Friday, February 16, 2018


 What's the nicest thing about today, the sweetest NICE thing that you enjoyed?

The Cullums, spur of the moment, think back on moments throughout the day that were special, delightful, and have fun reliving things.

Monday, February 12, 2018


People are hearing a HUM. Videos and recordings confirm there's a HUM.

I never heard of "The HUM" until I read about it the other day, but I can't stand noise -- when I hear a neighbor's Hi-Fi -- the bass beat reverberating in my walls -- I go nuts!!!!

This is a photo of  The HUM which The Week Magazine published.

Some folks have said The HUM sounds like a heavy diesel engine idling in the distance. Others say the sound starts low and becomes a high-pitched buzz. This map shows that it's been reported from everywhere in the world -- from Vancouver in Canada to Europe, Asia,  Australia, and New  Zealand.

Is this mysterious noise a provable scientific fact -- is it real, or a delusion?

Researching, I learned that throughout the 20th and 21st century, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have reported hearing it. It started drawing media attention in England when the Bristol  Sunday Mirror asked, in 1977, “Have You Heard the Hum?” Letters came flooding in from places that were far from the hustle and bustle of cities, describing an idling diesel engine noise that was audible at night, mostly indoors.

A nurse in a small village in Scotland said, "A thick, low hum permeating the entire house is keeping me awake. My husband, who has tinnitus, doesn't hear it, but when I ask others about it, they look at me like I was mad. The Hum makes me sometimes dizzy and nauseous."

Doctors have said the noise could be as a result of tinnitus or Ménière’s disease, but nothing conclusive has been published in medical journals. Hearing protectors do not help. Patients have  reported that when they wore ear plugs, their body vibrated. High quality microphones cannot record the sound, and more often than not, other people in the immediate vicinity don't hear anything.

Experts have said the sound could be industrial equipment, or high-pressure gas lines, wireless communication devices, electrical power lines, electromagnetic radiation, the mating calls of fish reverberating off ship hulls and buildings.

In 2010, Time Magazine listed The Hum as the 7th most annoying sound in the world, while LiveScience featured it in their "Top 10 Unexplained Phenomenon.”

I read this to my husband who said, "Good God, we already have enough unexplained things to worry about," so I showed him these videos.

2006, Taos, New Mexico. 

Spain, 2013.

The HUM is real. If you've heard it, tell others about it -- use social media to spread the word, so that scientists will find out what is causing it and what we need to do about it.

If you're not convinced, this video is very convincing.

Thursday, February 8, 2018


Fried, pickled, raw -- or as a super-delicious sauce for chicken wings, or your main entree -- roasted Cauliflower Tandoori with cilantro/onion chutney that you eat with your fork and steak knife.

Someone gave us three large containers of homemade Cauliflower soup for Xmas. My husband had potful of my Hungarian stuffed cabbage to devour, a recipe I learned from watching my mother. I ended up enjoying every last drop of the soup while John feasted on my cabbage rolls.

"The Case Against Sugar" best seller published six months ago, with numbers and thorough research, shows us that the  sugar industry's been covering up its role in  heart disease, Alzheimer's, and cancers. Although US consumption of sugar has decreased, manufacturers are making up for it by adding the "bad for you" saturated fats the FDA removed in 2015.

Since we stopped using sugar, use Sweet & Lo, or Splenda rather than sugar. I know the no-no's about artificial sweeteners. Based on my own observations, I ignore them.

This low-carb, high-fat diet, based on a diet that reduced epiletic fits -- wow -- more than 20 studies show it  can help you lose weight and prevent diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer's. Weight loss seekers are loving this diet -- eating bacon burgers, and other high fat foods, starving the body of glucose apparently turns you into a fat burning machine.

The Ketogenic diet reminds me of the Atkins diet, which worked at first, but was difficult to maintain. Dr. Atkins had a doctorly crush on me in my dancer days. I wasn't overweight but thought the diet would give me more energy. He taught me to make a cottage cheese pie with heavy cream, and cinnamon -- something delicious I could snack on all day without feeling tired.

The charcoal that's in water purifiers, is now in food. You now can order charcoal burger buns, lattes, even charcoal ice cream. Can you picture yourself licking a black ice cream cone, or eating a hamburger on that black bun?

Doctors say charcoal absorbs just about anything bad that you eat -- including medications and nutrients, but yay, you can gobble a forbidden fantastic dessert, without gaining those pounds.


Here's some new new snacks to try.  (click link -- you'll see each one in glorious detail.

I must say I'd probably enjoy the Bantam Bagels.

Bet my husband would love the Texas Tamales, or the
Peanut Butter Banana Bites.

Which of these snacks would you love to taste right now?

I'm longing for spring weather, and a double dip cone of black ice cream with sprinkles.

Sunday, February 4, 2018


What Emily wants to talk about is her husband's way of thinking. But that is not what John Cullum is in the mood to discuss.

Never quite answering her questions, chatting a little about this and that, John explains why it helps him to examine complex issues in imaginary conversations with with philosophers like Aristotle and Stephen Hawking.