POTPOURRI

 

1) Epigenetics: The Key to Lowering Crime and Improving Our Health

You are invited to read Howard's paper on the most cost-effective, long term way to reduce crime and improve our mental and physical health. The title is Epigenetics: The Key to Lowering Crime and Improving Our Health. This paper has been well received by those familiar with the critical importance of addressing pregnancy and nuturing from conception to age two. You are free to download and share the paper with others. Click HERE to view and download the paper.

2) Howard's Interesting Video Links

I receive numerous video links. Many are truly remarkable and I have made a list of some of them. By clicking on the two-page alphabetical list, you will find two categories: 1) Music & Fine Arts and 2) Events & Political. I think you will find viewing them an enjoyable and informative way to spend some time. To access the list, click HERE.

3) Top 100 American Political Speeches in the 20th Century        

You can access the full text of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century, according to a survey of leading scholars.  Most of the speeches include an audio or video of it.  Simply go to www.americanrhetoric.com/newtop100speeches.htm .  

4) Joseph Priestley

Howard's sermon on Joseph Priestley given at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Fresno on November 28, 2010.  To read the sermon, click HERE .  To hear an MP3 audio of the actual sermon, click HERE .

5) Fight Crime: Invest In Kids

This is a book review I did first published in The Fresno Bee and then in the American Bar Association's Children's Rights Litigation Section Newsletter. The reviewed book, Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence , is a must read for anyone wanting to learn about the most cost-effective way to reduce crime and other forms of serious anti-social behavior. This book was an epiphany for me. Please read the article, and if you feel so motivated, forward it to others, read the book, talk to your local, state, and federal representatives about reading the article and book. Until we spend our tax dollars on the most effective prevention programs, we will continue to pour money into the black hole of after-the-fact responses (aka jail, prison, treatment programs, etc.). Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

6) Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler

I saw this first on the Urban Legends' website of www.snopes.com . It is a great story about the goodness that can be found in humanity, even in wartime. The story is at www.snopes.com/military/charliebrown.asp and has sparked an outpouring of comments from around the world [ www.legacy.com/can-vancouver/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=106541121 ].

7) Best Internet Photos of 2007

http://www.weboma.com/best-internet-photos-of-2007/

8) Listen to All the Top Hits Since 1950

Go to www.tropicalglen.com/ and pick a year. Your computer will play the top 100 songs for that year, all while you can do other work on your computer.

9) Future Trends

If you want to give some thought to future trends, you will find the following short video illuminating
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbI-363A2Q

10) The Muppets Reenact the Continental Congress 

Following a lead-in from Big Bird and Martin Sheen, this informative and entertaining video takes us back to 1776: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAVpj_Vo7zk .

11) Keep Life in Perspective .

12) If you want to appreciate what your life means, please view this short video: http://www.thedashmovie.com/ .

13) Morphing Actresses

This is beautifully done! Click on the link below. You will likely see your favorite actress at some point during this presentation. The morphing is remarkable. www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEc4YWICeXk

 

 

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