The Western Example

Common among the comparisons made by medical missionaries are their stories of the many degenerative diseases common to modern Western culture but practically nonexistent in communities eating traditional foods. This post is about the Western Example. Nauru, a small Pacific island only twelve miles around, neatly underscores the differences between the Third World and the

A Man’s Home is his Castle

It is a widely held fact that “a man’s home is his castle” – even if he does not live in an actual castle.  Faith Hill sang about it, so you’d best believe it.  We all know what she gets like when she doesn’t get what she wants. While castles themselves are often littered with

Turning Passion Into Profit – Look out for Pitfalls

For most of us, our daily happiness is to a large extent determined by how much we enjoy what we do for a living. Making a living doing what we love, is a dream or a goal for many of us. But when we’ll be turning passion into profit – look out for pitfalls! What

What Really Happens on Broadway

Is there such a thing as a creative corporation? Of course. Like the Googleplex. They’re notorious for offering employees flex time, projects with creative control, a fun campus, and eye-candy. But there’s a difference between a corporation that is creative, and a creative industry run by a corporation. I just left my position at a

What is ADL Tube

I’m really a huge fan of ADL Tube, the ADL300G Stereo Tube from Anthony DeMaria Laboratories. Now who is Anthony DeMaria? Anthony DeMaria Labs (also named ADL) is a modest-sized producer of audio equipment that specializes in vacuum tube-based components furnishing its equipment to the most significant brands in the audio business. But actually I

Why Traveling is Important (Even if You’re Broke or Love Where You Live)

Yes. It’s true. It’s important to travel, and not because you have money and resources to do so, and not because you need an escape from your life. It’s important because it offers an explosion of creativity and a point-of-view you can’t get from surfing around Tripadvisor planning for the day you have 5k and

Audio Watermarking Software

Turn on your TV or radio, or just walk through the local mall and listen. Broadcast sound is everywhere. It is deliberately and painstakingly designed to induce laughter, to make you feel good and linger just a little longer while adding yet another item to your shopping cart or making a mental note to dash

Kings of Leon at Vector Arena

Holy jizz-in-my-pants, last night was amazing, epic, brilliant, beautiful, magnificent and marvelous, among other things! My nephew and I had such a great time singing along, dancing, screaming, clapping, jumping and all that one should do a concert of such high caliber. Kings of Leon are a truly brilliant band who are what I consider

The Three Factors for Good Music

It’s a proven fact that music does wonders for the human brain, and that music plays a vital role in many of our memories. I read an amazing book about this subject a while ago that proved to me once and for all why music should be a prominent part of my life. Oliver Sacks,

Easy and Healthy Snacks

I’m a snacker. It’s my curse. I love eating, but as everyone knows, snacking all the time isn’t very healthy. So over the years I’ve had to find ways to indulge without completely killing my body. Even though the effects of my over snacking weren’t visible on the outside, I knew there was no way