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enlightenment for idiots : summer reads

In Enlightenment for Idiots, by Anne Cushman, at the command of her editor, Amanda heads to India┬áto write a guidebook on Enlightenment. To her enlightenment is defined as; “As I understand it, enlightenment is a state of blissful awareness that’s not dependent on any external circumstances… It’s the understanding that you’re not separate from anything else in the universe; the… Read more »

Get ready for the World Parkinson Congress

In September 2010, I got on a plane and went to Scotland for the 2nd World Parkinson Congress! First, I saw a few castles… – Then had a wee dram of whisky… – And presented some electromyographic data on how the muscles of males and females with Parkinson’s were more active during functional tasks (i.e. grip strength, walking, balance), indicating… Read more »

bring on the backpacking!

after tours through europe, canada, and scotland, we’ve decided to retire our packs (well, the packs that dave & flo so graciously let us borrow!).       and say hello to “maia” and “arrakis” (thanks Valhalla Pure!)… fully waterproof and ready for Bowron Lake (july) and West Coast Trail (august)!   Bring on backpacking season! I’m so grateful for… Read more »

weather warnings

my heart goes out to everyone affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit japan early this morning.   and I hope that everyone along the west coast stays informed and safe. Tofino is particularly vulnerable to tsunamis but has systems in place to inform their community and facilitate a quick evacuation. Darc and I made the trek to… Read more »