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Archive for January, 2015

a matter of taste…

Check out this interesting radio story on flavors,
presented by “On Point Radio” with Tom Ashbrook.

Why do we enjoy our favorite flavors so much?
How can a single food taste different to different eaters?
What underlies our cultural tastes and preferences for various flavors?
Many questions remain.  And tastes change!
This story can be a reminder to stay mindful about what we eat… and to think about the choices we make about the foods we consume.

Arome-alimentaire-flavor imagestaste sensation dana foundationfivetastesredberriescom

radio story link:

mindful eating link:

image credit (1): www.universparfums.tn
image credit (2): www.dana.org
image credit (3): greenleavesredberries.com


“Awareness is becoming acquainted with environment,
no matter where one happens to be.”

Sigurd Olson

Iredell Map
image credit: 1895 Atlas/Livingston County Michigan
Historical & Genealogical Project

time management

As the New Year and new term unfold, we are all challenged to manage the many demands on our time.
Make and maintain a strategy to increase your chances for success:
* Organize your schedule,
* Recognize your deadlines, &
* Defend your study time.

Especially for hybrid/online courses, keep a steady study schedule to stay on top of your readings, assignments, etc.


Reward yourself after getting your work done,
rather than putting off the work.

Here is an article for those of us who do still procrastinate from time to time…
Six Reasons People Procrastinate
from Oregon State University

image credit: getsimplifisized.com (which also has helpful
time management tips!)


“When we look at modern humanity, we have to face the fact… that modern humanity suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast to scientific and technological abundance; we’ve learned to fly the air like birds, we’ve learned to swim the sea like fish, and we haven’t yet learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

King doing for others

new day…


“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day
with no mistakes in it yet?”

Lucy Maud Montgomery

image credit: MzLazarus on flickr.com

suddenly you know…

“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new
and trust the magic of beginnings.”
Eckhart von Hochheim

image credit: Leon Baas

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