April 12, 2014
To cook or not to cook...

wheelstrong:

(blog by Teri Thorson)

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I’ve never been much of a cook, before injury or after, though my family might disagree with that one. But since my injury I really find it frustrating. Nothing seems quite set up well enough so that the preparation can just flow easily and it doesn’t take FOREVER.

As…

It’s at the intersections of our similarities that we find solutions. Finding the common ground is about opening yourself up to telling the world around you what you need and finding out what you can and want to give.

You may not like cooking, but you learn to appreciate good food and health and you find the drive to learn. You find ways to make awesome food. You do this because it matches the way you want to live - and what you want to give your children. Plus, you get sick of eating out of a bag or box. Motivated by appreciation of good tastes, textures and nourishment - you learn.

You may find sharpening knives difficult - and in my own experience, I’m shit at it - so the knife shop at the mall or mobile service does it for you. Once in a while a friend/partner may be around and able to share their skill. You ask because they can do this; and you can then cut them a slice of bread for that water you serve up (or cheese with wine | salami with beer).

Your neighbour’s child may be restless alone so you send your child next door to go play so the two young ball/truck/sand-pit goers can be occupied together, giving you time to workout or do something solo. It’s a barter system.

Let’s all open up to each other and trade what we can for what each other needs. 

(Break into song, like ‘Feed the World’ - more than a band - so eighties, nineties … and yet, so always ‘the present’. Be.)

March 30, 2014

mothernaturenetwork:

Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth

Real beauty and it’s here and now. Protect what we have.

March 20, 2014
#Spring in #Vancouver starts here & now! (at Stanley Park Harbourfront Seawall)

#Spring in #Vancouver starts here & now! (at Stanley Park Harbourfront Seawall)

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Filed under: spring vancouver 
March 19, 2014
Introducing: A Week in a Life

wheelstrong:

(blog by Teri Thorson)

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HELLO READERS!

I’m SO excited to get started on a weekly series for WHEELSTRONG SPORTS on “A Week in a Life”. We are starting this blog series for many reasons:

  • To help new injuries or someone new to being in a chair.
  • To share tips and tricks.
  • To shed awareness on…

March 19, 2014
theatlantic:

The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

Everyone knows that the United States has long suffered from widespread shortages in its science and engineering workforce, and that if continued these shortages will cause it to fall behind its major economic competitors. Everyone knows that these workforce shortages are due mainly to the myriad weaknesses of American K-12 education in science and mathematics, which international comparisons of student performance rank as average at best.
Such claims are now well established as conventional wisdom. There is almost no debate in the mainstream. They echo from corporate CEO to corporate CEO, from lobbyist to lobbyist, from editorial writer to editorial writer. But what if what everyone knows is wrong? What if this conventional wisdom is just the same claims ricocheting in an echo chamber?
The truth is that there is little credible evidence of the claimed widespread shortages in the U.S. science and engineering workforce. How can the conventional wisdom be so different from the empirical evidence?
Read more. [Image: Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.]

theatlantic:

The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

Everyone knows that the United States has long suffered from widespread shortages in its science and engineering workforce, and that if continued these shortages will cause it to fall behind its major economic competitors. Everyone knows that these workforce shortages are due mainly to the myriad weaknesses of American K-12 education in science and mathematics, which international comparisons of student performance rank as average at best.

Such claims are now well established as conventional wisdom. There is almost no debate in the mainstream. They echo from corporate CEO to corporate CEO, from lobbyist to lobbyist, from editorial writer to editorial writer. But what if what everyone knows is wrong? What if this conventional wisdom is just the same claims ricocheting in an echo chamber?

The truth is that there is little credible evidence of the claimed widespread shortages in the U.S. science and engineering workforce. How can the conventional wisdom be so different from the empirical evidence?

Read more. [Image: Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.]

December 3, 2013

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October 31, 2013
Corpse Bride in her coffin #nsnhalloween @NorthShoreNews

Corpse Bride in her coffin #nsnhalloween @NorthShoreNews

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October 14, 2013
popmech:

All the ways you could die on one handy chart

I’ve got to look at this more closely A surely there’s at least one other way you could die …

popmech:

All the ways you could die on one handy chart

I’ve got to look at this more closely A surely there’s at least one other way you could die …

(via brooklynmutt)

October 14, 2013
mothernaturenetwork:

Your fall 2013 night sky guide to eclipses, comets and moreAs autumn shifts into high gear in the Northern Hemisphere, here’s a closer look at upcoming celestial events.

Look to the skies this Fall 2013, if not already tuned in

mothernaturenetwork:

Your fall 2013 night sky guide to eclipses, comets and more
As autumn shifts into high gear in the Northern Hemisphere, here’s a closer look at upcoming celestial events.

Look to the skies this Fall 2013, if not already tuned in

October 11, 2013
How do teenagers waste hours upon hours consuming Tumblr?

Answer (1 of 13): I am a teenager and also have a fascination with Tumblr. I will try my best to explain this from our perspective as teens. This site rocks! Why? Because unlike Facebook, I have a clean slate. Instead of being associated with my name and my real life being, I am a newly founded …

There’s no waste of time following something of interest.

One speaks differently on Tumblr – … once established and subjects of interest absorbed, you write more original content versus reblogging.

Facebook is for talking with friends - and face to face - about our lives, our friends, our plans, funny stories, all things that no follower of mine cares about; they have their own Facebook and social lives for that – Tumblr is something different. I voice my opinions on…

[tween on Tumblr]

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