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Project: Henry Moreland Seals

Henry gives a great talk
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Project: Steve Kaufmann

Steve is still going strong as I write this. An enjoyable talk that summarizes his view and approach is this hour-long talk.

Project: Coffee

Is coffee good for me? Do I need it? Should I avoid it?


Project: AlphaKanji

I'm interested in learning Japanese. I've been engaged in that for years - on and off. One of the reasons it has taken so long is that there hasn't been a reliable and simple way to look kanji up in a dictionary.

So I developed my own system.



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See Jack Halpern (who devised SKIP (and here, and here) for identifying kanji) and explore this website Some other systems are mentioned here.

Project: Physical

For a number of reasons, I wish to active. It ties in to remaining fit and healthy. It leads into interesting experiences. It may lead to a long life.  I could go on.

Especially now that I'm over 60, I feel the need to become methodical about the physical activities that I engage in.

Project: Music

There's music I grew up with that inspires and moves me. One of my projects has been to list and rank the top 1000 songs that had (and have) the most impact. Here they are.



Project: Dr Gabor Mate

Biopsychosociological perspective

At the 39 minute mark  of this talk Gabor gives the things people need for positive health.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR6Q0RSc9gY from 18:35 is a great starting point - the child rearing habits of hunter-gatherer tribes. 3 things they do that we don't.


Start by taking notes of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJALrqJRtfU

"Very few children are allowed the luxury of both being in a relationship and being authentic."

"Learning is an attachment dynamic." (28:53)

Great explanation at the 52 minute mark about the dichotomy between positive and negative attachments. Also the need to be a nice person can result in cancer.

Gabor reading his mother's diary at 24 minutes
Children form an attachment to electronic machines at 40 minutes

3 minutes into this talk Gabor denigrates about so-called 'evidence-based practice' which ignores much of the evidence as inconvenient, and being left-brain driven just as for language learning (my …