Author Archives: 1heartle

About 1heartle

My passion and obsession is with books, reading, life-long learning, libraries, literacy and tutoring. A second passion is public speaking, teaching and powerful presentations. I am always experimenting with new teaching and training methods in an effort to find the most effective way to engage learners.

Breathe Deep

My journey into breathing began here, at the Richmond, CA Public Library (1971).  While in  ninth grade in Richmond I began experiencing burning pain in my back between my shoulder blades.  Nothing I did seemed to work. I love libraries … Continue reading

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Any Nice Caves for Rent?

I was scrolling through the other day when a question caught my eye: Should I withdraw from humanity and find a really nice cave?  This question really resonated with me because I often feel this way too.  When I was … Continue reading

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Healthy and Practical Stuff

DIY Bug Spray Recipes My wife is allergic to mosquitos.  When she gets a mosquito bite, it really swells up, turns red and itches like mad.  We try our best to be healthy so she has been looking for healthy, … Continue reading

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SoCal Drought Gardening

One of the problems that I have with my garden in southern California, is the poor soil, heat and the perpetual dry conditions.  The soil in my yard is very sandy.  We live about a mile from the beach and … Continue reading

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Chamados Filhos de Deus

My wife and I were discussing what we could do after we both retire. She suggested visiting her family in Brazil for several months. “I better brush up on my Portuguese,” I said. I remember reading that one of the American … Continue reading

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Fast Food

This morning I was having a nice dream. (After a three day fast and cleanse.)  Well, sorta nice.  I was waiting in a long line at a fast food place, waiting to get a refill on my Coke. I was trying to read … Continue reading

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Within His Grasp

A King is fleeing the through forest. Snow flurries  swirl around him limiting his vision.  Even though it is cold, he is warm, wrapped in several layers of furs. It’s his heart that is cold. His pursuers follow close behind, obscured by … Continue reading

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