July 18th, 2012

333 only half evil

QotD: the Continuum Between Enslavement and Freedom

Most humans exist somewhere on that line between enslavement to destructive habits at one end and total consciousness and nonattachment at the other. In exactly the same way, freedom of choice can be represented as a continuum. Realistically, very few people could ever be found operating at the positive extreme, truly conscious and consistently free.
--Gabor Mate, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, p305.
bright river

Trip Reports: Breitenbush at 400cfs, and Lower Wind at 163cfs

Water's creeping down toward low here in Oregon. I'd only ever run the Breitenbush at 1,100 and 1,200cfs, so this run was at approximately 1/3 the flow I'd seen. It was fine. It got a little scrapy in the second half, but overall channelized well. The trip was a LCCC trip so Mark shot some video, here it is:

Last night we ran the Lower Wind at a gauge reading of 3.2, or 162cfs (internet gauge). I was worried that the flow might be a little much for the falls, but it was fine. Willie made it look like a perfect flow for hand paddling, and I noticed how powerfully he could boof with simultaneous hand-paddling forward strokes.

The cross-river log at the top of High Bridge rapid was easily hopped on the right. I think we ran it about that high last year. The bony big one was easier just fluffy looking, and the falls went fine by the standard lines. Nobody wanted to catch the eddy at the top of the fish ladder on the left (boily in front of the sucking wall hazard) or the eddy on the left above the final man-made weir. We got in the hotsprings on our way out, then saw several bald eagles downstream. It was a lovely evening and the perfect reward for studying all day.

In-House CBC with Differential

As I understand it, I can do my own microscopy for diagnostic purposes, I just can't charge the client for the service unless I have the right CLIA cert. If I find something I will send a sample to a certified lab and go through the standard procedure. If someone is having an acute leukemic attack, I don't want to wait for the bloodwork to get back to take action!

Dr Peter D’Adamo has created a counter tool and sent a writeup of basic lab procedure.
This is so nice to have!
Thank you Dr D'A.

Blood cell counter:


Essential Oil talk at NCNM

sponsored by the Aesthetic Medicine club
one year old at NCNM, Aimee Bonneval is new president
tonight's speakers from doTERRA
water with lemon and fennel EO: yummy
their cough drops: spicey and good
sharing wild orange and recommending putting drops in palms and rubbing together

BOOK: Modern Essentials
doTERRAPDX (facebook page)
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