5/4 – 11/4/21 incl. Fructose, The Band & Dostoevsky

news on the march

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.

Audio podcast at Peter Attia MD

I have been an astute follower of longevity specialist and former surgeon Peter Attia since seeing his astounding interview on the JRE podcast two years ago.  I also wrote an article here about a presentation he gave on Nutrition and Health. Since then I have followed his weekly podcasts about a whole host of subjects surrounding health and longevity.

I was fortunate to stumble on this podcast the subject of today’s News on the March about Fructose which I think is the most informative podcast I have ever heard about health and more specifically on how to prevent or overcome epidemics of fatty liver, insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity. It’s moreover just a masterclass on understanding how sugar and salt can profoundly impact our metabolic health and what we can do to minimise the damage to our organs and reduce the onset of cancer amongst other diseases.….…(Listen to podcast).

Concert review by Richard Williams at the bluemoment:

When I was reading fellow blogger’s articles on WordPress more regularly, one of my favourite author’s about music was Richard Williams. He’s the real deal as it were having interviewed some of the biggest names in music and written for a host of distinguished magazines and newspapers. He even wrote a book about Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan: A Man Called Alias (1990).

I, of course have a penchant for The Band so this article came as a nice surprise.
It was one of those nights when you felt you knew every single person in the audience: a kind of clan gathering, drawn together by a tremendous sense of anticipation. It’s hard to imagine that there was a single person among the 5,000 who didn’t have every note of Music from Big Pink and The Band engraved on their hearts. Even so, we got more than we expected..(Read entire article)

Video presentation at Antiquaria

I was completely drawn into this wonderful one hour documentary on the life of one of the greatest writers in history – Fyodor Dostoevsky. I hope you can overcome the wretched soundtrack which has deteriorated with age it would seem. As one you tube commentator put it, ‘I feel like Raskolnikov after being subjected to that soundtrack‘. But you will be in for a real treat if learning about the lives of great literary figures is your scene.

While it may seem difficult to grasp in contemporary western culture what it must been like living in 18th century Russia it seems to me in many ways analogous with our current cultures’ drive towards secularism and Post-Modernism. As I have discussed in various articles on my blog, Dostoevsky sensed this great change and foresaw the consequential societal impacts when the Judaeo-Christian fundamentals and values are torn away.

One of the most renowned incidents which occurred to Dostoevsky and had a profound impact on his literary output henceforth was when he was sentenced to death by firing squad on the 23rd of December 1849. At the very moment before the point of execution a cart delivered a letter from the Tsar commuting the sentence. Dostoevsky later alluded to his experience of what he believed to be the last moments of his life in his 1868-1869 novel, The Idiot, where the main character tells the harrowing story of an execution by guillotine that he recently witnessed in France. …(View video presentation)

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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3 comments on “5/4 – 11/4/21 incl. Fructose, The Band & Dostoevsky
  1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    The Band…I was 4 at the time and in America…but if a Time Machine ever is invented… Babe Ruth, The Beatles, and concerts like that will be seen.

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