Showing posts from August 26, 2012

MOA Tonight

We listen to music and talk to people. Watch on cable channel 11 in the Boise area or on-line at . Watch previous shows here , and check out the backgrounds here . Join us at MOA's Facebook page  for discussion throughout the week. :) Also this week, 'The Lost Blue Bucket Mine', the Drexel Heritage Foundation 's video project from the Vale Film Festival 2011, TVCTV's Kids' Kamp  2011 final-cut production, still and video footage of Niagara Falls by Chris Sandoval (who also edited the Film Fest project :) ), Jaway family portraits by Cassie Reding of Reding Photography , and short shorts, 'Hillbilly Havoc' and 'Slim Pikins Falls Out a Tree'. :D Band info at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

How Long Do You Want to Live?

SINCE 1900, the life expectancy of Americans has jumped to just shy of 80 from 47 years. This surge comes mostly from improved hygiene and nutrition, but also from new discoveries and interventions: everything from  antibiotics  and  heart bypass surgery  to  cancer  drugs that target and neutralize the impact of specific genetic mutations. Now scientists studying the intricacies of DNA and other molecular bio-dynamics may be poised to offer even more dramatic boosts to longevity. This comes not from setting out explicitly to conquer aging, which remains controversial in mainstream science, but from researchers developing new drugs and therapies for such maladies of [...] Full article at If natural and/or political events don't send us reeling for a while in terms of technological development over the next few years, these are questions we'll have to answer before too long. I do hope we choose to ask how long we and those around us *want* to live, a