weeded mint for air ducts


Garden Mint for HVAC

Growing mint on  on rich soil in the Mid Atlantic states – pretty easy. Too Easy.
Mint  or “Mentha” can overwhelm garden areas if not contained.
I have given a chore for extra mint.

Photo above is an air intake for forced air HVAC – (heating ventilation air condition )
Its not a bad idea to pay attention to these in a house. One really doesn’t need a dusty or moldy area for the air intake of the ventilation of the house, where the tenants breath the air.
The mint just gives a pleasant aroma to the air conditioning.

Growing Mint.

For the best growth in confined areas such as containers, topdress plants with a thin layer of compost or organic fertilizer every few months. Aboveground pots will need winter protection in cold climates.
In the garden, plant mint near cabbage and tomatoes.

Mint is can be grown in doors or out. Mint can be part of the supporting caste of a tomato garden, when not segregated.
Common usages , Brewing , cooking and aroma.


Houses need to breathe. They should draw in fresh air and exhaust stale air. In fact, some experts recommend that one half of a home’s air volume should be exchanged every hour.

older people and folks who live in “dangerous ” neighborhoods forget this.
One can really benefit from ventilated your home and clearing obstructions from vents and intakes.

Breathy healthy , indoors and out!


Balance of power U.S Fed

Pennsylvania Echoes

My opinion is that: the U.S government should have been or should be greatest functioning government there is — A government concerned for its people. A government that protects the safety of persons, and their legal space, from each other and from the government itself. When in time of peace and health, a government that does not obstruct the creed “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness ”

Different opinions are held on how much additional usage and power the federal government has. Their is no debate that the U.S government hasnot always lived up to full protection of its people and space. (eg. Slavery in the early 1800s)

Mexican Shoot Out

So how does the government work and how does it keep it self in check?
U.S. Federal Government has three branches, two that are influence by democratic vote.
Each of the three Branches ( EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE , JUDICIAL…

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learning to breathing properly, calmly

dont forget…
Diaphragmatic Breathing

Pennsylvania Echoes

Sometime, somehow, growing up.. I forgot how to breathe, properly. I don’t know why or how, but Like a lot of people I forgot how to breathe, properly.

Most healthy Infants know how to breathe, they breathe using their abdomen, naturally. Later many people, like I did apparently, change to breathing with their chest muscles, unconsciously. Not only is this less efficient, this upper body breathing, is prone to feeling anxious or stressed, frequently.

When we are startled or frightened we gasp. This is a sudden inhale of air, using the chest muscles. Some believe this is part of our “Fight or Flight”  anxiety nervous system (known  as the Sympathetic Nervous System), where quick gulps of air are taken in by the lungs in order to have energy to react to whatever has frightened the organism.
It is possible that in are stressful modern…

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Anger rather than Sad

Sad, mad, hopeless ,contempt – normal and healthy.
Repetitious intrusive feelings maybe disorder .

Pennsylvania Echoes

from the Book of Life

Common tenants of Depression or Major Depressive Episodes

  • Persistent sad, anxious or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities, including sex
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling “slowed down”
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
  • Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Low appetite and weight loss or overeating and weight gain
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts
  • Restlessness, irritability
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment

Common tenants of Anxiety―Depression (disorder group GAD)PDF
thanks https://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/depression/symptoms

What is Disorder?

  • Disorders such as Bipolar disorder, Personality Disorders. or Anxiety Disorders can only be “Diagnosed” by healthcare―professionals or psychologists.
  • One maybe diagnosed with 6 disorders or 1 disorder – this does not mean one is anymore “screwed up” than the other.
  • Disorder is categorized for the purposes of treatment & management between a client, therapist…

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Tree planting

With the large amount of rain that we have been getting in Pennsylvania , some new hills are forming on the lawn .
This is a good opportunity to plant a tree for the future .
Lawn erosion management – with a tree that looks good.
A popular choice tree in this region of America is the Japanese Maple.

rohamomiji, イロハモミジ, momiji, 紅葉 , Acer palmatum , or Japanese Maples are deciduous shrubs. This means they are right at home in the deciduous forests of the Mid Atlantic region of the U.S.
They are also relatively cheap: $20 to $100 , more for specially grown or hybrids. ( One can just find a sapling , like another Japanese maple I have planted elsewhere.

The Japanese maple are crimson , red , orange or green , depending on the variety and environment. they can grow 10 to 20 feet tall , tolerate partial or full Pennsylvania sunlight.

Trees , Water runoff , Watersheds

Trees and forests improve stream quality and watershed health primarily by decreasing the amount of stormwater runoff and pollutants that reaches our local waters. Trees and forests reduce stormwater runoff by capturing and storing rainfall in the canopy and releasing water into the atmosphere through evapotranspiration.

Trees and Stormwater Runoff

Planting trees doesn’t just feel good, its practical practice . Every tree keeps property healthy and intact. Trees reduce repair cost, who knows maybe even healthcare costs for humans.
of course, as those around trees know , trees are integral parts of any ecosystem .

The Self Autonomy Delusion

influencing reads of post:

The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins

The Will to Believe – William James

Carl Rogers “self-concept” topics
Organismic valuing
self worth
Functioning Person and the Self

Pennsylvania Echoes

If there is nothing to us other than our known biology and physics,
other than our DNA code and reaction to circumstance,

then what willful freedom do we have? we could not even describe the universe as beautiful, miraculous, absurd, or meaningless.
we could not talk the creativity, spontaneity, self awareness or purpose..These adjectives and descriptions would be from mechanisms of the
“evolution” chain reaction… the mental formation of chemical DNA

Of course i realize that the people i see in the streets(for example) are phenomenons
I formulate in my mind these organize wholes of electromagnetic energy as people
and that they are, in my perception, a biology of the parents and family before them….
that the physics before them
around them
and within them
do determine, with my own hand me down code, biology and experience,much h of what they are in my mind.

But what is there that…

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Labor Markets

Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/

How Labor Markets are calculated in a Capitalist Venue

labor Market

The nominal market in which workers find paying work, employers find willing workers, and wage rates are determined.

Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/labor-market.html


in the context of the firm , ask the question ” How much benefit is the firm getting when it hires that incremental employee .
In return applicants to a new job are selling there skills and experience to convince a hiring firm that the applicant will satisfy that demand.

    Marginal Revenue Product

  • A marginal revenue product (MRP), also known as the marginal value product, is the market value of one additional unit of output.
  • The marginal revenue product is calculated by multiplying the marginal physical product (MPP) by the marginal revenue (MR).
  • The MRP assumes that the expenditures on other factors remain unchanged.

source http://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/marginal-revenue-product-mrp.asp