Showing posts from May 15, 2011

MOA Tonight

Watch live on Cable One  Channel 11  in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon or  on-line  (there's an approximately thirty-second delay) and give us a call at 1-208-343-1100 between 10 and 11PM MT. Tonight it's all Egypt, all the time! :) Watch previous shows on YouTube  here  and background videos with music (now in widescreen HD)  here .   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Thanks, Julie! :)/Feed Your Brain -- With Fat?

Photo: Getty Images Oh yeah. Fat is good for more than you thought. Omega-3 essential fatty acids make your brain work like a well-oiled machine. Monounsaturated fats keep your arteries clear, and contribute to a more chipper state of mind. Saturated fats get mixed press but many researchers are reconsidering the evidence. Dr. Andrew Weil has stated that saturated fat is not a villain. It's the combination of saturated fats and carbohydrates which poses a health threat. The fats in butter, for instance, aid and abet the body's ability to use other fatty acids like omega-3s. And butter's cholesterol provides a precursor of cortisol , necessary for handling stress. So as long as you stay away from trans fats, you can pretty much grease your brain with a clear conscience. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Paralyzed man freely moves after getting implant - Yahoo! News

LONDON – After Rob Summers was paralyzed below the chest in a car accident in 2006, his doctors told him he would never stand again. They were wrong. Despite intensive physical therapy for three years, Summers' condition hadn't improved. So in 2009, doctors implanted an electrical stimulator onto the lining of his spinal cord to try waking up his damaged nervous system. Within days, Summers, 25, stood without help. Months later, he wiggled his toes, moved his knees, ankles and hips, and was able to take a few steps on a treadmill. "It was the most incredible feeling," said Summers, of Portland, Oregon. "After not being able to move for four years, I thought things could finally change." Still, despite his renewed optimism, Summers can't stand when he's not in a therapy session with the stimulator turned on, and he normally gets around in a wheelchair. Doctors are currently limiting his use of the device, made by Minneapolis-based Medtroni

Home births up, driven by natural birth subculture - Yahoo! News

ATLANTA – Home births rose 20 percent over four years, government figures show, reflecting what experts say is a small subculture among white women toward natural birth. Fewer than 1 percent of U.S. births occur at home. But the proportion is clearly going up, study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. The new figures are for 2004 to 2008. Home births had been declining from 1990 to 2004. The increase was driven by white women — 1 in 98 had their babies at home in 2008, the most recent year for which the statistics were available. Only about 1 in 357 black women give birth at home, and just 1 in 500 Hispanic women do. "I think there's more of a natural birth subculture going on with white women — an interest in a low-intervention birth in a familiar setting," said the lead author, Marian MacDorman of the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. [...] Full article at "Exactly how unsafe

Japan quake could raise concerns elsewhere - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON – Scientists sifting through data from the great Japan earthquake in March are uncovering surprises that may raise concerns nearby. Researchers led by Mark Simons of the California Institute of Technology are urging close monitoring of seismic activity in the Ibaraki region immediately south of the spot where the most recent quake occurred. They are not predicting another quake, Simons stressed in a telephone interview. But the area where the deadly March temblor struck "was believed by many to be not likely to produce a big quake, and that was wrong." So that raises questions about other, similar regions, he said. "We learned we have to be much more suspicious about what we know for sure, and more explicit about what we don't know," Simons said. Monitoring the region will give scientists clues to the movement of the undersea plates that slipped in the quake. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Science: Full article

From FatHeadMovie/Thanks, Julie! :)

Julie's comment: "Fat Head" is a very informative movie, with a good dose of humor. It explains why low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets are not only fattening, but harmful. They cause inflammation, which can cause things like arthritis, heart disease, memory loss, and mood disorders. The star ate McDonalds every day, just like the "Super Size Me" guy, but he lost weight, reduced his body fat, and lowered his LDL. He didn't just eat salads, either. He ate bacon double cheeseburgers. What he didn't do, that the "Super Size Me" guy did, was drink sugared soda. He also watched his carbohydrate intake and kept it around 100g or less. Fat doesn't make people fat, sugar and flour does. Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Rapture Tomorrow

It seems to me that the number of people set to be 'taken' probably can't be based on the number of people who identify as Christian, since there are so many flavors and many of them disagree completely on the rules. If only one flavor is right then at least the number will likely be fewer than the number subscribing to that one since it's more likely than not that at least some of them, while they may call themselves Catholics or Baptists or LDS or Jehovah's Witness or just plain Christian or whatever, probably don't fit all their version's criteria for salvation. I suppose the number might be balanced by those who don't realize they've fulfilled the requirements and get taken even though they don't identify as Christian at all (little surprise for those folks, eh? :D), but expecting all 200 million people who call themselves Christians to go and no one else seems optimistic (for them, assuming they're lookin' forward to it) or pessimis

River rises; Northwest wind farms, plants cut back | Environment | Idaho Statesman

PORTLAND, Ore. — For five hours early Wednesday the Pacific Northwest was running green, almost all of its electricity coming from hydroelectric dams in a river system flush with spring runoff. That's a tiny carbon footprint. But it could also be a blow to the region's burgeoning wind industry, and could kill endangered fish in their spring migration. The Bonneville Power Administration said Wednesday it followed through on a plan announced last week to shut down most of the region's power generation except that from government dams now running at full capacity. The shutdown started at midnight and ended at 5 a.m. - while most in the region slept and electricity demand was low. "Push came to shove," spokesman Michael Milstein said. "We didn't want to do this, and we will only to the extent that we have to." [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Payette High honors Killebrew, wins opener of state baseball tournament with 11-0 no-hitter | Sports | Idaho Statesman

The 3A state high school baseball tournament started Thursday morning with a moment of silence for Payette native and Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, who died earlier this week after a battle with esophageal cancer. Later in the morning, Payette wrapped up its first-round appearance with an 11-0 victory over South Fremont. The game was shortened to five innings because of the 10-run rule. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Idaho lottery winner has 6 months to claim $1M prize | Idaho | Idaho Statesman

BOISE, Idaho — The winner of a $1 million Powerball ticket sold in eastern Idaho has six months to claim their money. Idaho Lottery officials say the winning ticket emerged from a drawing late Wednesday. While the winning ticket did not match the Powerball number, it did match every other number and has the PowerPlay option, making it worth an automatic $1 million. [...] Full article at Just FYI. :) Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Osama bin Laden Reward Will Not Be Paid - ABC News

No one will receive the $25 million reward for the capture of Osama bin Laden , say U.S. officials, because the raid that killed the al Qaeda leader in Pakistan on May 2 was the result of electronic intelligence, not human informants. "We do not expect a reward to be paid," said a senior U.S. official familiar with the bin Laden hunt, meaning that the $25 million bounty offered by the U.S. under the Rewards for Justice program after the 9/11 terror attacks will probably remain uncollected. The reason is simple, say officials involved in or knowledgeable about the hunt for the world's most wanted man: the CIA and the military never had an al Qaeda operative as an informer willing to give him up. Instead, what killed bin Laden was electronic surveillance, and an operational mistake by one of his closest associates. After a slow drip of intelligence year after year, and then a final flurry of data collection and analysis brought a team of SEALs to bin Laden's A


First, yet another in a long series of studies citing coffee as having some protectant effect , this time against prostate cancer (along with "... lower risks of Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver cancer and an aggressive type of breast cancer," among other things). I was reminded of a study from not too long ago stating that kids who drink moderate amounts of caffeine handle it better in adulthood (similar to some results with sugar). I couldn't find that study but ran across this article  in the course of looking for it. Now, my personal opinion is that the effects of caffeine from say coffee or chocolate, the whole, plant-based chemical, are likely to be considerably different than those of a synthesized version like what's added to soda and other processed foods, just as there's a significant difference between Fentanyl/Oxy/heroin/morphine and unadulterated opium or nicotine (which works on the opioid receptors), or between 'Spice' and m

Apocalypse Now: Why Believers Will Grow Stronger If the World Doesn’t End – TIME Healthland

Universal History Archive/Getty Images In case you haven't heard, the world is about to end on May 21. According to 89-year-old radio host Harold Camping and his followers, who have been placing billboards and subway ads across the country, people must repent now and " cry mightily " for God's mercy in order to be "raptured" into heaven on Saturday, or risk being left behind as the world is wracked by earthquakes, plagues and, ultimately, complete destruction. Psychology is typically lousy at predictions. But it can predict, with the weight of some pretty strong evidence, that if the world doesn't in fact end this weekend, most true believers of the apocalypse will not lose their religion. Indeed, the failure of the apocalypse to materialize will only strengthen believers' convictions. The psychology behind this phenomenon applies to far more than fanatical religious behavior. It also helps explain everything from cults to the insidi

@Edmarkauto/Auto dealer on a mission to help Caldwell schools - Idaho Press-Tribune: News

© 2011 Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL — Edmark Superstore is giving every Caldwell elementary school student a free book in an effort to promote literacy and summer reading. The auto dealer is also supporting the Caldwell School District’s summer library program by donating books for prizes and by volunteering to come in and read to kids at the library. [...] Full article at Yay, Edmark! Good stuff. :) Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Academies Push For Sanitation and Science Literacy -

The science academies from the Group of 8 industrialized nations have issued joint statements today in advance of the Group of 8 summit next week in Deauville, France. The focal points are the connection between clean water and health, and the opportunities that attend widespread science literacy. Statement on Water and Health Along with the important boilerplate language on sanitation and pollution, I’m glad this statement includes the word defecation, which was explored here in a video, “ Poop is Funny, But Fatal ,” a couple of years ago. Here’s the passage on the enormous problem posed by having 2.6 billion people with no place to go (to the toilet) : Nearly 20% of the world population – mainly in rural areas- still practise open defecation, resulting in 300 million tons of untreated human excreta polluting fresh water resources each year. This contributes significantly to the transmission of more than 20 different infectious diseases. In addition, domestic animal pop

Clean Water Advocates See CuMo Decision as a Step Backward for Clean Water in the Boise River — Idaho Conservation League

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   May 17, 2011                                   Contacts: John Robison, Idaho Conservation League, 208.345.6933 x 13 Liz Paul, Idaho Rivers United, 208.343.7481 Pam Conley, Audubon Society, 208.869.0337 Jessica Ruehrwein, Sierra Club, 208.384.1023 Boise --The Forest Service recently denied an appeal of the CuMo Exploration Project filed last month by the Idaho Conservation League, Idaho Rivers United, Sierra Club, and Golden Eagle Chapter of the Audubon Society. The drilling is occurring in the upper Grimes Creek drainage, near Idaho City. The conservation organizations submitted a 76-page appeal, citing concerns that constructing 12 miles of exploration roads and 259 drill holes will adversely affect wildlife and water. The Forest Service Regional Office concluded that the [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

NOAA Forecasts Above Average Hurricane Season | Hurricane Season, Forecast & Names | OurAmazingPlanet | LiveScience

Hurricanes Karl, Igor and Julia (from left to right on Sept. 16) were part of the onslaught of Atlantic storms last hurricane season (2010). CREDIT: NOAA. View full size image updated at 12:45 p.m. EDT. Start preparing now: This year's hurricane season is expected to be an active one. On the heels of an already violent tornado season and other wild April weather , the 2011 hurricane season may see 12 to 18 named storms and six to 10 hurricanes, an above-average season. That's the forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), released today (May 19) for the Atlantic basin, which includes the East Coast, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. If the forecast is anything like last [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reach OurAmazingPlanet staff writer Brett Israel at . Follow him on Twitter @btisrael . Full article at Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Prevent STDs like a p**n star -

Ryan and Wylde rehearse a scene in a studio with their director. (CNN) -- Dylan Ryan and Danny Wylde knew each other online -- she's read his blog, he's seen her tweets -- before they met in person in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. A bit awkward, they made small talk, spending an hour or so getting to know each other. "When I'm with someone new, my primary bit of nervousness is I have no idea if they'll like me, or be attracted to me, or be interested in me," Ryan says. "It's sort of akin to a first date situation." But this wasn't a first date -- it was strictly business. After chatting, Ryan and Wylde got to work, which in their case meant h****g s*x. Ryan and Wylde (their stage names) are adult performers. While hooking up with a new co-star can provoke some anxiety, there's one thing they're usually not anxious about: getting a s******y transmitted disease from their co-star, since both get tested for STDs at leas

The Body Odd - 'Exoskeleton' lets paraplegic student walk at graduation

Austin Whitney, a UC Berkeley student who was paralyzed in an auto accident four years ago, walked across the stage at his commencement ceremony using the "Austin" exoskeleton, developed by Berkeley's Prof. Homayoon Kazerooni and his team of mechanical engineering students. By Melissa Dahl Graduation is a big step for any 22-year-old, but for Austin Whitney, it was huge: The UC Berkeley grad, a paraplegic since 2007, stood from his wheelchair and walked across stage at Saturday's commencement ceremony. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow Melissa Dahl on Twitter: @melissadahl. Want more weird health news? Find The Body Odd on Facebook. Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Scared of Spiders? Don't Talk About Them While Driving | Driver Distraction & Arachnophobia | LiveScience

Emotionally charged conversations may be the most distracting to drivers, and for those who fear arachnids, talk of spiders may lead to crashes. CREDIT: © Thomas Voss | View full size image Not all cellphone conversations create the same amount of distraction for drivers. Recent research found talking about spiders turned spider-phobic people into more error-prone, less-aware drivers.  Questions such as "Are you able to remove a spider from a room if required?" and "Are you able to imagine the feelings of having a spider near or on you?" coming through a hands-free mobile phone distracted arachnophobic drivers markedly more than nonphobic drivers having the same conversation. [ Top 10 Phobias ] The researchers chose spiders as a topic of conversation to see if more emotionally charged discussions impaired driving ability more than mundane ones. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can follow LiveScience writer Wynne Parr

From 2 Week Notice/Show Update

****Saturday June 11, 2011 10PM at the Quarter Barrel !!! Great Food will be served starting 6 PM and tons of fun to be had***** 2 Week Notice Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Private Prisons’ Cost Benefits Debated

PHOENIX — The conviction that private prisons save money helped drive more than 30 states to turn to them for housing inmates. But Arizona shows that popular wisdom might be wrong: Data there suggest that privately operated prisons can cost more to operate than state-run prisons — even though they often steer clear of the sickest, costliest inmates. The state’s experience has particular relevance now, as many politicians have promised to ease budget problems by trimming state agencies. Florida and Ohio are planning major shifts toward private prisons, and Arizona is expected to sign deals doubling its private-inmate population. The measures would be a shot in the arm for an industry that has struggled, in some places, to fill prison beds as the number of inmates nationwide has leveled off. But hopes of big taxpayer benefits might end in disappointment, independent experts say. “There’s a perception that the private sector is always going to do it more efficiently and less c

Apocalypse Now: What Gear Do I Need to Survive Doomsday? | End of the World Survival Gear and Supplies | Judgment Day May 21, 2011 | LiveScience

View full size image A global financial meltdown. A nuclear holocaust. A zombifying plague. An asteroid strike. Four horsemen descending from the sky. The world as we know it could end in any number of ways. A five-month hell on Earth for nonbelievers before the universe self-annihilates (or something) starts this Saturday, May 21, according to a fringe Christian radio broadcaster in California. [ End Times Math: The Equation That Predicts May 21 Judgment Day ] Whatever the flavor, degree and likelihood of your preferred doomsday scenario, you will wish should such a day arrive that you had prepared for it. Dozens of websites and books offer advice on supplies to have on hand and in stock if "the end of the world as we know it" – TEOTWAWKI, as it's known in survivalist circles – comes to pass. Here, then, is a rundown of the supplies you'll [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This story was provided by Life's Little Mysteries , a sister

7 Simple Tips To Deal With Negative People | zen habits

“The people who are the hardest to love are the ones who need it the most.” ~Peaceful Warrior Editor’s Note : This is a guest post from Celestine Chua of  The Personal Excellence Blog . Have you ever dealt with negative people before? If you have, you will know that the experience can be quite a downer. I used to have an ex-colleague who was very negative. In our conversations, she would complain endlessly about her co-workers, her work and her life. She was also very cynical about people in general, often doubting their intentions. Talking to her wasn’t a pleasant experience at all. The first time we had a meeting, I felt very drained. Even though we talked for only 20-30 minutes, I didn’t have the mood or energy to do anything after our conversation. It felt as if someone had sucked the life out of me, and it wasn’t until 2-3 hours later that the effect wore off. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Billions of Planets Drift Alone, Far From Parent Stars

Is the galaxy full of orphans? Astronomers said Wednesday that space was littered with hundreds of billions of planets that had been ejected from the planetary systems that gave them birth and either were going their own lonely ways or were only distantly bound to stars at least 10 times as far away as the Sun is from the Earth. There are two Jupiter -mass planets floating around for each of the 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, according to measurements and calculations by an international group of astronomers led by Takahiro Sumi, of Osaka University in Japan, and reported in the journal Nature . “It’s a bit of a surprise,” said David Bennett, a Notre Dame astronomer who was part of the team. Before this research, it was thought that only about 10 or 20 percent of stars harbored Jupiter-mass planets. Now it seems as if the planets outnumber the stars. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Portman's Role In 'Thor' Highlights Rise Of Women in Astronomy | Women in Science | Natalie Portman & Hollywood Astronomers | LiveScience

Credit: Paradox Blue via flickr Natalie Portman plays an astrophysicist in the recently released movie "Thor," but she is hardly the first Hollywood actress in a leading role as an astronomer. There were other woman scientist actresses prior to Portman's role in "Thor." Comet-observing Darryl Hannah in the film "Roxanne," and alien-searching Jodie Foster in "Contact," -- but their star turns as astronomers mirror recent progress in the scientific profession itself. Once, women were scarce in astronomy, and confined to low-status, poorly-compensated positions. But their numbers have grown in recent decades, and they've begun to attain important positions and achieve well-deserved scientific recognition. Henrietta Leavitt of the Harvard College Observatory is the classic example of a woman astronomer achieving renown despite the gender discrimination of her time. In the early 1900s, she was employed at the obse

Playboy puts entire 57 years of magazines online - Business - US business - Media biz

CHICAGO  — Good news for those who thought their copies of Playboy were gone forever when their moms found them and threw them away. Playboy launched a Web-based subscription service Thursday called that allows viewers to see every single page of every single magazine — from the first issue nearly 60 years ago that featured Marilyn Monroe to the ones hitting the newsstands today. "They no longer have to store 57 years — 682 issues — of Playboy under their mattress," said Jimmy Jellinek, Playboy's chief content officer. Chicago-based Playboy has seen its circulation plummet from 3.15 million in 2006 to 1.5 million today and has been trying all sorts of gimmicks to attract readers in recent years. One issue, for example, included a set of 3-D glasses to better see a centerfold shot in 3-D; another turned over the cover to a cartoon character, Marge Simpson. [...] Full article at Big '70's rug! :) Posted via emai

Getting Smart on Aid

One cost of the uproar over Greg Mortenson, and the allegations that he fictionalized his school-building story in the best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea,” is likely to be cynicism about whether aid makes a difference. But there are also deeper questions about how best to make an impact — even about how to do something as simple as get more kids in school. Mortenson and a number of other education organizations mostly build schools. That seems pretty straightforward. If we want to get more kids in school around the world, what could make more sense than building schools? How about deworming kids? But, first, a digression: a paean to economists. When I was in college, I majored in political science. But if I were going through college today, I’d major in economics. It possesses a rigor that other fields in the social sciences don’t — and often greater relevance as well. That’s why economists [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF ] invite[s] you to visit [his]

The Twitter Trap

Last week my wife and I told our 13-year-old daughter she could join Facebook. Within a few hours she had accumulated 171 friends, and I felt a little as if I had passed my child a pipe of crystal meth. I don’t mean to be a spoilsport, and I don’t think I’m a Luddite. I edit a newspaper that has embraced new media with creative, prizewinning gusto. I get that the Web reaches and engages a vast, global audience, that it invites participation and facilitates — up to a point — newsgathering. But before we succumb to digital idolatry, we should consider that innovation often comes at a price. And sometimes I wonder if the price is a piece of ourselves. Joshua Foer’s engrossing best seller “Moonwalking With Einstein” recalls one colossal example of what we trade for progress. Until the 15th century, people were taught to remember vast quantities of information. Feats of memory that would today qualify you as a freak — the ability to recite entire books — were not unheard of. Th

Red Tape - Verizon Wireless customers targeted in nearly invisible Trojan horse scam

Verizon Wireless customers who tried to pay their bills online last week may have been hit by an ingenious, almost undetectable hacker attack aimed at stealing their identities. Consumers whose computers were infected with the SpyEye Trojan horse program would have been redirected to a Web site controlled by criminals after they logged into Verizon Wireless' website, according to Israel-based security firm Trusteer. Then they were presented with a form that appeared to be from Verizon, but tricked users into entering a detailed series of personal information, including their Social Security number and credit card information. "The attack is transparent to Verizon customers since the malware waits for the user to log on and access their billing page, and only then injects an authentic-looking replica Web page that requests this information," said Amit Klein, Trusteer's CEO. "Since the user has logged on and has navigated to the familiar billing page they

'Rapture Parties' Planned to Celebrate Doomsday Saturday May 21 | LiveScience

A portion of an ad on page 176 of the April issue of Reader's Digest tout's Harold Camping's prediction for this fateful Saturday, along with an invitation to the website where a countdown clock confirms time is running out. CREDIT: LiveScience scan View full size image With the end of the world looming this Saturday (May 21), non-believers are planning "Rapture parties" to poke a little fun at the Doomsday prediction and also raise awareness for other causes. Harold Camping , 89-year-old leader of the ministry Family Radio Worldwide, has predicted that a five-month destruction of humanity will commence Saturday with a Rapture, in which believers will ascend to heaven. "Whereas this five-month period will be an enormous horror story for those who have not been raptured, it will be a time of great joy and wonder for those who are raptured," according to the Family Radio website. [ Infographic: A Brief History of Doomsday

Microsoft Researchers Transform Humans Into Electronics Controllers | Body Harnesses Ambient Electrical Energy to Control Devices | Microsoft | InnovationNewsDaily

A team of researchers from Microsoft has discovered a home automation system that could eliminate costly rewiring and outsmart even the smartest appliances. The Redmond, Wash., team has shown that the human body is a natural antenna. It reliably picks up the electromagnetic signals that emanate from all electrical systems and appliances in the home. These ambient signals can be used to create an affordable home automation system that controls household electronics with a pat on the wall or even a simple hand gesture. The researchers conducted a set of experiments in 10 houses representing a variety of construction types in the Pacific Northwest. Each homeowner was equipped with a laptop and data-acquisition device and had a sensor pad strapped to his or her neck. Although the test equipment for their initial experiments was rather bulky, the researchers concluded that the sensing equipment could be incorporated easily into a watch or mobile phone. [...] Full artic

Thanks to @inoutgarden/Building Greenhouse Farms on Urban Roofs

When Lufa Farms began selling produce to customers in Montreal in late April, it signaled what could be the beginning of a tantalizing new era in the gastronomic fortunes of that Canadian metropolis. In all but the short summer season, the availability of fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables has been little more than a pipe dream for Montreal residents. But Lufa Farms , founded by Mohamed Hage and Kurt Lynn, turned an unassuming office rooftop into a 31,000-square-foot greenhouse that grows tomatoes , cucumbers, peppers and other produce year-round and is a working example of a developing trend known as urban rooftop farming. It has taken a timely convergence of technologies and consumer attitudes to bring rooftop farming to the fore. The advance of hydroponic growing techniques and innovative, cost-effective greenhouse systems, together with increasing consumer desire for organic produce, has redefined the term locally grown and spurred entrepreneurs to create a var

The 20 Best Works of Travel Literature | Accredited Online

What makes travel literature and its myriad subgenres so enduring, so engaging is — quite simply — the ways in which all the best examples allow readers to vicariously experience the exact same places and faces as authors who lived them. Sometimes, globetrotting provides far more of an education than ticking away hours in a classroom . But not everyone possesses the time, finances or resources to soak up the world’s millions of wonders, and until they do, travel literature will always boast relevance. Even beyond that, depictions of politics, cultures, religions, economics, geographies and everything else involved in creating a region for good or for ill provide great insight to those studying these fields. Far more than 20 incredibly worthwhile reads exist within this genre, of course. So please consider this diverse sample of amazing examples as a starting point rather than a definitive listing. Seyahatname by Evliya Celebi: This Ottoman traveler published a staggering

From Poppa Joe

UPDATE FROM KBOI CHANNEL 2 NEWS Natalie Hurst! "Summertime in Boise" by  Poppa Joe  &  Iselda Gonzalez : the video is scheduled for tonight as a "kicker" to end the 10 pm newscast before David Letterman. Watch between 10:30 & 10:34 pm. (Note: if breaking news it will run tomorrow night. As of now it will show! TUNE IN!)". Filmed/Edited by  Layne Boyle  &  David L. Boyle . Its channel 8 or for HD 89 somn on my tv. Much love! 208 stand up! Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

From Half The World

with HELLS BELLES @KNITTING FACTORY-BOISE Friday, May 20 at 7:00 PM Artist:  Half The World Knitting Factory Concert House 416 South 9th St  Boise, ID 83702 UNITED STATES -  Map It THIS SHOW IS ALL AGES - ALCOHOL AVAILABLE WITH I.D. HELLS BELLES - AC/DC TRIBUTE BAND WITH HALF THE WORLD AT KNITTING FACTORY - BOISE IDAHO - FRIDAY MAY 20   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

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Josh Ritter/2011 Summer Concerts and 'Bright's Passage' Book Events Announced!

From: Josh Ritter Date: Mon, May 16, 2011 at 1:49 PM Happy Spring everyone, We got some great events lined up for the Summer to tell you about - from solo shows to trio shows, from headline shows to festivals!  AND.....Josh will also be "touring" in a new way, as he makes his way around the coasts of the USA to talk about his new novel, Bright's Passage . Josh's debut novel comes out JUNE 28th!  You can pre-order on Amazon ( ) and download the first chapter for free ( ). Event highlights this Summer will include festivals like Appel Farm in NJ, Ottawa Blues Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Outside Lands in San Fran, and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.  Then there's the shows with the Dave Matthews Band Caravan and The Old 97's !  Details below..... And be sure to visit , Josh's headquarters.  There you'll find all the latest and greatest goings-ons (like his recently posted NPR &q

From Against Me!

  music exclusive Listen and Win! "Total Clarity" premieres 5/21 on Myspace, but you can listen to exclusive new tracks daily starting today. Also spread the word for a chance to win one of three signed, limited edition, colored pressings of the LP!   Listen now   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Boise's Curb Cup curbed for 2011 | Boise, Garden City, Mountain Home | Idaho Statesman

What was the Boise Curb Cup? A cross between street carnival and performance art, it was a free-wheeling, free-expression free-for-all Downtown the last Sunday in August. A community hit, its musicians, jugglers and artists brought more than 10,000 people each year to watch and participate. [...] Full article at Anybody wanna do it? I empathize with the guy; it's not easy keepin' these things runnin' without funding or support, but it sounds really cool and two years is hardly long enough for this kind of endeavor to take root. Posted via email from Moments of Awareness