The Highest Frontier is a far future science fiction novel involving a young woman named Jenny Ramos-Kennedy. She is part of a rich and politically influential family in a world with astonishing technological and biological advances and an environment drastically affected by global warming. (The polar icecaps have melted to the point where Antarctica now has potentially arable land.) This is also a world undergoing an invasion by an extraterrestrial species referred to as “ultraphytes.” These creatures are an invasive species of epic proportions and what makes them especially dangerous is that they have an extremely lethal “stress” reaction.
1. They fail to take into consideration the fact that the reason that the labels don’t actually say what the herbal extract or other substance is for is because the manufacturer is not allowed to make medical claims or refer to the substance as anything other than a dietary supplement. If they do take it into consideration, they make up a conspiracy theory.
2. They fail to take into consideration that if you are treating an herbal or other natural remedy as a medicine, you are going to want a correct dosage of the exact thing you decided to take. Since herbal and other natural remedies are not very well regulated, you may not get the correct dosage, especially if the herbal or other natural remedy is not in an easily recognizable form. Continue reading
Ask Me My Top 5 Anything This is something I’m doing on Tumblr. (My ask box is open. Also, if you’re on Tumblr, add me!)
Top five music artists you like at the moment? Maybe with a youtube link to a favorite song for each of them!
I am not weak.After I wrote about issues of thin privilege and Pagan fat shaming, I was following some of the conversation on social media. I retweeted T. Thorn Coyle’s post Sacred Body, Sacred Earth, saying that she wrote about bodies, not about weight. MadGastronomer raised some issues of her own with Thorn’s post, and was able to get me to think about the ways that I both appreciate and really dislike some of what Thorn wrote.
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If possible, make it a habit to discover the essential character of every impression, its effect on the self, and its response to a logical analysis.
What struck me about this particular meditation was the qualifier: if possible. This meditation is about taking apart ideas, perceptions, and beliefs to not only see if they are based in logic but if they benefit you as a person. This meditation is about applying critical thinking skills to your beliefs and impressions of the world and events that are taking place around you.