May 5th, 2015

cat power

tuna, tuna, won't be just any na

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Tuna Fish Salad - Meta-Recipe: Note - "12 ounces can/s tuna" = one 12 oz can or two 6 oz can, (solid white) tuna - FLAKE -

12 ounces can/s tuna packed in water - drained well - (add 1 tsp olive oil, if desired)

1⁄4 cup mayonnaise - less or more, to taste; (&/or salad dressing)
1 teaspoon of Dijon or Grey Poupon mustard - or to taste
1/8-1/4 cup fresh lemon juice - [&/or ACV]

1/4 cup of cottage cheese - or to taste
1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

1 large (or 1 & 1/2) celery stalk, chopped finely
4 tablespoons dill pickles or relish, or sweet gherkins, minced
1/8 to 1/4 cucumber - [or relish]
1/4 can sliced water chestnuts

1/4 small purple or red onion, chopped finely - or use onion flakes
1 pinch garlic or 1⁄4 garlic clove, minced or pressed

1⁄4 teaspoon salt (or less)
1 pinch or 1⁄8 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 Tbsp dried; or minced fresh parsley leaves
1 pinch to 1/4 teaspoon curry powder

1-2 teaspoon capers
1/8 cup sliced black olives
Add sliced hard boiled eggs, if desired.

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spliff mon

wisdom hit me on the head

I had a(n) Eureka moment this morning:

In dreams, we have symbols and avatars representing agents from the real world - maybe from other people or times. Also, I have verified to myself that I myself do receive information in my dreams which is real and valid, but which is not only beyond the dream's chain of thought/ action, but which is sometimes even beyond my own personal knowledge. The info is introduced to me in the dream in the same sort of way that information is introduced when we read or converse - (or when we have psychic experiences).

I have concluded that dreams, and consciousness, do partly exist beyond the physical mind and body - even beyond local time & place. This is the amazing thing about consciousness.

Well - in experiences where one is AWAKE, and yet seems to encounter a ghost or a message from a departed person, we are also partaking of shared consciousness. For example: When those cops went to find the overturned car in the Utah lake, and heard a voice, clear as a bell, urging them to help, (even though the adult victim had been dead for a long while), this is an experience of the origami universe, where meaning comes to concentrated nodes, through the dynamic of universal, shared consciousness.

What was my revellation?

Both the dynamic of the dream, and the dynamic of psychic experiences in AWAKE life, ARE THE SAME THING!

Both of these affairs, inside the head, and in the real, actual world, ARE THE SAME DYNAMIC - origami, shared consciousness, working its cognitions through various alive receivers, including plants, or subatomic particles - across billions of light-years of space, or of time.

Of COURSE these two are the same thing. It seems obvious now. But the significance of this idea is profound. (If you don't get a sense of this, from reading this post, then I urge you to spend a little time with my tags, learning more about my, and others', cosmological or philosophical thoughts).

Note that I have always believed that it was possible for people or minds "in real life" to, e.g., think about someone, or such, causing that person to dream about them... And symbols or people seen in dreams very often do represent events or people or minds in nature, or in real life. AND ALSO, I have always believed it was possible for dreamers to influence these outside entities, or to influence or "predict" real event in the future, or to locate a murdered child's body in a forest, and so forth. So, I have always felt that there was a huge amount of interaction between the dream-mind, and the outside world of people and nature and experience.

But this is not the same as saying that both dynamics are exactly the same thing!
eat kochs

Food Never Goes Bad (But I Do) - Part ONE

This post was begun and abandoned Sunday, April 19. That was... 3 Sundays ago. The other food projects I have been planning on posting about have been: "Black & Blue" Nachos Dip; Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry; Wet & Dry Omelet secrets; More Relish; Guacamole Dip - mixed into previous dip, successfully; Imitation Mayonnaise, and maybe more. (Tuna Salad has already been posted). Ironically, my CFS is provoked by food: spices destroy my gut, and calories encourage the dementia.

However! Cooking is good, mild exercise for my body and mind. Every time I come far enough out of a relapse, I find that the best possible thing to do is to cook and wash dishes, cook and wash dishes. I don't think the quiet noise is making J stay away. I think she hates always smelling good smells wafting from my loft.

I will possibly add to this food series later. Since this post also talk about doctors - or my day...?... I might carry on that topic in those hypothetical posts as well. I have probably forgotten too much already, though.

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It is worth staying tuned just for the dip/s! Happy Cinco de Mayonnaise!
eek - oh noez

Not to mention Wildfires.

Intense Wildfire Season Expected in West - LiveScience

Science Takes on Western Wildfires - LiveScience

Climate Change News Digest - This is a great collection of archives of articles on the impacts of climate change; food; etc., from 2004 - 2010. It looks like the RSS feed covers more recent articles - ? - but I can't view new RSS presently. This is a great resource for research and papers.

Why Big, Intense Wildfires Are the New Normal - National Geographic