I found a copy of this book in our small Crown Center library, though neither Donna nor I had shelved it. It was apparently donated by someone, who actually put it on the right shelf. But it's in such bad shape that I decided to buy myself a copy. However, a reviewer on Amazon.com claiming to be "a long time instructor of Tai Chi and Qigong" was disappointed in it and suggested Qigong for Health and Vitality by Michael Tse instead. Now I'll research that book.2. I need to memorize these four ways to be active, or four categories of exercising:
- Endurance ~ to increase breathing and heart rate = walk, bike, swim, dance
- Strength ~ to increase muscle strength = lift weights, use a resistance band, climb stairs
- Balance ~ to help prevent falls = stand on one foot, heel-to-toe walk, tai chi
- Flexibility ~ to stay limber = shoulder and arm stretch, calf stretch, yoga
5. Four of us met in the Circle@Crown Café at noon to plan DASH Diet meals together. How will this work? Dunno. That's what we hope to figure out. We have three DASH Diet books among us so far, with another one ordered ― one with menus.
- The DASH Diet Action Plan: Proven to Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol without Medication ~ by Marla Heller, 2007
- The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution: 2 Weeks to Drop Pounds, Boost Metabolism, and Get Healthy ~ by Marla Heller, 2012
- The Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook: Over 150 Fresh and Delicious Recipes to Speed Weight Loss, Lower Blood Pressure, and Prevent Diabetes ~ by Marla Heller, 2013
- DASH Diet For Dummies ~ by Sarah Samaan, Rosanne Rust, and Cynthia Kleckner, 2014
7. A clergywoman says Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals should be required reading in seminaries. Why? It's about encouraging and praising one another, something we should all do.
8. I enjoy reading about quantum physics, as in this article: New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time. My undergraduate degree was a double major, in Philosophy and Religion and in English Language and Literature. My senior paper looked at the flow of time, noting that even in speculative fiction about time travel, the direction of time's flow is still the same. I couldn't find an example of a story where time flowed backwards, so I wrote a short story about it myself. That shows my interest in the concept goes back 50 years or so. Now I read about quantum mechanics and string theory and quantum entanglement. You know, fun stuff!
9. Nobody else in my circle seems particularly interested in physics, but I got a surprise recently when Diane overheard something I said in the dining room and we got to talking about her interest in the same subject. I sent her an email linking to things I've written on this blog about physics:
- Dreaming up parallel universes
- Physics of the Impossible
- The Trouble with Physics
- I'm quirky like that
- My quantum leap to Nantucket
- Quantum physics nerds (only one sentence about it here)
"In my other hand is a paper on quantum physics, which Ginnie and I were reading because we are both nerds."
12. Clawdia is currently asleep beside me, but it's gotten too dark to get a photo of her. It's been a long, long day.
13. A recent Quote of the Day ― a feature that appears daily on this blog's sidebar ― was from John Dryden, who said, "Words are but pictures of our thoughts." I'm a word person, so this resonates with me.
The only rule for Thursday Thirteen is to write about 13 things. The New Thursday 13 is hosted by Country Dew @ Blue Country Magic and Colleen @ Loose Leaf Notes. If you want to read lists by other people or play along yourself, here's the linky for this week.