Huntington’s Chorea is a devastating, progressive neurological disorder. It is an inherited disease that manifests in uncontrolled movements most of the time but can also result in muscular rigidity. The disorder commonly progresses to a state of dementia and finally death within 10 – 30 years of onset. The symptoms … Continue reading
I’m always delighted to have Dr. John Weisburger share some of his vast knowledge of tea with us and its profound health implications. I think Dr. Weisburger’s comments are relevent to everyone. â€œMedical research and especially cancer research has pinpointed desirable and undesirable lifestyle factors as regards to the occurrence … Continue reading
The flavor of Zen and the flavor of tea is the same.-Japanese proverb Instead of the Emperor Shen Nong, various Buddhists are sometimes given credit for the discovery of tea. A contempoÂrary of Pythagoras, Zoroaster, and Confucius, the Buddha lived in India in the 500s BCE. After his death his … Continue reading
Reaching for my tea bowl as I was preparing to practice chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony, I was shocked to see that my chawan (tea bowl) had cracked. With my touch, the pieces fell out, leaving gaps in the bowlâ€™s rim. Seeing the broken chawan had a profound impact on … Continue reading
I always have my eye out for cool tea houses. Every once in a while, I see something different. Someplace whose description tempts you to visit. The Park Hyatt Washington is such a place. The outrageous prices appear to go with the flow. Perhaps Iâ€™ll see you there.