Joined 9 years ago from West Los Angeles, California
My routine, among many other things, includes my random and systematic surfing of the web. I hope that many of my fellow earthlings have taken the pleasure of going beyond the web pages on google, into the news archives...many of which are magnified and provided free. I am an all-rounder, but some favorite sites include livescience.com, sciencedaily.com, whfoods.org, boxrec.com, sports-reference.com, iaaf.org, universalsports.com, bestplaces.net, blackplanet.com, allafrica.com, afriprov.org, amazon.com; and the news, sports, science, and health articles on Yahoo. The odd news on Yahoo is quite humorous...as we know, and as is commonly known about this Los Angeles setting, life can be stranger and more spectacular than fiction. The beauty of television (and web surfing, inter alia) is the freedom and pleasure of watching and learning from what you do not have to sit besides. I am a fan of prison chronicles, biographies, nature documentaries, college and many other sports; channels like National Geographic Wild, National Geographic Channel, History Channel and Spike are fascinating; now and then I will turn to Comedy Central. I like to delve more deeply into what I am passionate about and make the intricate connections--that includes a wide variety of things. A piece is hardly worthwhile if the writer is not telling us anything new or is not weaving the story in a unique way. Logically, I am not a fan of mediocrity though we are obligated to deal with characters and aspects of that, all our lives including our very own aspects of mediocrity. That said, sophisticated and exaggerated gadgetry such as IPads do not have a place in my soul. I also heavily gravitate to the nonfictional aspects of life and writing, although we know that there are elements and shadows of truth in fiction; instead of ignoring either truth or tale, the challenge is to balance and to read value in what is in either. I cannot recall how many decades back I read a fictional work from cover to cover...well, maybe I have read some...just not enough. I have very little fascination for the Hollywood scenery and imitation; but I am an avid fan of the Springer...as usual I love to learn about abnormal reality from the safety of my habitation. I do like venturing back into my youth and pull out some of the characters I admired as I grew up, and also delve into the African languages and cultures that have been part and parcel of me. Learning is a continuous minute-by-minute processes...everyone and everything one comes across and interacts with, whether positive, or seemingly negative is both an opportunity to learn and an opportunity to teach. Logically, we are all (including those that are mediocre and are mere mortals...hahaha) teachers and learners. My superfoods include extra virgin olive oil, walnuts, apples, dried cranberries and plums, Alaska wild salmon, tuna (I read that albacore has significant concentrations of mercury that are much less so in light tuna), sweet and Irish potatoes, carrots, tomato paste, black and green tea, pineapples, and lentils. My favorite exercise is walking, but I toss in some weights, some yoga, and push-ups. I do not walk in groups, and I do not go to exercise gymnasiums...I have developed a personal domestic exercise regimen, over the years.
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