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  1. Anyone besides me on the calling merri-go-round? I go from primary to teaching Elder's quorum on a regular basis. I switch back and forth. About six months ago I got called to primary again after having been teaching Elder's quorum (again). During the "interview" the bishopric member asked how I felt about the calling, I gave him the honest answer: I teach school 5 days a week. The last thing I want to do is spend two hours on Sunday teaching and sitting with more kids. I was sent back to Elder's quorum where I am teaching. I guess it is what it is. O43
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    Baseball 2014

    After a lackluster Super Bowl, a disinterest in basketball, and endless chatter about Tiger Woods on the Golf Channel, baseball season is about a week away. I am pulling for Oakland, even though I live in the Colorado/Seattle television market. Go figure that out.
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    Choir dress

    Today's Saturday afternoon session in October Conference is great. Except the choir dress, it is Fall and the sisters are dressed like Easter eggs. Bright though.
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    Living Longer

    For those of you who enjoy laughter, and think it might help you live long, research laughter yoga. Then go watch the Stooges. Also research Gabor Matte and his studies on stress. Will laughter stop all heart attacks? No, but less stress might stop a few.
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    The Twinkie Diet

    That is funny.
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    The Twinkie Diet

    Yes it does!
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    The Twinkie Diet

    I was going to suggest the term, eating clean, is just plain dumb. I thought, conspiravy theory, was kinder. Apparently I should have just used, dumb.
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    The Twinkie Diet

    I am not sure that recognizing the billions of dollars being spent on diet and exercise is being paranoid. But, I have been watching a lot of X-Files episodes, that could be rubbing off on me. so that and Folk Prophet's Ph.d. in psychology have me pegged.
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    The Twinkie Diet

    What does eating clean mean? I see that phrase thrown around quite a bit, but I do not believe it is anything more than a cultural meme the diet/exercise/industrial complex came up with to scare us into futility. If one "eats clean" then that same person can "eat dirty"? The Twinkie Diet was nothing more than one researcher's attempt to see if people could lose weight on an "anti" low carb diet. And he did. The media got a hold of his study and ran with it. I do not think he promotes it as a life style change. He did not just eat Twinkies either...his diet "evolved" into 1200 calories of junk food a day. Tom Naughton was one of the gentlemen who watched Super Size Me and cried "bologna"! (Literally) His term. He made a responding documentary called Fathead. Interesting stuff, and he did eat fast food for a month and lost weight. Roy Walford wrote Beyond the 120 Year Diet. His research showed, in "lower life forms", life could be extended through calorie restriction. It is presumed that such practice could extend human life significantly as well. Aubrey de Grey, at Oxford (Cambridge?), believes he is on track to extend human life expectancy indefinitely. Hugh Nibley presented an interesting essay/talk on "the boredom" of endless life titled "But What Kind of Work?" it can be read in Approaching Zion. It certainly would be a challenge, but according to Mormondom's gadfly, worth it.
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    I think I'm getting something...

    Some years ago I felt like the calling of Elder's Quorum President was headed my way. Within a reasonable amount of time the then presiding EQP was released. After that I was still reaching Gospel Doctrine. I thought I was being arrogant to have had such thoughts. Fast forward a few months after that when a member of the stake presidency spoke. It is not uncommon for men and women to be prompted to feel ready for a calling in which just one person would be called.
  11. Cobra, yes if you remember the 80's, that Cobra.
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    Ask a Catholic

    I find Catholicism fascinating, am not Catholic, and find this thread interesting. I might be a blunt instrument because I'm not sure I see a need to address it (the thread) in any other manner for which it was intended. Let me answer my built in question, I am a blunt instrument.
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    What's the last book you read?

    Ghost Rider by Niel Peart. The first four pages he explains how he lost his daughter and wife in ten months. It stuns.
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    Musicians A-Z

    Dean Martin
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    Dr. Mercola is an interesting fellow. I have watched a couple of his Youtube posts. I have not done the Sprint 8, but have cut my strength training down considerably an I am still seeing progress in strength.
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    Hi Bini, If you are looking primarily for your husband, and his back is OK, try the DDP Yoga program. Developed by a professional wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page, for regular guys.
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    Rhabdomyolysis seems to be a term being bantered around the net concerning Crossfit. It is a condition where the muscle tissue breaks down, leading to accute (?) kidney issues. However, this appears to be more of a problem caused by over-zealous Crossfit-ters and less to do with responsible Crossfit studios/gyms. I personally, cannot do the Crossfit/boot camp type workouts due to congenital hip and back deformities. There has been a Crossfit gym that has opened in town. I have not been in, so cannot give an opinion. I will say, when it first opened, I chuckled and thought the two PT's in town have to be high fiving their way to the credit union. But, I have not heard any talk about the business one way or the other, so I guess things are great.
  18. I started off fantastic Diamond Dallas Page yoga, 3-4 days a week. But, it started killing my back. So, I have switched to SuperSlow/Power of 10/Body by Science workouts for the last two weeks. I will never run a marathon doing these, but, my back is starting to feel better.
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    Vegetarian & vegan foodies!

    I would like to say yuck to this thread, and probably would, but after turning 50 this last week I joined AARP and there was a rather interesting article on their website on Bill Clinton and his turning vegan. Apparently he has reversed his angina, and his biomarkers have improved substantially. I truthfully never liked him much as president, but he does seem like a pretty amiable guy. So, good luck to him.
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    What's the last book you read?

    Riding the Rap by Elmore Leonard
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    The God Who Weeps

    I just picked it up for my Kindle. I'll check in when I am done.
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    Church Cancelled

    Three to four inches of snow yesterday. Spring took a peek for a week or so, but winter has returned for now.
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    To The Rescue

    Ia m half way through To The Rescue, the Biography of President Monson. I "grew up" with President Monson, and heard people talk of him, etc. But, the biography really expands on things I knew nothing or very little about. Wonderful stuff. The two or three chapters on the situation in East Germany in the 60's, 70's and 80's was worth the price of the book alone. Some years ago I spent a lot of time reading church biographies, I think this has got me on that road again. O43
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    I wasn't sure where to put this, so I figured sports would work since SI ran an article on chess some years back. Anyway, anyone who peruses these forums play? As I was looking through the net for LDS Chess I came across an LDS Living article in which a young LDS teen will be training with Garry Kasparov. Now that is something.