From the Miscellaneous folder of cuke.com
Former Cuke Miscellaneous page
(a bare, stark page evoking a desolate empty sadness of web design)
12-24-14 - Lists are a big deal on the Internet because people go to them and thus advertising revenues go up for the sites that use them. Here's on we enjoyed from the Huff Post - and we scored high - Eight Things that Lead to a Lasting Marriage. - dc
12-17-14 - Highly recommend Your Inner Fish, a PBS documentary in three parts - our inner fish, our inner reptile, and our inner monkey. Only part I wanted to add something was when he talked about the weakness of the human spine which evolved from spines that were horizontal. The host goes to a massive human skeleton collection in Cleveland to make his point. I thought that a lot of Cleveland's back problems might come from sitting in chairs and being overweight and wondered how other cultures like natives who can squat all day would compare.
12-11-14 - Tea as good as and in ways better than water says new study - BBC Health - Couldn't count all the times people have told me I had to drink water to hydrate, that tea didn't count. - DC
7-22-14 - Clarifying the Hobby Lobby decision of the Supremes - New Yorker - thanks Gregory Johnson
7-07-14 - Magnetic Poles location, strength, and flip - BBC - Found this so interesting and so phenomenally fundamental. - dc
6-13-14 - How to open a can without a can opener - thanks Gregory
6-10-14 - Alexander Shulgin, Psychedelia Researcher, Dies at 88 - NY Times
“I understood that our entire universe is contained in the mind and the spirit. We may choose not to find access to it, we may even deny its existence, but it is indeed there inside us, and there are chemicals that can catalyze its availability”
4-12-14 - A bus to nowhere, suggested by M Katz who writes: Heard this on my car radio and thought it the best description of Zen I've ever heard. It's about a 15-minute sound clip.I 'm building a bus stop for myself.
4-02-14 - THIS OLD MAN - Life in the nineties BY ROGER ANGELL in the New Yorker
3-12-14 - From NBC Dateline - My brief Rendezvous with the Guru - creepy
2-15-14 - A critical look at AA and addiction treatment. - thanks Kat who got it from Jeffrey
2-14-14 - Animal Whisperer Calms An Angry Panther
Her name Anna Breytenbach is and here's her site - Animal Spirit
2-08-14 - Get a lot of stuff sent my way, more than I have time to deal with. Thought I'd share this one:
A 240 year old doll that can write - thanks Jim McIver
1-30-14 - Received this important bit of news from an old friend in Fort Worth.
Washington State just passed two laws - legalized gay marriage and legalized marijuana. Makes perfect biblical sense.
Leviticus 20:13 says: "If a man lies with another man they should be
---thanks Susan McDonald
1-09-14 - 20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today - thanks Ron Browning
10-20-13 - Pseudo Dionysius Mystical Theology - from Pseudo Dionysius: The Complete Works (Classics of Western Spirituality). This is the 1988 translation which I prefer over the one found on the Internet though I have no criticism of, nor am qualified to criticize, the latter which I have posted a link to a few times over the years. Jim Wilson of Many Rivers Books and Tea in Sebastopol CA turned me on to Pseudo Dionysius, calling his Mystical Theology the Heart Sutra of Christianity. The pseudo in his name means that the Dionysius was a pseudonym, a common practice for monks. - DC
10-15-13 - Two articles from local paper report what we already know and were always told
10-14-13 - A Bridge Between Western Science and Eastern Faith - NY Times article on joint study of science and Buddhism involving Dalai Lama, Tibetan monks, and Emory U. - thanks JR
9-23-12 - In answer to JW's question -
Is there such a thing as a "Zen card."?
Someone wrote "How many Jokers have answered, A Joker?" - sorry, lost name
JW wondered about a wild eyed Samurai then he sent this Zen Card.
9=07-13 - The Truth about Exercise
A haiku about aging from today's Marin IJ.(Independent Journal)
Hoffman's Phoenix Collection of the finest teas in the world
3-29-11 - When I want some diversion, I sometimes tune into the mildly demented humor of Cracked. I love their lists such as
11-13-09 -Getting Celsius and Fahrenheit straight
10-31-11 - the Nun and the Cabbie
7-25-08 - Willam Malten sends a report from the Amazon rainforest - videos
Darlene Cohen's brother David's strange website - the Limping Gazelle.
11-18-09 - Was reading about Christian communities. Here are a few. But first a relevant quote.
11-13-09 - Getting Celsius and Fahrenheit straight
4-09-09 - "Who am I?" we often ask. Look at it from a bacterial point of view and ask, "Who are we?" Thanks JR.
12-23-07 - Exposed: the seven great medical myths - thanks to Kelly
10-18-07 - THE HEART SUTRA AND COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION With Paul Shippee November 9 / 7:00 pm - November 11 / 5:00 pm Madison Shambhala Center Madison, Wisconson
10-14-07 - The guys who do South Park (recipients of the prestigious cuke.com High Lords of Cultural Commentary Award) did this animated video called Life and Music to some wise words from Alan Watts.- Thanks to E. Sawyer. Filed in Misc.
10-10-07 - New paths to enlightenment through advertising - in the SF Chron today - in which meditator and yoga teacher Mark Morford ponders whether Zen can withstand so much association with random consumer products.