Japan’s ‘waste not, want not’ philosophy has deep religious and cultural roots, from monsters and meditation to Marie Kondo’s tidying up

Kevin C. Taylor, University of Memphis The word “waste” is often frightening. People fear not making the most of their time, whether at work or at leisure, and failing to live life to the fullest. Warnings against waste run especially deep in Japanese culture. Many Americans are familiar with the famous decluttering technique of organizationContinue reading “Japan’s ‘waste not, want not’ philosophy has deep religious and cultural roots, from monsters and meditation to Marie Kondo’s tidying up”

The vote, the candidate, and your responsibilty.

Voting is a right we all have in our great nation. Voting is a very important part of the political process and one should take part in it so your voice can be heard. Even with the recent questions on the integrity of our voting systems, you should still go out and cast your vote.Continue reading “The vote, the candidate, and your responsibilty.”

Ray’s Random Thoughts 10-17-2022

Seems our world is set in a pattern of division, fear, and hate. People taking sides and closing their minds and hearts to compassion, logic, and tolerance. We have the military and political powers of the east and west clashing over policy differences along with ideologies. Conservatism and Liberalism in the world has become moreContinue reading “Ray’s Random Thoughts 10-17-2022”

Ray’s Random Thoughts 9-24-22

A World on the brink of a possible world war, facing food shortages, dealing with inequity in both financial and social perspectives and a world being divided by political extremes. There are a lot of problems this world is facing and more division over how to deal with the problems and/or to move forward. AddingContinue reading “Ray’s Random Thoughts 9-24-22”

Pick pack 1 of 10 by Shokan Radio DJ Dovestar

Mix Genre collection of Creative Commons Licensed Music 1. Niki J Crawford – Ridiculous Love 2. Always the Alibi – After all I’ve done 3. Drunk Souls – There is a place 4. Invisible Tears – The Traitor 5. Kellee Maize – Want 6. Good Intentions – No time to waste (Radio Remix) 7. GuessContinue reading “Pick pack 1 of 10 by Shokan Radio DJ Dovestar”

How Stoicism influenced music from the French Renaissance to Pink Floyd

Melinda Latour, Tufts University Have you ever turned to music when struggling with a difficult emotion, like sadness, anxiety or anger? Most people believe that music has some therapeutic power, and that confidence is increasingly backed by empirical evidence. However, there remains little consensus on precisely how or why music has an ability to influenceContinue reading “How Stoicism influenced music from the French Renaissance to Pink Floyd”

Music and Dance Drives New Blood Pressure Campaign

(NewsUSA) -Approximately half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, but many don’t know it, according to the American Heart Association. A new public service campaign from the American Heart Association, American Medical Association and Ad Council in partnership with HHS Office of Minority Health and Health Resources & Services Administration encourages all adults toContinue reading “Music and Dance Drives New Blood Pressure Campaign”