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Harvard University’s Labyrinth

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

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Labyrinth’s have arrived.  Harvard University introduced its new labyrinth and, of course, we had to go and see.
Oh my! What a disappointment.  It looks as though someone from the Harvard Divinity School pushed and pushed at the administration until they acquiesced and did a – too small, just barely adequate labyrinth.  Its a shame, because just across the way is an elaborate grass and granite “design thing” which must have cost a small fortune and is nothing except an ode to the designer and not a very good one at that.
When you approach the Labyrinth a sign says it is handicap accessible. Well that gives you a hearty belly laugh.  If you show up in a wheel chair you probably cover three or four rows and really can’t navigate to get the full effect of the meditation, which you could get if Harvard had invested more in the labyrinth and less in its “design thing” across the way.
But, a Labyrinth is a Labyrinth and I guess its better than nothing. – —-On second thought, not really because if they hadn’t done that half-way job, there would still be hope for Harvard producing a really first class, carefully thought through and large enough Labyrinth for the generations-to-come to enjoy.
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Hair Beauty and Aloe Vera

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

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Anonymous Guest 2
“I tried the Aloe Vera Gel after bathing, using it to give myself a massage, and it was great.
Not having anyplace to go when I tried it the second time I went a step further and massaged Aloe Vera Gel into my hair.  What an incredibly fantastic result.  I hate using the “setting lotions” promoted by the cosmetic industry because they dry out my hair.  The Aloe Vera Gel (organic) did what I wanted setting gels to do although better.  I am hooked.
The second time around I tried Aloe Vera Gel after a steam bath and how sensational was that. I must admit I was a bit worried because when I put it on my face, my face turned bright red and became pretty hot.  I wasn’t sure what I had done to myself, but I used your avocado oil on top of the Aloe Vera Gel and lightly rubbed it in.  After about five minutes the redness and heat went away.  I felt as though I had just had a face lift when I looked at myself in the mirror. Maybe you have to be old and wrinkly to get the same results, but I had a wonderful time that day as I ran my errands.  Just about everyone I talked to that day commented on how great I looked.  Comments like – ‘you don’t even have those bags under your eyes anymore’.  That was a difficult comment to hear because I wasn’t aware I had dark bags under my eyes.
That result didn’t last a long time, however.  Two-three days later I looked tired again.
I have used the Aloe Vera Gel regularly (twice a week) and I can’t believe the results.  Twice weekly because I don’t want the tired look to come back and it hasn’t.  I’ve looked ‘tired’ since I was about 60 and while friends sometimes commented on my ‘tired’ look, I didn’t feel tired so it was a bit frustrating.  That’s all gone now, thanks to you.
I now use the avocado oil over the Aloe Vera Gel and my skin looks smooth, shiny and very elegant.  I look 20 years younger and a few million dollars richer.  My skin now has that dewy, shiny look that I used to love.  It had a dry, parched, wrinkly look that I was resigned to.
When I don’t want such a shiny look – which is when I get dressed in the evening for a special event I use your dry milk idea and put dried milk on a tissue and use it the way I used to use powder.  It has a little whitish look right after I put it on, but in a few minutes that is gone and I look mat-finish great.
My problem is – I was not able to find organic avocado oil.  Do you have a source for this? Please advise soonest because I have become a total organic freak from reading and trying stuff on your blog.  You will probably hear from me often, but please, if you publish my notes to you (emails when I learn the computer), please, please, don’t use my name.”
Thanks,
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Reusing Those Important "Things"

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

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An anonymous guest
A bed and breakfast guest added an instantly spectacular idea from a friend of hers.  Her friend made a christening gown for her grandchild out of the train of her wedding dress.
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