Scratch Cooking Organic Spicy Fried Tofu and Greens

Scratch Cooking Spicy Fried Tofu and Greens

Have you ever used Chive flowers for seasoning? Yummy! Left over soya pulp dried and ground into flour used for coating tofu squares. Chili powder and garlic were added along with dried chive flowers mixed with Okara flour.

Home made spicy crusted tofu fried in olive oil. Remove fried tofu and place in strainer. Add some water to the bits left over from fried tofu and add veggies. Steam up till tender. Serve up for a yummy lunch or dinner.



Two Spirit People

Two Spirit People

Click on picture for full article. My culture called girls like me Tom Boys. We are sexually attracted to men but also act like men. I found researching my Blackfoot Great Grandma’s people most natives in America dealt with their folk that stepped out of their cultural norm through giving them positive roles suited to their nature within their tribe.

Gender differences in the world today are used as a tool to divide people so they cannot come together and find peace and happiness. Unhappy fearful people are much easier to manipulate and rule.

The two-spirit (formerly called berdache) was a sort of Native American transgender person who wore the clothing of the “opposite” sex. Two-spirits were highly regarded and respected as artisans, craftspeople, child rearers, couples counselors and tribal arbiters, and yet, one of the reasons they got respect was out of fear, because two-spirits were considered to be touched by the spirits and considered to have powers on the order of a shaman. (In many tribes, a shaman would consult the tribe’s two-spirit for advice in spiritual matters!)

NSA settles lawsuit over satirical merchandise

NSA settles lawsuit over satirical merchandise

Kevin Allenspach , St. Cloud (Minn.) Times

The settlement ends a dispute that began last fall after McCall ridiculed electronic surveillance disclosures by pairing the NSA’s official seal on T-shirts for sale with the slogan: “The only part of the government that actually listens.” He also created one with the subheading “Spying On You Since 1952” and altered the NSA seal to read “Peeping While You’re Sleeping.”

Antidepressants Can Cause Cancer?

Antidepressants Can Cause Cancer?

It is a known fact the fluoride put in our water and products is a cause a host of diseases including cancer.  Sodium Fluoride is an industrial waste byproduct from aluminum manufacturing.

Fluoride also kills your thyroid when it is empty of iodine. Also fluoride is used as a pesticide and can’t be washed off of our produce. Fluoride is included in most toothpaste products. It’s in baby formulas, juice, water products too. This highly toxic element is in so many things we use today how can we control dosage?  You know Hitler and Stalin used fluoride to control their industrial worker slaves?  Look it up. This is not naturally occurring fluoride which we need in very small amounts. This fluoride is toxic waste that is used in rat bait. Are we rats?


A team of researchers from the City of Hope in Duarte has developed a speedy way to identify drugs and chemicals that can disrupt the balance of sex hormones in human beings and influence the development and progress of diseases such as breast cancer.

In a trial screening of 446 drugs in wide circulation, the new assay singled out the popular antidepressant paroxetine (better known by its commercial name, Paxil) as having a weak estrogenic effect that could promote the development and growth of breast tumors in women.

This is important because as many as a quarter of women being treated for breast cancer suffer from depression — a condition most commonly treated with antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), including Paxil, which has been on the market since 1992. Almost a quarter of American women in their 40s and 50s are taking an antidepressant, mostly SSRIs.

Last summer, the Food and Drug Administration approved the marketing of a low dose of paroxetine — repackaged under the commercial name Brisdelle — as a nonhormonal treatment for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.

About 70% of breast cancers in women are sensitive to estrogen, meaning that the hormone found plentifully in females of child-bearing age contributes to their growth.

   Prozac is a fluorinated drug called “fluoxetine“.

   Paxil is a fluorinated drug called “paroxetine(also called Seroxat, Aropax). These drugs are designed to inhibit the reuptake of serotonin (serotonin reuptake inhibitors – SSRIs) and hence interfere with the biological actions of serotonin, a neurotransmitter.

   Both drugs contain fluorine and chloride. Fluoride is present as a ‘4-fluorophenyl’ compound, part of the ‘active’ ingredient.

   Fluorophenyl compounds are found as major metabolites in the human organism from Paxil and Prozac, as well as from pesticides as Flusilazole (Anderson et al, 1999), Fluorbenside; FOE 5043 (Christenson et al, 1996), other drugs such as dexfenfluramine (“Redux”; “Fen-Phen” – now withdrawn) (Kalin et al, 2000); Fluvastatin (Top 200 drugs) (Dain et al, 1993); Flutrimazole (skin cream) (Conte et al, 1992); AD-5423 (an anti-psychotic) (Oka et al, 1993), Bay U 3405 (Braun et al, 1990); Cisapride (also now withdrawn from US market), Leflunamide (Arava) etc…

   Fluorophenyl compounds have shown to disturb thyroid hormone activity in several ways, specifically in the liver and at the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis.

Kisa Gotami, Grief And The Mustard Seed


First line sketches done of Kisa Gotami asking Gautama Buddha to bring her dead child back to life.  A friend asked me to paint Kisa and I’m configuring the drawing.  I don’t know exactly what to do yet but I will be going Surreal with this one.  The story from Wiki

Kisa Gotami was the wife of a wealthy man of Savatthi. Her story is one of the more famous ones in Buddhism. After losing her only child, Kisa Gotami became desperate and asked if anyone can help her. Her sorrow was so great that many thought she had already lost her mind. An old man told her to meet Buddha. Buddha told her that before he could bring the child back to life, she should find white mustard seeds from a family where no one had died. She desperately went from house to house, but to her disappointment, she could not find a house that had not suffered the death of a family member. Finally the realization struck her that there is no house free from mortality. She returned to the Buddha, who comforted her and preached to her the truth. She was awakened and entered the first stage of Arhatship. Eventually, she became an Arhat.

The following Dhammapada verse(in Pali and English) is associated with her story:

Yo ca vassasatam jeeve
apassam amatam padam
Ekaaham jeevitam seyyo
passato amatam padam

Though one should live a hundred years
without seeing the Deathless State,
yet better indeed, is a single day’s life
of one who sees the Deathless State.

In the “Gotami Sutta” (SN 5.3), Bhikkhuni Kisa Gotami declares:

I’ve gotten past the killing of [my] sons,
have made that the end
to [my search for] men.
I don’t grieve,
I don’t weep….
It’s everywhere destroyed — delight.
The mass of darkness is shattered.
Having defeated the army of death,
free of fermentations I dwell.

The story is the source of the popular aphorism: “The living are few, but the dead are many”.

A literary tradition has also evolved round the story of Kisa Gotami, much of it in oral form and in local plays in much of Asia. In the Therigatha (or “Verses of the Elder Nuns”) from the Pali Canon, it is reported the original version of the Kisa’s story, later taken back in a number of popularized alternative (yet all similar) version

Annual Flooding and What To Do When It Rains

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Cut out-of-body forms for Star Beings. Trying to figure  out exactly how I want to lay out the figures after I finish the spiral background. Making home-made organic tofu and soy milk. Mina our dog loves water but she knows not to swim in our flooding creek. Our drainage ditch floods a couple of times every year. The bridge on the Northern end of our creek is under water. The tree is almost  cut up for bean poles and mushrooms. Large branches will be used to grow mushrooms (can’t wait for this project!) the small straight branches are going to be used for bean and pea poles.