Stuff I Like


This page is always going to be under construction. My intent is to fill it with products and services I like, that I think are cool or interesting or weird. If there's a book, video, app, or other product or service you'd like to see featured here, let me know, I'll check it out.




No Intelligence Allowed


The video Expelled- No Intelligence Allowed is a documentary, hosted by actor Ben Stein (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), that looks at the resistance of the scientific community to the concept of Intelligent Design. Ben Stein takes a perfectly neutral stance. But given that he’s a genius, and some of the scientists he interviews are, well, let’s just say ‘not geniuses’, many of them come across as fanatical and dogmatic as the clergy, whereas those scientists who are willing to consider the concept of Intelligent Design seem reasonable, thoughtful and balanced.

Near the end is a computer-animated scene that takes the viewer deeper and deeper into one cell of the body. It is such a profound indictment of evolution, that one scene alone is well worth the price of the video. [You can check it out on Amazon here.]


Patterns of Evidence  


Timothy Mahoney’s video Patterns of Evidence asks a simple question:
“If the leading “biblical” scholars are siding with the leading atheists and agnostics, that there is no evidence that the exodus ever happened, what are the rest of us supposed to think?”
From that premise, Mahoney begins taking a fresh look at the evidence. There is an abundance of evidence of foreigners living in the Goshen area of Egypt; that these people were from the area of Canaan; that they were sheep and goat farmers; that they left suddenly; that Egypt was plagued around the time of their leaving. So why don’t scholars believe in the Exodus? The timing doesn’t fit. They believe the Bible puts the Exodus at around 1250 B.C.E, and all this Exodus evidence is too early.

But on what is their belief in the 1250 B.C.E. date based, particularly if they don’t believe any exodus happened, at all? I’ve watched this video a couple times, and I highly recommend it. [Check it out on Amazon here…]





pH Testing Tape  


Okay, I know this one is going to seem weird, but I love this stuff! It took some poking around to find the right one so, now that I have, I'm sharing it.

Usual medical disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, etc. Here's the thing: I have gout. Awhile back, while laying in bed with my leg propped up, this thought popped into my head: Gout is an excess of uric acid, right? So if my body were more alkaline, I would be less likely to suffer from gout. I limped to the computer and researched whether I could test my pH myself. Turns out a lot of people check their pH every day. I found this litmus paper tape product with the narrow range of 5.5 to 8.0 (if you're not paying attention, you can get litmus paper that measures from 0-14, which doesn't do you much good). [Click here check it out.]

Every morning, before I've had even a glass of water or any toothpaste, I tear off a piece of this tape and spit on it. When I started, 3 months ago, I was 5.5. Over time, I've brought it up to 6.4. Still not high enough, but moving the right direction. How?

I wasn't eating much that was high in purines (dark red meats, sardines, mussels) but I have of course cut all those thing out. I also cut out all sugar and most beef; reduced my coffee intake. My daily routine now includes:

  • Juiced celery, carrot, beet, apple, and kale. 
  • A glass of Tart Cherry juice in Pellegrino mineral water.
  • Xeolite
  • A joint supplement that includes Devil's Claw, Cat's Claw, MSM, Curcumin, Boswellia and a bunch of other stuff. 

Seems to be working for me.


Induction cooktop

So, what do you do when your "vintage" countertop range goes up in a puff of smoke and a flash of light like a demented welder? Well, you could go drop a thousand bucks for a new vintage countertop range:


Or, you could do this...

Step 1:

Throw away the fried cooktop, leaving an unsightly metal pan in the countertop.

Step 2:


Build a wooden cover for the unsightly pan, leaving room for a couple empty spaces.

Step 3:



Buy a couple countertop induction burners [you can get two here for less than $120.00] and place them in the empty spaces. You're welcome.


Four Season Harvest



Assuming you don't live in Arizona but like the idea of growing your own veggies, I can recommend this book. The author lives in Maine, so I think he's qualified to talk about how to grow food in winter. When we were living in Spokane a couple years ago, we used some of his methods.
[Check it out here...]



1 comment:

  1. Ancient governments (and modern ones also) very often expunge records of defeats or anything that presents them in a negative light. Hence there are no known written Egyptian records of this time. However, the British Museum established by Sir Frederick Kenyon and his daughter (archaeologists who used the Bible to track locations of discoveries) has found many of these places and things. The City of the Eight still exists in Turkey and many other things. Bible Archaeology Review is a magazine devoted to finding these artifacts. There are many other good references.

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