Goo gull seems to auto delete one embedded video if i try to post two in the same post.

Here is the missing video: classical guitar Ana Vidovic .




Earlier, maybe not. But we have lots of illustrate...
Earlier, maybe not. But we have lots of illustrated stories & poems from thereabouts.

I seem to remember an Antisocial Social Club!




2009...I recall this video like it was yesterday. ...
2009...I recall this video like it was yesterday. Do you have anything earlier? Has it been 13 years or more that we first met? Your original material drew me to Humorlinks...I didn't contact anyone else on the site. Humorlinks is still around? I'll have to see if my comic is still on there..that is..if I remember what it was called.




Indeed it was: www.humorlinks.com/ I think that w...
Indeed it was: www.humorlinks.com/

I think that was before we even had a domain name, probably posting as http://aloeveras3.blogspot.com/ or similar. Hell's bells, a page still exists there!

1st photo from that era reposted - Rocky Valley, north Cornwall. photos and video

plus I now have the option of capturing photos from the video :)




10 years ago?!?! And it has been longer than that...
10 years ago?!?! And it has been longer than that when Remulak met the Aloe veras...time does fly. My mind is blank on the name of the website where Remulak first met the Aloeveras....was it called HumoUr Links?




I feel like I know what you mean! There's mor...
I feel like I know what you mean!

There's more to life than meets the eye (oops, cliche alert!),
But is there more to life than meets the ear? tongue?

Marty, all your excellent art work on original poems and stories (upto about 10 years ago) is being recycled! The stories (especially) need updating to feature Trumpenstein, Brexit and similar pathogens :)




In my case I wonder what is listening.
In my case I wonder what is listening.




Excellent invention. Shelter for the homeless AND ...
Excellent invention. Shelter for the homeless AND a very visible shaming of the pathologically wealthy who hoard resources and money.





One in each hand would be fun. Designing/inventing...
One in each hand would be fun. Designing/inventing such a 'toy' must be rewarding.








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