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Good News Tuesday: Your Aging Brain Will Be in Better Shape If You've Taken Music Lessons

Music lessons are not just for the young.

Music can have a powerful impact on our brains long past the traditional years of music-making as children. 90 more words

Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks - Review

     What would you know, I have another old book review! Who needs to read new stuff when you can rely on previously done work! Though I am aware that I will very quickly run out of these and actually have to think up some new blog content. 440 more words


Beatlemania, a Balm and Some Psalms for the Bipolar Soul

The first 45 (yes 45!) I ever bought was the Beatles’  “Love, love me do” when I was about seven years old. I bought it at Murphy’s Five and Dime for about a dollar. 723 more words

Spirituality And Mental Health

Thursday Book Roundup: Science Edition

Greetings, fellow Earthlings. Your theme for this week practically oozes sexy, sexy…science. Science is awesome. Science is the reason we have computers and Tumblr.  Need I say more? 841 more words


July 9 in history

455 Roman military commander Avitus was proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

1357  Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor assisted in laying the foundation stone of… 842 more words


Five Hundred Lengths

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We enter the meditative state induced by counting laps, and observe the subtle play of light as the sun moves across the lanes. 256 more words

Bipolar Disorder


“To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need to see overall patterns in our lives. 25 more words