85% in Anatomy & Physiology 3
88% in Massage.
I'm just going to say I'm grateful I passed, and hope for more in my next 2 quarters!
3. Kind, intelligent, loving and hot;
This describes everything you are not.
Humans, primates, bats, and shrews are the only animals that have a menstrual cycle.
What is Permaculture?
PERMACULTURE, from PERMAment agriCULTURE, is a practical system of ecological design By learning to mirror the patterns found in healthy natural environments, you can build profitable, productive, sustainable, cultivated ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.
Permaculture designs range from households to major agricultural enterprises and even whole bio-regions. It integrates disciplines relating to food, shelter, energy, water, waste mangement, economics and social sciences to create whole systems capable of recgenerating devastated lands and building sound social/economic systems.
The difference is in the ethic: Most design systems are defined by a "market driven" ethic in which most considerations are subservient to the conclusions of a short term cost/benefit analysis, discounting or ignoring such factors as environmental degradation or destruction of human community. Permaculture departs from any other design system in that it is guided by a common sense ethical system which forms the criteria for design decisions. The ethic is
Briefly stated, if a design component isn't ecologically sound, community-building and careful in its use of resources, then it seems pretty unlikely that it will work out in the long run. This ethic also make excellent long-term business sense.
Permaculture is unique among farming systems in that it works with a set of ethics that suggest we think and act responsibly in relation to each other and the earth. The ethics of permaculture provide a sense of place in the larger scheme of things, and serve as a guidepost to right livelihood in concert with the global community and the environment, rather than individualism and indifference.
Permaculture also acknowledges a basic life ethic, which recognizes intrinsic worth of every living thing. A tree has value in itself, even if it presents no commercial value to humans. That the tree is alive and functioning is worthwhile. It is doing its part in nature: recycling litter, producing sequestering carbon dioxide, sheltering animals, building soils, and so on.
There are many practical applications of permaculture. These range from agriculture and animal husbandry to energy efficient housing and community planning. Whether you're a farmer, rancher, environmentalist, landscape architect or builder, permaculture can help you move towards a productive, ethical, creative sustainability. Permaculture can also be adapted to any site, urban or rural, and can be used for many different needs, from a single home to an entire village/town, and from an urban park to a large production farm.
If you are a farmer, rancher, or landscape designer/architect:
As a farmer or rancher: Permaculture is used for much more than structuring your land for sustainable, profitable production of crops/animals and the building of soil fertility while fully developing your water resources. You can learn a host of techniques for eliminating the cost of most energy and material inputs for your operation as well as ways to avoid hidden costs, reduce waste in your systems, reduce your workload, and make good use of whatever "waste" you produce.
As a landscape designer/architect: Permaculture will give you a major creative boost. Designing earthforms, water, and plant assemblies with both aestheticAND functional considerations in mind will give your designs a new vitality as well as being environmentally sound.
If you are an environmentalist, educator, or student:
Permaculture can give you a framework to incorporate all your study and experience as well as techniques for teaching others. Permaculture is also extremely effective as a tool for education and change. It has been designed from the ground up to be easily understood by people in many different fields of extpertise--from a farm worker in a developing country to regional planners in the industrial world. Many international opportunites are open to graduates of this course.
If you are a regional planner, architect, or builder:
Land/town planners use permaculture's cutting edge design strategies for managing water in the landscape, watershed enhancement, ecological town design, dramatic reduction in infrastructure costs, recharge of the groundwater, ecological entrepeneurship on public lands, wind management, biological sewage treatment, multipurpose road design, community food security, homeless transitional housing, urban farm initiatives, and regional energy management. Permaculture might just be what you need for your area's pressing problems.
Architects and builders use permaculture to create a smooth transition of structures into the environment. Learn how to evaluate a site's intrinsic characteristics to create heating/cooling, water, sewage and other systems which harmoniously root the structure into the landscape.
How permaculture is used varies widely depending upon the site, its intended use, and what resources are available. The one thing that all permaculture sites will have in common is moving in tandem with the ethics of permaculture. Amidst that container, there are many different techniques and techologies:
Twinkies and Root Beer
A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of Root Beer and he started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man. The man was sitting in the park just feeding some pigeons.
The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie.
The man gratefully accepted it and smiled at boy. His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer.
Again, the man smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.
As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the man, and gave him a hug. The man gave him his biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?
"He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? God's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"
Meanwhile, the elderly man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked," Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?"
He replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God." However, before his son responded, he added," You know, he's much younger than I expected."
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Embrace all equally!
The rock group Three Dog Night took the phrase from the familiar hymn and put it on the Top-40 charts:
"Joy to the world, all the boys and girls. Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea. Joy to you and me."
The beat is so infectious, it is more suitable as a mantra than as a meditative breath prayer. Repeat the mantra wherever you are.
Joy to the World