Category Archives: Health

Caturday Thoughts – Feline Feng Shui Part 1

As I clean up and pack up I am discovering some things. One of them is that I really dislike American house designs. My current dwelling is far from a McMansion, which I despise. The room in square footage is … Continue reading

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Juggling the Demands of Life

I have always admired jugglers because I have never had the hand eye co-ordination for juggling. One ball or plate is my limit. Still, even a skilled juggler has a limit to how many items can be successfully handled. One ball, … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Simba’s New Diet

About six months ago the vet did a blood panel on Simba. She had an elevated BUN level. BUN is an acronym for blood urea nitrogen. A BUN test as its name implies, measures amount of urea nitrogen in the blood. … Continue reading

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Lughnasadh Aug 01

Lughnasadh   is a ancient Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season originally held on the first of August in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.  This marked a cross quarter day about halfway between the summer solstice … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Schroedinger’s Cat

Most people think the world they struggle with every day is a concrete reality. In truth behaving as though it is is the easier in the short term than thinking of things at a deeper level. It is the reason … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang and the Five Phases

Beyond the basic flow of yin and yang  we advance to the concepts of the Five Phases. I prefer the expression Five Phases to the more common apellation of Five Elements. To a western mind the word element connects to … Continue reading

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Minor Heat xiǎo shǔ 小暑 Jul 7th

We have been fortunate that this year we have so far avoided the excessive heat of the last couple of years. The coolness continued until the farmers bagan to comment. On  July 7th we entered the solar term of Minor … Continue reading

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