Tuesday, August 12, 2008

rise #4

Bon jour mes amis,

Since so many people are asking about the picture in the last issue, while I am now a semi-professional to professional unicycler, no, that is not me. On the bright side, I’m getting much better at not injuring myself. And for those not in the know, yes, I do have a unicycle.

Green tip: Nearly everything in the house can be cleaned with baking soda (scrubber), white vinegar (sanitizer), castile soap & water (this will save you a bunch of money and mean less toxins being brought into your house) – check out
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/8088/clngrn.html & http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/01/how_to_green_your_cleaning.php

Life tip: Expand yourself – learn a new skill/instrument/language, travel to a new land, whether you’re an introvert or extrovert try being the opposite for a week, volunteer – new skills improve your memory, hand/eye coordination, prevents alzheimer’s, make life interesting, etc. – check out

And if you enjoy learning about random items, try
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Randompage, which just chooses a random wikipedia page

“Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.” – Corita Kent

Cool website/article: Want to up your car’s mpg by 25 – 75% (this is the part where you should be seeing dollar signs and hearing cash registers), check out the cnn.com story on hypermiling at
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2008/06/03/obrien.hypermiling.cnn, then learn the tricks of the trade at http://www.hypermiling.com/

As for the pix, the first is of some cool stairs at Machu Picchu (which I was at in November) and the second is proof that people can push past fear as a buddy (who hates heights) walks a 6 inch ledge above a 200 ft. vertical fall.

Happy June,