Monday, August 29, 2016

Seven Things Humans Can Do (reflection from

Hello Grafted In Reader,

Today is the last Monday in August, 2016. It is a mild warm summer day in my corner of blog land.

Today, my post is going to focus on Jewish roots. What does that mean?

For people who profess faith in the one true G-d, we inherit certain imperatives that are given to us by the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. One site I often like to read is

I found a Torah Commentary called "Lifeline" and this particular Torah summary is about Noah, (Noach) Genesis chapters 6 through 9, generally speaking.)

Within this segment, are seven categories that are incumbent on all humanity, especially persons of faith. Most the churches ignore these things or take credit for having innovated them since their beginnings as an institution. You decide!

These categories are given to humanity by G-d.
-Not to eat meat or a limb severed from a live animal.
-Not to curse the name of G-d;
-Not to steal or rob:
Not to worship idols;
-Not to commit adultery or have forbidden sexual relations with another;
-Not to murder another human;
-To establish courts of justice and ensure observance of the previous laws or categories.

Lord God, enable us to hide your Word in our being so that we naturally choose to live it in our daily lives with one another.

Kevod Yeheveh, His presence be with us.

Mellow Roc
David Russell

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Speak (Acoustic, Nickel Creek)

Hello Grafted In Reader,

Today is Thursday, August 25 in my corner of blog land. Our last post featured a brief exposition by Ester T about the use of banana peels to remove or help remove metals from tainted water supplies. Ester asked that I mention that for best results, peels from organic grown bananas are seen to give best results. (See post dated August 22).

I titled this post, "Speak" for the following reasons or reminders to each of us:
-You have a voice be it verbal or written.
-You have something to say and communicate.
-It is one of our freedoms.
-You will either experience great humility or great pride from the experience of expression.
-You have something to teach others.

There are numerous other reasons that could be added here, but I am conveying the idea to use our gift of vocalizing.

Kevod Yeheveh, His presence be seen in what you speak.

Mellow Roc
David Russell

Monday, August 22, 2016

Dear Companion (acoustic, Childsplay)

Hello Grafted In Reader,

Today is Monday, August 22nd in my corner of blog land. If anyone knows Chris Ramsey, one of my gradeschool chums who is also blind, please wish him a Happy Birthday!

Today, I want to share with you some highlights from an article I read from Dr. Joseph Mercola on the benefits of MCT Oil. MCT, medium chain triglycerides, are also found in coconut oil to some extent; although, MCT oil is more of a concentrate.
Benefits: Using a teaspoon on salads for starters, the benefits are noted to include appetite reduction, receive high quality protein and high quality healthy fats, improve cognitive and neurological function, prevent many diseases including non-alcoholic fatty disease.

Medium chain triglycerides are a component in butter and also high-fat dairy products from grass-fed cows.

From The Article An Excerpt
According to the authors: "Replacement of LCTs with MCTs in the diet could potentially induce modest reductions in body weight and composition without adversely affecting lipid profiles."
• Other research suggests MCTs help with weight loss by reducing your appetite. As reported by Mental Health Daily:12 "Some scientists speculate that MCT acts on various hormones such as: cholecystokinin, gastric inhibitory peptide, pancreatic polypeptide, peptide YY and neurotensin. The precise mechanism of action of MCTs remains unknown, but it is known to induce satiety and reduced appetite compared to [LCTs]."
MCTs Are Part of a Healthy Diet — They're Not a Miracle Cure
That said, in most studies the effect on weight loss has been small — perhaps too small to make a significant impact on its own. As noted by Paleo Leap:13
"The authors … use kilojoules to measure energy instead of calories, but when you convert the units, you'll see that few of the studies showed a benefit relevant to the real world.


In Brief
-I just finished a lengthy, well-written, entertaining novel by the late Maeve Binchy titled, Tara Road. This would be a great TV series, but read it instead of waiting for some Hollywood producer to create a revised version.
-I am beginning to look for interest among writers who would like to offer some short stories, poems, or reflective thoughts on the practice of forgiveness. An announcement to this end will be posted during September 2016 within the group, Writers 750, on There are rules and guidelines to consider.

Thank you for dropping by. Please tell someone whom may be interested about our blog and the areas we endeavor to highlight, health issues and Hebraic Roots of the faith.

Kevod Yeheveh, His Presence is our companionship.

Mellow Roc

David Russell