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May Eagle Peak Quarterly Now Up on the Web

Cover of the May Eagle Peak Quarterly
Cholla blooming in New Mexico

NOTE:  Regretfully, as we are not yet 100% compliant with the GDPR rules, the  Quarterly is not currently available within EU countries

Here’s what’s in the current issue:

Finding Forgiveness–Practicing Peace

Perspectives on transcending the violence in America (and elsewhere around the world)

Sleep Apnea–Know the Symptoms and Don’t Ignore It

 It’s more serious than you think and the treatment isn’t as bad as you may expect.  Learn the risks of avoiding treatment and how it can be dealt with for you or those you care about.

Writing Tips Revisited

We did it before, in a multi-part series (you can download it here). It’s time for some fresh writing tips–mostly from the web. Like what?

Here’s one tip, from Stephen King: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” 

There’s many more–like why “writing rules usually don’t work but guidelines do.” Why not to take crappy first drafts too seriously. “Micro-plotting” and other valuable info for current and would-be writers.

Reviews of Books We Liked (or Didn’t)

You can’t be much of a writer if you aren’t also a reader. Politics, religion, classic works–you name it, I have read it. So here’s an eclectic mix of books I think you should know about. You may or may not agree with my take on all of them, but they all contribute in one way or another to how I look at the world and how I myself write.

Publishing and Other Forms of Insanity–our second link to writing resources

Erica Verrillo, a fellow writer, has much to offer on her oddly named (but aptly, perhaps) blog. Things like:

  • writing conferences
  • agents accepting new clients
  • paying publications accepting submissions
  • no-fee contests and more

Eagle Peak Quarterly Becoming an Annual

After much consideration, we find that we cannot do justice to multiple topics in a quarterly edition while meeting our novel publication schedule. Accordingly, our next issue and those following will be an annual. Look for the next one in the spring of 2019. Well before then, all of our sites will be SSL secure (https) AND fully compliant with GDPR so they will be available around the world (except for well-known hacker havens).

Worth Noting (10) Things We Think You Should Check Out on the Web

We have some doozies this issue, from serious to surprising: from cloud security and web-connected appliance privacy to the unexpected way we rid ourselves of fat. Like making your Dropbox account more secure, beware of the “smart toaster,” and the unlikely way your body rids itself of the fact you consume. You’ll be amused and enlightened by these.

Why You Really Need That Sleep You Are Missing

Garfileld sleeping on pillow








You may think that cutting sleep during the week and making up for it on the weekend is OK, but as an article in the current AARP The Magazine, explains:

That sleep deficit you’ve been accumulating has real and dangerous implications for your brain, and not just because it makes you sleepy during the day. Sleeping less than seven or eight hours a night has been linked to cognitive decline, memory loss and possibly even Alzheimer’s, new research shows.

There are many tasks the brain accomplishes while you sleep; shorten the hours the brain has to do them and they don’t all get done.

Oh no, Health Care Reform

I didn’t really want to do it, but I need a topic that lends itself both to some amount of continuity and also fits the notion that this blog is about expressing what really is happening–reaching beyond ignorance and illusion. So as arrogant of me as it may be, I will latch onto this topic and like Clarissa, try to explain it all. First, some bold statements without citations of authority (because it’s my blog and besides, if you don’t believe me you probably won’t check the references anyway): The United States does not have the best health care system in the world.  (If you doubt that, check infant mortality, life span, incidence of diseases and disabilities with other industrialized or “first world” nations). There are more (on a percentage basis and an actual number) uninsured and underinsured people here in the U.S. than in several other nations. We get less “bang for the buck” here than many other countries–in other words, we pay more for inferior care. Oh yes, there are countless high tech tools and innovative processes available to American patients, but they are also available elsewhere and they may not be most effectively utilized. OK, that is it for starters, we will do more on this every few days.