Alphabetical List of My Favorite Books on Herbs

Many times through the years, I've been asked for a list of my favorite books on learning to use herbs, then later, to identify and wild harvest them. Although the list has changed quite a few times as I've found new books that I like better than old ones, some have remained consistent favorites. That … Continue reading Alphabetical List of My Favorite Books on Herbs

Building your own customized Essential Oil First Aid Kit

Pharmaceuticals – isolated & concentrated chemicals, originally isolated from plants, target specific disorders, usually by suppressing symptoms. Ex. Diabetes & cholesterol treatments Essential oils – vast array of different chemicals in minute amounts, all work synergistically to benefit health. Like herbs, many essential oils, because of this wide array of active ingredients, work to bring … Continue reading Building your own customized Essential Oil First Aid Kit

Ancient Mars May Have Thawed Through Methane Bursts

By Charles Q. Choi, Space.com Contributor | October 2, 2017 11:34am ET Ancient Mars may have been warmed by bursts of methane trapped under its surface, a new study finds — which could help explain past episodes of warmer, wetter climate on the otherwise freezing Red Planet. Although Mars is now cold and dry, there … Continue reading Ancient Mars May Have Thawed Through Methane Bursts

Guns & Psychotropic Drugs – Legal & Illegal

The Mass Shooting Problem – Like Organised Terrorism – Is a DRUG PROBLEM Lone wolf mass shooters and members of terrorist groups like ISIS have something in common and this is drug use. By Adam Garrie The Duran October 3, 2017 The United States has the highest rate per capita use of anti-depressant drugs and boasts … Continue reading Guns & Psychotropic Drugs – Legal & Illegal

Patriotism or Nationalism?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/themormonpolitico/2017/10/elders-ballard-anderson-confront-nationalist-plague/ LDS leaders decried the insidious nationalism championed by leaders like Putin, Trump, and Nigel Farage. I love America. I believe that my country is a land of opportunity and freedom, a place with one of the freest presses in the world, where aristocracy is decried, not celebrated, and where anyone, regardless of background, religion, … Continue reading Patriotism or Nationalism?

First Presidency Message re:War, Military Service, Love/Hate, etc.

This is a very long read, but well worth it for all of the ground it covers. A message from the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints, delivered by President J. Reuben Clark, JR. in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah, Monday, April 6, 1942, during … Continue reading First Presidency Message re:War, Military Service, Love/Hate, etc.

LDS Doctrine versus Opinions of Leaders

Yes, this is a current problem for some active Church members regarding recent General Conference comments as well as being pretty typical for critics of Mormonism who often bring up some statement made by a previous leader and assert that whatever was said was once LDS doctrine. The usual sources for these critics’ statements are … Continue reading LDS Doctrine versus Opinions of Leaders