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Learn To Play The Violin! A Review of Violin Tutor Pro (.com)

I mentioned in my previous post If You’re Hankerin’ To Start Fiddlin’…Or Playin’ Any Stringed Instrument that I stumbled upon a gold mine when searching the internet one day…that gold mine is Michael Sanchez and his websites violintutorpro.com and superiorviolins.com.  Superior Violins is the store component of these sister sites and was reviewed in my previous …

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Infographic: How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Life

I believe that childhood trauma has a significant and formative impact on who we become as adults. The impact can be mitigated by a supportive community during and following the trauma, but such support seems to be the exception rather than the rule. In adulthood we can work to heal the wounds trauma inflicted upon …

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If You’re Hankerin’ to Start Fiddlin’… or Playin’ Any Stringed Instrument…

…Then I’d like to tell you about an online site where you can find quality stringed instruments at great prices! I came across Michael Sanchez of superiorviolins.com several years ago, quite by accident.   I played violin decades ago and was considering trying to pick it up again.  For some reason I decided to google the …

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Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Chamber: Personal Recollection.

Strange After watching The Perfect Storm  I became a commercial fishing deckhand in Alaska for a summer. After watching some episodes of Fringe and Altered States I decided I wanted to experience a sensory deprivation chamber. What do these two scenarios have in common? My interest was sparked by the stories – stories which, to many, cause fear or aversion. I have …

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A List of Lists of Books Recommended by Famous (and Somewhat Famous) People

Introduction In 2011 I wrote a list of lists of books and it has remained a perennial favorite till the present. I figured it was time to revisit the list. The revamped list has expanded far beyond the original and as such needs to be broken down into sections. This section consists of lists of books …

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Fluidstance’s The Level: Crucial or Overrated?

Prelude I believe it was August when Fluidstance first reached out to me about reviewing their product, The Level. Of course, I was amenable and eagerly awaited its arrival. It wasn’t until October that I realized the packaging containing The Level had been stolen off my front step before I ever saw it. I wrote …

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Soylent 2.0: A Better Meal Replacement?

A Little Background I enjoy eating sometimes but oftentimes it is more of a chore. Unfortunately, eating is a necessity if I want to be healthy, energetic, productive. I’ve written about Soylent, a meal replacement drink, in the past here and here. I’ve tried other meal replacement drinks like RAW Meal and Shakeology (also here and there, …

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