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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.


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Project: Globish Hadashi no Tabi

So I have a book that I wrote, a travelogue about a trip that Mami and I made in Japan in 2005. I then had the idea of converting it into a graded reader whose reading level increases as you go through it.  I call it Globish Hadashi no Tabi.

There are 100 chapters. The sentence length, vocabulary, grammar and chapter length increases progressively. By the time that the ESL reader gets to the end, he or she will have improved their English.

Current state of the project: I'm recording the chapters as mp3 files. Mami will put together an electronic version for Kindle.

Project: Dr Gabor Mate

Biopsychosociological perspective

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

"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

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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.

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See Jack Halpern (who devised SKIP (and here, and here) for identifying kanji) and explore this websitejimbreen (at) gmail dot com
Some other systems are mentioned here.

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