Good Friday morning! It’s rainy in St. Cats. It’s sunny in AZ. But I have a mixed vaccine and that won’t get me across the border. 😊 Not much up today. Biking in the rain is not fun.
Today is National Mushroom Day. I have never taken much notice of wild mushrooms until recently. There are so many varieties in the Dundas Valley Conservation Area – none of which I will be trying.
Interesting news! Eating Mushrooms Could Lower Risk of Depression, New Study Says!
Mushrooms have been making headlines due to their many health advantages. Not only do they lower one’s risk of cancer and premature death, but new research led by Penn State College of Medicine also reveals that these superfoods may benefit a person’s mental health.
Penn State researchers used data on diet and mental health collected from more than 24,000 U.S. adults between 2005 and 2016. They found that people who ate mushrooms had lower odds of having depression.
According to the researchers, mushrooms contain ergothioneine, an antioxidant that may protect against cell and tissue damage in the body. Studies have shown that antioxidants help prevent several mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression.
“All Fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once.” ― Terry Pratchett
Hoot hoot hoot!!! We pulled up three veggie gardens – one at church, one at the Park-Stevens, and one here. We have a lot of green tomatoes to enjoy! 😊
No pics but lots of cartoons!
Good Thursday morning! Definitely a senior’s kind of day. I’m making cards in the morning and Laur is going to the dentist. I’m visiting in the afternoon and Laur is going to an online seminar.
October 14 falls in National Food Bank Week. I observe this but can’t celebrate it. What I would celebrate is international food security! 😊
Good news story! Immunotherapy Drugs So Effective that Tumors Disappear in Weeks for Head and Neck Cancer Patients in Landmark Trial!
From “positive trends in survival” to “completely eradicated,” the results from a phase III cancer trial has oncologists and patients in the UK excited.
An innovative combination of two immunotherapy drugs were shown to extend the life of patients with metastatic or relapsed head and neck cancer without forcing them to endure extreme chemotherapy.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. -Dwight D. Eisenhower, US general and 34th president (14 Oct 1890-1969)
Good Wednesday morning. I think we are hiking today. Our gardens didn’t get pulled yesterday. Ah well. I’ll continue to nag about it. 😊
October 13 is Bullying Prevention Day. Would that it were so easy that by naming and showing, it could be stopped….
Wonderful news. First-of-its-Kind Commencement Inside Prison Celebrates 25 Inmates That Earned Bachelor’s Degrees Behind Bars!
25 incarcerated men received bachelor’s degrees during a commencement ceremony at California State Prison, Los Angeles County in Lancaster last Tuesday, marking the culmination of a unique and powerful journey.
Graduate Dara Lyn said, “The opportunity to show that we are not our worst decisions, that we crave to be a part of the larger society so that we can put to use our unique combination of lived experience and education.”
Bullying is the result of an unequal power dynamic - the strong attacking the weak. - Maria Konnikova
Not much to report other than a nice visit with a dear friend who I have known for about 45 years and a wonderful massage with Margaret Hughes. 😊 Enjoy some cartoons.
Good Tuesday morning. (Gah! Insomnia! I may be balking tackwards today!) This morning, maybe pull out the gardens at the church and at the Park-Stevens, and on the pots on our patio. Lots of green tomatoes to be used up! This afternoon I’m visiting friends. 😊
October 12 is World Arthritis Day. I will be observing it, but not celebrating it! 😊
Good News! If you’re a cabbie and don’t use google maps… Using your Brain Rather than Google Maps: Alzheimer’s Research on London Cabbies is Eye Opening!
Cabbies have an incredible knowledge of London streets that seems to confer some protection against Alzheimer’s Disease—this could be clinically relevant to struggling patients, or those seeking to mitigate their risks.
For Alzheimer’s disease, the hippocampus is the first and principal victim of its effects. Furthermore, cabbies’ hippocampi continue to enlarge the more years they put into the job, presenting the hypothesis that perhaps there’s something we can do to replicate the effect in the general population.
"When you have insomnia, you're never really asleep... and you're never really awake."
- Narrator, 'Fight Club'
I’m very grateful for today. Hubs and I went to the Dundas Valley Conservation Area and had a 9+ mile hike. I have this thing that if you want to be happy, do more of the things that make you happy. Hiking and biking are two of mine. And do less of the things that make you unhappy. I do not like filling out forms or cleaning. Thankfully hubs will do these.
And we talked about AZ. For sure in 2022 we can do April and November – covid permitting. This November we cannot, even if we wanted to, because I have “mixed” vaccines. But I’m hoping in February we can go to Suds for a week or two to cross country ski and snowshoe. And visit our framily in Sudbury and Massy (Hi Rhonda and Charlie!) and Elliott Lake.
Good Thanksgiving morning! Today we hope to hike in the Dundas Conservation area. We have a lot of potato chips and Osmow’s food to walk off. 😊
October 11 is National Kick B*tt Day. I hope our hike today doesn’t kick my behind too much…
Good news! Naturally Occurring Antibiotic Kills Lyme Disease and Nothing Else: A Potential Breakthrough Treatment!
Researchers studying naturally occurring antibiotics have isolated one which eradicated the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, potentially offering a revolutionary treatment for the pathogen in both humans, and the natural environment.
Hygromycin A, which the scientists found in a screen of soil microbes, was found to clear the infection of B. burgdorferi, the bacteria found in tiny worm-like parasites which cause much of the worst effects of the disease, without harming the rest of the microbiome in live mice and human cells.
A Kindness Quote:
The true greatness of a person, in my view, is evident in the way he or she treats those with whom courtesy and kindness are not required. - Joseph B. Wirthli
A wander with the Park Stevens and an Osmow’s Thankgiving Dinner! 😊 https://mrosmow.com
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When I turned 64 on January 31st, 2021, I felt a significant shift in my little universe. Likely related to the Beatles song “When I’m 64.” While my mother, Marj Carrie, lived to be 98, the average life expectancy for women in Canada is 84. So I did a couple of things.