If you're not familiar with Dr. Charles Eugster, he's 93 years old and began working out when he was 80-something. He's a living, breathing example of the kind of life we could all have when we're older. In this TED Talk, he offers enlightening truths about aging as it currently is throughout the world, and … Continue reading Dr. Eugster on aging, work and exercise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFZcB4hPPs I recorded this over the course of two days (12-13 march 2017) in Bucharest's Sector 1, with a very nice view of Herastrau Park, courtesy of our hotel room at the Pullman. We were there for our spring expo. Enjoy!
Someone asked me to make this video a long time ago. I put off doing it until now and you'll see why as you read on. I am an introvert and have trouble relating to people (to women in particular). Some would label me an extreme introvert with anti-social behavior, although I manage to mask this when … Continue reading How to behave toward women
My use of the term "civilized countries" in my previous video on men's personal hygiene sparked some confusion, so I thought I should clarify what I meant. In this video, I offer a basic definition of "civilization" and some examples to help illustrate my point. You can watch it on YouTube or below.
Here's a short video log I recorded yesterday as I got to thinking about how we as humans tend to separate into groups and sub-groups and identify with them. We form separate cultures and sub-cultures and nowadays, we want to stand apart from what we see as the commercialism and consumerism of modern society. And … Continue reading Group identity and commercialism
I want to point out a few more things related to my previous post about the Syrian refugees. Things such as the lack of accountability within foreign governments for the actions and strikes they authorized and which have contributed to the severity of the situation in Syria. Here's a video put together by Hans Robling that … Continue reading Accountability for Syria
Our penal system is ailing and I'd like to propose a fix. I think a lot of the time, we're punishing people for the wrong crimes and we're filling up our prisons with people who'd be better off serving our communities rather than sitting around at taxpayers' expense all day long. For starters, I'd legalize all drugs … Continue reading Let the punishment fit the crime
There's a lot of talk and controversy in the news about the migrant issue nowadays. Some are calling it Europe's biggest political issue in decades, and they're partly right. It's certainly a big issue, but it's not as big now as it may get in the coming years, if it's not addressed correctly. Here's what … Continue reading East meets West and troubles ensue
Just wanted to publish here a post I wrote on Facebook this morning about body image and the recent controversy surrounding its representation in the media: Something I don't get: people are making such a big deal in recent times about being thin and how the fashion magazines are promoting it. They're making it into … Continue reading Body image, public perception and the media
Here are photos taken at the Vietnam Memorial in DC, back in 2006. War is war. The photos say it all. Just have a look at the faces of the people who were visiting it at the time, and at the huge flock of crows flying around the grounds.