Blue Springs State Park, Florida

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Summary: This park has wooden decked trails that run parallel to the clear waters in the park. These paths went up and down the raised topography. There were options to rent kayaks and even get a guided two-hour river boat tour. The most impressive option was viewing Manatees with huge Gar.  The common areas provided plenty of open space to run around  and/or lounge in the sunshine. There were various options for purchasing food and drinks but, didn’t hurt to pack extra personal supplies. This was worth the quick commute down I-4 East to Orange City (between Lake Mary and Daytona). This experience has substantial value for family members with mixed ages (i.e. Grandma/Grandpa and kids under 10).

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More Information: Blue Springs State Park, FL

Call ahead for Manatees vs. the swimming areas being open: (386) 775-3663.

The 12th Element, Magnesium

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Lifetime have combated common internal ailments like constipation, acid reflux, stomach ulcers, and gall bladder attacks with few different products like Magnesium Citrate Saline, Milk of Magnesia, Castor Oil, and Epsom Salt; however, a deeper appreciation for Magnesium had occurred only after surgical removal of troublesome gall bladder. Beginning each day, Magnesium in pill form, then and now, has provided useful regulation of digestive tract. Perhaps it should had been called the male Pamprin. The twelfth element on the periodic table has a few more reasons to be revered aside from the anagram (Mg).

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1. Improved calcium absorption to keep teeth and bones strong.

2. Managed insulin levels.

3. Prevention of cardiovascular disease.

4. Detoxification of  the body.

5. Reduced insomnia and muscle cramping.

WebMD, Livestrong.org and NewMax have posted broader range of Magnesium’s health benefits and guidelines. Before adding this to your daily routine, consult a licensed medical professional for possible drug interactions or complications.
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Solar Flares + Western Theology

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In American culture, science and Western theology have been cast as opposing forces. To believe in one, had meant rejection of the other. Fast forward to motion pictures, Contact (1997), Signs (2002) and Knowing (2009), each had mixed together these different subjects. In Knowing, solar activity has washed the Earth in escalating disaster. The plot’s imagery had invoked reference to the Biblical passage of Revelation 20:15 – “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” In the finale, star Nicolas Cage had found an answer to the pattern of events concluding with an epiphany. Knowing had spoken to the common ground between faith and science versus their mutual exclusivity.

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The passage Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” has a different meaning when measuring against the Solar Storm of 1859. H2 channel’s Ancient Aliens depiction of Solar Storm of 1859, had led to thoughtful review of the precarious relationship between electricity and civilization. Without power for technology, a similiar solar event has the potential to reset contemporary society. In this environmental realignment, agrarian cultures and those choosing this lifestyle have the opportunity for equity against those rooted in today’s urban areas. A point to consider has been man’s over reliance on technology leading to human development issues like the following, Digital Dementia On The Rise In South Korea; Childhood Internet Addiction Must Be Addressed, Experts Say. Even the Catholic Church has made unprecedented overtures over the past few years considering the impact of alien life on salvation. In the end, this conversation has been about considering possibilities in convergence.

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More Images Available from Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/main/

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Hillsborough River State Park, FL

Summary: Versatile park includes few miles of park to hike, four primitive campsites, centralized pool area, scenic trail by river, and suspension bridge. The main cafe offered average smoothie and hearty chili dog. Substantial portion of the hiking trail and campsites prone to flooding. It is recommended to call ahead.

More information: Hillsborough River State Park

Phone: 1 (813) 987-6771

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Review: Man of Steel

Rating: Worth Full Price

Summary: Updated depiction of Superman combined solid action and brisk pacing. Performances from Kevin Costner (Jonathon Kent), Russell Crowe (Jor-El) and Michael Shannon (General Zod) provided the movie’s emotional hooks. Zack Snyder’s interpretation was effortless at a runtime of 2 hours and 24 minutes.

Production details: Man Of Steel (IDMB)

Concept art: Man of Steel artist shares 15 awesome concept images (BLASTR)