“There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read - unless it be reading while you eat. Amabel did both: they are not the same thing, as you will see if you think the matter over.”— E. Nesbit
“That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation
“There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” ― Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees
It was unusually cool for mid-August in Paradelle the past week with some 40 and 50 degree overnight temperatures. I’m not worried that autumn will arrive any earlier than the autumnal equinox for the Northern Hemisphere on September 22 at 10:29 P.M. EDT.
But that doesn’t mean that people aren’t already thinking about cooler weather. If you are a believer in weather lore, then you are already…
(2003). Buried within its non-linear stories of three characters in a past, present and future swirl was the titular reference to the weight of a soul.
The title refers to research by physician Dr. Duncan MacDougall that dates back to 1901. His goal was to measure the mass lost by a human when the soul departs the body at death. His experiment started with six…
Last night’s full moon is one dubbed “supermoon” which is fun but unfortunately it coincides with the annual Perseid meteor shower. They peak around August 11-13 and that just-past-full supermoon’s light will overwhelm the shooting stars.
I’ll still look up tonight and the next few nights for the Perseids. They occur every August when Earth passes through the stream of cosmic dust and bits left…
There has been a lot of popular media coverage of the “supermoons” the past few years. That is not a scientific term, but one coined about thirty years ago. It is more on the side of astrologers than astronomers.
People know that the Moon affects tides. Many people suspect that it affects people and animals, although much of that falls into my “moon lore” category.
At Rutgers’ Snyder Research Farm, a seedling variant in the search for a reborn Rutgers tomato. Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser
Rutgers football may be just entering the Big Ten this fall, but the Rutgers tomato was in the top 10 of tomatoes starting in the 1950s. For several decades the Rutgers tomato reigned in popularity for its Jersey tomato taste. It was tart, sweet, tender, round, red and…
It’s time to get ready for Blog Action Day October 16, 2014
When we started looking for inspiration for our theme for Blog Action Day 2014, we took at look back over the amazing posts, comments and creativity from our fantastic community over the previous seven years.
It didn’t take long to notice a common thread that the Blog Action Day community was incredibly passionate about across our many different themes since 2007, Inequality, which is why we choose it as our theme for Blog Action Day 2014.
Sadly from your previous Blog Action Day posts and the stories from our friends in the charity and not-for-profit sector, we know that inequality exists in many forms, affects many communities and stops many people to achieve their potential.
For Blog Action Day 2014, we invite you to highlight and discuss “Inequality” with your Blog Action Day posts, videos and images on October 16, 2014. You might be inspired by something your have seen or even experienced that you have either observed or personally experienced. We want see your thoughts ideas and suggestions on how our Blog Action Day community can better recognise and overcome inequality.
Like previous event’s Blog Action Day will be partnering with not-for-profits and we are excited to announce that Oxfam is our key partner for 2014.
Over the coming weeks, we will share tips, resources and provide unique opportunities that will help you develop your post and grow your own blogging community, in the lead up to the global discussion and coverage via our Blog Action Day site during the week of October 16.