We still need to go metric


Our US system of measurements makes no sense, even to Americans. We cannot even call it English measurements because our system is different than the pre-metric English system. For example, how many US tablespoons (tbsp.) are there in a US cup? The answer is 16, but no one knows that; I had to look itContinue reading “We still need to go metric”

Celebrity Status and Human Worth


America has a very weird way of lifting up the most absurd celebrities.  Justin Bieber was just busted for street racing while drunk and on drugs.  Bieber is also facing felony vandalism charges for an earlier episode where he vandalized a neighbor’s house. Dennis Rodman just got back from North Korea where he practically gaveContinue reading “Celebrity Status and Human Worth”

Eco-Touring in Costa Rica


Eco-Touring Costa Rica Costa Rica is a dream vacation for any eco-tourist.  This is a great place to connect with nature.  You will see the natural world in all of its glory from the volcanoes to the rain forest canopy to the seashores.  The tropical forests are lush and teeming with wildlife. Travelling around MyContinue reading “Eco-Touring in Costa Rica”

Raising Children Around Food


There are a few key rules about raising children around food that will vastly improve your children’s health and wellbeing for a lifetime.  These rules are simple, effective and based upon common sense.  But I have found in my life that common sense can be anything but common.  The reason for this is that peopleContinue reading “Raising Children Around Food”

Human Dignity for Workers in the Global Supply Chain


In the global marketplace, many workers are required to work for long hours at low pay in deplorable conditions and often unsafe settings.  There are various types of forced labor.  Child labor is more common than we would like to admit.  Human dignity is denied to the workers through such injustices as discrimination, sexual harassment,Continue reading “Human Dignity for Workers in the Global Supply Chain”

Trustworthy Leadership


TRUSTWORTHY One of the most important lessons that I have tried to teach my teenage son is that I want him to grow up to be the kind of man upon which people can depend. If he has promised to mow someone’s yard, or fix a computer, or help out at the community theater, thenContinue reading “Trustworthy Leadership”

Clean Water – The #1 Global Public Health Issue


Clean water is the most serious public health issue in the world. Nearly one billion people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water. A child dies every 15 seconds from a lack of clean water. Two people every second die from contaminated water, poor sanitation and poor hygiene.  Clean water isContinue reading “Clean Water – The #1 Global Public Health Issue”

Plant Based Whole Foods Diet


According to notable doctors, Caldwell Esselstyn, T. Colin Campbell, Mark Hyman, and Santa Rosa’s own John McDougall: If everyone embraced a plant based whole foods diet: The cost of medical care would fall by 70%.  Life expectancy would increase dramatically. Cardiovascular disease would utterly disappear. Obesity and type 2 diabetes would become a rarity. CancerContinue reading “Plant Based Whole Foods Diet”

Let’s End Polio


Poliomyelitis In 1980 the world saw the eradication of smallpox, a disease that had killed 500 million people.  As of today polio is nearly extinguished across the whole planet.  The World Health Organization has been the lead player in this eradication.  Other groups included in the eradication efforts include UNICEF and Rotary International.  To dateContinue reading “Let’s End Polio”

Trustworthy


TRUSTWORTHY One of the most important lessons that I have tried to teach my teenage son is that I want him to grow up to be the kind of man upon which people can depend. If he has promised to mow someone’s yard, or fix a computer, or help out at the community theater, thenContinue reading “Trustworthy”