Glutening Leftovers

TweetSince being glutened by the curry paste I have been having a lot of digestive issues. I tried just stopping any dairy and being super vigilant about my safety. Yet, I continued to suffer. I’d also begun taking in green smoothies in the mornings, but I think those may have only exacerbated the problem by being tough for my tortured intestines to handle. I’ve also run across a few other people with Celiac disease who can’t digest raw spinach very well. I must be in that camp. So, this week Read More …

Labeling Laws and Product Warning

TweetIn a globalized world where products cross vast oceans, and millions of people deal with food allergies and diet mediated diseases everyday, it would make sense for there to be some sort of universal labeling laws on food and drugs. Yet, we don’t live in a world where that is the case. We live in a world where nation by nation we set our own standards on what is safe, and what is not. This does make sense as well, because some nations may wish to set higher standards than Read More …

I am a Guest House

TweetI cannot imagine the pain the families and friends of those lost in Aurora, Colorado. But, my heart goes out to them. “This being human is a guest-house – Every morning a new arrival: A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the Read More …

Simple Joys of Summer

TweetLately I’ve been experiencing the simple joys of summer. The food is effortless and clean. The activities are full of passion, beauty, and merriment. I have a house guest who is inspiring me in many ways. Life is feeling wonderful. This is why I take summer session off from school. I just don’t get to feel this ease during the school year, and I know once I am finished with school that I’ll not have the same opportunity. So, I’m going to keep enjoying it all while I can. Here Read More …

Field Day

TweetOn June 23 the American and Canadian amateur radio operators participated in an event known as Field Day. It is an annual event which has been running since 1933. It is put on by the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) and Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC). Technically it is an emergency preparedness operation. It’s a great test of how quickly one can set up a way to communicate via amateur radio during an emergency situation (e.g. hurricane, tsunami, earthquake, etc.). Many radio clubs get together to set up an off-the-grid Read More …