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Brain work and plunging into the deep with Aristophanes

 Expanding Our Brains  – bright fruit, leafy greens, walk and Aristophanes

 Expanding Our Brains iiMeta-Tags and the Ocean

 Expanding Our Brains iii Frogs Aristophanes Frogs Βάτραχοι. Don’t you just love him? – Brain Food

 Expanding Our Brains iv Ken  – a puzzle

 ♦ Jumping with Hoopsoh those Meta-Tags and Keywords – learning computer stuff

and of course there’s reading BOOKS    Book Hop

and learning to read Egyptian Hieroglyphs or a foreign language particularly with unfamiliar script like Greek, or translating books by Ioana Pârvulescu or Dostoevesky or Ovid!

So where does  Anna and Freg, and Saving My Olive in a Gale fit?

What are you doing to keep those little brain cells jumping?

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Expanding Our Brains

Brain work and plunging into the deep with Aristophanes

How many times are we told to Expand Our Brain? Exercise, eat a balanced diet, exercise, eat brightly coloured fruit, leafy greens, walk….. Walk? Not run? Yes, walk, and under right load: small backpack with water, sunscreen and an apple. That’s good for the bones, I’m admonished. But walk? Not run as if training for a marathon, er, even half-marathon as my daughter does. You see, I’m not young. In fact my doc graciously tells me, ‘You have to face it, you’re old.’

Oh, I see. But hey, I can plunge into the ocean and do battle with “cheeky remnants of cyclones” and two days later in “hairy conditions – don’t go beyond waist-deep.” Good God! On Thursday I was bowled out for a six by sand-papered backwashes only thigh high – no hiding in white trousers there. Scrambled to my feet, gamely I plunged through and on dumpers which sent teenagers screaming. Surely that was brain expanding! beyond shrinking in fright! Then I too took flight away from rolling monsters bent on ripping off an arm or my head….. and just in case that expansion was zapped, I munched a bright red apple and read another chapter about Aristophanes Frogs.

PS: and now 2020, my daughter does Ultra-Marathons!

Expanding Our Brains ii    Expanding Our Brains iii Frogs   Expanding Our Brains iv Ken   Time for a Cuppa    Welcome Winter – a Poem!    Spiders Chasing

And what about trying this yummy-fluffy: Recipe Moussaka

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