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You are what you write. Illusion and Reality...I reside in between. Where are you?
UNDERSTAND THAT REDIRECTING CIVILIZATION is a major undertaking. You can write volumes about it and who will listen? But the energy that goes for that purpose cannot be withdrawn. You know that.

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August 23, 2015 at 7:07pm
August 23, 2015 at 7:07pm
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?


Research works...>>> iggy
August 22, 2015 at 9:49am
August 22, 2015 at 9:49am
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
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
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:

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
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

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August 19, 2015 at 4:02pm
August 19, 2015 at 4:02pm
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

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August 19, 2015 at 3:54pm
August 19, 2015 at 3:54pm
Blog City image small Prompt: To a dog, you're family. To a cat, you're staff. {I have a kitty I love dearly!}
Do you agree?

I have had a number of dogs. First was Winniefred, who was Dingo & Australian Sheep dog. Smart with huge vocabulary with ordinary speech, not commands. Worked on stage in shows and did one film (she got an actress credit). She toured with children’s theater, guarding the truck and scenery, plus meeting the kids in the classroom.

Domino was an Old English Sheep dog. Washed and groomed she was a giant fluff. Utterly devoted and loving. Traveled a lot and charmed everyone she met. She stayed in the best hotels.

Dogs are family and they stay with you almost 24/7.

I’ve had three major cats. Tiger was a fluffy male(big) who was a dependent baby. Never went outside, it was too scary. Had to travel with me on a snowmobile inside my parka, funny.

Booger a black and white spotted stray. Rescued her from some boys who were throwing the kitten against a wall to see if she’d stick. She was with me for 15 years. A little shy, she was totally loving and stayed close. She watched over Tiger.

Blackie a totally black cat. Daughter of a wild mother became my final companion after the others had died. She came to the Earthship on the mountain while the others were alive. They would not let her come down to the main floor, so she lived upstairs in the sun room for a couple years. After they were gone she became the queen of the house. Several years later she fell from the top of the stairs and cracked her head. When she recovered, she was blind. Took her about three months to command the house again. She died about two years later. All of my beloved pets are buried under the pines near the mountain house.

I had one more dog. A pot-licker puppy in Belize. She was painted with red enamel paint as a joke by stupid workers. We called her Scarlet. Took a while to get the paint off and save her life. She was adorable. I had her for about six months when we had to leave for Iran. She went to friends and lived in a company construction compound with the 4 or 5 male guard dogs. She had many litters of puppies they tell me and was the best warning dog of all of them. She just died this past year. I regret having to leave her and have not taken another pet. Plus it’s too hard to have an animal on the sailboat.

I am always appalled at the cruelty to beautiful little animals. I see them chained and left alone so they go crazy. I see them abandoned in the streets trying to find something to eat. People throw rocks at them. What to do?

Love those animals...>>>iggy

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August 17, 2015 at 9:33am
August 17, 2015 at 9:33am
Blog City image small Prompt: “Vulgarity is no substitute for wit.” Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey
How do you think vulgarity and wit affect speech?

I hear the dock and boat workers from my sailboat (Pania) while they have their conversations that usually include much laughter. I do not understand Creole, but they use the word ‘f**k’ or ‘f**king’ at least once in EVERY PHRASE. When translated a few times, the subject matter is crude, sexual, or insulting. Even ordinary topics are colored with the ‘F-word’.

The word is woven into the speech of men in many cultures The military always communicated with f**k in all casual speech. For younger men, it depends where and which high school they attended. Peer pressure within groups cause vulgar speech patterns to represent being touch and masculine.

In all of that, there is very little humor and wit.

During certain bursts of extreme justified anger, a whole string of colorful expletives is appropriate and very expressive. It is usually not meant to be clever or funny. The speaker usually feels much better and highly enlivened.

A few comedians can get away with clever vulgarity. But they know how to use the language for their advantage.

In agreement with Maggie Smith...>>>iggy

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August 15, 2015 at 11:01am
August 15, 2015 at 11:01am
Blog City image small What is the hardest part about learning a new skill? Do you enjoy a challenge or do you like things to come easily?

I enjoy a challenge. It makes my brain work!

I was never good at languages. I live in a country that speaks Spanis, Creol, Mayan, and English. I can say hello, please, thank you, yes, no, and basic one to ten in Spanish and French.

After living in Iran, off and one, for over ten years, I can handle basic communications and have vocabulary in tools, theater, movies, and a little about writing. I can understand a great deal more than I can speak. I can even read numbers to 1,000 and speak them. This leaning was/is very difficult and I forget what I don’t use.

With writing I have struggled with puncuation because I overlook errors when I’m reading. The best for me is to read outloud, then the logic of commas is obvious. Run-on sentences and POV slips show up as well. I think reading outloud slows the process down. It works for me, but it took a long time to learn..

Writing is not a new skill, but I never stopped learning---and I enjoy it very much!

Write on...>>>iggy

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August 14, 2015 at 11:44am
August 14, 2015 at 11:44am

Blog City image small Where do you write if you do not have a desk of your own?

I've had many places I’ve worked, but never specifically MY desk. I like to sit cross legged, yoga position most of the time and find chairs very uncomfortable. So a work space that is even lower than a coffee table is the best.

They built me a small mahogany shelf that is my desk in the sailboat (as I wrote before, only big enough for the computer, mouse and a coffee cup). I sit cross-legged on my bed.

Where I am house-sitting there is a desk and a chair that is too low for comfortable typing. I put a book under the back of the computer to slant the keyboard. I have all the new maps and diagrams for Knights of Sparrow taped to the wall behind me. That’s cool.

I think for me at least, the SPACE FOR WRITING is the most important. How it fits in the room, if it’s isolated from the main house traffic. And that my stuff is undisturbed. I find that a quiet atmosphere is quite necessary when working on creative material. If a desk completes your space, that’s what you’ve got to have, or maybe a better chair. We're all different.

When I’m editing it’s something else. I mutter, read aloud, curse, get up and pace. Music helps. To close I want to add this quote:

“Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. There lies its immense value. For what it seeks is to disturb monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine.” (Oscar Wilde, 1891)

Write on...and sometimes, disturb! >>>iggy *Boat*
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August 12, 2015 at 1:01pm
August 12, 2015 at 1:01pm
Blog City image small Prompt: She Shed or Man Cave?
What would it look like?
What would you keep in there?

What a funny idea, a Man Cave.

In the Pania Sailboat (the yacht), I have a cubby hole that has my narrow, single bed, cupboards, 2 drawers under the bed and a shelf as a desk almost overlaping my bed with two drawers under that. The ship’s system radio is above my head with another set of shelves with my dictionaries, thesaurus and style book. The power charger for the boat’s batteries is at the back of the desk as well as the power outlet for computer and lights. The computer takes up over half of the desk top with just enough room for the mouse and my coffee cup.

Beside the foot of my bed is a nice wooden stool that holds a large basket with essential stuff like bug spray, keys, sun screen, moisturizer, t-paper, some tools, etc. Everything contained for boat motion. There’s a long shelf on the hull side as long as the bed space with folded t-shirts, shorts, a bagged copy of Apex Project, a cribbage game, coconut oil, hand towels, and a couple hats. My roll-up rubber keyboard and old mail folders are at the end..

Squeezed under the stool are the box of rags and plastic bags, over cans of boat paint, thinners and brushes. Theres a space for my shoes and slip-ons. The actual floor space is about 24” X 18”. There’s a wall behind the desk. The other side is the entrance ladder-steps in and out of the boat. There is a half-partition behind the end of the bed and the stool. A 12v fan is installed there. A narrow boat window is above the bed that locks with four screw-down bolts. The window is screened. If it rains the water comes right in if not sealed shut. The tiny bit of wall has the ship registration and the Captains License.

Across the asile is the kitchen sink, stove and cooler with shelves and cubbyholes. There are cover plates in the teak floor that open to the water tank and rear bildge. Note that half of this space is below the water line of the ocean. The boat goes wobble-wobble when a boat moves in the marina. Our neighbor boat is about one-and-a-half-yards away. We have the dock on the port side. We’re moored in a corner with more dock behind the boat.

How/s that for a Man Cave? >>>iggy

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