Free At Last

I have no clear sense of how Martin Luther King felt when he burst forth with the words, “Free at last; thank God almighty we are free at last,” although I was present among the tumultuous crowd when he issued that cry. I have had my own spiritual awakening that allows me, too, to shout “Free at last.” I can’t recall the moment when that feeling of exultation came upon me. However, I can retrace it in broad...

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A Sage Speaks

Within these paragraphs there is a lot of hogwash, including the usual pseudo wisdom that people over age 90 like to present to us KIDS. But at least 40% of this strikes me as sound and half of that as very illuminating. Where have you gotten such a high percentage of solid advice before? ********************** Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, Japan, turned 101 on 4th October 2012 As a 97 year old Doctor, he was interviewed, and gave his advice for a...

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Give Until It Hurts A Little

Some people like to say “I gave at the office” or “I made my annual donation two months ago.” All this is good but leaves you far short of what you opught to be doing. The likelihood that you can’t help more than you are doing is slim to none. Just skip two meals per month in your favorite fancy restaurant and send the saved money to some place where it will be appreciated much more than your local restauranteur....

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They Should Only Choke On It

Reprinted from Epoch Times An Australian restaurant is offering a $120 sandwich with bacon and eggs for this week, according to reports. The Sydney restaurant, 4Fourteen, is offering the breakfast roll as part of Bacon Week, reported The Telegraph in Australia. The sandwich includes duck egg, smoked gourmet truss tomatoes, duck foie grass caviar, creme fraiche, shaved truffles, and cheddar. “It’s not something I ever thought...

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On Cultivating Exquisite Taste

All by itself, independent of how it comes about, exquisite taste is neither good nor bad. In my opinion, some things are worthy of cultivation and some seem like a foolish joke. Some exquisite taste just happens without cultivation and it is hard to condemn it, however trite it may be. Young French children drink wine as American children drink milk. I doubt that American children can develop a preference for one brand of milk over another...

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Atkins, South Beach, and all the others, it is time to move to the sidelines. There is a new kid on the block getting all the attention. New England Journal of Medicine, 04/08/2013 Continuing Medical Education Estruch R. et al.– Observational cohort studies and a secondary prevention trial have shown an inverse association between adherence to THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET. and cardiovascular risk. The study is a randomized trial of this diet...

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