Have you experienced Lions Mane in your life?

Have you experienced Lions Mane in your life?

Lion’s mane mushrooms (Hericium Erinaceus) are white, globe-shaped fungi that have long, shaggy spines. People can eat them or take them in the form of supplements. Research suggests that they may offer a range of health benefits, including reduced inflammation and improved cognitive and heart

Martin Frost elevates clarinet to the front of the house!

Martin Frost elevates clarinet to the front of the house!

Martin Frost is a clarinetist musician extraordinaire. My late discovery of his immense and sublime featured soloist talent/proficiency came while writing the “Why Amadeus ” article. Whether we find Martin playing Mozart Concertos for Clarinet, Bach, Haydn, or Rhumbas by Chick Corea, he excels with fluidity, expertise, perfect articulation, control, and humility

Jorgen Dahl Moe is the voice that wakes your heart.

Jorgen Dahl Moe is the voice that wakes your heart.

This time the Voice is so original-honest-connected directly to emotive source universal pain and loss-love we had no choice but to share with all of you! Jorgen’s cover of Dancing in the Dark penetrated to the heart essence of the beautiful Bruce lyric and made it Jorgen’s song.

Rickie Lee Jones describes the hidden and seen universe

Rickie Lee Jones describes the hidden and seen universe

Rickie Lee Jones is unlike any other musician. It is not uncommon for us to describe a musician as unique, unrivaled, and even head and shoulders above the competition, yet Rickie Lee Jones is on her own planet when it comes to originality, artistry, and command of her vocal instrument gift.

Sutra of Golden Light

Sutra of Golden Light

Listen to this recitation in its entirety, best in meditative stillness and receptivity, to this reading of the sublime, Golden Light Sutra. You may listen the 2nd and 108 time, while washing dishes or working on a project. I recommend one download the Sutra and recite it all the way through at least one time during this lifetime. Often I will listen to the Sutra as a final practice at the end of each day.

Now Start Watching the Detectives

Now Start Watching the Detectives

Watching the Detectives by Elvis and the Attractions is playing all day on Durham Cool. The virtual JukeBox is stuck in this lovely groove rut and thus grist for the mill (see practice).

Have you heard about Andrew Yang’s new Forward Party?

Have you heard about Andrew Yang’s new Forward Party?

Welcome to the Forward Party!
I started the Forward Party for a few big reasons. The main one is one we can all see – the current two-party duopoly is not working. While the two major parties have different issues, we can all see that polarization is getting worse and worse, with 42% of both parties regarding the other as not just mistaken, but evil. Neither side is able to meaningfully solve problems, so we all get angrier and angrier.

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Poetry and Prose we love!

Poetry and Prose we love!

East of me, west of me, full summer.
How deeper than elsewhere the dusk is in your own yard.
Birds fly back and forth across the lawn
looking for home
As night drifts up like a little boat.

Soar with Stamets 7 now!

Soar with Stamets 7 now!

I ordered the Host Defense Stamets 7 Daily Immune Support from Amazon based on the solid reviews and trust gained by watching these videos and interviews with Paul Stamets.

A lesson in how easily a free press can be silenced by a Despot.

A lesson in how easily a free press can be silenced by a Despot.

Vigilance. Certain freedoms need your protection. The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely.

Summer Must-Have Sale: Up to 60%

Summer Must-Have Sale: Up to 60%

YogaOutlet turns 10 next year, but before reaching that milestone, the fast-growing, multi-branded online yoga retailer has changed its name to Everyday Yoga. Beginning September 23rd, the retailer will redirect all traffic to everydayyoga.com as its new home on the web.

Ready Able and Tested Joey Is Here

Ready Able and Tested Joey Is Here

When a baby grand piano rolls into the office for a Tiny Desk concert, you expect something special. But none of us could have imagined what it’s like to see 15-year old Joey Alexander play that piano with such mastery.

NC Launches free Solar panels for middle-class Homeowners.

NC Launches free Solar panels for middle-class Homeowners.

The Sign and Shine program is an innovative new way to power your home and it’s now available for North Carolina homeowners! With this program, you can get solar installed for $0 out of pocket, save money on your electric bills, and generate your own clean energy. Thousands have signed up for this program and, as a North Carolina homeowner, so can you.

Ready for the best Liquid Collagen?

Ready for the best Liquid Collagen?

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Why Amadeus now, see sublime?

Why Amadeus now, see sublime?

After many years from the first viewing, I just watched Milos Forman’s Amadeus (Director’s Cut) last night. I mainly wanted to confirm my initial impression of Tom Hulce, Mozart’s performance as more than helium laugh farcical. In contrast, actors F. Murray Abraham, Solieri, and Tom Hulce’s Mozart are readily apparent. Was this contrast more indication of acting understanding or lack thereof or prescribed by the screenplay, director, and Mr. Hulce’s full-throttle performance as the ribald, entitled spoiled prodigy, Amadeus Mozart?

One stop for all things Jon Seskevich!

One stop for all things Jon Seskevich!

Jon “Vasu” Seskevich is a Great 100 in NC Nursing award winner in 2005-06″, was nominated for the Fetzer Foundation Norman Cousin’s Mind/Body Medicine Award in 1996. In 1998 he received the Friends’ of Nursing, “Excellence in Nursing Practice” award, and the “Alumnus of the Year” award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing, Alumni Association in 1997.Jon has given over 300 presentations, lectures, workshops and classes that teach stress reduction, mind-body, and complementary therapies to hospital patients, health care professionals, community and church groups, and high-school and college students.

We live in Hamilton’s Republic find out why?

We live in Hamilton’s Republic find out why?

The “Hamilton” Broadway musical Uber hit of the 21st Century may leave one with the impression that Hamilton was well loved during his historical time. What is clear from contemporaries and contemporaneous writings for Hamilton’s period is that Hamilton and Adams/Jefferson had distinct differences on the constitution, and future direction of these United States of America.

Baba Neem Karoli

Baba Neem Karoli

Neem Karoli Baba (Hindi: नीम करौली बाबा[2]) or Neeb Karori Baba (Hindi: नीब करौरी बाबा) (1900 c. – September 11, 1973), also known to followers as Maharaj-ji, was a Hindu guru, mystic and devotee of the Hindu deity Hanuman.

Which is better Apple TV or Firestick 4k?

Which is better Apple TV or Firestick 4k?

Apple TV 4K lets you watch movies and shows in amazing 4K HDR — and now it completes the picture with immersive sound from Dolby Atmos. Stream your favorite channels live. Enjoy great content from apps like Amazon Prime Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, and Netflix. And thanks to Siri, you can control it all with just your voice.

Develop a global perspective on international relations and foreign policy.

Develop a global perspective on international relations and foreign policy.

The Master of Arts in International Relations, Security, and Strategy from O.P. Jindal Global University has been designed to help students and working professionals around the world open the door to a career path in the ever-expanding streams of civil/ diplomatic services, conflict resolution, political journalism, international justice, international economic development, humanitarian relief, human rights advocacy, political and economic risk analysis, and more.

Genesis with Gabriel or Collins in the lead?

Genesis with Gabriel or Collins in the lead?

Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins (both natural leaders of the band called Genesis -different approaches and styles-yet quite complimentary when in sync) Notice how they work together on these two different live versions of the same track. Please keep an eye on the histrionic antics of Mr. Gabriel versus the football player charm of Phil Collins.

Phoebe Bridgers is here and now

Phoebe Bridgers is here and now

New Yorker magazine is like an old friend that waits for you, picking up the conversation on new people places and things. This morning we owe a credit once again to the much esteemed and worthy periodical. Thanks to the May 25 issue, we have Phoebe Bridgers on our new music Durham Cool plate.

Marlon crafts music on the state of our disunion

Marlon crafts music on the state of our disunion

As law enforcement and the Senate pursue accountability for the Capitol riot and insurrection, world leaders and cultural figures have been speaking out and condemning the attack on democracy. Rapper Marlon Craft has a new song challenging clichés about unity and arguing America cannot try to be unified until people confront things that should not be negotiated, from scientific truths about Covid-19 to white supremacy.

Why we love Atlantic City version by the band

Why we love Atlantic City version by the band

Most know that Bruce wrote Atlantic City, yet Levon and the Band made it their own. My favorite version by far is the Band cover with Levon on lead vocal and Rick Danko on back up/harmony vocal. This is a brilliant song by any measure

Introducing Spark – the smart guitar amp that jams along with you using intelligent technology!

Introducing Spark – the smart guitar amp that jams along with you using intelligent technology!

Combining mobile technologies and innovative sound and interface designs, we wanted to introduce a new music creation experience into simple apps and empower any interested musician to participate. Today, we’re a global community where millions of music lovers across the world come together to share their passion for music, create new sounds, record new songs, pursue their dreams, and have fun. Empowering Music Creation

Get in the groove with multi-instrumentalist FKJ!

Get in the groove with multi-instrumentalist FKJ!

This video rolled up, ala algorithm, on the heels of James Vickery, Until Morning Colors performance. This is what lovers do, sometimes an Algorithm is your natural ally, anticipating, serving your aural needs. This week we are back, like so many others in the funk of it

The sensual world of Kate Bush!

The sensual world of Kate Bush!

Why resurrect and revitalize a Kate Bush article from 2016 on 12/19/18? KATE Bush warrants a Durham Cool celebration. The Enduring, Incandescent Power of Kate Bush article in today’s online New Yorker by Margaret Talbot was a notable inspiration. This time an even deeper dive for so many of our new readers to discover. While we celebrate the up and coming British pop notables it is wise to look back on the singer/songwriter groundbreakers of British music. Kate Bush was the first UK # 1 with own penned song, Wuthering Heights (referencing the Bronte novel of the same name).

Time for Ella on Durham cool? say hell yes to the best!

Time for Ella on Durham cool? say hell yes to the best!

It has taken us far too long, 7 years almost, to feature a tribute to our most deserving American Jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald. Perhaps we deferred due to the plethora of living singers calling for our attention first. This may have something to do with our chief editor’s advancing age, the onslaught of early dementia. Regardless, please accept our full apologies for taking this long.

Watermelon Sugar High by Harry in Style!

Watermelon Sugar High by Harry in Style!

The reason this guilty pleasure is so damn great is not the, pop easy summer hit refrain, but rather the Harry Styles comfortable swagger and incredible vocal. You must concede the kid is talented and he is truly Keanu Reeves cool to his fans and strangers alike.

Do you know Itsuro Shimoda?

Do you know Itsuro Shimoda?

Itsuro Shimoda
Composer
Born: May 12, 1948 (age 73 years), Miyazaki, Japan
Albums: Nakukamoshirenai, Sarigenai Yoru, Hitohira, MORE
Awards: Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Composer

Japanese singer-songwriter.  Was musical director and composer for the Tokyo Kid Brothers theatre troupe in their early years.

Steve schmidt humor and wisdom

Steve schmidt humor and wisdom

We have a real opportunity during shut-in, shut down to observe and analyze our current leaders, up close under crisis. How do our gubernatorial, congressional, President and chief leaders handle crisis management with urgency, command, and control or confusion and apathy?

The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes

The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes

This exhibition will showcase many unpublished Ernie Barnes original paintings, as well as artifacts from his life. Barnes was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. After five seasons as a professional football player, he retired at age 27 to pursue art. Known for his unique style of elongation, energy, and movement, Barnes is the first professional American athlet

Tesla’s Energy solutions make sense!

Tesla’s Energy solutions make sense!

Alternative energy sources are in our best survival self-interest. Finite energy sources no longer (see the last 40 years) make economic, climate sense. Financing a new coal power plant is so much more expensive and environmentally unsound than wind, solar power plant coupled with a storage solution (see lithium-Ion battery.

COVID 19 Training for healthcare workers from Stanford University

COVID 19 Training for healthcare workers from Stanford University

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading across the globe and all providers must be prepared to recognize, stabilize, and treat patients with novel coronavirus infection. Following the completion of this short course physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will have a unified, evidenced-based approach to saving the lives of patients with COVID-19, including those who are critically ill.

What is the difference between Ravens and Crows?

What is the difference between Ravens and Crows?

My introduction to Barry Holstun Lopez’s writings was Desert Notes and River Notes. The Raven, an essay from Desert Notes has received academic and critical notice for its subtlety. Broadly speaking it is an exploration of the contrast and comparison between Ravens and Crows.

Now a master’s in Computer Science is designed for students without a computer science background.

Now a master’s in Computer Science is designed for students without a computer science background.

The online Master of Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) degree is a first-of-its-kind graduate-level degree program in computer science tailored for non-computer science majors. Offered by the University of Pennsylvania, this program brings the long-running, established on-campus MCIT degree online This program empowers students without computer science backgrounds to succeed in computing and technology fields. MCIT Online students come from diverse academic backgrounds ranging from business and history to chemistry and medicine.

1,2,3 Puppetry  “The Time We Have” May 14/15 Southern Village!

1,2,3 Puppetry “The Time We Have” May 14/15 Southern Village!

1,2,3 Puppetry travels through the four seasons, the ticking clock, the cycle of life, the journey of a caravan, the spinning of the wheel, and the garden of inspiration, to explore what is time, and how we can make the most of it with the amount we have. Together we can see the seconds, mind the minutes, and honor the hours. Join us on our journey that features giant puppets, masks, live music, and dance that will be fun and thought provoking for the whole family.

Get in the Use Me pocket with Bill Withers.

Get in the Use Me pocket with Bill Withers.

If this is your first time hearing this track, then bless your virgin ears. All of us are in for a treat. This Bill Withers track is on my desert island top five lists. Many of us know Bill Withers is the singer-songwriter who composed “ain’t no sunshine.” Those in the know know that bill withers is so much more than Ain’t no sunshine and grandma’s hands.

Healthy Partnership made real by Susan and Derek

Healthy Partnership made real by Susan and Derek

What I found interesting about watching this husband-and-wife duo front this well fleshed out band was their mutual respect and telepathic, “sub lingual” conversation. Great musical partners often have these qualities. Watch closely and I think you’ll notice what I noticed, love and affection.

Transcendence with Van is now!

Transcendence with Van is now!

We bring this article forward today from 2019 to February 02, 2021 (ground-hog day) Van’s Caledonia Soul Music, thanks to our friends at Vizieroframbling-for this super HD quality version. Listen all the way through on your best AirPods, headphones, or speakers. This track is the best example of vanTransdencent you can find. Transcendent music from Van for you.

Trevor HALL’s beautiful music

Trevor HALL’s beautiful music

Trevor Hall was born November 28, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music is a mix of roots, folk, and reggae. Many of the artist’s themes revolve around spirituality and life exploration. His album, KALA, written in Hawaii and recorded in Los Angeles, was released on August 21, 2015. It debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.

Time to start BlockChain certificate by Duke University!

Time to start BlockChain certificate by Duke University!

Learn how to use blockchain to solve real-world financial market challenges.
From bitcoin to blockchain, financial technology (FinTech) is changing the way we think about financial services. With blockchain technology serving as an encryption base for a variety of applications, understanding its use and limitations is a critical skill for leaders across industries.

Van Morrison: Got to Go back

Van Morrison: Got to Go back

Got to go back, Van Morrison’s first track on the No Guru, no method, no teacher release. This is a track I listen to when I am immersed in the creative process. This Van release is oft overlooked and less familiar to some. This album is as full as Astral weeks, birthed of course, from the womb of Astral. You must purchase this CD for your beach and or mountain trips from Durham. No better soundtrack than this for the pastoral drive, sorting laundry, washing dishes.

It’s time for David Terry Fine Art?

It’s time for David Terry Fine Art?

David Terry’s drawings and paintings range from evocative landscapes and portraits to intricate, multi-image montages. In addition to Terry’s work in Fine Art, he illustrates regularly for a number of national magazines and newspapers. Since 1997, he has completed 26 published bookcovers, many advertising pieces, and numerous privately commissioned works. All of the work is done on paper. Tinting/painting is done with watercolor, pastel pencils, oil pencils, and inks.

Applications now Open for the BSc in Computer Science!

Applications now Open for the BSc in Computer Science!

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:
Build and maintain reliable software to meet the sophisticated demands of today’s market
Develop innovative and creative approaches to problem solving
Work independently with confidence
Apply for roles at the cutting-edge of the tech sector such as application programmer, mobile app developer, web developer, video game developer, SFX and post-production, and systems analyst

The Wolf is at your door Alice, let them in

The Wolf is at your door Alice, let them in

Lipstick on the Glass was our introduction to the Wolf Alice mileau.   This extraordinary performance, artfully sound and light mixed is incandescent.    The Alice Wolf experience begins now.  The Wolf is at our door and we are willingly letting them in. 

Elevate your business with Coursera!

Elevate your business with Coursera!

This Specialization will help you switch from a top-down leadership, with the emphasis on authority, to an open leadership based on trust and sense.

This new approach of leadership, taught to HEC MBA’s student and top executives, encourages relationships between people in spite of their differences of opinion and enables better team leadership.

The Savoir-Relier protocol is based on more than 25 years of research and practice. It has been implemented with positive impact on individual and teams in companies like Apple, L’Oréal, LVMH, Sanofi or Pernod Ricard for example.

Just as them, as an executive, manager or individual, you will practice the Savoir-Relier method and discover that when done with courage, empathy, humility and resilience, it stimulates creative initiatives, and creates meaning to foster action and results. It will help you to overcome difficult situations with resilience and navigate complex systems.

Foundations of mindfulness Class

Foundations of mindfulness Class

This course provides a broad overview of the fundamental concepts, principles, and practices of mindfulness. With interactive exercises to help students explore their own attitudes, mental habits, and behaviors, Foundations of Mindfulness offers a pathway for living with more freedom, authenticity, and ease.

Jonatha Brooke is a very GOOD bad dog artist!

Jonatha Brooke is a very GOOD bad dog artist!

In 1999 she started her own independent label, Bad Dog, and has since released six more albums. Her 2008 release, The Works, combined previously unheard, unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics with her own music and arrangements. Recently, she’s co-written songs with Katy Perry and with The Courtyard Hounds. Jonatha has written for three Disney films and several television shows, and has composed the theme song for Joss Whedon’s, Dollhouse.

Paul Weller thru the Years

Paul Weller thru the Years

Paul John Weller (born John William Weller; 25 May 1958) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Weller achieved fame with the punk rock/new wave/mod revival band The Jam. He had further success with the blue-eyed soul music of the Style Council (1983–1989), before establishing himself as a solo artist with his eponymous 1992 album.

Tina Turner Chanting her way to Peace!

Tina Turner Chanting her way to Peace!

Video clip for the Hindu Mantra recorded by Tina Turner, Regula Curti & Dechen Shak-Dagsay for the album ‘Children Beyond’ released in 2011 and available on Amazon (See links at the bottom).
Clip created with footage from the “Children Beyond” documentary.

Python for Everybody with Dr. Chuck now!

Python for Everybody with Dr. Chuck now!

This Specialization builds on the success of the Python for Everybody course and will introduce fundamental programming concepts including data structures, networked application program interfaces, and databases, using the Python programming language. In the Capstone Project, you’ll use the technologies learned throughout the Specialization to design and create your own applications for data retrieval, processing, and visualization.

New and noteworthy social impact courses

New and noteworthy social impact courses

In February, Coursera announced partnerships with Howard University and Morehouse College, two historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with a distinguished legacy in education. Howard and Morehouse will bring a wide range of new content to Coursera, and Morehouse has already launched its first course on our platform: Activism in Sports and Culture taught by NBA All-Star and Sports Journalist Chris Webber!

Now time to fly with Aerial Robotics Study?

Now time to fly with Aerial Robotics Study?

How can we create agile micro aerial vehicles that are able to operate autonomously in cluttered indoor and outdoor environments? You will gain an introduction to the mechanics of flight and the design of quadrotor flying robots and will be able to develop dynamic models, derive controllers, and synthesize planners for operating in three-dimensional environments.

Ready for the best Business Foundations with Wharton Online!

Ready for the best Business Foundations with Wharton Online!

n this Specialization, you’ll develop basic literacy in the language of business, which you can use to transition to a new career, start or improve your own small business, or apply to business school to continue your education. In five courses, you’ll learn the fundamentals of marketing, accounting, operations, and finance. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills learned by developing a go-to-market strategy to address a real business challenge.

SQL for Data Science-UC Davis

SQL for Data Science-UC Davis

As data collection has increased exponentially, so has the need for people skilled at using and interacting with data; to be able to think critically, and provide insights to make better decisions and optimize their businesses. This is a data scientist, “part mathematician, part computer scientist, and part trend spotter” (SAS Institute, Inc.). According to Glassdoor, being a data scientist is the best job in America; with a median base salary of $110,000 and thousands of job openings at a time. The skills necessary to be a good data scientist include being able to retrieve and work with data, and to do that you need to be well versed in SQL, the standard language for communicating with database systems.

The Stain A Novel for Women

The Stain A Novel for Women

When recent Ph.D. graduate Cassandra Abbington lands on her new love’s remote Russian estate, she is utterly unprepared for the dark psychological secrets emerging from the shadows of his past.

How software ate Finance

How software ate Finance

Software is eating the world, with radical consequences for financial services. This course gives you a foundation for understanding the future of financial services, and provides guidance for creating fintech businesses in the 2020s and beyond.

Urbanisation and Health – Promoting Sustainable Solutions

Urbanisation and Health – Promoting Sustainable Solutions

More than half of world’s population lives in cities while only 5% did so in the 18th century. The rapid urbanisation has resulted in for example inadequate infrastructure, physical inactivity, gentrification, air pollution, and growing numbers of slum dwellers. All factors challenging health and wellbeing of the people living in the cities. In addition, when addressing climate change it has become of paramount importance to look at mitigation and adaptation investments tailored to the urban context

Who Knows Better than John Legend?

Who Knows Better than John Legend?

You may not be familiar with this song as it was not a major radio track from the Darkness and Light Album.    It is my favorite track as it has blues, R&B, and Gospel elements and it is the most honest and autobiographical of all songs penned and performed by Mr. John Legend.  One finds oneself proclaiming “Amen”!

Overcoming Fear of Rejection

Overcoming Fear of Rejection

Have you experienced rejection in your life? Did rejection or a series of rejections knock you down for good? Right now, like so many of us in this economy, I am searching for sustainable W2 income and health benefits, the classic time for money exchange. What I am finding is a solution in combining part time jobs/ with self employment.

Learning How to Learn

Learning How to Learn

his course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.

Google IT Support Professional Certificate

Google IT Support Professional Certificate

About this Professional Certificate This five-course certificate, developed by Google, includes innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for an entry-level role in IT support. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work in a small business or at a global company like Google.

A Global Master of Public Health is 100% online?

A Global Master of Public Health is 100% online?

A research-driven, flexible degree for the next generation of public health leaders.
The Global Master of Public Health from Imperial College London is a high-quality online degree program from one of the top 10 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019). As a Global MPH student, you’ll study biostatistics, epidemiology, health systems and more. You’ll also hone your research skills by exploring issues that affect your own community.

Curious about Dog Emotion and cognition?

Curious about Dog Emotion and cognition?

Dog Emotion and Cognition will introduce you to the exciting new study of dog psychology, what the latest discoveries tell us about how dogs think and feel about us, and how we can use this new knowledge to further strengthen our relationship with our best friends.

Ready now for AI for Everyone with Andrew NG?

Ready now for AI for Everyone with Andrew NG?

What will students learn?
The meaning behind common AI terminology, including neural networks, machine learning, deep learning, and data science
What AI realistically can–and cannot–do
How to spot opportunities to apply AI to problems in your own organization

What it feels like to build machine learning and data science projects

How to work with an AI team and build an AI strategy in your company
How to navigate ethical and societal discussions surrounding AI.

Anything Better than an Emmylou Duet?

Anything Better than an Emmylou Duet?

Emmylou is an excellent musician. Any knob with ears knows the rare musical talent that is Emmylou Harris on her own or when beautifully supporting another vocalist. Emmylou Harris is an artist that deserves your full attention.

Why I love Quorn Meatless roast

Why I love Quorn Meatless roast

The Quorn pieces and mince are what Finnigan refers to as their “heroes”. They contain almost 90 percent mycoprotein, which is showing many health benefits. It’s low in saturated fat (less than a gram per 100g), high in protein (around 11g per 100g), high in fiber, and low in carbohydrates (3g per 100g).

Durham is the hub for innovative electronic music?

Durham is the hub for innovative electronic music?

This auditory quest started over twenty years ago when life long Durham, NC friends in Rock(Hammer No More The Fingers) and Hip Hop(LiLa, Gappa Mighty) bands needed an outlet when they started exploring outside their respective genres into a charcuterie board of bombastic dance, pop and electronic tunes.

New work from the artist, Ann eskilsen

New work from the artist, Ann eskilsen

I have been told that my art looks as if it represents pieces from multiple artists. This may be true. I try to draw when I am in a meditative state of mind, so I often do not plan the subject that I depict. I have always been fascinated by different cultures, countries, ethnicities, and faces.

Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe

Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe

Purchased this Hiking shoe after several friends suggested Merrell as the best all-around hiking sneaker/shoe. The reviews are strongly positive and after two weeks of routine walking, light hiking, I can confidently say these are the most comfortable shoes (out of the box) I have ever owned.

Randy Rainbow, Meritorious satire at just the right moment!

Randy Rainbow, Meritorious satire at just the right moment!

I will continue adding Randy Rainbow videos for you gentle readers as we need this incisive parody to keep us from sinking into despair with the great overwhelming amount of you know what emanating from our executive branch. Timing is everything-most, especially in comedy. Randy Rainbow does it again.

WordPress or Jekyll which is better for you?

WordPress or Jekyll which is better for you?

This is the most “user-friendly” conversation on the subject of Jekyll vs. WordPress. These two bearded lads open up a friendly conversation that goes a long way towards describing the “contrast and compare” Jekyll and WordPress.

A River of Red Nose dreams!

A River of Red Nose dreams!

Next up, Have any of you watched the new BBC1 production, The River on Netflix? Prepare yourself for this one. The material will bring you to the first sentence of a suicide note.

Are you living the life of your dreams?

Are you living the life of your dreams?

My name is Shawn James and I am a Canadian outdoorsman, photographer, self-reliance educator, blogger and freelance writer for Ontario Tourism and outdoor magazines. In 2017 I began building a log cabin in the Canadian woods without power tools and I documented my journey on Youtube. Below are some of my videos.

Drain weasel the plumbing solution so simple yet ingenious

Drain weasel the plumbing solution so simple yet ingenious

Sometimes a product comes along in your life, so simple and ingenious, to solve a problem so ordinary and routine, that you have no choice but to crow about it! This week that product also shares a moniker for what I call myself when I do something so stupid there is no other nomenclature that suits, it is the Drain weasel.

Amy Helm rescues all of us with her beautiful voice!

Amy Helm rescues all of us with her beautiful voice!

This performance reminds us how much talent comes from the genetic profile yet remember the early childhood exposure to musicians like Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison,  Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, and her father.

Eno’s impact on Bryan Ferry, U2, and Roxy Music

Eno’s impact on Bryan Ferry, U2, and Roxy Music

You know there’s no way that we can write about Everything but the Girl without posting also on the subject of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music.

Consider first the degrees of separation between Bryan Ferry and Bono? It’s only 1° of separation really and that’s Brian Eno, the estimable producer of most of Roxy music’s discography and a good deal of early U2.

Jacob Collier the Todd Rundgren of right now!

Jacob Collier the Todd Rundgren of right now!

Jacob is clearly gifted. A child prodigy not unlike say, Todd Rundgren.  The cover of Stevie Wonder’s ” Don’t you worry bout a thing” was a herculean start, some might argue a bit of a look what I can do.  I say if you can do it as well as Jacob why not demonstrate this unique gift to the world. Share and keep sharing.

We love Side 2 Tattoo You!

We love Side 2 Tattoo You!

Tattoo You, an album released on August 24, 1981, is a kick-ass side 1 with a contrasting sultry, sexy falsetto Mick vocal, subtle songwriting pop classics on side 2.

Add Alexa to your drive with Echo Auto now!

Add Alexa to your drive with Echo Auto now!

Add Alexa to your car – Connects to the Alexa app on your phone and plays through your car’s speakers via auxiliary input or your smartphone’s Bluetooth connection. Includes Vent Mount.
Designed for the road – With 8 microphones and far-field technology, Echo Auto can hear you over music, A/C, and road noise.

Telegraph road then and now

Telegraph road then and now

We love Mark Knopfler, for the same reason that any knob with ears loves Mark Knopfler. Dire Straits are a band not to be overlooked and often play in the jukebox of your mindstream at opportune/inopportune times.

Carly Simon, You’re So Vain is about you.

Carly Simon, You’re So Vain is about you.

Carly Simon was featured all too often in People magazine for my or most sensible cultured pallets. Her gender was the root cause for these salacious Romance stories with leading rock, folk, and Hollywood actors. Born male, Carly Simon would have escaped these purple prose stories in People Magazine as did her male counterparts.

Yo-Yo Ma, Bach suites for Cello: see extraordinary!

Yo-Yo Ma, Bach suites for Cello: see extraordinary!

Continuing the Durham Cool tradition of featuring music posts on the Weekends, here is A sublime sonic selection from Yo Yo Ma, Bach-Suite for Cello in G Major. If you have not heard this prior, close your eyes and drink this fully into your heart and mind. Same advice for the initiated.

High Stakes Leadership: Leading in Times of Crisis

High Stakes Leadership: Leading in Times of Crisis

This course has been designed to help leaders, like you, learn how to effectively navigate the challenges of significant organizational disruptions. As a participant in this course, you’ll discover why an understanding of various stakeholder perspectives can inform and dramatically improve a leader’s response to events that threaten an organization’s very survival. This course is also about understanding and developing individual and organizational resilience—the ability to anticipate potential threats; to cope effectively with adverse events when they occur; and to adapt to changing conditions, ensuring a viable path forward for yourself, your team, and your organization. These topics are particularly relevant in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many course examples will reference lessons leaders around the world have learned during this far-reaching healthcare crisis.

Rene Russo, easy to love!

Rene Russo, easy to love!

We find ourselves drawn to Rene Russo and believe you will succumb after watching her performance in these 3 key roles, Thomas Crown Affair, Get Shorty and Tin Cup.

The Essence of all Vedanta

The Essence of all Vedanta

Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions.

Krishna Das Live experience

Krishna Das Live experience

Those who have enjoyed the blessing of catching Krishna Das live know how this professional recording comes very close to capturing the experience! Do yourself a favor and catch K.D. live sometime soon.

Wolves Change the rivers

Wolves Change the rivers

  Ecosystems need large predators, like the wolf and whale, to survive and thrive.  Here are two videos that demonstrate this balance nature affords.  Nature is in balance, naturally. Man has upset this balance. We must restore this balance for our survival.

Louis CK routine analysis

Louis CK routine analysis

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room, stoned dudes analyzing Louis C.K. live routines on a variety of topics other than the ELEPHANT in the room, METOO. What did Louis C.K. do? Did he impose himself on intrinsically subordinate female comedians by disrobing and masturbating in front of them, without their consent? Was the consent barely implied based on the victim’s fear of loss of reputation, a career ascent concern due to the clearly unbalanced power differential? Yes and Yes to both. Did Louis C.K. publicly and or privately apologize to his accusors, yes to publicly but we can only conjecture on whether he privately apologized.

Neil Young is back High in the Rockies!

Neil Young is back High in the Rockies!

Neil Young. Enough said? You may go to WIKI or the excellent 70 facts you might not know about Neil Young from Tidal to find the C.V. and pertinent discography. Here we focus on the music we love. Throughout this article, you will find old and new achronologically mixed together.

Lumineers, luminescent!

Lumineers, luminescent!

The Lumineers, comprised of members: Wesley Schultz (lead singer, guitarist, pianist), Jeremiah Fraites (Drum Kit), Neyla Pekarek (cello and backup vocals), Ben Wehamaki (bass)

Maxwell Hughes :

Bruce Cockburn-Night Train

Bruce Cockburn-Night Train

Rock, poet Bruce Cockburn is known to you. Most likely he is on the periphery of your awareness or perhaps known to you for his mainstream radio hit, “Wondering where the Lions are”.

Tinariwen

Tinariwen

Tinariwen (Tamasheq: ⵜⵏⵔⵓⵏ, with vowels ⵜⵉⵏⴰⵔⵉⵡⵉⵏ, pronounced Tinariwen “deserts,” plural of ténéré “desert” is a group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali.

Zak Abel is Breaking out!

Zak Abel is Breaking out!

A deeper dive into why Zak Abel stood out from the recent review of up and coming British Soul Artists. We explored his live performamces at Sofar in London.

The great George Michael performance!

The great George Michael performance!

On 1st December 1993 on World AIDS Day, George Michael played a benefit concert in front of the late Diana, Princess of Wales at London’s Wembley Arena. Princess Diana was Britain’s Patron of the National AIDS Trust, and the Concert of Hope was televised worldwide.

Love Everyone RamDass

Love Everyone RamDass

Most of Maharaji’s devotees were householders, people who were very involved in daily life. They had children, jobs, all kinds of stuff. And he would just go from house to house, village to village, town to town, constantly wandering from place to place, visiting with people.

NC band, Mandolin Orange is now watchhouse!

NC band, Mandolin Orange is now watchhouse!

My first exposure to Mandolin Orange was an early, first year, performance of Mandolin Orange at The ENO festival river stage. It was Andrew’s deep Southern baritone that lured me to the small shade stage in a stand of trees. A mix of lyrically mature, subtle well-crafted songs, kept me close to the stage for the rest of the set. This duo was different from the average blend of Eno performers that year and certainly chronologically younger than the majority.

Mary J Blige makes makes it right

Mary J Blige makes makes it right

I have admired Mary J Blige for awhile and for good reasons. There is no denying her vocal chops. She may not have the most flashy uber octave range but for my money she has the most honest and pure vocal performance of any artist working today.

Padmamalla

Padmamalla

A hundred scholars and a thousand yogis can say all they want to say about the nature of mind. But all can be summed up by this teaching of Jigme Lingpa. The mind should never be separated from loving kindness and compassion. Loving kindness and compassion should never be separated from emptiness. And mindful awareness should never be separated from emptiness. These are the key teachings.

Getting to know 1,2,3 Puppetry led by sol Ramirez

Getting to know 1,2,3 Puppetry led by sol Ramirez

1 2 3 Puppetry (1,2,3 Puppetry) is a youth/young adult-led puppet and theatre company based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They have been performing Spring puppet spectacles in Chapel Hill since 2017 but was started by now 17-year-old Sol Ramirez around 2010.

The main goal of 123 Puppetry group is to use puppetry, acting, music, and movement to promote a social justice message, as well as bring to light many issues that are otherwise overlooked.

Solar energy basics Start today, enroll for free!

Solar energy basics Start today, enroll for free!

This course gives you an introduction to the fundamentals of solar power as it applies to solar panel system installations. You will learn to compare solar energy to other energy resources and explain how solar panels, or photovoltaics (PV for short), convert sunlight to electricity. You will be able to identify the key components needed in a basic photovoltaic (solar panel) system, such as is found on a house or building, and explain the function of each component in the system.

The Singing Detective May help

The Singing Detective May help

A word of caution, Singing Detective is so damn good; watch Episode one at your own risk as you will be compelled to watch all 6 in one sitting. Best for family sanity and your own to savor this serial drama over a number of days or Sunday nights.

32 Short Films about Glenn Gould

32 Short Films about Glenn Gould

This video is from one of the best independent films I have ever watched, The 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould. A brilliant musician, child prodigy, eccentric misanthrope, misunderstood artist in every sense of the phrase.

Advice while meditating Ligmincha

Advice while meditating Ligmincha

Greetings! As 2020 comes to a close, a new door opens with 2021. I hope no matter what this year has brought you that your practice has been a support and a refuge during this time. It has been a very difficult year for all of us for sure. But by seeing all of our present conditions—sick or not sick, employed or unemployed, happy or unhappy—we have learned so much about our individual and collective fears, our anxieties, our doubts. And when we rest and reflect, we can give space to everything. It is through being challenged that we truly have an opportunity to learn and grow.

Almodovar new Film-Pain & Glory-(Dolor y gloria)

Almodovar new Film-Pain & Glory-(Dolor y gloria)

I just watched the new Almodovar, film Pain and Glory-(Dolor y gloria). A film to catch in a theatre. Anyone familiar with the beginning of Almodovar’s directing career, in Barcelona, will know that this film starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz is a walk back to his early work.

Paul Stamets, mycologist prepared to save our planet!

Paul Stamets, mycologist prepared to save our planet!

Leading mycologist Paul Stamets (full bio) shares his work exploring the diverse role medicinal mushrooms may have in activating our immune systems and helping treat cancer, to new data supporting the role of fungi in biosecurity and the health of the bees that pollinate our planet.

Lifebook, learn how to design your best life!

Lifebook, learn how to design your best life!

The Lifebook process begins by triggering a crucial paradigm shift in your mind, all through one key question:

“Is my idea of success really my own? Or is it a projection forced on me by society and the limiting beliefs I’ve been conditioned with?”

The Style Council, not the jam redux, overlook at your own risk.

The Style Council, not the jam redux, overlook at your own risk.

The Style Council were an English band formed in 1983 by Paul Weller, the former singer, songwriter, and guitarist with the punk rock/new wave/mod revival band The Jam, and keyboardist Mick Talbot, previously a member of Dexys Midnight Runners, The Bureau and The Merton Parkas. The band enabled Weller to take a more soulful direction with his music.

Huge savings on Durham cool with smart home 2021!

Huge savings on Durham cool with smart home 2021!

Smarthome is one of the world’s largest home automation retailers, becoming an easy-to-use source for thousands of affordable lighting, security, and home entertainment products that the average do-it-yourselfer can safely install. Our team of product specialists strives to deliver the newest cutting-edge products at the best possible prices.

John Coltrane: Afro Blue

John Coltrane: Afro Blue

I heard Afro Blue for the first time when the choreography for the Dayton Dance Company ADF performance featured this track at Stewart Theatre back in 1996. I was mesmerized by the dancer’s hypnotic synchronized movement to this Afro Blue Coltrane track. Such an incredible tour de force the way it builds momentum, from a very subtle intro, middle, and crescendo (inspirational)!

Mingus now!

Mingus now!

The first time I heard a Charles Mingus composition I was instantly mesmerized by the organic melody and improvisatory order of his music.   It’s a mix of bebop, soft bop, hard bop, and a little bit of old 30’s Chicago jazz. It was apparent that this was superior music that touched one at a soul level; music that invited a close immersion in mindful listening.

Simply ready for Simply red?

Simply ready for Simply red?

Do we think of Simply Red as a guilty pleasure-listen to them only when no one is around-at-home-late at night with a glass of very special Pinot Noir from Dr. Konstantin Frank? 

Shop Meditation Essentials for Your Practice.

Shop Meditation Essentials for Your Practice.

Sitting in meditation pose (full or half-lotus asana) requires a supportive meditation cushion. Some, due to back or other physical requirements, prefer sitting in a chair with straight back support. Daily practice (sitting in the stillness of body and mind) may be as short as 2 minutes and as long as 4 hours. Most daily sitting practice is for 30 minutes.

Joss Stone never left us.

Joss Stone never left us.

Joss Stone, Blues, and R&B, blonde Diva with extraordinary lungs of Marvel Strength. She is back, replete with a cute baby, to entertain us again with a new release.

The Music Never Stopped Film review

The Music Never Stopped Film review

I just watched, The 2011 film, The Music Never Stopped on Amazon prime. The tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance,…. Henry must learn to embrace his son’s choices and try to connect with him through music.

Adele 2021

Adele 2021

Adele has a new album (release). Do you think Adele needs any marketing help to promote this release? Rhetorical question, of course. Our policy on the D.C. is to promote musicians we like, love, admire and notice.

Fourfiveseconds

Fourfiveseconds

I asked auto Alexa to play songs by Paul McCartney and the song, “FourFiveSeconds” blasts from my car’s rear speakers.  What song is this, and why is it associated with Beatle Paul with no discernible vocal presence from Mr. Instantly recognizable? Now after song identification, research conducted, and collaborating artists known, we share this song with Durham Cool readers.   A collaboration between Kanye and McC Paul was perhaps inevitable yet the addition of Rihanna was chosen by the Gods of music.

Silvia Perez Cruz for my mom!

Silvia Perez Cruz for my mom!

Two YouTube videos which capture the natural flow of life in the surrounds, while this angel, incarnated here on earth, lifts us up over the small talk and petty postures of ego into the sublime.

Crowded House-Hey Now, don’t dream…

Crowded House-Hey Now, don’t dream…

Crowded House is a rock band formed in Melbourne in 1985. Its founding members were New Zealander Neil Finn (vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter) and Australians Paul Hester (drums), and Nick Seymour (bass). Later band members included Neil Finn’s brother, Tim Finn, and Americans Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod.

Staples Singers-Miracle workers!

Staples Singers-Miracle workers!

Perhaps your first exposure to this Family group was on the Band’s Last Waltz film, during the Weight song?

The Staples Singers brought us break-out star Mavis Staples, who was the soloist on most of the Staples Singers hits. We must not overlook, Pop Staples for his guitar acumen, songwriting skills, rich baritone, and gospel arrangements. Pervis, Yvonne and Cleotha played critical roles as well.

Lake Charles by L.W.

Lake Charles by L.W.

Lake Charles is my favorite track from Lucinda Williams album,  car wheels on a gravel road. There are several great tracks on this seminal release by the great  singer songwriter Lucinda Williams.  “He had a reason to get back to Lake Charles. He used to talk about it he’d go on and on”.

Healer John Lee Hooker with Carlos!

Healer John Lee Hooker with Carlos!

Listen to this track, regardless whether this is your first or 157th listen, with beginner’s ears and mind. Let the flow of Carlo’s guitar notes wash over you then John Lee Hooker’s emotive lyric preacher chant. This is a track on should play upon walking each day or before shutting your eyes at night. “The blues is a healer all over the world”.

Inelegant Bernthal Elegance

Inelegant Bernthal Elegance

We enjoy Jon Bernthal’s complete emotional immersion acting in The Punisher role and numerous film roles. Yesterday we relished getting to know the actor, human being, Jon Bernthal on Hot Ones

Mad world-father and daughter-see beautiful

Mad world-father and daughter-see beautiful

Tears for Fears did not take long to make it into mainstream pop as their vocal harmonies were so strong and easy on the AM/FM ears across the spectrum. Why do I return to Tears for Fears today? Curt Smith and his musically talented daughter. This featured video is a gift from the Youtube algorithm fairies. From my feed to your eyes and ears.

Bobby timmons-come’ on now

Bobby timmons-come’ on now

This album is a must-have. Think how well Chun-King will do for your first post-COVID-19 gathering-still maintaining safe 6 ft distance from your dancing partner-Dancing cheek to expansive air between us.

Dua Lipa Blow Your Mind

Dua Lipa Blow Your Mind

When Dua Lipa was in primary school, she bombed an audition for the choir. “My voice is so low that sometimes when I try to do high notes, nothing but air comes out,” she says. That didn’t deter her from pursuing a music career: At age 15, she moved by herself to London (where she grew up) from Kosovo (where her family had relocated a few years earlier) to attend theater school.

Madman Across the Water is mad good!

Madman Across the Water is mad good!

A close friend burned a copy of Elton John’s Tumbleweed album for me last night and I could not stop listening to track 12 (Madman Across the Water) on the drive home and for the next 24 hours. Elton John, during this period, was creatively unstoppable and musically unrivaled. Madman across the water is over the moon!

Is college still worth it in 2021?

Is college still worth it in 2021?

Half of all students who begin their higher education journey drop out, 68 percent of Americans never attain a higher education degree, and 73 percent of Americans go into fields unrelated to their higher education degree. Clearly, something is wrong with how we approach higher education

Preserve the Eno River now!

Preserve the Eno River now!

Last week, Thomasi McDonald wrote in the Durham NC Indy about a developer’s plans to build hundreds of homes on the cusp of Durham’s West Point on the Eno, with the potential for more flooding, affected water quality, and other environmental impacts. Indy readers had a lot to say about this proposal.

New Python Specialization

New Python Specialization

Python Data Products for Predictive Analytics Specialization
Build Predictive Systems with Accuracy. Collect, model, and deploy data-driven systems using Python and machine learning.

Student Loan Crisis and the College Degree dilemma today

Student Loan Crisis and the College Degree dilemma today

ABC News’ Diane Sawyer spoke with Rohit Chopra, the former assistant director at the Consumer Financial Bureau, and Sheila Bair, the former president of Washington College and a former FDIC chair, as well as recent graduates and student loan borrowers about the student debt crisis in the United States.

Benefits of a good night’s sleep

Benefits of a good night’s sleep

While the full relationship between sleeping well and mental health is still being unraveled, it’s clear that it exists. It appears that those who don’t get a good night’s sleep consistently are more likely to deal with depression and other mental health issues. Clearly, one of the best things you can do for your mental health is to cultivate some effective sleep habits.

Suitcase portable Solar Panel system on Sale Now!

Suitcase portable Solar Panel system on Sale Now!

Adjustable, Corrosion-Resistant aluminum stand as well as a heavy-duty handle and latches for longevity. Folded size: 19. 9 x 27. 2 x 2. 8 inches. Ideal output: 500 Watt-hours per day (depends on sunlight availability)
Compatible with gel, sealed, Lithium, and flooded batteries. Charge controller with an LCD display for displaying operating Information and data

Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Bryan Carey

Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Bryan Carey

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Patañjali Statue (traditional form indicating kundalini or incarnation of Shesha) The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sutras (aphorisms). The Yoga Sutras were compiled around 400 CE by Sage Patanjali, taking materials about yoga from older traditions.

My Left Footed Buddhist Journey

My Left Footed Buddhist Journey

Before I began my Buddhist practice, it was as if my left foot was stretched out behind me, rooted in the past while my right foot was outstretched in front of me, standing in the future, thereby preventing

Naima

Naima

Coltrane fans are familiar with the beautifully sublime, Naima, from the Giant Steps album.

Jennifer She Said – Lloyd Cole

Jennifer She Said – Lloyd Cole

By now you may have detected a narrative in the recent series of musical posts. What we have here friends is a musical walk through the passage of one life. A life that began in the second month of 1965. This is by no means a scientific study. It is highly likely that this unique memory of dates and times is like most, less than perfect-achronological. You may receive a post about Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks album after a post about Style Council as an example. This is how I was introduced or discovered artists, not by Artist release date rather by ” right on time” synchronicity for my stage of life and development.

masterworks

masterworks

Masterworks is the first platform for buying and selling shares representing an investment in iconic artworks. Build a diversified portfolio of iconic works of art curated by our industry-leading research team

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

On Dec. 4, just before Bon Iver took the stage at Pioneer Works, an old ironworks warehouse turned nonprofit arts and culture space, these prophetic words from Union Army officer Sullivan Ballou echoed off the Civil War-era brick walls: “Sarah, my love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me to you with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break, and yet my love of Country comes over me like a strong wind and bears me irresistibly on with all these chains to the battlefield.”

why COURSERA Specializations?

why COURSERA Specializations?

A specialization is a series of related courses designed to help you master a specific topic. Some shorter Specializations include as few as three courses and only take a few months to finish. Longer Specializations can include ten or more courses and take up to a year.

Communique, Start your engines now!

Communique, Start your engines now!

Communique is the Album (see the anachronistic word of the day) I return to on long interstate road trips (see Route 40 for instance).  Remember when we traveled prior to the current human condition?  We know, by now, that Mark Knopfler is the most cinematic guitarist living today (see that ever lived). 

The Beauty of a Treadmill Desk

The Beauty of a Treadmill Desk

Have you been hearing things in the news lately about Treadmill desks but can’t really imagine how they work? The concept sounds strange at first but is actually quite simple. The biggest challenge in even considering a Treadmill desks is the mental shift required.

 

Kurama Kool

Kurama Kool

Kurama; How many times have we uttered this / met there / threw down quick or celebrated long? This place is a gem and still somewhat of a small, best kept secret. Known for sure by foodies, local chefs and most certainly by the Japanese community…this hibachi joint on 15-501 business in Durham on the service road across from Target is a favorite of mine and many others.

James Vickery-UK Soul brother!

James Vickery-UK Soul brother!

While listening to a track from Zak Abel I googled British Soul Artists to watch 2019 and once again a Truly soulful voice is discovered (belated) with 12MM views on Youtube, James Vickery.

Healthy weight loss: What to eat, what to avoid.

Healthy weight loss: What to eat, what to avoid.

Healthy weight loss is not a mystery. There are a few, simple rules to follow with regard to your diet, and if you stick to them, you’ll almost certainly lose weight. Of course, exercise will increase the rate of weight loss and help you feel better, but following a basic, low calorie, low-fat diet is key. While such a diet is also good as maintenance, you can certainly add in more calories when you reach your goal weight and are maintaining an appropriate activity level

Bill buford & Sons Healthy scrumptious!

Bill buford & Sons Healthy scrumptious!

In 2008, acclaimed writer Bill Buford left his job and moved to Lyon with his family to learn how to be a French cook. He planned to stay for six months. He was there for five years. He describes the top kitchens where he worked, and what the so-called “gastronomic capital of the world” taught him about the Frenchness of French food.

New normal?

New normal?

Watch this video closely, first for the peaceful wall of non-violent mothers, next to the US Navy Vet’s nonviolent attempt to talk with the Federal Agents. Watch the Federal Agent response to both forms of non-violent protest.

Jackson Browne still present after all these years

Jackson Browne still present after all these years

Widely known and often discussed, Jackson Browne co-authored, Take it Easy with Glenn Frey. Take it easy was the Eagle’s first track, the first hit on the Eagle’s first album. It epitomized the way Browne has always worked at his own pace in his own way. His debut album didn’t appear until 1972 when it was released on David Geffen’s Asylum label, though Browne had been working in the music business since the mid-Sixties.

Olivia Rodrigo emoting with control

Olivia Rodrigo emoting with control

Any concise thoughts on the performer, singer-songwriter, fashion icon, Olivia Rodrigo? Olivia’s rise is meteorically ascendent and therefore suspiciously looks like, has the smell of a studio production asset rise.