Archive for May, 2014

Photo Fun

May 31, 2014

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Love Poems (4)

May 31, 2014


had I
not been in love
I would have passed
the flowers by


the Lord
has a sword
and the Lady
a baby


Love is only pain and sorrow
yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
One door in and no way out.
Only pain to sing about

the Match
met the Candle …
true love!



Study connects many Sleep Ideas

May 28, 2014

Rochester Unvi. Study shows brain cleaning through sleep through an active glymphatic system

The new findings hinge on the discovery last year by Nedergaard and her colleagues of a previously unknown system of waste removal that is unique to the brain. The system responsible for disposing cellular waste in the rest of the body, the lymphatic system, does not extend to the brain. This is because the brain maintains its own closed “ecosystem” and is protected by a complex system molecular gateways – called the blood-brain barrier – that tightly control what enters and exits the brain.

My take
Sleep was first a chance to end the eating/digestion period, regroup needed water and hormones for next day digestion, and prepare waste out -bowel movement.

This evolved to include a brain resting period to clean out the brain (See study and video above) But more exactly a cleaning out of all BBB blood brain barrier places (brain, testes, eyes, ears, joints, spine)

Now why the NREM and REM?
My first guess is NREM is ‘house maintenance’ that includes getting digestive tract ready, flush all BBB sites, and deliver some hormones.
REM is waste out or a type of flush out of waste after the NREM period.

Follow Up

Still looking at the BBB, blood brain barrier and sleep. Start with the above study about the glymphatic system cleansing the brain at night .

Maybe it’s part of a bigger cleansing – that might include other parts of the blood barrier system (testis, joints, spine, etc). Maybe this is why we sleep.

Found this – see info below: What was interesting to me and perhaps a connection, is that
the Pineal Gland is outside the BBB, AND secretes melatonin.

So what is the connection

Pineal gland is awake during sleep, secretes the sleep melatonin, is outside the BBB, is awake while glymphatic cleansing of brain in sleep.
So does that mean that sleep is for glymphatic cleaning of all blood barriers, or is it all body of which this is part or….

Background info:

The blood-brain barrier prevents toxic substances, large molecules, and neurotransmitters released in the blood from entering the brain.

Four areas of the brain are not protected by the blood-brain barrier. These areas include the posterior pituitary gland, pineal gland, the median eminence of the hypothalamus and the area postrema.

Posterior Pituitary Gland
The pituitary gland releases the hormones oxytocin, which controls milk release, and vasopressin, which regulates water balance. The pituitary gland is not covered by the blood-brain barrier because the hormones it secretes need to go into circulation and pass through the rest of the body.

Pineal Gland
The pineal gland secretes the hormone melatonin, which controls circadian and seasonal rhythms, or sleep/wake cycles. The pineal gland is not covered by the blood brain-barrier because it secretes the hormone into the bloodstream.

Median Eminence of the Hypothalamus
The median eminence of the hypothalamus connects the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland. The median eminence is not covered by the blood brain-barrier because hormones secreted by the pituitary gland collect in this region before being secreted into the bloodstream.

The area postrema is not covered by the blood brain-barrier because it senses toxins in the blood that the other parts of the brain are protected from. The area postrema triggers nausea and vomiting to prevent further ingestion of toxins.



Hit Song Challenge (3 to 6 String of Hits Club)

May 27, 2014

BIG THREE CHALLENGE. Most of the music business (80%) is controlled by 3 companies, Universal, Sony, Warners. This is an open challenge for those three.

CHALLENGE: Here is a list of nitmakers from 1955-75. Big 3, see if you can match it from your roster of hit songs from 1995-Now.

When I was growing up we had a consistent stream of hits. We thought they would never end. (Time period about 1955-1975)
There were the major artists: Elvis, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dylan, Beach Boys, etc.
But even more important there were so many artists that had at least a string of 3,4,5 or 6 major hits. Never in history was there such an out pouring of hit records.
For fun I began to make my list of

Help me, won’t you? Add to the list or tell me who doesn’t belong. Here’s a start:

Chuck Berry
Fats Domino
Little Richard
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jimmy Reed
Ike and Tina Turner
Bo Diddley
Buddy Holly
Brenda Lee
RicK Nelson
Ray Charles
Dion and the Belmonts
Eddie Cochran
Little Anthony and the Imperials
Bill Haley and the Comets
Roy Orbison
Carl Perkins
The Righteous Brothers
Bobby Darin
The Drifters
Sam Cooke
Pat Boone
Neil Sedaka
The Platters
Jackie Wilson
The Everly Brothers
The Coasters
James Brown
Connie Francis
Peter Paul and Mary
The Kingston Trio
Dean Martin
Freddie and the Dreamers
Stevie Wonder
Four Seasons
Gerry and the Pacemakers
Peter and Gordon
Chad and Jeremy
Dave Clark Five
the Kinks
The Who
Neil Diamond
Herman’s Hermits
Simon and Garfunkel
Petula Clark
Sonny and Cher
The Animals
Tommy James and the Shondells
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Jan and Dean
Stevie Wonder
Sly and the Family Stone
The Righteous Brothers
Mammas and Pappas
Tom Jones
Englebert Humperdinck
Otis Redding
B.J. Thomas
Bobby Vinton
Wilson Pickett
Paul Revere and the Raiders
The Shirelles
Martha and the Vandelas
4 Tops
Marvin Gaye
Smokey Robinson
Wilson Pickett
Crosby Stills Nash and Young
Aretha Franklin
The Temptations
The Supremes
The Young Rascals
The Association
The Yardbirds
The Lovin Spoonful
Buffalo Springfield
Johnny Rivers
Glen Campbell
Roger Miller
Buck Owens
Patsy Cline
Herb Alpert and theTijuana Brass
Brasil 66
The Guess Who
Steely Dan
Moody Blues
Dionne Warwick
Linda Ronstadt
Henry Mancini
Leslie Gore
Van Morrison
Creedence Clearwater Revival
James Taylor
Don Mclean
Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Fifth Dimension
Elton John
Al Green
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Barry Manilow
Jimi Hendrix
Jomi Mitchell
Janis Joplin
Dustry Springfield
Jackson Five
John Denver
Rod Stewart
Olivia Newton John
Jim Croce
Cat Stevens
Led Zeppelin
Fleetwood Mac
ZZ top
Phil Collins
Bee Gees

PLUS these add ons I missed
Joe Cocker
Eddie Fisher
Paul Anka
Nat King Cole
Gladys Knoight & The Pips
Brook Benton
Johnny Mathis
Chubby Checker
Patti Page
Johnny Cash
Three Dog Night
Isley Brothers
Bobby Vee
Jimmie Rodgers
Frankie Avalon
Marty Robbins
Duane Eddy,
Gene Pitney
Ray Stevens
Bobby Goldsboro
The Guess Who,
Ike Turner
Joe Tex,
Tommy Roe
The Four Lads
Mary Wells
Ritchie Valens
Chris Montez
The Grass Roots
Nancy Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Loretta Lynn
Conway Twitty
Barbra Streisand
Gilbert O’Sullivan
Bobby Vee
Freddy Cannon
Del Shannon
The Ronettes
Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas
Gordon LIghtfoot
Neil Young
Three Dog Night
Jimmy Reed
Classics IV
Billy Joe Royal
The Grass Roots
The Buckinghams
Jay and the Americans
Spanky & Our Gang
Chubby Checker
Bill Withers
Carly Simon
Dovells /Len Barry
Tammy Wynette
George Jones
Johnny Tillotson
Jimmy Clanton
Gary U.S. Bonds
Jimmie Rodgers
Frankie Laine
Dinah Washington
The Lettermen
Hank Williams
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Ronny and the Daytonas
Johnny Crawford
5 Americans
Tony Orlando and Dawn
Andy Williams
Todd Rundgren
The Wrecking Crew (assorted studio musicians)
Anne Murray
New Christy Minstrels
The Diamonds
Rod Stewart
Deep Purple
The Vogues
Donny Osmond
The Crystals
Soundtracks that had 3 or more hit songs.
Cilla Black
Walker Brothers
Ben E. King
Shangri – Las
The Angels
Lou Christie
Gladys Knight and the Pips
Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs
Edwin Starr
Harry Chapin
Alvin and the Chipmonks

Now corporate music, you do your best music list from 1995- 2015 and let’s compare.

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Gene Transfer Through Mother’s Bacteria

May 26, 2014

Seems to me that we have a new way to transfer genes that is outside the genome. Support for the idea is growing stronger.
Transfer bacteria from mother to child (transfer her bacterial genes to child’s gut)

Here is another study and a quote from it

Quote: While many questions remain, it’s pretty much taken for granted that the microbial communities of the placenta, vagina, and breast milk are important for fetal and infant development.