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Meditation CD Giveaway

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

A while back — April 2008 to be exact — I created a binaural beat meditation CD, with the idea of following it up with a series on MeditativeHealth.com. Heck, I even put it on Amazon too, where you can see the original cover design.

Unfortunately, it never took off. I still listen to it myself though. Anyway, my bad luck story could be good news for you. Here’s why. If a merchant doesn’t make a sale on Kunaki within 180 days, they take the product in question off their system. Considering the half day you can easily spend getting the darn thing back up on their servers, it’s worth it to buy someone a copy to keep it alive.

Here’s how it’ll work. As when I gave away a year’s subscription to Environmental magazine, I’ll be using the atmospheric noise, random number generator at random.org to pick from the entrants. Just leave a comment that you’d like to enter (sorry only people in the U.S. to keep shipping costs down) then send me your mailing address using the contact form with the subject “my entry”. Don’t worry, it won’t be used for anything but sending the one person his or her CD.

Time is of the essence, so I’m picking the winner Monday night (March 22nd, 2010) before I hit the hay, sometime between 9 PM and midnight. I’ll leave a comment announcing who it was then close things off. And hey, if no one enters, I’ll just send it to a family member. :)

Interesting Weekend

Monday, March 1st, 2010

What a crazy, but ultimately fun, weekend. It all started Thursday night as New Hampshire was hit by a powerful wind storm which prompted Governor Lynch to declare a state of emergency. It was a scary and sleepless one to be sure — no power and every renewed gust had me convinced I’d be ducking trees as they crashed through the roof from any side. I stood at the ready (as much as you can be ready for such a thing) in the doorway to leap in either direction.

Having made it through the night, the damage was clear as more than a quarter million PSNH (Public Service of NH) customers were left without power. The rain of the preceding weeks had left the ground weak and unable to secure the roots of many an old tree. Others simply broke and toppled, onto lines and houses. At some point during the day, my phone joined the power outage. Luckily, I had my new cellphone which I’d procured for the trip to NC. Alas, the hotels and motels were either also without power or full. I roughed it in the car for a while that night, turning on the heat every couple hours, before eventually heading inside where I actually slept well in my old sleeping bag from the scouts. It had seen many a winter camping excursion in its day, including a couple times in an igloo, and while not quite as effective as it used to be, it nevertheless was up to the task of the mild (30-40°F) temperatures.

Saturday night, my good friend Scott and his wife took me in. We’d planned to meet up on Sunday for brunch anyway, so it worked out well though we were all exhausted and called it an early night. The next day, we were in for a lavish treat: one of the twice monthly buffet brunches at Cafe Indigo, the vegan bakery in Concord. The food was amazing, and the chocolate cupcakes were soooo moist! We all walked out of there twenty pounds heavier, $20 lighter. (Next time, I’ll bring the camera). And, I was in for another treat upon returning home to find the power had just been restored, as evidenced by the heater still struggling to bring the house back up to temp and my electric toothbrush’s flashing blue light.

Other notables of the weekend include the one-year anniversary on Friday, the 26th, of my last day at work, and my birthday… today, March 1st. :)

Vegan Done Light Forum

Friday, January 15th, 2010


It’s official, the new Vegan Done Light forums are OPEN!

Come join the fun!

Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

It’s a sad day. Two of America’s greatest killers — cancer and heart disease — have today taken the lives of two of its (and the world’s) greatest stars, Farrah Fawcett (62) and Michael Jackson (50), respectively. Both cultural icons, both still young. May you rest in peace. No further words… only thoughts.

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