Roasted Parsnip Soup

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Adapted from Chef’s Table featured chef Mary Cleaver.* There are two parts to this recipe: The Soup and the Spiced Oil Makes 8 to 10 serving For ROASTED PARSNIP SOUP: INGREDIENTS: 2 ½ pounds parsnips, peeled and diced (I do not have a scale so I used about 12 cups) 1/2 cup olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

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“Shoulding” on myself

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One of the big problems I have from the brain injury is that I pretty much lack an ability to prioritize. I literally am not able to figure out what is more important than something else. Therefore I worry that whatever I have spent time doing might have been the “wrong” thing; that it was something far less important and than something else that I did not do.

Stoke of Insight

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On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor woke up to discover that she was experiencing a rare form of stroke, an arterio-venous malformation (AVM).  As a brain scientist, she realized she had a ringside seat to her own stroke. This talk is a first person account of the difference between the right and left brain hemispheres.  Taylor watched as her …

Journey to the Center of the Brain

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This is an excellent talk by brain expert, Vilayanur Ramachandran.  He gets a standing ovation at the end for good reason!  He is a great speaker. In this talk he discusses the research being done using specific brain injuries to map the brain but also goes into some fascinating rehabilitation techniques that he has developed.  Especially amazing is the use …

Digital Ethnography & Michael Wesch

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Recently I was introduced to an amazing short video by Michael Wesch.  Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist and media ecologist exploring the impacts of new media on human interaction also known as Digital Ethnography.  He is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. The video was created by using CamStudio for the screen captures and Sony Vegas …