Tag Archives: health

Book Review: Serve God, Save The Planet

Serve God, Save The Planet:  A Christian Call To Action, by Matthew Sleeth It may not be a charitable tendency of mine, but I tend to feel a great deal more comfortable when I understand where a writer is coming … Continue reading

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Book Review: 24/6

24/6:  A Prescription For A Healthier, Happier Life, by Matthew Sleeth Since this book gets a lot wrong (more on that shortly), it is worthwhile to discuss at some length what this book gets right.  Coming at the question of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Professor And The Madman

The Professor And The Madman:  A Tale Of Murder, Insanity, And The Making Of The Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester I’m not sure how I feel about this book in its larger context.  On its own, this book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Are Here

You Are Here:  An Owner’s Manual For Dangerous Minds, by Jenny Lawson This book is not exactly an owner’s manual, and indeed, as far as genres go this book is not an easy one to determine.  Just because this book … Continue reading

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On The Ubiquity Of Fatburgs

This morning, as I was getting ready for work, I noticed that an acquaintance of mine had sent me a request to like his page, where he promoted the use of grease interceptors in order to help companies address the … Continue reading

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Absence

What fit of absence led me to pack a change of clothes for this afternoon and to forget to bring a jacket to wear that would keep me warm in the face of winter’s chills, not least when I am … Continue reading

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Shredding The Chords

Since I’ve been rather busy this weekend, even by the fairly busy standards of my time, I thought it would be interested to note one of the threads that kept on appearing throughout the course of my weekend’s activities despite … Continue reading

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On The Implications Of Public Health Arguments

Recently, I became aware that a friend of mine (and occasional collaborator in various projects relating to mental health) was working on research to discuss the public health approach to dealing with depression.  As there is some anecdotal evidence that … Continue reading

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On The Manichean Worldview Of Cannabis Enthusiasts

Quite appropriately, my thoughts on cannabis are similar to my thoughts on Canibus the rapper.  I think that they are good in some ways but that they have far too many enthusiastic fans who exaggerate their claims of greatness and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Open Heart

Open Heart, by Elie Wiesel As someone who has read a fair amount of the author’s body of work, there is still something poignant about this particular volume, written by the author after having open heart surgery (spoiler alert:  he … Continue reading

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