Wilderness — A Meditation

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Water or Coke

Water or Coke? We all know that water is important but I’ve never seen it written like this before. and REMEMBER if you "SHARE" this post it will SAVE on your personal page so you can refer to it later.


1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 30%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

And now for the properties of COKE

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
At the animal shelter,it is used coke to remove calcium deposits from the water pans about ever 6 months.

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or coke?

Source — Facebook.  Can't verify these points, but you can if you want to do a little research :)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sci Fi - Good Writing Is Always Packed with Wisdom

The Greatest Wisdom From Sci-fi Novels

In a truly great science fiction novel, you'll find the creation of an often fantastical land or situation effortlessly and cleverly grounded with enough humanity and realism for you to genuinely invest your time and emotions.
“If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn.”
Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.”
Frank Herbert - Dune
“Wanting more is just a recipe for heartache.”
Stephen King - Dreamcatcher
“Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.”
HG Wells - The Time Machine
“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”
George Orwell - 1984
“Everything in life is just for a while.”
Philip K Dick - A Scanner Darkly
“When there’s only God to blame, we forgive him. When it’s our fellow man, we destroy him.”
Hugh Howey - Shift
“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
“Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.”
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
Robert A. Heinlein - Stranger in a Strange Land
“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”
Isaac Asimov - Foundation
“Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, is the reverse.”
Gregory Benford - The Martian Race
“When the past is always with you, it may as well be present; and if it is present, it will be future as well.”
William Gibson - Neuromancer
“Freedom, like everything else, is relative.”
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
“Only people who are afraid of the water want to understand it. Other people jump in and get wet.”
Michael Crichton - Sphere
“It's humiliating to be dependent, anyway, but it's still a poorer pass to have no one to depend on.”
John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids
“That's what was wrong with drinking too much. You became immune to drunken delights. There was no solace in liquor. Before you got happy, you collapsed.”
Richard Matheson - I Am Legend
“We can experience nothing but the present moment, live in no other second of time, and to understand this is as close as we can get to eternal life.”
P.D. James - The Children of Men
“It's hard to kill a creature once it lets you see its consciousness.”
Carl Sagan - Contact
“You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn't mean you're defective - it just means you're human.”
David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas
“The only important elements in any society are the artistic and the criminal, because they alone, by questioning the society’s values, can force it to change.”
Samuel R. Delany - Empire Star
“Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
Ursula K. Le Guin - The Lathe of Heaven
“Nature's creative power is far beyond man's instinct of destruction.”
Jules Verne - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
“We don't want to conquer the cosmos, we simply want to extend the boundaries of Earth to the frontiers of the cosmos.”
Stanisław Lem - Solaris
“Excessive interest in pathological behavior was itself pathological”
Arthur C. Clarke, 3001: The Final Odyssey

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Jenny Kee - Color Everywhere

Color, color, color
Isn't it delightful
and the faces
To draw you in!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tuesday...10 June 2014 — Nordacotah's Primary Election Day

Cool on the northern prairie this early morning; blue skies stream through our first floor. Birds chatter at the feeder outside the bay windows. My down sweater keeps me cozy as I enjoy my first cuppa while attempting to solve my first sudoku of the day. 

Usually, primary election days are not very important, but this year I've worked diligently to encourage my fellow townfolks to vote - to take the opportunity to make sure their voices are heard in our small enclave just seven miles south of the Canadian border. 

I care deeply about the outcome. But, like the rest I must wait til the sun sets before the results will be made public. Hopefully, each of you has taken the opportunity to mark your choices in the primary election in your own cities and states.  It is immensely important!