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At the root: Fractals

Once physical disease is ruled out, it is time to consider the root cause of most mental depression: a lack of love and connection in life (not a lack of serotonin). Source: Wikipedia Commons Via Paula’s blog comes the idea of grabbing some book, going to page 62 and line 6 on that page to […]

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Cold radiation

“Luminescence is emission of light by a substance not resulting from heat; it is thus a form of cold-body radiation.” Wikipedia’s definition of luminescence immediately put me in mind of a literal cold-body radiation. I still don’t quite understand it. It happened when my then-boyfriend attended church with me. “Church” was not really church the […]

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That Easter thingy

A struggling friend reminded me of a situation I was in the autumn after my dear grandma died. Re-reading that gave me a surprise: I’d forgotten how down I was then. I remember crying during the meeting with my bosses, but I don’t remember taking sick days and waking up angry every day. But yes, […]

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Astrology, the story-teller

OK, I knew my last post would not appeal to everyone, but as I said in a comment to a comment, I take my wisdom wherever I can find it. Which happens to include astrology. Because of my family’s interests, I grew up in a home that not only had huge picture books showing the treasures […]

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Getting my beliefs challenged II

I am going down yet another rabbit hole. It diverges from the one I was falling down about a year and a half ago. At least somewhat. All roads lead to Rome, but not all are main highways and will get you to your final destination; they do move you forward, though. My new rabbit […]

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I love you. Thank you.

Some time last month, I was listening to a new spiritual podcast, and the speaker said that we can all heal ourselves and each other by stating, “I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.” Apparently, this series of four short statements healed all the patients of a psychiatric facility, simply by being […]

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Getting my beliefs challenged

I own the extended DVD set of “What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?”, also known as “Down the Rabbit Hole”. I can’t remember now how my browsing the internet today started, but I ended up learning a lot about the science in “What the Bleep”: It’s terribly inaccurate. There are other inaccuracies or downright errors, […]

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Food politics as religion

I have never understood the food-as-hobby thing. Of course, I’ve never understood the car-as-hobby thing, either. Some things are just used by most of us, while others of us delve into the inner workings, the bits and pieces, and know the subject from the inside out. I have a friend who delves into food, and […]

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Faith in Jesus, interrupted

I have always been interested in Christianity. More specifically, I have always been interested in the answer to this question: Does Jesus save? I have always struggled with having a faith in Jesus. My own family is made up of theists, but nobody ever bothered with the traditional religions. Grandma couldn’t understand why anybody wanted […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Church bells

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday – St. Mary’s

Wordless Wednesday St. Mary’s (Mariakirken), Bergen’s oldest church

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Mother and child

Tom could hear a humpback mother and calf from his house. The humpbacks migrate from Alaska down to Hawaii for the winter. I always thought they were chasing food, but no. They don’t eat while on winter vacation. They merely give birth and then head back up to colder waters come spring. Tom had no […]

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By the river Nid

I could write tons and post an equal amount of photos from my trip. Instead of the usual itinerary run-down, this post will be a bit more philosophical. The main focus for my little bus trip was “Olsok” (St. Olav’s Day) and the St. Olav’s Days in Trondheim. A bit of background, that is to […]

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Atheist vs. theist: Let the baffle begin

I have a friend who is an atheist. She’s an atheist because she sees no evidence to the contrary, though she has tried. I have another friend who’s an atheist, but he has figured out the “where do we go when we die” thing: We live on forever, not as who we are but as […]

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Subtle shift

I saw the company doctor today. Just a regular annual check-up. Blood pressure’s up but still a healthy 120/80. Cholesterol’s up but within the healthy range. Iron levels are good. Heart and lungs also sounding normal. Lung capacity still rocks. I don’t feel like I’m going to be 47 in less than two months. One […]

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Oh, so that’s why the Bible

I like archaeology (can’t spell it, but I like it). I like stuff about religion. I am fortunate enough to belong to a culture where the two get combined all the time, thanks to a book that’s actually a collection of books, called The Bible. Fact or fiction, God’s actual words, or just men’s. This […]

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Atheists vs. Christians – or atheists AND Christians?

I just read an article on theists vs. atheists and it was not a waste of time. It was a very good look at how the non-believers and believers can get along and why insisting on not getting along isn’t a good idea at all. Over on my other blog I go on about God […]