“The way to rise to the top is to wish everyone well, to hope with all your heart that everyone can expand to their greatest potential, to which that the people you know, and those whom you don’t know, can all realize their dreams and achieve greatness.”- Richard Carlson, PhDimage


The Present

image“The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming. Thus it is with time present. Life, if well spent, is long.”- Leonardo Da Vinci


“Patience serves us against insults precisely as clothes do against the cold. For if you multiply your garment as imagethe cold increases, that cold cannot hurt you; in the same way increase your patience under great offenses, and they cannot hurt your feelings”- Leonardo Da Vinci


“I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.”-Lebron James


Mobile Cell Phones- A Personal Microbiome of It’s Owner- Boyace Van Harlan Jr., PhD

I am always reading. Recently I have found out that paperback,hard backed books, my kindle fire, and my IPad are not enough. Now like many of us I do a great deal of reading on my cell phone. I have copious notes, articles, short stories, that I have collected over the years. I even send myself texts of information that I want to remember. These notes may be notes to myself about a process that I am developing and may include photos or other attachments. I was reading an article in Scientific American on my cell phone that terribly disturbed me. It prompted me to immediately wash my hands and disinfect my cell phone. Please read and see if you get a similar reaction!

This year, the number of mobile phones on cell networks is expected to surpass the Earth’s population. “More people now own cell phones than actually have access to working toilets.” James Meadow, a microbial ecologist at the University of Oregon. Hidden in the data is the reality that some people work on their phones…on toilets.

If that grosses you out, consider this: “So it turns out we’re just really leaky animals. We just, we leave our bacteria everywhere we go.” Including, of course, our phones.

Meadow and his colleagues took a census of the bacteria on thumbs and index fingers of 17 volunteers—and on their smartphone touch screens. Overall, they ID’ed over 7,000 types.

Looking at just the most common bacteria, those that appear more than 0.1 percent of the time, they found an 82 percent similarity between the microbiomes of fingers and phones. Meaning our phones are a pretty good mirror of ourselves, microbially, at least. The results appear in the journal PeerJ. [James F. Meadow, Adam E. Altrichter and Jessica L. Green, Mobile phones carry the personal microbiome of their owners]

“We have always been covered in bacteria… and we will always be covered in bacteria.” So the fact that our phones are also covered in bacteria is no reason for concern. In fact, the researchers say that mobile phones may hold untapped potential as personal microbiome sensors. App developers, take note.

—Christopher Intagliata

Make Something Today-Boyace Van Harlan Jr., PhD

“On the spectrum of creative work, the difference between the mediocre and the good is vast. Mediocrity is, however, still on the spectrum; you can move from mediocre to good in increments. The real gap is between doing nothing and doing something. Amateurs know that contributing something is better than contributing nothing.”- Austin Kleon Do something. Make, create, design today. Let your great thoughts be the father of your great actions today. “The ancestor of every action is thought” – Emerson

“All that we are is the result if what we have thought” Buddha

The secret of success lies not outside, but within the thoughts of man. Thought makes Giants into pygmies and turns pigmies into Giants. What you exhibit outwardly is what you are inwardly. What you believe yourself to be is what you are. Your thoughts those that predominate determine your character your career indeed your entire life.