Can We Handle The “Truth’s” Consequences?

With the Wikileakes and N.S.A. scandals the United States world leadership has been questioned and dealt a big punch. Today I read the following headline: “Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff postponed a state visit to the U.S. to protest an American spy program that has aggressively targeted the Latin American nation’s government and private citizens alike.”   […]

American Latinos

American Latinos is a beautiful PBS production colorful, historically accurate,uplifting, entertaining and engaging . Yet besides discovering Latino heritage it uncovers a forgotten past. Contrary to the belief of many present North Americans the story of Latinos and Hispanics in the US doesn’t start mid XXth. Century or with the crossing of illegals through the […]

What’s Eating The World

Biotech companies started out a long time ago with a promise of hope making plague resistant super-seeds  that would ultimately defeat hunger and feed an ever increasing population. We were bombarded at school, on TV, in the News with Adds like these commercials from Monsato: But there is another side of the story grimmer, murkier […]

The Power Of Pose And Low Cortisol

Do our non-verbals govern how we think and feel about ourselves? This is an interesting Social-Psychology video from TED Talks. Dr Amy Cuddy is engaging in this video about the effect non-verbal language has on how you see yourself and how others perceive you. Non-verbal language can impact your life in significant ways: personal, love, […]

Singing Plants

I always wondered what attracted me so deeply to plants . As a confessed tree hugger I must say not only do they bring me joy but I can’t live without them. I need plants around me like other people need the sun. When deprived of lush green I get anxious . Since I was […]