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Back Tightness Update…

So, disorder as I previously mentioned that my back was really not happy with me due to picking up racquetball, buy more about and I was in quite the pain all weekend. I went to my wonderful Chirpractor, pilule Dr. Witter, at Baraboo Chiropractic on Monday and he gave me a Yoga pose to do called ‘Cat and Cow‘.

Now I had heard of this pose before, and even performed it while I have, on occasion, practiced Yoga with my wife. The doc prescribed this for me and I have been performing it for about 30 seconds – twice a day since then. I played 3 sets of racquetball against my 15 year old and really athletic nephew and I did not have any problems. Wow! Thanks Doc! Thanks Yoga!

The Three Party Politcal System

I am unhappy with the 2 party system that we have currently. With this there is too much
I’m right and your wrong. type politics that goes on. I am predominantly a centrist, viagra approved at least I think I am, sildenafil and our political process could greatly benefit from a centrist party to balance out the zealous party devotionary lunacy that goes on much to the detriment of the people. To much stand behind this proposal because it is the thing to do.

We need a party that is based on pragmatism, illness balance, and results that can work with and farm the other parties to create legislation that is balanced, well researched, and less biased towards the ideological extremist parties. One party has too much federal involvement the other too much state funded social programs (in some people’s opinion). Having a majority party with a bend towards balance and pragmatism would be great.

Of course this is my (uninformed and ill researched) version of an ideological centrist party.

My Presidential Vote….

What is nice about living out in a wooded area is that you get to see all sorts of wild animals that you will never see while you are in the city. My neighbor called me tonight and said I am not sure, no rx but I think that you have a peacock on your roof. and I was like There’s no way.

Low and behold, we go out side and there’s a peacock on my roof. I think it is a female, and yes, our roof needs some work.

The Belarussian people are very superstitious, as is my wife. She says that it is there belief that a peacocks feather bring about bad luck. =( I countered with the Chinese believe that it is good luck!

Some Superstitions About Peacocks

  • Just as the eagle was the sacred bird of Jupiter, so the peacock was associated by the ancients with Juno, queen of the heavens.
  • To meet a peacock is a happy omen, as might be imagined. If he spreads his tail before one’s eyes, happiness and prosperity are promised.
  • On the other hand, to bring a peacock’s tail feathers into the house is considered unlucky by superstitious people, for they are considered to be representative of the evil eye.

More Peacock Reading

Well, herbal
presidential voting season is coming up and I think I know who I will be voting for. I have not really been following the polls or speeches or anything. I will try to do that more towards voting time.

I am more liberal than most and I would really like to see a strong centrist candidate or libertarian candidate step up, salve
but alas the world is quiet. I will most likely vote for Barack Obama this season. We need a change and I think with Hillary Clinton in the wings being tempered by Barack that great things can come of it. So I hope….

Peacock on the Roof?

What is nice about living out in a wooded area is that you get to see all sorts of wild animals that you will never see while you are in the city. My neighbor called me tonight and said I am not sure, no rx but I think that you have a peacock on your roof. and I was like There’s no way.

Low and behold, we go out side and there’s a peacock on my roof. I think it is a female, and yes, our roof needs some work.

The Belarussian people are very superstitious, as is my wife. She says that it is there belief that a peacocks feather bring about bad luck. =( I countered with the Chinese believe that it is good luck!

Some Superstitions About Peacocks

  • Just as the eagle was the sacred bird of Jupiter, so the peacock was associated by the ancients with Juno, queen of the heavens.
  • To meet a peacock is a happy omen, as might be imagined. If he spreads his tail before one’s eyes, happiness and prosperity are promised.
  • On the other hand, to bring a peacock’s tail feathers into the house is considered unlucky by superstitious people, for they are considered to be representative of the evil eye.

More Peacock Reading

A Little Health Update

Please take the time to fill out this short 7 question Yoga survey for me. This is will help Tanya and I in our bid to increase he Yoga business. I would also not be heartbroken if you emailed this to everyone in your address book! =)

Thanks everyone.

Tanya will start to teach Yoga in Madison on Mondays starting September, one Health
29 2008 at Body In Balance. On September 29 there will be 3 free classes given, cheap
one for each class at their normal times.

There will be 3 classes on Mondays:

  • Yoga Fundamentals (Beginners); 9:00am – 10:00am
  • Flow Yoga (Intermediate); 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Restorative Yoga (Mixed); 12:00pm – 1:00pm

If you know anyone who is around Madison at these times and they might be interested, please let them know. You can have them contact me for more information if they desire.

Weight

I talked a little bit about my diet experience while Tanya was away prior to me going to Belarus. I had went from 164 lbs down to 150 lbs at a rate of 2.6 lbs per week using the Shangri-la Diet. I also noted about my experiences during that process.

Currently, health
my weight has risen up to about 158 lbs and it is only going keep going up. =) I am going to start in the Shangri-la Diet again so I can get my weight under control. I am hoping to talk to the wife so we can discuss the food we eat. I would like to include more of the power foods that are mentioned in a Calorically Restricted Diet so super-charge our home cooking. I know I said this before, pills
but it needs to be done. I am really sick of it.

I will get back on the Shangri-la diet just enough to keep my cravings under control. It was such a wonderful feeling to eat because it was time and not because my body said to eat everything in sight. It was, patient
in a manner of speaking, good to be free from food.

My Back

This is a little more serious. My lower back has always been the tightest muscle on my body. When I was working out in Reedsburg in Villaris or going to karate my back would get really tight. They had an inversion machine which really released a lot of the tension that builds up. I have also noticed that when I play Tennis with my Dad a lot my lower back would get tight, but only annoyingly so.

Well, now that my Dad and I have discovered Racquetball, my back is really, really not happy with my. We started playing about 4 weeks ago at the Tamarac. It is a lot of fun, but my lower back was getting really, really tight. We played this Friday and my back was in a bit of pain, more than I have ever felt before. Tanya had me go through some Yoga stretches and that helped a lot. Today I am going to the Chiropractor and, hopefully, I will get some advice so I do not have this problem, or at least so I can manage or control it.

Tanya will be teaching Yoga in Madison on Mondays

Please take the time to fill out this short 7 question Yoga survey for me. This is will help Tanya and I in our bid to increase he Yoga business. I would also not be heartbroken if you emailed this to everyone in your address book! =)

Thanks everyone.

Tanya will start to teach Yoga in Madison on Mondays starting September, one Health
29 2008 at Body In Balance. On September 29 there will be 3 free classes given, cheap
one for each class at their normal times.

There will be 3 classes on Mondays:

  • Yoga Fundamentals (Beginners); 9:00am – 10:00am
  • Flow Yoga (Intermediate); 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Restorative Yoga (Mixed); 12:00pm – 1:00pm

If you know anyone who is around Madison at these times and they might be interested, please let them know. You can have them contact me for more information if they desire.

Short Yoga Survey

Please take the time to fill out this short 7 question Yoga survey for me. This is will help Tanya and I in our bid to increase he Yoga business. I would also not be heartbroken if you emailed this to everyone in your address book! =)

Thanks everyone.

Working with First Weber in the Dells

It is official, resuscitation I have been accepted by First Weber in the Dells to work there as a part-time Licensed Assistant for one of their teams. I received my real estate license in March shortly before Tanya went to Belarus last time. I am happy to be working with First Weber. They really seem to have it going on.

I have to get through orientation and training and so on and then I will start doing my part – updating and maintaining a lot of my team’s web presence. They will in-turn train me on what it means to work as a real estate agent, case including the commercial side.

If anyone of my 4 readers, or anyone you know, is looking for real estate agent in this area or anywhere else let me know and I will hook you up.

The Wife’s Birthday

I took the day off for my wife’s birthday so we can spend time together. We went to Madison to stay the night at a hotel, sick and while there we went to see the musical Church Basement Ladies at the Overture Center. The next day we went the Milwaukee County Zoo. She loves going there and really wanted to go again, so that was our ultimate birthday destination.

Overture Center

I wish that I had been to the Overture Center before, because it is really easy to get to: take I-90 to 151S and ride all the way to the other side of the Capitol, and you’re there. The Overture Center is a beautiful building – large, clean and stylish. We are going to make it there more often. A Russian ballet troupe will be coming as will an Opera or two. I have always wanted to see and Opera just out of curiosity and to say ‘Been there. Done That.’

This was one of the times that we were going somewhere and not rushed. We got there early so we could walk around a little bit and pick up our tickets while not in a dead sprint. =) Of course, it is all my fault if we are. =)

There was some fantasy art displayed on a wall, by who I will assume is as local artist, that was phenomenal. Most were done as pencils. They were a very classical Brothers Grim sort of fantasy. Very cool. Very expensive.

Church Basement Ladies

This was an interesting musical. It is based in a Norwegian Lutheran church in Minnesota during 1964 and 1965, and based on real life experiences of the writer of the book that the musical is based on . It stars a man who plays a priest and 4 women as the church basement ladies, and that is all of the cast. The whole thing is set in the basement and no where else.

The time went really fast. The musical was about 2 1/2 hours including break and it did not seem more than an hour of time passed. It was quick and funny.

Milwaukee County Zoo

We got there at probably 11:00 after driving from Madison. The day was overcast and not so bright. We worried a little bit about it raining. I talked to my mom and sister on the phone during our trip there and they had received some rain… so we remain concerned. The impending clouds taunting us as we go.

The zoo, as always was cool. So many wonderful and beautiful creatures. We had the pleasure of petting and feeding Stingrays. That was very cool! Tanya was a little bit afraid to touch it, but in the end she braved it.

It rained lightly for about 10 minutes and then later, a little more that an hour before closing, it it rained consistently hard. We braved since we had an umbrella handy, but at that point the animals were not so cooperative.

Tanya has made the time to post some pictures of the Milwaukee Zoo for you. The site is in Russian but the controls should be pretty self evident

First Weber Open House in Lake Delton on August 2

I have been in talks with First Weber in Lake Delton and I will start working with them as a licensed assistant. I will start by observing and possibly assisting at 2 Open Houses in Lake Delton on Saturday, rubella August, hair 2, from 11:00 til 13:00 (11:00am to 1:00pm).

Both properties are listed below. If you are in the market for a house right now check’em out; oh, and please do mention that you heard of it from here. =)

  • 381 Oak Ridge Pass: Lake Delton 53940; $279.9k, taxes ~$3655, 1571 sq ft spacious ranch, 3 BR, 2 FB, fireplace, 2 car garage; central air, ~.4acre lot
  • 380 Oak Ridge Pass, Lake Delton 53940; $334k; taxes ~$4626, 2460 sq ft spacious ranch, 3BR, 1 3/4 B, fireplace, 2 car garage; central air, ~1.4 acre lot

Both are right next to each other so here is a map to get there. If you have any questions about either if these properties please feel free to call the First Weber office in Lake Delton at (608) 253-5871 and ask for either Linda or Belinda.

I Played Racquetball Yesterday!!!

In this crazy and progressive world that we have here where monogamy is the established “norm” and medical sciences are advancing at a rapid pace as it has been for many, ask many decades, pills we may find that these two things are having humanity bypassing the advantages that natural selection and evolution would provide.

Natural Selection would normally be able to weed out undesirable traits and mutations fairly quickly (speaking in relative evolutionary terms here) by not allowing them to be passed on to future generations. Monogamy and our Advancing Medical Sciences bypasses this evolutionary benefit.

Monogamy

Monogamy ensures that, with birthrates (55% male and 45% female) as they are, just about all males will essentially have a one mate (assuming an even population density) and that each person will have only one choice for a mate, even if that choice is not as good or desirable as they could possibly have or desire.

The top males will have their choice of mates and the less desirable males will have the left-overs. This also means that these less desirable males will all have the opportunity to mate with a less desirable female ensuring that their (collective) less desirable genetics shall be passed on – perpetuating genes that would normally be weeded out due natural selection.

Today’s world with enforced monogamy essentially helps to ensure that “less desirable” mates will be able to find a mate and will be able to pass on their less desirable genes to future generations. This ensures that genetic mutations and abnormalities will be carried on to future generations and it will take much longer for them to be removed from humanity’s gene pool; whereas in cases where natural selection is allowed to run rampant the mates with less desirable traits or abnormalities would have their genes not passed on due to not being able to find a mate, thereby removing defective genes from the gene pool earlier, which allows for a higher quality and healthier humanity sooner than later.

Medical Sciences

Advanced medical sciences help to ensure that people with defective genes live longer and are more able to find mates; and therefore live longer and be more able to find a mate allowing them to carry on their defective genes to future generations, again, bypassing the advantages of Natural Selection.

People that would normally die off due to a severe genetic disease or would be shunned due to physical deformity or weakness are able to find a cure for their health and physical condition or are able to have the indications or effects of a physical abnormality removed or minimized, and therefore are able to procreate due a longer life span or abnormality minimization.

Conclusion

Advanced medical sciences allow people to live longer and healthier, and are able to hide evidence or minimize the effects of genetic abnormalities. Combined with monogamy’s gift of a higher probability of finding a mate make it much more likely that defective genes will remain in humanity’s gene pool longer instead of being weeded out due to no being able to find a mate.

I played Racquetball for the first time last night at the Tamarack with my nephew whose age is about 15 or so (that athletic punk) and he crushed me. Wow, patient
what a fun and vigorous game. The rules are really simple. My heart was pumping and I was excited. I will have to buy knee pads and get my own racket as the free ones at the Tamarack are much worse for the wear.

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