It would be an understatement to say that it is difficult for me to dedicate any significant amount of time to staying in front of a screen in a world that is filled with so much more beyond that of technology. That is my excuse for not having posted anything over the past year, and as much as I deplore making excuses I will take full responsibility for being absent to those who are geographically distant from me. Those who know me personally are aware that my lack of presence on social media and the internet does not reflect an antisocial disposition, but rather a genuine contentment in making a connection with those who I can look in the eye and say "hello." For the friends and family who I do not see on a regular basis: I constantly look forward to seeing your smiling face. I do not perceive the time that passes between our acquaintance as a distancing agent in our relationship. For me this time is able to serve as a sort of active ingredient in a fermentation that eliminates any stale or negative energy. The result is a re-ignition of recognition regarding the importance that we have had in one another's lives, and rightfully so. Regardless of this sentiment I still feel the need–and know that others feel the desire–to share a few photos from my life over the past year.
Evidence that we can not rely on governments to protect us from environmental dangers that threaten our health, and most importantly the health of future generations. It seems that the most significant thing we can do to ensure our own physical and psychological health is to become more conscious about what we put in our mouth (and thus body). Where does it come from? How was it grown? What was it fed? How did it get here? Applying ethical principles to all of these questions can help alleviate any health problems caused by our diet. For those friends and family who are wondering how to prevent themselves from being affected by radiation: EAT CURRY! Curry contains the natural element Boron, which has been found and proven to be an effective deterrent to accumulation of nuclear radiation in the human body (read more). Other than this the most important thing we can do to prevent radiation poisoning is to have the conviction that we will not be susceptible, and our body will take care of the rest.