Thursday, January 5, 2017

This Will Be Our Year (Acoustic, Kelly Willis)

Hello Grafted In Readers,

This is our first post of 2017, January 5, and it is cold outside in my corner of blog land. Somewhere below freezing and slightly above 0 Fahrenheit but probably in the low teens if that. Cold! I'm not as being indoors for two days settles that issue for me! There are a few topics to highlight today.

-On the health front, the Mayo Clinic newsletter, Housecall, has an interesting article about sleep and weight loss. It might take a few minutes to fully wake up from sleep, especially deep sleep, because growth hormones, stress hormones, and insulin hormones get released when we are in deep sleep. Everything goes back to some type of normal. If we get fragmented sleep or poor sleep, is there really a difference, then we snack the next day and might eventually gain some weight. The hunger hormone is complaining and being passive aggressive. My interpretation from being a parent.

The Mayo experts tell us to consider changing the type of pillow. Look at what disrupts sleep and get rid of it. No, not your honey. Also, turn off the mobile devices and "find a screen-free way to relax." Cuddle with your honey..

-On the writing front, late last summer I answered a call for submission from author Dan Gilbert, and today, am in his poetry worship anthology titled, Stones Before An Ocean. Paper copies are available internationally from the book seller online, Lulu. I pasted a blurb below.
Stones Before The Ocean by Various (Paperback) - Lulu details
Dec 16, 2016 - Visit the Lulu Marketplace for product details, ratings, and reviews. ... Stones Before The Ocean is an anthology of poetry for use in prayer and worship, featuring over 200 poems from modern and classic poets. ... Copyright: Daniel Paul Gilbert (Standard Copyright License); Publisher: Hewson Books ...

Please tell your friends who practice faith about this volume. I am happy to be one of the authors with a short poem herein.

-For reading pleasure, "Coffee With" by fiction crime writer, Margaret Maron. A college Art Department chairperson is murdered by someone who taints his coffee and a few hours are being spent reading about "who done it." Answer yet to be revealed! There are eight or so possible prospects. The book in audio form is about six hours long and I have a little under 90 minutes remaining.

Until next post, Kevod Yeheveh, His Peace is with us in our moments of success and struggle.
Thanks for the drop-in!
Mellow Rock
David Russell

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