Introducing…. Whizzy


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I post here on WordPress under the name Mavadelo. This is a simple abbreviation from my real name. However there is another side to this man as well, it’s my alter ego, it’s a werewolf and it is called Whizzy.

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Of course in Europe and many other places, Werewolves and other were creatures have a bad name. This is mainly due to the bad reputation the wolf had (and for some still has) combined with the idea that man is inherently bad to start with. There are also cultures where the werewolf is more of a spiritual guide and protector of the people and lands.

Whizzy is close to the last one. He is not a mindless creature that eats anything that comes in his way although he likes himself a tasty hypocrite or juicy forum troll now and then. He has no allegiance to…

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Religions ….. organized collection!


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~~March 10, 2014~~

religion is an organized collection of beliefscultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence.

Many religions have narrativessymbols, and sacred histories that are intended to explain the meaning of life and/or to explain the origin of life or the Universe. From their beliefs about the cosmos and human nature, people derive moralityethicsreligious laws or a preferred lifestyle.

According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world.

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Many religions may have organized behaviorsclergy, a definition of what constitutes adherence or membership, holy places, and scriptures. The practice of a religion may also include ritualssermons, commemoration or veneration of a deitygods or goddessessacrificesfestivalsfeaststranceinitiationsfunerary servicesmatrimonial servicesmeditationprayermusicartdancepublic service or other aspects of human culture. Religions may also contain mythology.

The word religion is sometimes used interchangeably with faithbelief system or sometimes set of duties; however, in the words of Émile Durkheim, religion differs from private belief in that it is “something eminently social”. A global 2012 poll reports that 59% of the world’s population is religious, and 36% are not religious, including 13% who are atheists, with a 9 percent decrease in religious belief from 2005. 

On average, women are more religious than men. Some people follow multiple religions or multiple religious principles at the same time, regardless of whether or not the religious principles they follow traditionally allow for syncretism.

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12 Years A Slave: Why I’m Glad it Won Best Picture


I’m glad it won too!!! Excellent job!

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12 Years A Slave: Why I’m Glad it Won Best Picture

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   “Joyce is right about history being a nightmare –but it may be the nightmare from which no one can awaken.  People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.”  –James Baldwin, “Stranger in the Village.”

If you follow me through social media you know I’m used to visiting plantation landscapes and dressing in the type of clothing enslaved people would wear.  I’ve cooked the enslaved way in many states across the former Confederacy and Border states.  I’ve picked cotton and worked in tobacco fields. I’ve been in rice and sugarcane fields in the Lowcountry and Lower Mississippi Valley dodging teenaged gators and poisonous snakes.  Plantations blind with darkness don’t scare me and I almost take comfort from the spirits that have surrounded me.  I have been in their presence—for real—and the ancestors have been both welcoming…

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Tears Are Not Enough


SMH …. Thousand words!!!

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Every cell in my body wants to resist this image. To not publish. To never have seen it. To believe it is not possible. I promised a fellow blogger far away that I would help in words and images. And tears are not enough so I must.

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In the name

Of the fathers

And mothers,

Of everything

That has ever been

Held holy

To Man,

Is this ever acceptable?

Ever?

Can there be

Anything,

Anything at all

That justifies

This?

Any god

By name

Or nationality

Will question

Any human

By nature

Who accepts

Innocents

Slaughtered.

Our tears

Are not enough.

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Anne Stokes …. great fantasy artist!!


~~March 10, 2014~~

An Anne Stokes Gallery … Amazing!

Anne Stokes is an artist whose work has appeared in role-playing games, particularly Dungeons & Dragons.  Her Dungeons & Dragons work includes interior art for Monster Manual III (2004), Player’s Handbook II (2006), Monster Manual IV (2006), Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (2006), Complete Mage (2006), Magic Item Compendium (2007), Monster Manual V (2007), Rules Compendium(2007), and the 4th edition Monster Manual (2008) and Manual of the Planes (2008).

Stokes did the cover artwork for the One Minute Silence album Available in All ColoursMorten Veland from the Norwegian gothic metal band Sirenia was surfing the internet when he found Stokes mermaid picture. He became interested and contacted her for the permits to use it as an album cover for Perils of the Deep Blue.

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~~Artist Bio~~

The fantasy art of Anne Stokes features striking designs and life like portrayals of fantasy subjects. Her art covers a broad range of subjects, from the romantic and magical enchanted Forest, to the dark underworld of gothic vampires. Classic subjects are reinvented with a strong design and impact, and new creatures are brought to life in a unique and eye catching manner.

Anne is originally from London, UK, but now lives in Leeds in the beautiful county of Yorkshire. She started off work as a merchandise designer, then became a full time freelance illustrator where she worked on a number of book, game and record products. As her career progressed she moved solely into licensing her own creations and concepting ranges of fantasy themed paintings.

Anne’s artworks have now been licensed on a wide range of products including T-shirts, posters, book covers, calendars, jigsaws, tarot cards, sculptures, CCG sleeves, mugs, jewelery and greetings cards, which are on sale worldwide.

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Below are some question and answers from Anne herself on how she works

Where do you get your ideas from?

Sometimes I see a tree, or window in a church, or something when out walking my dog, or the way the light falls on an object and this gives me an idea. I like to carry my small pocket digital camera around with me as it is great for snapping reference photos. Also I always have scrap of paper to hand for sketching ideas down on.

For example below left is an unusual tree I saw while out walking my dog in woodland. The branches crossed over and looked to me like part of a star shape. From this I got the idea of doing my forest pentagram dragon, where the branches form a magical star shape that has attracted the attention of a small forest dwelling dragon.

Maybe my brain works in an unusual way but when I looked at this tree I just saw the picture!

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Some subjects are requested by a company and then I have to think of a good way to make a new artwork from a classic theme like an angel or a unicorn. I always try and bring something unique to my art in the design of the picture and the style of the character, but most importantly of all I paint from the heart.

How do you paint your pictures?
First is to come up with the idea of what to paint. I often spend a lot of time thinking about a picture before I ever put pen to paper. Once I have the idea worked out on my head I prepare a sketch to finalize the layout.

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Full Read/source/Article: http://www.annestokes.com/the-artist/

Official Website: http://www.annestokes.com/

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Music Monday ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’


Awesome!!!!

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This reunion of Simon and Garfunkel  was the musical event of my lifetime.  I had been a fan from the beginning of their  folk-rock career in the transitional time  of the 60s. The lyrics told stories of universal experiences that are still heart touching today.  And the blend of the voices of  Art Garfunkle and Paul Simon still bring tears.hqdefault Professor, to no surprise, preferred Led Zeppelin!  Need I say more?  But this is my blog.

Last week, I decided to try a Music Monday post for today, and each Monday, as long as it seems to work, and “Bridge Over Troubled Water’ would be my first post.  This is my all time favorite song bar none.  The really wacky thing is that this morning as I sipped coffee, watching one of the morning TV shows, and it was announced that on  March 10, 1971,  this song was number one!…

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MEDICAL CORNER ….. electronic gadgets for kids!


~~March 10, 2014~~

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

By: Cris Rowan, pediatric occupational therapist, biologist, speaker, author

(Information used as written. All credit goes to author.)

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, with serious and often life threatening consequences (Kaiser Foundation 2010, Active Healthy Kids Canada 2012). Handheld devices (cell phones, tablets, electronic games) have dramatically increased the accessibility and usage of technology, especially by very young children (Common Sense Media, 2013). As a pediatric occupational therapist, I’m calling on parents, teachers and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12 years. Following are 10 research-based reasons for this ban.

(Please visit zonein.ca to view the Zone’in Fact Sheet for referenced research.)

1. Rapid brain growth
Between 0 and 2 years, infant’s brains triple in size, and continue in a state of rapid development to 21 years of age (Christakis 2011). Early brain development is determined by environmental stimuli, or lack thereof. Stimulation to a developing brain caused by overexposure to technologies (cell phones, internet, iPads, TV), has been shown to be associated with executive functioning and attention deficit, cognitive delays, impaired learning, increased impulsivity and decreased ability to self-regulate, e.g. tantrums (Small 2008, Pagini 2010).

2. Delayed Development
Technology use restricts movement, which can result in delayed development. One in three children now enter school developmentally delayed, negatively impacting literacy and academic achievement (HELP EDI Maps 2013). Movement enhances attention and learning ability (Ratey 2008). Use of technology under the age of 12 years is detrimental to child development and learning (Rowan 2010).

3. Epidemic Obesity
TV and video game use correlates with increased obesity (Tremblay 2005). Children who are allowed a device in their bedrooms have 30% increased incidence of obesity (Feng 2011). One in four Canadian, and one in three U.S. children are obese (Tremblay 2011). 30% of children with obesity will develop diabetes, and obese individuals are at higher risk for early stroke and heart attack, gravely shortening life expectancy (Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2010). Largely due to obesity, 21st century children may be the first generation many of whom will not outlive their parents (Professor Andrew Prentice, BBC News 2002).

4. Sleep Deprivation
60% of parents do not supervise their child’s technology usage, and 75% of children are allowed technology in their bedrooms (Kaiser Foundation 2010). 75% of children aged 9 and 10 years are sleep deprived to the extent that their grades are detrimentally impacted (Boston College 2012).

5. Mental Illness 
Technology overuse is implicated as a causal factor in rising rates of child depression, anxiety, attachment disorder, attention deficit, autism, bipolar disorder, psychosis and problematic child behavior (Bristol University 2010Mentzoni 2011Shin 2011,Liberatore 2011, Robinson 2008). One in six Canadian children have a diagnosed mental illness, many of whom are on dangerous psychotropic medication (Waddell 2007).

6. Aggression 
Violent media content can cause child aggression (Anderson, 2007). Young children are increasingly exposed to rising incidence of physical and sexual violence in today’s media. “Grand Theft Auto V” portrays explicit sex, murder, rape, torture and mutilation, as do many movies and TV shows. The U.S. has categorized media violence as a Public Health Risk due to causal impact on child aggression (Huesmann 2007). Media reports increased use of restraints and seclusion rooms with children who exhibit uncontrolled aggression.

7. Digital dementia
High speed media content can contribute to attention deficit, as well as decreased concentration and memory, due to the brain pruning neuronal tracks to the frontal cortex (Christakis 2004, Small 2008). Children who can’t pay attention can’t learn.

8. Addictions
As parents attach more and more to technology, they are detaching from their children. In the absence of parental attachment, detached children can attach to devices, which can result in addiction (Rowan 2010). One in 11 children aged 8-18 years are addicted to technology (Gentile 2009).

9. Radiation emission
In May of 2011, the World Health Organization classified cell phones (and other wireless devices) as a category 2B risk (possible carcinogen) due to radiation emission (WHO 2011). James McNamee with Health Canada in October of 2011 issued a cautionary warning stating “Children are more sensitive to a variety of agents than adults as their brains and immune systems are still developing, so you can’t say the risk would be equal for a small adult as for a child.” (Globe and Mail 2011). In December, 2013 Dr. Anthony Miller from the University of Toronto’s School of Public Health recommend that based on new research, radio frequency exposure should be reclassified as a 2A (probable carcinogen), not a 2B (possible carcinogen). American Academy of Pediatrics requested review of EMF radiation emissions from technology devices, citing three reasons regarding impact on children (AAP 2013).

10. Unsustainable
The ways in which children are raised and educated with technology are no longer sustainable (Rowan 2010). Children are our future, but there is no future for children who overuse technology. A team-based approach is necessary and urgent in order to reduce the use of technology by children.

Please reference below slide shows onwww.zonein.ca under “videos” to share with others who are concerned about technology overuse by children.

Technology Use Guidelines for Children and Youth

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