I am staring at the Kale.
And the Kale is staring back.
When it was a seed ? small and full of potential ? it needed me to coax it from it’s confining shell out to a wide-open world of possibility.
Now, it’s life is largely its own. Sun and water feed it
and it grows nearly perceptibly in front of my eyes.
Always reaching towards the sun
I assist nowadays, but mostly does the work without me.
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If you are wondering if you are ready for the big adventure ahead.
Let me report form the edges of competence
It’s a dangerous ledge with risks of may even be fatal.
But, let me be an example
I have survived all the consequences of my mistakes
? serious as some have been.
Let the voice in your head keep you humbly honest
And believe me when I tell you:
None of us are hitting mark all the time.
Attend to the details of your desires and try your best to be a good example.
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The Modern Revolution
Meet The Modern Revolutionary Roza Ferdowsmakan.
roza ferdowsmakan is a tech founder and slow food enthusiast who seeks to normalize farm-to-table for everyone, everywhere. she’s the founder of bites, a free mobile app that connects foodies (those seeking to taste their way through life and open to world cuisines) with local chefs, such as home cooks, culinary students, and professional chefs, for in-home, farm-to-table dining experiences, with ingredients sourced from local growers. these local growers include urban farms, micro farms, co-ops, community gardens, backyard gardens, and family-owned small farms.
bites is a tool that facilitates an ecosystem where all of the participants benefit. what’s in it for foodies, chefs, and local farms? for foodies, bites is about culinary adventures at all budgetary levels, so that more socio-economic levels can participate in farm-to-table. for foodies, it’s also about celebrating diversity through the various cultures and cuisines that come into foodies’ homes, and it’s about community building. for the culinary talent on the app, it’s about economic empowerment (jobs) – these home cooks, culinary students, and professional chefs generate an income with zero overhead, while setting their own pricing, availability and menus. for the local farms, it’s about visibility and support. bites is interested in sending chefs and foodies alike direct to local growers, increasing their profits and decreasing their waste, while diverting from landfills.
can be downloaded from the app store or google play onto your phone. visit www.bites.mobi
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Diabetes has become an epidemic in the United States. Over 100 million people in this country are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Diabetes causes significant life changes for patients, who have to constantly monitor what they eat, and keep track of their blood sugar.
Mismanaging a patient’s health can have life threatening consequences. This creates a significant problem, and not just medically, but financially as well. The cost of diabetes in this country impacts health care expenses, pharmaceutical expenses, the patients ability to earn a living wage, and it financially impacts the employer as well.
According to diabetes.org, the cost of diagnosed diabetes for 2017 is $327 billion, $90 billion of which is attributed to reduced productivity to employers. We spend over $106 billion dollars just in medications and testing supplies for diabetic patients. These are just the expenses for those that are diagnosed as a diabetic, and do not include those that are unaware that they have diabetes, and it also fails to include the costs associated with being pre-diabetic. Now, here’s a scary statistic, according to the CDC, 1 in 4 Americans don’t even know that they have diabetes. Over 7 million people are living with this condition and have no idea.
The financial burden that diabetes puts on our healthcare system is high, but it’s also high for the patients as well. Pharmacytimes.com reports that those with diabetes spend more than double what their healthy peers do on medical expenses each year. Those without insurance often go without treatment and are 168% more likely to visit the emergency room than their counterparts with insurance. For all patients, inadequate care can lead to hypertension, heart disease, blindness, amputation, and even death.
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Some cities don’t like me. Dallas, for reasons I can’t understand, just doesn’t like me.
Austin LOVES me.
It’s always friendly, surprising and puts me in a relaxed joyful state.
This brief journey was for a business conference. A two day turn-around from my home in Chandler, AZ. Privacy be damned, I let the internet suggest where to get my morning coffee by virtue of my location. Google generally knows where I am, and I put my hand up asking for guidance.
It was a good trade.
Friendly people welcomed me into a quaint atmosphere for which I was a less cool than I should have been. But, they overlooked my shortcomings and set me into the day happy and caffeinated.
Thank you Cenote.
Trendy all day cafe in circa-1887 house with French pressed coffee, farm-fresh eats & free wifi.
Address: 1010 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702