Character building is out of fashion, people’s problems arise from things within themselves, willpower/self control is better than self esteem, we have reserve of willpower for everything that happnes to us throughout the day, eat you way to willpower, pre-commitment, decision fatigue
Do every task, no matter how trivial, to the fullest
Dice aromatic plants
Saute in fat
Put in pot
Add water (or stock, wine etc)
Simmer, below the boil, for a longtime
Avoid excessive abstraction and avoid accessive particularism
As you read this blog you will in no way increase your knowledge
If you go through life in a steady state of homeostasis, you tend to atrophy, not just muscularly but hormonally as well
What the cooking hypothesis gives us is a compelling modern myth - one cast in the language of evolutionary biology rather than religion - locating the origins of our species in the discovery of cooking with fire. To call it a myth is not to belittle it. Like any other such story, it serves to explain how what is came to be using the most powerful vocabulary available, which in our case today happens to be that of evolutionary biology. What is striking in this instance is that classical mythology and modern evolutionary theory both gazed into the flames of the cook fire and found there the same thing: the origins of our humanity.
You know you’re having demographic problems when the total sales of adult diapers in Japan is about to exceed that of baby diapers
Christianity heavily influenced by the Stoics…
Give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did, This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it, Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will, So that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.
Being 50 minutes late for his first meeting with Pope Francis was nothing unusual for Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s just the way he is — a character trait that provides some insight into his attitude toward power.
When Putin arrived on time to an audience with Pope John Paul II in 2003, the punctuality was considered a newsworthy aberration: “The President Was Not Even a Second Late,” read the headline in the newspaper Izvestia. He had been 15 minutes late for a similar audience in 2000.
The waits other leaders have had to endure in order to see Putin range from 14 minutes for the Queen of England to three hours for Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Ukrainian prime minister. Few people are as important in terms of protocol as the queen or the pope, and there is no country Putin likes to humiliate as much as Ukraine.
The typical delay seems to be about 30 minutes. Half an hour is enough in some cultures to make people mad. Koreans saw Putin’s 30-minute lateness for a meeting with their President Park Geun Hye as a sign of disrespect.
Everybody endures the wait, though.
The liberal gluten-free agenda is turning our dogs lesbian
Enjoy every sandwhich