Friday, August 17, 2012


Crystal Pier- my first youtube video ever.

So after the walk everything started to fall into place and I felt better for getting the light work out.

I maybe wrong, but it seems, Descartes made a mistake when he concluded that the mind is a separate entity from the body, the body being merely a machine. Rather the mind reacts favorably to exercise and fresh air.

Volume 30, Issue 1, January 2000, Pages 17–25

Physical Exercise and Psychological Well-Being: A Population Study in Finland

  • Peter Hassmén, Ph.D.a, b, 1,
  • Nathalie Koivula, Ph.D.a,
  • Antti Uutela, Ph.D.c
  • a Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, S-106 91, Stockholm, Sweden
  • b Stockholm University College of Physical Education and Sport, Sweden
  • c Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute (KTL), Finland


Background. Regular physical exercise has been characterized as a positive health behavior having physiological benefits. It may also yield psychological benefits. The purpose of the present study was therefore to explore the association between physical exercise frequency and a number of measures of psychological well-being in a large population-based sample.
Methods. A total of 3403 participants (1856 women and 1547 men) of the Finnish cardiovascular risk factor survey, ranging in age between 25 and 64, completed questionnaires. Besides answering questions concerning their exercise habits and perceived health and fitness, the participants also completed the Beck Depression Inventory, the State–Trait Anger Scale, the Cynical Distrust Scale, and the Sense of Coherence inventory.
Results. The results of this cross-sectional study suggest that individuals who exercised at least two to three times a week experienced significantly less depression, anger, cynical distrust, and stress than those exercising less frequently or not at all. Furthermore, regular exercisers perceived their health and fitness to be better than less frequent exercisers did. Finally, those who exercised at least twice a week reported higher levels of sense of coherence and a stronger feeling of social integration than their less frequently exercising counterparts.
Conclusions. The results indicate a consistent association between enhanced psychological well-being, as measured using a variety of psychological inventories, and regular physical exercise.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012


With the recent landing of the Curiosity on Mars, our attention is directed to the well being of those both here and the ISS.

It is difficult to comprehend the dedication, training, and discipline to do the kind of work that these fine people are doing. But there is that notion of being energized by fact that you get to be at the cutting edge of doing research on some aspect of the natural universe, which will ultimately help humankind. It is easy to get empowered...

All this time I thought this effort I have put in to do research may never go anywhere, and yet by chance over the weekend I found out that I may have helped in some small way in doing original volunteer research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in Guaymas, Mexico in the Sea of Cortez.

Having just graduated from UCSD with a  degree in Microbiology, a diving friend by chance, invited me to go SCUBA diving with this team for about a week to collect coelenterates, to quantify the many unknown chemical compounds for cancer research. So their Lab did come up with a cancer drug:

So sometimes we are successful and can not really comprehend the significance of the little kind acts that we can do if we try. It is amazing that now ten years later I realize that an entire sphere of activity was going on while I was unaware, a separate but parallel universe.

Here is an interesting website I have watched for a while, they delve deeper into concepts of parallel universes, and time glitches, etc.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


  The superoxyclean and soap got inside the Mac Book rendering it useless, I had a hunch to quickly disconnect the power and battery. Then I searched youtube for any advice, I found the following:

Then I went to the Apple store hoping to get a replacement keyboard, but when I arrived with  the keyboard, they said 'we can only work on unopened laptops", and they seemed to suggest  in a denigrating way, that I should have not opened the case. I argued that "in the spirit of Steve Jobs and everything Apple has stood for: ingenuity, garage electronic hobby fun, and just general curiosity that I assumed Apple was all about that", they looked at me and said "it has not been that way for a long time". So being optimistic I just decided to soak the keyboard in water for and hour, this way I could dissolve all of the oxyclean crystals from the innards of the keyboard, and then hit with the hair drier on low . Then I reassembled the mac book back together, it looks and works almost like new. In a small way now, I know first hand how the groundswell is changing  how I do business, I probably saved $350.

I seem to have discovered a general theory on treatment of apple MacBook keyboard decontamination:

STEP 1 Use  the above embedded youtube link to remove the key board, save the screws in   
STEP 2 Make a warm oxyclean solution bath, rinse in stream of fresh water  and a warm plain water
                   bath, dip the keyboard back  and
                   forth in the two solutions until you get whatever gunk that got in the key board is out,
                   let it  sit in plain water for at least  one hour, rinse with steam distilled water.
STEP 3 Dry  carefully, first with paper towels, then using desiccant in ziplock bags
STEP 4 Reassemble and enjoy your system again!

To celebrate I thought I would share the best picture from this Mac Book:

sunrise on Maui's Haleakala

sunset in pacific beach


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Good energy

I always feel better after eating an orange, sometimes just the feeling that works up my hands as I peel it, I wonder if any one else ever had this experience? It may be all of the nutrition combined with some undefined energy field, from growing in the sun, and stars. Finally, as a sort of symbol of good energy from the universe.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


In terms of mankind and our symbolism or system of conveying information, this exercise  is to use the shape of the walnut devoid of its shell, and the images that might come to mind, and the recently published study on some of the many health benefits from walnuts ...


Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner. The concept of synchronicity was first described in this terminology by Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychologist, in the 1920s.