Worthy exhibition: the paintings of Charles M. Russell (I saw it at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts). Russell, renowned for recording the Old West on canvas, also became a sincere friend to many of the Native Americans whose disappearing lifestyles he was documenting (http://www.cmrussell.org/).
Restaurant to try when next you are in San Jose, Costa Rica: Mantras Veggie Café & Tea House (Happy Cow Review), phone 2253-6715.
Three worthwhile movies: Restrepo, Hubble 3D, Pipali Live.
TV series finale that I finally watched in August: Lost
Poet immortalized (sort of) by Terry Pratchett: William McGonagall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_McGonagall). Regarded by many as the English language’s least talented poet, here is a sample of his work:
Tribute to Dr. Murison:
He told me at once what was ailing me;
He said I had been writing too much poetry,
And from writing poetry I would have to refrain,
Because I was suffering from inflammation on the brain.
Well-written book by a very talented author: The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver
Excellent book by a multi-talented author that I have read in manuscript form; it will appear in print in March 2011: Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life, by Dr. Claudia Welch. In her words:
I am very pleased to announce that Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life, the book I’ve been working on for the better part of a decade, was picked up by a great publisher—Da Capo (an imprint of Perseus)– and is due for release in March 2011. At that time you will be able to order it from my website, Amazon, and other places.
Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life combines Eastern medical theory with Western science to provide insights into hormones, women’s health concerns, lifestyle and diet. It is designed to be readable and accessible for all women, and anyone who wants to understand women’s health, be they students or practitioners of Western medicine, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, or simply of life. While it is not important to have any background in any medical system to appreciate this book, it does offer new perspectives to seasoned medical practitioners.
In need of new perspectives? You now know where to locate them!