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Quote for Today: Mary Roach

With the rise of classical Greece, the soul debate evolved into the more familiar heart-versus-brain, the liver having been demoted to an accessory role. We are fortunate that this is so, for we would otherwise have been faced with Celine Dion singing “My Liver Belongs to You” and movie houses playing… 64 more words

Quote For Today

Need a Good Stretch?

If you woke up feeling achy and tight this morning and need a nice full body stretch, I just found this Tara Stiles Morning Flexibility video and feel like a new woman!


Annual Holiday Paper Sale!

Every fall, using the pilot paper machine in Bloedel 014, several students in the Bioresource Science and Engineering program produce handcrafted holiday paper. Organized by the student chapter of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), the annual papermaking fundraiser helps cover student conference fees and support other events.  82 more words



Keep coming, keep forming,
The insectious words,
Playing furiously in my head,
All night long,
Conjuring parallel intoxications,
Deep and wondrous,
Sublime nurtured memories,
Experiences of immense glory, 253 more words


Who knew playing the violin could make my arms stiff?

My arms are stiff.

Who knew?  I suppose all that swinging of your bow arm back and forth is exercise and holding the violin in the other hand just so is exercise, but I didn’t think of that before I started. 239 more words

Your body is a wonderland.

What I’m Reading:
Mary Roach’s delightfully morbid, tastelessly funny Stiff. I’ve read Bonk before, Roach’s book on the scientific study of sex, and this one is similar, but I think much better. 439 more words


It was all a dream

Today is November 5th. It has been one month since I ran the Portland Marathon on October 5th. Funny thing about running marathons is that after about three days to one week, you start wondering if it was all real. 656 more words