Superman. Source: Fleischer Studios/Public domain (Wikimedia Commons) I marched happily down the hiking trail of the nature preserve, which had become one of my favorite places to be in the past several months. If I wasn’t running on the connected greenway trails to burn off some of my seemingly inexhaustible energy, I was hoofing it along the hiking trail in rapturous appreciation of nature’s majesty. Lately it seemed like everything was just … more . Colors were more vibrant, like the difference between standard and high definition television. Sounds and music had a new clarity. My selection of clothes was guided by which items were least likely to feel rough and scratchy and I’d become extremely sensitive to cold. I looked across the preserve’s butterfly meadow and its warm season grass habitat and marveled at the kaleidoscope of colors – from burnished golds and buttery yellows to tones of deep rich honeys and chocolates. When I was a teenager, I discovered Anne … [Read more...] about Like Seeing Colors for the First Time: Superheroes and Mania
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Home Cookery Sweet tooth Cakes bakes Cakes Bakes oi-Neha By Neha Mathur | Published: Friday, December 13, 2013, 17:51 [IST] Christmas in my family is not complete without this traditional Fruit cake or as commonly called plum cake. (Although there are no plums used to make this cake). I soaked my fruits almost a month before, but even if you soak the fruits and nuts in rum and brandy a week before making this cake, the results are pretty boozilicious. I have been making this cake since many Christmas and is a hit with my friends and family. The rich dark color comes from the use of brown sugar and caramel and the rum and brandy soaked fruits and nuts gives it an amazing flavour. Here is my favorite recipe to make this cake. Ingredients Fruits soaked in rum and brandy- 3 cups To make caramel Granulated sugar- 1 cup Water- 1 cup For the cake All purpose flour- 2 and ½ cup Instant coffee powder- … [Read more...] about Christmas Fruit Cake/Plum Cake
We are driven to have diversity in our lives––in schools, workplaces and organizations. What does diversity mean? Why do we want it? Wordhippo.com gives synonyms for “diversity” of variety, range, mix, array, assortment, contrast, dissimilarity and distinctiveness. In our lives many of us want diverse people and experiences to be part of our life–– gender , race, age, sexual orientation , educational experience, accomplishments, cultural background, religion, interests, appearance, family composition and political beliefs. Source: Eric MUSIAT/Pixabay Why Do We Want Diversity? We seek an array of people and experiences because we believe it enriches life and because it appears fair to everyone to be included in the whole of human experience. Diverse Patterns of Emotional Conditioning In my forays as a psychiatrist into the minds of people and how they work, I discovered diversities of emotional conditioning early in each person’s life. Emotional … [Read more...] about How Important Is Diversity in Thinking?
Source: Matthew Baxter My father passed away unexpectedly in September last year. My loss is still raw and painful, but I take some comfort in the fact that my father appears in my dreams and in my thoughts. I was reminded recently that he also appears in my language. One morning I was driving when I heard yet another unidentifiable “clunking” sound in my vehicle. “As Dad would say, this car’s got more rattles than a millionaire’s baby,” I remarked to my husband. Australian English is unique. It features a distinct dialect and accents, and it is characterized by creative idioms and slang. ( Here are just a few examples.) Australian English has a fondness for informality, which is especially evident in its diminutives . These are abbreviations for words that are then given a vowel-sound ending, such as sunnies for “sunglasses,” arvo for “afternoon,” and footy for “football.” The origins of this variety of English are fascinating, and that is a topic we can … [Read more...] about When We Lose Friends and Family Members