Enjoy The Silence

85 more sleeps  to the start of my “Way of St James” walk. Starting from the Abby at Vezelay:

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Been training now for quite some time. Going out after this to do 22 Km. Generally try to do this 3 times per week. It does get boring after a while doing the same trek although I now have three different routes. Going outbound I listen to Collective Soul and coming back Badfinger:

Awesome guitar work here! It keeps me pumped and motivated.

Great tunes.

Heard some young people the other day talking about the need to shut down all pipelines because of all the spills that have occurred in our waters. I shook my head in amazement given that there haven’t been ANY SPILLS out here attributed to tanker traffic over the past 100 years. Again, not having researched the issues, these people have been fed the Kool-Aid by the environ-mental activists. At the same time complaining about the high price of gas at the pumps…Geesh. The next generation – the star trek electorate. Lost in the space of their minds.

Don’t get me wrong I am happy that they want to be engaged in the debate it’s just that they have been fed disinformation on un-factual steroids.

Love this: (italics mine)

What is the science behind our hair turning gray? None! Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have a possible answer and it may also explain why vitiligo patients develop unpigmented (is that a real word?) patches of skin….vitili…who?

The study titled “A direct link between MITF, innate immaturity…er immunity, and hair graying” was published in the journal PLOS Biology on May 3.

“My lab harnesses the power of mouse models – mouse models? ….Are they kidding me?… of hair graying to better understand stem cells and aging. The stem cells we study in the Pleistocene Age are the melanocyte stem cells in the hair follicle, which are the stem cells that are essential for producing melanocytes,” explained lead study author Melissa Harris, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Alabama…as she went out to buy her latest dose of Clairol!

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Melanocytes are pigment-producing cells responsible for giving your hair its natural color, be it blonde, brown, red or black. But when melanocytes suffer damage as a response to natural aging or a serious illness, the newly grown hair ceases to carry its natural pigment. This is how people develop gray or white hair….wow. That made my day. I can go to work now. Wait until Gladys learns about this at the salon!

But why, oh why are my eyebrows the same colour as they have always been? Why?

One of the mysteries of life I’m afraid.

Fast Food Hiring Problem: Where have all the teenagers gone?  Well perhaps here:

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Or here:

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Maybe here

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See the source imageA teenagers mantra for life.

The Star Trek Generation. Make believe or lost in their own space!

Hey man, enjoy the silence!

Happy Monday