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August 31, 2015 at 10:24pm
August 31, 2015 at 10:24pm
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Blog City image small Prompt: How much do you think the life-stories of parents affect their children? To what degree has the story of your parents affected you, if it has?



My parents were from farming and blacksmithing families. They were poor, but worked hard. The oil fields were booming so there were jobs. My dad became a supervisor and I grew up beside an oil tank farm. During the war they provided fuel for the military. My grandparents came to live with us so my grandfather could help build the new airbase in Casper. They all made a decent living.

My folks saved and my aunt helped them buy their own three lots and a new house was built by my dad and myself as a pre-teen. Dad worked for years under the corporate rules of Standard Oil. I learned how to do part-time jobs including some paper routes and cleaning oil field tools. I learned from my folks how to cook and take care of my clothes and keep the house clean. I helped build it so I really cared.

My mother got nerve damage living down wind of the refinery and was partly disabled by the time she reached her late 50’s. I left at age 17 never to come home for 30 years except for occasional visits. I never had a problem because they had taught me to be independent and take care of myself.

Mom died at age 68 after years of institutional care. My father lived to nearly 90 with total Alzheimer loss of memory, which also required years of special care. So any family fortune was wiped out for Medicare-Medicaid. That was in the mid 90’s. So I know it must be terrible on families these days.

My father herded sheep as a boy and my mother rode a horse to elementary school. I remember my mother crying when President Roosevelt died. Funny how one remembers moments like that.

Peace and Love...>>>iggy *Boat*

Tomorrow it begins! Happy Birthday WDC!
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August 29, 2015 at 10:59am
August 29, 2015 at 10:59am
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Blog City image small We often make the mistake that we have to be "in the right mood to write". Do you simply sit down and write? Or do you procrastinate until you are in the right mood? Do you need to have a topic when you start writing or do you let your mind take you wherever?



Writing is a general term. The question is what kind of writing? If the material you are writing is TECHNICAL, then you have research notes, source documents printed or digital, maybe photos or diagrams. This requires discipline and focus to organize and write with the correct technical language of non-fiction.

Now if the writing is PERSONAL possibly emotional, then maybe the mood to express yourself is important. Getting in the mood may require the right atmosphere---lighting, incense, music...I don’t know, everyone is different.

If the writing is CREATIVE, that has a lot of varieties as well. Poets usually need some kind of inspiration or prompt to start them off. Fiction writers have a multitude of methods they use to write whether it be pure imagination. Mystery and action writers usually need some research and technical or historical information to fill out their story.

I think FANTASY and SCIENCE FICTION writers have the most creative freedom to write. World-building is an art in itself. Writing in a pure science-based story about space, or the magic rules about vampires, dragons and faeries, the creative juice flows.

But still those writers may require the right mood or conditions to be creative. Personally I need to be free of outside distractions like music with lyrics, visitors who want to talk, the electricity being cut off. or...you know. Also I have volumes of plot outlines, maps, charts---all the world-building elements that I’m working within for the story. A great deal of preparation goes into a chapter, or sometimes just a scene. When the prep is done, the material almost writes itself. My characters move freely within the structure. Many times the characters lead me because it’s their world.

Underlying all of this writing business is the need for discipline. Sometimes getting the first paragraph of a chapter is the hardest. Once it’s started the flow begins. The second hardest is the editing discipline to separate yourself from the content and judge the grammar, punctuation, wording, phrasing, flow of your work. Painful at times, but absolutely necessary to produce finished work.

Now I have to eat my own words and get back to Knights of Sparrow.

Write on...>>>iggy
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         This contest is roaring down on us for next Tuesday, Sept. 1st!
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August 28, 2015 at 12:00pm
August 28, 2015 at 12:00pm
#858537
Blog City image small Curious, situation... Do you become partially responsible once you definitively know of wrongdoing?


That’s a very general question for a broad variety of wrongs that might be committed. Is it personal? Is it corporate? Is it governmental? Is it social? In your house or family? Where you work? In your home town or city? Is it political? Is it religious? Who is affected?

Sometimes the knowledge of wrongdoing can cause you to lose your means of support. What is the effect on your family?

Sometimes honor and ethics are balanced against personal survival.

We live in a world where the silence of survival effects all our lives in one way or another.

Of course we are responsible. Do we act about it? Depends. It is a huge grey area, which is full of snares and tangles.

I honor those who step forward at great risk to themselves. And often their life changes forever. Hear their information and judge it’s worth. Support them if you can, even if it’s just not buying a product again or changing your vote.

Listen to the silence...>>>iggy
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August 27, 2015 at 8:42am
August 27, 2015 at 8:42am
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Blog City image small Prompt: Tell us about the person you were when you were sixteen

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That was a long time ago. I know that I was heavy into the Drama Department at my high school and worked on every show. I was learning how to paint scenery and some set construction. I was a dancer in our Junior Follies, and knew that I wanted to learn how to really dance. I was starting to work for the Stage Hands Union and did lighting on all the visiting concerts and shows. We lived out of town so getting me back and forth was a big effort for my folks. When I had a license my mom and I shared the car.

My drama teacher and his wife fed me when I stayed in town for rehearsals and performances. They were really great people. I was also singing in the school chorus and studying piano. My life was very full and that year was good. I had lots of friends. One friend had a convertible and we’d drive main street from one end to the other in the evenings. Still I was almost always working at the theater. And I was in National Thespians.

That’s about all I can recall. I know I didn’t turn seventeen until after the start of my Senior year. Our world was so different then. (Sigh.)

Peace and Love...>>> iggy
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August 26, 2015 at 4:47pm
August 26, 2015 at 4:47pm
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Blog City image small Prompt: Better to be hurt with the truth then a lie. Do you agree?



The truth does not hurt, IT INFORMS, IT EDUCATES, it allows you to make informed decisions, like right now in this early election campaign process. The people are responding to Trump so strongly because he is asking difficult questions that require a truthful answers. The truth in America has been so controlled by the White House and government agencies along with Big Pharma and Medical organizations that now are revealing that they have been lying for years. Wall Street, the Federal Banks have never told the exact truth. All information is filtered to protect and enhance the powers that be. Follow the money, especially in the US Congress. And look who owns what.

If the truth were known, a lot of people would be maybe looking for a new country or joining the ever-growing food lines. Or as one of the Bushes said, “Hanging from the light poles.

And lots of time the truth is simply not mentioned. The media merely switches to a scandal or distracting story, and the truth about something important has vanished. Here is one small example that worries me:

FOR YOUR AWARENESS...
Most people, however, have no awareness at all that commercial wheat products are saturated with glyphosate before harvest. They think glyphosate is only used on genetically modified crops like corn and soybeans. But it turns out that glyphosate is routinely used as a wheat crop drying chemical to speed up harvesting. The white flour that is used for so many foods is NOT THE SAME AS THE FLOUR USED BY YOUR GRANDMOTHER. Wheat fields are sprayed with glyphosate to make them dry faster. Where do you think it goes? I would think beside the wheat products it goes into the soil for the next crop. This is a truth that hurts.

All of this requires research. Almost all the information is out there if you ignore the Main Stream Media.

Do you hear the silence?...>>>iggy
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August 23, 2015 at 7:07pm
August 23, 2015 at 7:07pm
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Blog City image small AWARENESS IS NEEDED



Even after everything that has been said about what is going to happen during September, most people are still completely ignorant about the history changing events that are going to take place next month.

First of all, the most important template for global governance that the United Nations has ever dreamed up is going to be launched at a major conference from September 25th to September 27th.

The launching of this “new universal agenda” is such an important event that the Pope is going to be traveling to New York City to give the address that will kick off this conference. This new plan is known as “the 2030 Agenda.” This is one of the most significant steps toward global government in the history of the world, and yet the mainstream media in the United States is saying virtually nothing about it.

What do you know about this conference? Will it effect your life? Will the Pope’s vist be used as a distraction?

http://www.popefrancisvisit.com/schedule/address-to-united-nations-general-assem...

Research works...>>> iggy
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August 22, 2015 at 9:49am
August 22, 2015 at 9:49am
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Blog City image small Writing helps us map our interior world, part of laying our track is letting ourselves imagine what direction we might like to lay it in. This tool helps us get a sense of your emotional geography. If you didn't actually have to write it, what might be fun... a mystery, love story, a novel, songs, plays, or poetry? Tell us what and why?


In the hundreds of blogs I’ve written. Some on iguanamountain.blogspot.com in earlier years. I have put little bits of my life and not so much emotional geography. I save that for the novels.

First novel: TEARS OF THE WILLOW published 2006

Second novel: APEX PROJECT published 2015

Third novel: KNIGHTS OF SPARROW is in the writing phase. Just finishing the final chapter and looking forward to much polishing before it’s published.

I’d say my interior world is pretty well mapped and I use it and depend on all that mystical stuff that is 50% of our life as a human on this Earth.
Some people write about their medical problems and treatment. I don’t have any of that. Is it boring to write about your healthy life and how that is maintained? I love my live and I love writing.

Peace and Love...>>>iggy
*Boat*
The boat is by my name because I am aboard the Pania.
I’m also moored at Blog Harbor, Ha!

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August 21, 2015 at 12:57pm
August 21, 2015 at 12:57pm
#857966
Blog City image small Write about anything or everything that crosses your mind. This is a free-form exercise, you cannot go wrong. Be petty, critical, whining, excited, worried, adventurous, or happy. Be whatever or however you are at this moment. *Bigsmile*

HELPING PEOPLE HELP THEMSELVES. This might be critical information for certain people. I know I found out years later that I could have helped my father as he faded away. And all the years spent taking care of him and keeping him safe. Then the years of institutional care, loving as it was, cost everything our family had. I question how many doctors will suport something that is cheap and safe---and so simple?

Forget Alzheimer’s, It’s No Longer a Death Sentence

by Tony Isaacs

(The Best Years in Life) Naturopaths and other natural health authorities have been telling us for years that coconut oil can not only slow Alzheimer’s, it can also stop it and in many instances even reverse it. Now, recent science and real life experiences have confirmed what they have told us. With organic coconut oil, you may be able to forget Alzheimer’s and it may no longer be a death sentence!

Alzheimer’s and dementia have been growing at alarming rates thanks to our aging population, widespread use of statin drugs and the continued inundation of toxins in our food, air and water. It is estimated that current figure of 5 million plus people with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. will triple by 2050. Despite optimistic announcements of advances, mainstream medicine continues to be thwarted at actually finding a cure or reversing Alzheimer’s and dementia. The good news, however, is that nature has had an answer all along: coconut oil.

If we look at Alzheimer’s disease as a “type 3″ diabetes and an insulin resistance problem, coconut oil makes a lot of sense. Coconut oil is believed to encourage the body to produce organic matter to provide an energy source for brain cells and is in fact a rich source of ketone energy, an alternate form of energy to the brain. In fact, pharmaceutical companies are currently trying to develop drugs that mimic the same “ketonic” effect that can be achieved via coconut oil and a high-fat diet.

What science is has found
In an “in vitro” (petri dish) study titled “Coconut Oil Attenuates the Effects of Amyloid-β on Cortical Neurons In Vitro” published recently in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers found that coconut oil may alleviate and/or regress cognitive deficits associated with aging and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s.

According to the researchers, “The rationale for using coconut oil as a potential AD [Alzheimer’s Disease] therapy is related to the possibility that it could be metabolized to ketone bodies that would provide an alternative energy source for neurons, and thus compensate for mitochondrial dysfunction.”

The researchers found that coconut oil protected against amyloid plaque buildup and concluded that “Considering that the medium chain triglyceride found in coconut known as caprylic acid does cross the blood-brain barrier, and has recently been found to have anti-convulsant, in addition to, ketogenic effects, coconut oil likely does have a neuroprotective effect.”

An “in vivo” (in the actual body) human study found that brain function was improved after only one dose and study participants reported significant improvements in Alzheimer’s disease after 45 and 90 days of treatment with medium chain triglycerides from coconut oil.

In another study, Canadian researcher Stephen Cunnane used PET scans to determine that ketones are indeed a possible alternative brain fuel.

Real life experiences
Though science does not give as much credence to anecdotal evidence, “observation” is a key component of the scientific process, and when it comes to coconut oil the evidence that has been observed is so overwhelming it simply cannot be ignored. Examples include:

- In one of the first widely reported successes with coconut oil, Dr. Mary Newport, MD, dramatically reversed her husband’s symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease after just two weeks of adding coconut oil to his diet.

- In 2007, a man in England suddenly quickly deteriorated over a one year period to the point that he could barely do anything for himself and he no longer recognized his own daughter. After his son watched the YouTube video of Dr. Mary Newport’s success with her husband, they decided to try their father on six tablespoons a day.

“Within a month his mood completely changed,” his daughter reported. “He became calmer and relaxed. He started shaving, then bathing on his own. Then one day he gave me a hug and said my name.”

- Ian Blair Hamilton and his wife, medical researcher Cassie Bond, made a YouTube video about how coconut oil quickly gave Ian his brain back and reversed his depression after he had begun a downward spiral of Alzheimer’s.

In other testimonials and reports:
• A woman with end-stage Alzheimer’s saw improvement in one week after beginning to take coconut oil.
• Coconut oil lifted the brain fog and stopped memory loss for a 65 year old woman.
• Coconut oil reversed dementia in a 100 year old woman
• Coconut oil reversed the effects of Alzheimer’s in a 50 year old woman

And those are just a tiny handful of the literally thousands of testimonials and anecdotal coconut oil success reports.

Sources included:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/how-coconut-oil-may-rescue-brain-alzheimers-dis...
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/mct-fats-found-coconut-oil-boost-brain-function...
http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/u-s-study-looks-into-the-benefits-...
http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/new-alzheimers-drugs-continue-to-fail-where-coc...
Fife, Bruce (2012-04-12). Stop Alzheimer’s Now! Piccadilly Books, Ltd. Kindle Edition

Peace and Love...>>>iggy *Boat*
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August 20, 2015 at 5:37pm
August 20, 2015 at 5:37pm
#857904
Blog City image small Prompt: "When love is given, love should be returned, anger gives no life."
Hawaiian Proverbs Do you agree?


Healing Love

Anger strikes and breaks the heart,
Dark looks and feelings destroy,
Rage burns in the blood with resistance,
Hate will grow, and cause such pain,
You cannot live in angered state.

Love will drown the depths of feeling,
Soothing and stirring feelings of caring,
Love is harmony made stable,
A soul’s attempt to wrap around,
The wounded one with healing love.


Peace and love...>>>iggy
*Boat*

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August 19, 2015 at 4:02pm
August 19, 2015 at 4:02pm
#857833
This was written yesterday for August 18th...Lost the internet and it did not get back until Wednesday afternoon.
Blog City image small Prompt: How do you begin each day? What is the best way for anyone to begin each day? View this from any angle that you wish.



My first point about that is that anyone is for sure not everyone.

The varieties of waking-ups are uncounted. Our daily, mostly unconscious, visit to the state of sleep is what? A period of restoration? An escape? A chance for your poor body to digest all the food you just ate too much of? A time your brain uses to sort and file and seconds your were awake during the day?

Whatever happens, you (usually) wake up refreshed, ready to face another waking day. And without that particular kind of time-out, you’d be grumpy and feeling tired, and by the end of another day you would collapse.

I used to go for the coffee, absolutely the first thing. Then at my advanced age, learned that I needed some plain, clean water, a tumbler full. Not too cold, to give the body’s system a chance to start properly. After about a half-hour it’s good to go for the first cup of strong, black coffee. I find I drink less coffee, and the start-up feels great. I notice that I wake-up thirsty, probably always have. The three cups of early coffee were an attempt to quench my thirst. The water works better!

Now if you have kids, roommates, or grumpy lovers, that puts a kink in the perfect waking up with peaceful thoughts and quiet contemplation. You can be thrust into instant chaos. Or there can be a jangling alarm, phone or radio alarm. That puts you into instant washing, dressing, instant breakfast , and out the door to commute for forth-five minutes on a bus or train. That’s your quiet wake-up time.

You only escape at the end of the day when you fall into lovely sleep.

Dream on...>>>iggy
*Boat*

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