Latest 25 Posts

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“Music is the Best Medicine”
(……. a.k.a., “The Soundtrack of my Life”)
Track #6: “Ascension” -Maxwell

Stopping back by the “Urban Hang Suite”, Twenty-Sumthin’-Sumthin’ Years Later….

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The joke was on me when I played Maxwell’s “Ascension” to start my Eleven Song Playlist of all-Maxwell cuts, for a Forty year old Sista’ out on my terrace while barbecuing after dark…

See, so much of my music is outdated, “Pre-Histroic” as my nephew jokingly calls it, Maxwell is my
“Go-to” artist when trying to play something modern and hip (when I’m “pretending” be “Cool” 🙂 )

When Maxwell’s “Ascension” came on my mini-speakers, she said, “Ooooh, I love this song, I remember it back when I graduated from High School” !!

Luckily, my humiliation of thinking I’m jamming modern music was redeemed, as I noticed her singing along and/or bobbing her head to every song on my Maxwell playlist during our nighttime barbecue….

But Damn, it did hit me, that Maxwell’s debut Album/CD, “Urban Hang Suite” is over twenty years old, though it sounds as fresh and vibrant as when it came out…

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Body (Part 46), a.k.a., “Little Red Corvette”
(…the “Fit in Red” Slideshow)

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“I guess I should have known, by the way you parked your car sideways…..”

“….it wouldn’t last”.

“See, you’re the kind of person, that believes in making out once, “

“….Love em’ and Leave em’ fast”.

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One Shining Moment!! (The Official NCAA College Basketball 2019 March Madness Video)

….never get tired of watching [and posting] this video every year!!!

[below] The official “One Shining Moment” video, 2019

~stay healthy~

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Garden Graffiti (Part 11): “Wild”

(…a journey through a “Wild-n-Colorful”, Eclectic Thailand Backyard Garden)

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Every now and then, I run across a photo shoot of a home that’s in that category of ….

“That’s totally not my style, but I’m kinda digging the person’s courage to express their unique personality….”

That’s what happened when I ran across the photos from Aow Dusdee’s Flickr Page, and I thought it would make a “Funky-Fresh”, “Wild and Colorful”, made for browsing post….

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Report finds Seafood Fraud to be not only Running Rampant, but Dangerous to the Health of Seafood Eaters….

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In a test of fish bought in 24 states and the District of Columbia, Oceana found consumers weren’t getting what they paid for. 

If you order a filet of snapper at a restaurant, you probably expect to be served snapper. But a new report suggests there’s a strong chance you’ll be getting something else.

Oceana, a marine conservation nonprofit with a recent history of studying seafood mislabeling, today published a new report on the state of seafood fraud in the U.S. They found that 20 percent of the 449 fish they tested were incorrectly labeled.

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Misty Copeland Releases Her Self Designed “Signature Collection” of Fitness and Casual Apparel

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“I wanted a line where we could feel fierce in the gym, and at the same time, feel confident wearing the same look out to dinner, running errands or living our everyday lives.” – Misty Copeland

“This collection is about being able to mix it up and not having just one look. That’s who we are as women.” -Misty Copeland.

“We have so many sides to us and it’s nice to have that balance and not to be told you have to be one way or another.” – Misty Copeland

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Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese Pro Soccer Player,
Still Playing at Age 52…

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The door to the gymnasium opened, and a man in his early 50s walked in.

He [Kazuyoshi Miura] was dapperly dressed in a cream-coloured three-piece suit, pale pink shirt, burned orange tie and gleaming dark brogues. His black hair was styled in a rakish quiff, and his goatee was neatly trimmed. A red rose was pinned to his left lapel.

In the middle of the gym, a large white birthday cake, topped with fruit, sat on a table. Accompanied by a chorus of “Happy Birthday”, the man broke into an exaggerated strut, showily pumping his arms for effect, before elegantly twirling and stretching out his right hand in a theatrical flourish.

“He’s football royalty here,” says Sean Carroll, a Tokyo-based football writer. “For Japanese football fans, he’s a god-like figure.”

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“Music is the Best Medicine”
(……. a.k.a., “The Soundtrack of my Life”)
Track #5: “Purple Haze” -Jimi Hendrix

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I knew even as a kid that someday I would be doing a “Purple Haze” cover……

Rewind “forty-something” years, me and my crew are on our way to the school yard to play some baseball…..

…we hear a garage band blaring some Roll & Roll a couple of blocks away, so we take a quick detour towards the sound.

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Studies Link Hormone Disrupting Chemicals in Axe Deodorants and Body Sprays to Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, and Other Ailments

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Axe products are loaded with endocrine disrupting chemicals. Endocrine disruptorsare exogenous, synthetic chemicals that have hormone-like effects on both humans and wild-life and interfere with the endocrine system by either mimicking or blocking our natural hormones and disrupting their respective body functions.

Member scientists of the Endocrine Society issued a report in which they claim:

“We present the evidence that endocrine disruptors have effects on male and female reproduction, breast development and cancer, prostrate cancer, neuroendocrinology, thyroid, metabolism and obesity, and cardiovascular endocrinology.”

[photo source and article with more info on this issue]

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Home Cookin’ !!! (Great Homes, Great Food!!)

Hawaiian Recipes for “The Woman in the Waves”, in an Oceanfront Maui Crib

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[next 4 food photos] Hawaiian Chicken Sewers with Cilantro Coconut Rice (more info further down)

I think very few readers care about the deeper meanings of my “music themes” I slip into my blog posts.

But in case Aliens are trying to decipher the hidden meanings in my blog 15,000 years from now, I better explain……

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Tyson and Perdue recall over 50 Tons of Chicken Nuggets After Reports of Contamination with Wood and Rubber

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Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after consumers reported finding soft, blue pieces of rubber inside the popular food. The recall comes in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and applies to the company’s Panko Chicken Nuggets that were sold in five pound plastic bags in grocery stores nationwide.

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“Short Story Long”,
a.k.a., “The Adventures of Lee Litumbe”
(Part 8), Hanging out in Mozambique, East Africa

…one “Nomad” [myself] “non-vicariously” 🙂 enjoying the travels of another nomad [Lee Litumbe]

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Lee Litumbe “slays” again with her stunning visuals in her article on her trip to Mozambique, in Southeast Africa…

Although Lee’s travel inspirations are a good thing for me, in a way, they are a “bad thing” also for me….

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“Short Story Long”,
a.k.a., “The Adventures of Lee Litumbe”
(Part 7), The La Mamounia Hotel and Spa,
Marrakech, Morocco

…one “Nomad” [myself] “non-vicariously” 🙂 enjoying the travels of another nomad [Lee Litumbe]

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Hey Lee Litumbe, YA’ KILLING ME, YA’ KILLING ME!!!

And I’m not talking about looks or beauty and all that, though you are “easy on my eyes” 🙂

I’m talking about how the visuals of your travel adventures provoke and inspire me….

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*** REDUX *** (Do Over)
Alicia Keys: “If I Ain’t Got You” 

–Music is the Best Medicine
(a.k.a., “The Soundtrack of My Life”)

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I was never happy with how my original version of this song sounded (they say that ALWAYS happens to a musician’s first song).

So, now that I got my “ears right” and my “studio software right”, and my “guitar right”, and most importantly, my “inner frequency right”….

…..I did this song over, the way I originally heard it in my head when I chose to compose it.

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~stay healthy~

 

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New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries”:
“Grab Your Hat, Here We Go”
(… to Bajacu Villa, Turks and Caicos Island, Caribbean)

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On the Menu:

“Grab Your Hat, Here We Go” !!!

……another Tropical Lunch Spread

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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay out a $4.7 Billion Settlement to women who claim they got Ovarian Cancer from J&J Baby Powder

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[above] Krystal Kim is one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. A jury awarded the women $4.69 billion in July, and that decision was upheld by a judge on Wednesday [photo source: New York Times].

Johnson & Johnson lost its motion on Wednesday to reverse a jury verdict that awarded $4.69 billion to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company’s baby powder and other talc products.

The $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages, together one of the largest personal injury awards on record, was upheld by Judge Rex Burlison in a circuit court in Missouri. The plaintiffs — 22 women and their families — were the first to go to court against Johnson & Johnson claiming that their ovarian cancer was linked to asbestos contamination in the company’s talc.

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“Music is the Best Medicine”
(a.k.a., “The Soundtrack of my Life”)
Track #4: “Take Me With U” -Prince

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I know I’m taking a big risk by investing three months of my life to create my version of a Prince song, only to possibly have it deleted off YouTube…

…but this couldn’t be a true so-called “Soundtrack of my Life”, with out a few Prince songs, and “Take Me With You” would absolutely have to come out of me first, before any Prince song.

I was probably Prince’s #1 fan back during the “Purple Rain” days as well as before, to the point where some people back in college jokingly called me “Prince”.

But at the same time, to claim myself the #1 Prince fan, is somewhat, if not a lot, hypocritical…
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Food for Thought: Pinterest shut down my Pinterest Page because of my Kolin Kaepernick article (…shut me down, but they won’t shut me up)

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Studies Surfacing that Electromagnetic Energy from Fitness Trackers might contribute to many ailments, including Cancer

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Body (Part 45)
a.k.a., “Computer Blue” (…a Body Paint Slideshow)

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Not that it matters, but the reason I call it “Computer Blue II”, is my first previous BodyPaint slideshow was originally named “Computer Blue”……

….after one of my Fav’ “Prince and the Revolution” cuts.

….but, they were deleting Prince songs from YouTube then, so I had to rename it to
“Body (Part 39) a.k.a., ‘It’s Your Life’ “, after a Lenny Kravitz song.

 

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Men’s Health:
Michael B Jordan Reveals His Body Transformation Secrets for His Roles in “Creed and “Black Panther”

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New In “Dinner and a Movie” : “Creed”
On the Menu” Philly Cheesesteak Made Healthy

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The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 14)
The Amla Berry

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“Music is the Best Medicine”
(…a.k.a., “The Soundtrack of my Life)
“Straight Cold Player” – Lenny Kravitz

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“Dressed to Grill”
Sophisticated Skewers (Part 9)

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“Body”, (Part 46)
a.k.a. “Little Red Corvette”
(…The “Fit in Red” Slideshow)

Pinterest shuts down my Pinterest Page because of my Kolin Kaepernick article

Healthy Herb Fries

My Top 10
“Fountain of Youth”
Superfoods (Part 2)

Salted Honey and Orange Blossom Naked Cake
(..with Healthy Baking Tips)

“Music is the Best Medicine”
“Ascension”
– Maxwell
(….my Cover Version)

Simple Baked Italian Oregano Meatballs

Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa
(Part 3)

“Spring” Breakfast Skillet

Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 4)

Fifteen Creative Five Ingredient Smoothies

Fifty, Fit and Fabulous!!!
Stephanie Person, Age 50 !!!
Nutrition Coach

Pan Fried Cod in a Citrus Basil Butter Sauce

African American Men are at High Risk of ‘False Positives’ in Prostate Cancer Screening

Cucumber Rolls with Creamy Avocado

DIY Skin and Body Care, Part 6 (a.k.a., “The Orange Article”)

Mango Lettuce Chicken Wraps

One Woman’s Journey into Fighting Acne With Essential Oils

Grilled Garlic Herb Shrimp Skewers

Ballerina Misty Copeland’s
Five Ways She Eats, Trains and Lives Healthy

“Huli Huli” Chicken

Men’s Natural Body Care
(…becoming an all-natural, GQ “Smooth Operator”)

“Moscow Mules” Drinks
(…and my list of Healthy Sweeteners for Cold Drinks)

Girl Talk: Natural Contraceptive Methods

My Top 30 Superfood
“Power Rankings”
(….numbers 1 thru 10)

Rosemary Lemon Chicken Skewers

Putting Monsanto in Your Vagina?
…Many Tampons Contaminated with Toxic Glyphosate Herbicide

“Dutch Baby” Pancake Skillet w/Fried Egg and Salmon

The Prostate Cancer Fighting “Fantastic Four” : Broccoli, Turmeric, Green Tea, Pomegranate

Potato and Egg Bake w/Rosemary

Toxin Levels in women drop sharply  just 3 days after switching to natural makeup  (…a recent study says)

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs Skillet

The “Gangster Gardener”
He plants food gardens on vacant lots all over South Central L.A.

The “Green Goddess” Sandwich

Men’s Health: Nutrients for Male Vitality and Well Being (Part 7)

Portuguese Style Chicken Skewers

“The Wanderlust Food Diaries”
“Grab Your Hat, Here We Go”
…to Bajacu Villa, Turks and Caicos
Menu: another Tropical Lunch

Potato, Pepper, and Egg Skillet

New Study Reveals Importance of Zinc in Prostate Health

Summer Glow
“Buddha Bowl”

Dinner and a Movie:
“Creed”
On the Menu: Healthy Philly Cheesesteak

Buckwheat Pancakes

Health and Safety Tips When Getting a Tattoo

Healthy Oat Banana Waffles

“Short Story Long”
(….The Travel Adventures of Lee Litumbe)

See all articles in “The Healthy Chef’s Cookbook”
(The Art of Food)

See all articles in “Eat Smart”
(The Science of Food)

The GAIA Health Blog
Ranked in Top 100 Health Blogs!!!

…and top 100 Natural Food Blogs for 2018

(BELOW) Links to my favorite sites who are ”Raging Against the Machine”
(and also some fun cooking blogs)

One Bold Soul: Artist and Writer

(…”Healthy but Smart” is one of the best websites I’ve found, if you want to find unbiased, informative, and understandable research and info on superfoods and so forth, to aid in taking your health back!!)

(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks

Kim’s “Nutritionally Well”

THE PAST ON A PLATE
Special ‘shout out’ to this food blogger. Totally different style than me, but my favorite food blog in creativity. She inspired me to start my ‘Dinner and a Movie’ and “Wanderlust Food Diaries’ articles.

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