Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Good Friday Concert

A Good Friday concert (on a Sunday!) Today is  Good Friday  – the day Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Last Sunday my husband and I went to a remarkable concert.  The theme was Lamentations.  In the Catholic  church … Continue reading

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How risky is the global economy ?

By Mohamed A. El-Erian Three years after the global financial crisis, the global economy remains a confusing place – and for good reasons. Should we draw comfort from gradual healing in advanced countries and solid growth in emerging economies? Or should … Continue reading

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When all the world is renewed

R. Wagner: Parsifal (Good Friday Music) There is beginning in each end. That is the symbolism of Good Friday

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Portraits of the mind

Purkinje Neurons . Among other things, these cells are the masters of motor coordination in the cerebellar cortex. Toxic exposure such as alcohol and lithium, autoimmune diseases, genetic mutations including autism and neurodegenerative diseases can negatively affect human Purkinje cells.

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The Truman Show

There is anarticle in the New York Times today, that speaks of the results of a poll conducted with 1224 adults nationwide, about their views on the economy, budget deficit and health care. I love the first couple of questions: … Continue reading

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The Willow Tree

A lone Willow Tree stands tall in a field only a breath away from the forest There she sits in her quiet and grace as she listens to the chorus of their promise of glory. She stands in awe of … Continue reading

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Truth

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. The Buddha

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J’accuse

Deepwater Horizon, Apr 20 2010, the biggest oil spill in history. A disaster that is all but forgotten, while BP is suing the owner of the oil rig.  So who is at fault, who is to blame ?  The One … Continue reading

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A code of secrecy

By Yuliya Tymoshenko  It began as a grey and muddy spring day, like so many others in my homeland. It ended in dread and mourning. Of course, none of us knew the precise moment when catastrophe struck at Chernobyl 25 … Continue reading

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The beautiful mind

A scanning electron microscope picture of a nerve ending. It has been broken open to reveal vesicles (orange and blue) containing chemicals used to pass messages in the nervous system.

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