Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Philosophy- The Spiral Staircase. | The Writers' Cafe

Philosophy- The Spiral Staircase. The Writers' Cafe: "Continuing with the above idea we might adopt a similar but somewhat different analogy to explain life’s ups and downs and that might more appropriately be called the Chutes & Ladders metaphor for life. Like the board game for small children we may find ourselves to be continuously on this cycle of working, climbing, building, and then perhaps falling, coasting, or maybe we are just letting ourselves slide. You can aply the Chutes & Ladders concept to just about any endeavor in life. It could be the student who pays attention in class, slacks off (coasts) in his homework...

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Thoughts, Ideas, Words, Actions.

We know we need to watch our thoughts because thoughts can turn into real things through a relatively easily understood path. Sometimes even with our predictive powers we can bring negative results upon ourselves. This weekend I had taken my daughter to one of these rock climbing walls and was truly taken aback by what one grandfather was telling his grandson.

The man was telling the young boy, who was having trouble climbing the wall. Of course you want be able to climb it. You just can't do it. He went on to deride the child telling him how worthless he was etc. I wanted to make sure he did not say anything to my daughter. The problem is predictions can be powerful.

Luckily just like negative predictions can have disastrous results, so too positive predictions can have beneficial results.

Before I Got To Woodstock.

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Secret of Ideas!

Ideas are very Tricky things.

Ideas are great, ideas are valuable. I have thousands of ideas each day. What is the idea of an idea. An idea is some unique way of viewing something. You might have a great idea about how to make money. Here you are on the world wide web, reading one of my blogs, and you may well have it in mind to make some money on the web. Then one might wonder if the author of this blog has some sort of secret on how to make money on the web, then how come the author of this blog is not himself doing that thing which produces income.

The answer to that question is quite a slippery slope indeed. The main answer to the question is that there are some very special skills and abilities that I have. However there are other skills and abilities that other people have. I need to find the other people who have the skills and abilities which I lack, and those very same people should be looking to enlist me to accomplish their goals.

This very important secret to obtaining wealth is called collaboration.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Writers' Cafe

The Writers' Cafe: "Typically a pile might get to a maximum of say between 7 to 12 cards before someone would win. I can not remember who flipped first, but it was based on who won the previous pot, or on who challenged the kid to flip. That was the equivalent to the $5 dollar table, it had the energy level of the roulette wheel.

But that kind of game was simply not fun or exciting enough for the big winners of the day, who typically walked around with stacks of baseball cards, that required rubber bands if you wanted to casually hold them in one hand. These boys had higher stakes that were generated according to the folowing"

Stephen C. Sanders
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Monday, August 18, 2008

The Writers' Cafe

The Writers' Cafe: "something about flipping a baseball card up into the air, and depending on how the card landed, that determined who would win that particular card. That may have been one way to flip cards, and I do remember seeing this method used, but that was not the true, adrenalin rush producing high stakes, baseball card flipping that I am talking about here.

The baseball card flipping seen at Battle Hill, was more like a craps table in Atlantic City or Las Vegas, than any kind of school yard game"

Stephen C. Sanders
The Writers'

The Writers' Cafe

The Writers' Cafe: "had a good day at the early morning flipping session before school. The early morning flipping session was quite a site to see at Battle Hill Elementary School in Union NJ. The various lawns of the school was dotted with clusters of typically between four to seven boys.

The girls were no where to be found amongst the baseball card flipping circles. They were somewhere on the periphery playing with their jacks, jump rope, or some kind of sing song hand clapping games that included lyrics about doctors, lawyers, indian chiefs. It really was not correct to be liking girls at this point anyway, so lets get back to the real excitement, the baseball card flipping."

Stephen C. Sanders
The Writers'

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ketosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ketosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Metabolic pathways
Most medical resources regard ketosis as a physiological state associated with chronic starvation.[citation needed] Glucose is regarded as the preferred energy source for all cells in the body with ketosis being regarded as a crisis reaction of the body to a lack of carbohydrates in the diet. In recent years this viewpoint, both the body's preference for glucose and the dangers associated with ketosis, has been challenged by some doctors.[7][8][9]
Ketone bodies, from the breakdown of fatty acids to acetyl groups, are also produced during this state, and are burned throughout the body. Excess ketone bodies will slowly decarboxylate into acetone. That molecule is excreted in the breath and urine. When glycogen stores are not available in the cells (glycogen is primarily created when carbohydrates such as starch and sugar are consumed in the diet), fat (triacylglycerol) is cleaved to give 3 fatty acid chains and 1 glycerol molecule in a process called lipolysis"

Friday, August 1, 2008



Sometimes life (Hashem) throws us a curve ball. We swing and we miss, and sometimes even get upset. This post, G-d willing, is the post I hope to complete which will be the continuation of a piece which was published in a newsletter over 14 years ago, before the internet as we know it today even existed.

That particular piece can be found @ After a few technical adjustments I hope I"H to produce this article today, Bli Nedder.