Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Use Mower To Mulch Yard Leaves

For many years, I have been amused by people who rake and bag (or burn) yard leaves. They spend money on fertilizer for their yard (that isn't even properly used by the plants). Then they get rid off the world's best organic mulch by not utilizing leaves. Thus, they hamper the build up of humus in the soil and perpetuate a cycle of foolishness.

Note: Buy a "leaf blower-vacuum" and instead of using the leaf blower function to blow leaves, reverse the air flow  and vacuum the leaves out of your flower beds into the catch bag from non-lawn areas. Dump the now shredded leaves into a leaf composter and use as flower bed mulch in winterizing them next year.

I use a movable wire composter:

What NOT To Flush Down Toilet?

"Basically, the only thing you should ever flush down a toilet is human waste (urine and feces) and toilet paper."

Here is a list of some things to keep out of the toilet (and sewage system):
Any product labeled flushable (they are not truly flushable / they do not dissolve and will not make it to the sewage treatment plant --- meaning that they remain in the sewage pipes somewhere along the line & will cause eventual clogs and sometimes even damage.
Also, do not flush:
disposable diapers
tampons and tampon applicators
sanitary napkins
cotton balls and swabs
mini or maxi pads
cleaning wipes of any kind
facial tissue
bandages and bandage wrappings
automotive fluids
paint, solvents, sealants and thinners
poisons and hazardous waste
Unused Medications
Fats, Oils and Grease---
Grease in sewer pipes causes sewer maintenance problems for property owners and the city. Never pour grease in your sink drain and try to use your garbage disposal less."

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Creationists vs Evolutionists

Each group is right and each group is wrong. God did create the Earth and the heavens (though not as succinctly as described in the Bible). Life is a long everlasting process of evolution (though not completely at random). The energy of God is everywhere and in all things; but, our free will is part of that manifestation.

Jewish, Christian and Muslim creationists are all Abrahamic religious fundamentalists. They put all of their faith in their scriptures without completely understanding their deeper meanings. They think their scriptures are absolute. Thus, they fail to put their complete trust and faith in God. They do not understand that God is "All in All". They do not understand that they themselves are a spark of life from God (that we all are) that must be nurtured.

For this, they can be forgiven. The infinite nature of God is awesome and frightens us mortals to the degree that we fail to emulate Jesus in order to find the Christ within each of us. Love, compassion, mercy and forgiveness are just some of God's qualities.

NOVA: Dawn of Humanity (01:53:00)