Thursday, November 19, 2009

Braintenance: Can we know what we are thinking?

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Dear Friends:

Sometime ago we spoke about (in my monologue, anyway) the notion of detaching one's self from one's own conscious thought processes of the moment and analyzing them with the objectivity of an outsider. Were we able to do this, we could not only observe our behavior and our actions, but we could implement the logical cerebral programming changes necessary to achieve the things which we really wanted in our lives.

My questions to you: Is this possible? And if so, how?

Faithfully,

Douglas Castle

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Public Service Announcement: HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS

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Public Service Announcement: HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS ["HAI"]

Dear Friends:

I recently received the email which follows from Ms. Barbara Dunn, of HAI Watch News, an affiliate of Kimberly-Clark Health Care. It deals with some of the real-life infection hazards, some of which can be debilitating or fatal, which are all-too-often caused during the course of a routine healthcare visit, medical procedure or treatment. Simply stated...you can check into the hospital for a minor procedure and wind up with a life-threatening infection. The better-informed you are about the nature of this danger, the more proactive that you can be in minimizing your own risks, and those of the ones whom you love.

Some years back, school teachers would quote Poor Richard's and chant, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

While I heartily agree with that sentiment, I would also suggest that you remember the old Internal Energy Plus/ TNNW equation: KNOWLEDGE + APPLICATION = POWER. Educate yourself and stay healthy!

I found the hyperlink in Barbara's letter to be of great interest. Please read on, and click on the link in the letter.

Faithfully, and wishing you the best of health,

Douglas Castle

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Douglas:

One thing everyone can agree on, no matter where they come down on the current health care debates, is that no one should get sick as a result of visiting the doctor.

Hospitals are rightfully expected to get you better but that's not always the case.  Sometimes people are picking up infections, from pneumonia to antibiotic-resistant staph (MRSA), while under treatment for other health problems, or even while just in the hospital having a baby.  That's a situation that could, and should, be completely avoidable.

Kimberly-Clark Health Care is on the forefront of protecting patients from Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) and has put together a site dedicated to that prevention called HAI Watch: Not on My Watch.  The site has information for both healthcare professionals and healthcare consumers.

I would like to ask for your help getting the word out on The National Networker.   Here's a microsite which explains everything.  Please use any of the images, logos, videos, etc, on your site:

http://www.haiwatchnews.com/

Please let me know if you have any questions and if you are able to post, I'd really appreciated it if you'd send me the link.

Thank you,


Barbara
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

COMMENTS FROM OUR READERS.

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I was delighted to receive a comment from Mike on my recent post on http://aboutDouglasCastle.blogspot.com , titled, "OBAMA SAID WHAT?"

Here it is, for all to enjoy --

Mike has left a new comment on your post "OBAMA SAID WHAT?":

It took me 10 minutes to find the comment button.* My favorite is, "President Obama orders banks to loan to those who are qualified" Really? Is he also ordering pizza delivery people to deliver to those who ordered pizza? Who the hell falls for this?

Publish this comment. (I'll publish this one)

Reject this comment.

Moderate comments for this blog.

Posted by Mike to DOUGLAS CASTLE at November 14, 2009 1:05 PM


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Faithfully,

Douglas Castle


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Thursday, November 5, 2009

BRAINTENANCE: What Would You Call This Type Of Wordplay?

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BRAINTENANCE: What Would You Call This Type Of Wordplay?

Dear Thinkers and Occasional Sufferers Living The 'Examined Life'" :

There are all types of wordplay...Palindromes, Tom Swifties, Hyperbole, Rhymes, Oxymorons, Paradoxes (which are cousins of the oxymorons, by the way) and a veritable panoply of poetic devices that we suffered through in junior high school. Synecdoche, anyone? (Def: A figure of speech in which a part is substituted for the whole. An example: "Lend me a hand.").

Visit: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072405228/student_view0/poetic_glossary.html
But please come back afterwards.


Here are two questions:

1.     What is the appropriate term for an expression used to denote a grouping of animals of the same species? For example: school of fish; pride of lions, pod of whales, gaggle of geese, murder of crows, pack of wolves...

2.     What would you call this type of wordplay?

"There are two types of people in this world. There's the type who divide the world up into two types of people and the type who don't."

I'll have to get back to you. I am working hard at being lazy and trying to accelerate my command of procrastination.

Faithfully,

Douglas Castle

p.s. One of my daughters asked me when she was quite young, "Dad, if you find the right term for something, how come that isn't called 'termination'?" When I replied, "It's usually called something else, like classification or categorization," she retorted, "That makes no sense. classification would be if you found your class and categorization would be if your found your cat."

p.p.s. One of my friend Stu's favorite lyrics was from a 1960's song performed by the Byrds. As I recall: "I was so much older then/ I'm younger than that now."

A curious optical illusion follows, sent to me by friend and colleague, Rick Itzkowich (a writer for THE NATIONAL NETWORKER Newsletter). I have titled it "The Fallacy Of Classical Architecture"



Thank you, Rick. Perception, unchecked, is subjective reality. I simply see a row of wrenches, or perhaps tomahawks.



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THE 1 PERCENT RULE: DRAW THE LINE - DARE TO DEFINE

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Are you one of the 1%, or one of the 99%? DRAW THE LINE - DARE TO DEFINE. http://twitlik.com/TheOnePercent  #douglascastle #TNNW_Buzzworks []


THE 1 PERCENT RULE: DRAW THE LINE - DARE TO DEFINE

Faithfully,

Douglas Castle

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