Pointless Musings

“…whether explicable or not…”

The World Health Organization has a really neat definition of  Traditional medicine: Traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment …

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“Identity Theft”

It is truly amazing that we now have a crime that is referred to as   “identity theft.” Impersonation is a very old scam,   but the ridiculous way we now “identify” people had led to this current problem. I am among those included in the latest breach of data from Anthem   (Blue Cross …

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What is worth posting?

Anyone who blogs should ask this question frequently. What is worth a reader’s time? The answer is found more in how the post is written, rather than in the subject matter. A well-written post on a mundane matter is better than a poorly-written post on an interesting topic. So, I have this fabulous trip to …

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Following directions

Seems to be a lot of “following directions” lately. Lots of reading, making checklists, and asking for help as needed. Evaluations for Contextual Education. Getting started in the Ministerial Fellowship process. A round of antibiotics for my son. All necessary parts of the blessings of my life, and a great opportunities for spiritual growth. Also …

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Google Doodle honors Douglas Adams

I suppose I am much too influenced by the writings of Douglas Adams. Nothing was off-limits to his satire, including proving the non-existence of God, so beware of Babel fish! Thank you, Google, for honoring him!

Yea vs. Yay (and vs. Yeah)

So, three words, homophones, where a homonym  would work perfectly well. Okay, “yeah” is  pronounced  a bit differently. As I understand it: Yea = an affirmative vote. Rhymes with, but opposite to, “nay.” Yay = I’m really happy Yeah = a slacker’s “yes” Would the use of the wrong one ever be misinterpreted? Yea… or …

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