These Woods

These woods are like home to me. Whenever I return it is as if I have come back to my spiritual center. This is where it truly began for me. I was a misguided youth full of angst and hostility, disillusioned by the world, and spiritually injured. But these woods are a place of healing and renewal, and they changed me. Over the years I’ve seen other people changed by these woods as well. (Read More)

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The Ability to Drink Milk is an Evolutionary Advantage

There is an interesting article making its way around the interwebs these days telling you to throw away the milk ‘cuz it’s baaad for you ‘cuz lotsa folks got the lactose intolerance.

This is inaccurate and misleading information.  It’s really a vegetarian activist and animal rights argument masquerading as a health warning, making use of fake science in an attempt to add credence to a false premise that milk is bad for us.  They probably made up their statistics, but only about 10% of Americans are lactose intolerant, though virtually all Chinese and “full-blood” Native Americans are. (read more)

Ron Paul’s Potential 2012 Presidential Run

Ever since the election of Barrack Obama in 2008, pundits on both the right and the left have speculated about the next republican nominee.  The top contenders’ names have been thrown around with the assumption that the nominee will be one of the same favorites that fell short in 2008.  At the head of the fray has been 2008 republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney and FOX News contributors Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich.  But one man stands poised to upset the apple cart again, Texas congressman Ron Paul.

 A lot has changed in the United States since Ron Paul made his run for the republican nomination in 2008.  With the emergence of the Tea Party, constitutional activists reacting against the Obama administration’s controversial health care reform efforts, and the rising rate of unemployment, the nation has witnessed a conservative ascendancy.  The stunning election of Scott Brown to the Massachusetts congressional seat formerly held by liberal icon Ted Kennedy sent shockwaves through the political landscape and heralded in the (more)