The Curious Autodidact

July 8, 2015

VSED: Peace at Life’s End —-Anywhere

Filed under: end of life,social justice — Honilima @ 11:38 am

One end of life option you may not be fully aware of is Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking, referred to as VSED.

It’s unlikely medical people will talk to you about this option to end your life if you are suffering but it is available to all and legal nationally. It takes end of life choice out of the medical setting and will result in your end days being spent among people of your choosing instead of surrounded by strangers and machines.

Compassion and Choices has launched a new campaign to make people aware of this peaceful end of life option called Peace at Life’s End Anywhere and offers a pamphlet explaining this options and a frequently asked questions sheet to clarify for those who still have questions.


July 6, 2015

Another Brilliant Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton

Filed under: media related,women heroes — Honilima @ 5:42 pm

Wendy MacNaughton, San Francisco artist of vast talent.

July 5, 2015

Freeing Your Inner Artist

Filed under: environmental ideas,helpful hints,money saving ideas — Honilima @ 12:31 am

Image result for google image money origami

What you don’t think of yourself as artist? Take time this winter to take on some creative and fun project to use another part of your brain.

Here’s a simple one to start with that will make everyone think you are a crafty clever person. Taking time to gift wrap a gift is part of the present and here’s a way to recycle and make your present stand out from the rest, make a bow using materials that at already close at hand.

Who needs a Dollar Store when you can do some origami projects using a dollar bill? Here are some crafty ways to make a cheap gift that you can say you made yourself, certainly this is one thing that is not plastic and is not made in China! If this inspires you and you are curious what else you can do on the cheap take a look at these sculptures from Stacey Lee Webber made from coins. You may never pass a penny on the sidewalk again. Here are some more intricate uses of our legal tender to get you thinking in new directions.

If you want to be very “old school” and stand out from the crowd nothing is more endangered than decent hand writing. Take an hour to improve your handwriting and you’ll never regret this rarely shown art if you want to get noticed for an unusual talent in today’s computer world.

Teaching an old dog new tricks is what keeps us young and our brains more elastic. Perhaps you thought that you learned how to tie your shoes so long ago there is nothing new about it but here is an alternative way to tie your shoelaces that will likely never come untied when you are walking.

New use for old Scrabble tiles DIY hack

Check out Richard R. Nagy’s Scrabble computer key board and think of the clever things you could do with the materials at hand in our home.

These are all clever little things you can do in less than an hour that will open up new worlds to you and allow you to think about the world around you in a different hue. Go for it!

July 2, 2015

Chilli is Loaded With: Infographic

Filed under: cool internet stuff,kitchen tips — Honilima @ 6:22 pm

Chef Hari Ghotra's Key Ingredients Infographics Chilli

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