MastersConnection 2020
Issue 273 In This Issue December 31st, 2011

Editors Corner

“The greatest of things are achieved in a light heart.” - Ramtha©   This edition of MastersConnection2020 newsletter is all about “Fun, Sunshine and Love”

As the clock ticks closer and closer to 2012 we are celebrating our good fortune to be alive and well in the days long predicted. We are in the tide of great change, they might be global, they might be personal, or both. We invite you to join us as we throw our anchor into the future with a light heart. Wherever the future turns out to be we plan to be there, too.  Join us.

The beginning of a new year is a great time to take personal inventory and dream a new dream. This newsletter is designed to make you smile,  tap your foot and sing along. What will your common thought be in 2012?   Fear or excitement?   Will you look forward or cling to an illusion of the “good old days”?  Be kind to yourself and encourage yourself forward.  Don’t wait for fate to deliver its blows, create your life and come out swinging every day.

If you need inspiration or a vision of a life well-lived watch 18 year old Ben Breedlove’s youtube video recorded just a few short days before his passing.  I pray that should I pass, I could stand before the mirror and be proud of myself, like this young man did. Link here

We do have one practical article this week, from the Queen of Practical, Teri Simpson.  I love it that she knows what to do with old rice and beans.  It should cheer you up to realize you don’t have to throw away your vintage food storage. Those old buckets have become good friends. Knowing how to salvage their contents is a relief to me.

If you want to be happy, but your chemistry won’t let you—this video should give you hope. It’s called, “My Chemistry Made Me Do It”  Link here

Finally, is resolving in the new year to bring you a great balance of science, inspiration, practical preparedness and entertainment.   If you have a glass of wine handy, let’s toast—

“To 200 more new years and beyond!”

Till we meet again

Shelf Life of Stored Food
How to Cook Really Old Beans
By Teri Simpson of Optimum Preparedness

BeansA question I was asked: What kind of shelf life can I expect for things like rice and beans if I package them in mylar bags with oxygen absorbers like it says on your website?

(see Long Term Food Storage Using Mylar Bags & Oxygen Absorbers)

What are the 3 things that most affect food in storage? Light, heat and air. The mylar bags and oxy absorbers take care of the light and air part, so that leaves the temperature. And a lot depends on the temperature where you store the food. If it is stored in a relatively cool place like a basement or shelter, you should expect 20 or more years on most of it.

Beans, legumes and grains like wheat will pretty much store forever if stored properly. 2000 year old wheat found in the pyramids still sprouted.


The longer dry beans are stored, the longer they may take to cook. First, sort and rinse the beans. For each cup of beans, bring 3 cups of water to boil, add the beans to the boiling water, and boil for two minutes. Next, add 3/8 teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) for each cup of beans, cover, and soak for 1 hour or more. More baking soda may be required for older beans. Next, drain and rinse the beans thoroughly, cover with water, bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer 1-2 hours or until tender. Do not add salt or other ingredients until the beans have softened adequately – the salt will stop the softening process.

Now, things like rice or dairy products store for a lesser time. If you do some research you will find differing opinions on how long rice will store. But here are some good rules of thumb.

White rice stores longer than brown rice (but I eat brown rice not white rice, so I store brown). It is said that rice goes rancid after (pick one, depending on the source) 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, again with this affecting brown rice more quickly than white rice.

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Happy New Year from MC2020

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E-Card - Happy New Year from MC2020

Fun, Sunshine and Love
Youtube - The Jive Aces present: Bring Me Sunshine 

RSE Newsletter

“Scientists DELIBERATELY create ‘Armageddon’ virus” - Ramtha’s predictions on viruses are chillingly precise
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Student Accomplishments

Six ladies and their gift of Giving
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Pat Richker mobilizes volunteers for Yelm families in need
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Something Worth Knowing

Hull strawberries easily using a strawClever Ideas to Make Life Easier

Why didn’t I think of that?!  We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems.

Stop cut apples browning in your child's lunch box by securing with a rubber bandHull strawberries easily using a straw.

Stop cut apples browning in your child's lunch box by securing with a rubber band.

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Something Worth Knowing

Have you ever heard of the slave scale?
Youtube - Amazing Grace, by Wintley Phipps
Submitted by an MC2020 reader

Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever!
There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today; but I did! And because I did
I’m going to celebrate!

Today, I’m going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far; the accomplishments,
the many blessings, and yes, even the hardships because they have served to make me stronger.

I will go through this day with my head held high, and a happy heart.

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On The Lighter Side

Lets see the Dog Whisperer do this!!
Putting the Puppies to Bed - unbelievable!
Youtube - Putting Puppies to Bed 
Earth Watch

Niagara Falls 100+ Years Ago
1911 Photos of Niagara Falls
Can you imagine walking on Niagara Falls?


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One Last Song

A Place in the Choir
Youtube - A Place in the Choir 
Community Calendar

We do love to hear from you especially about community events that you think our readers ought to know about. So, thanks and keep the info flowing.

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January 1, 2, 3 @ 8pm:  Standing Room Only - Stop The World, I Want To Get Off
STANDING ROOM ONLY,Yelm/Rainier Community's very own Acting Company.
At the time it was first produced, garnering rave reviews on Broadway, Stop The World, I Want To Get Off was labeled a "new style" musical. Now, some fifty years later, it is as fresh and funny as ever.
Within a colorful circus/mime milieu, this sparkling and satirical show tells the story of one man, Littlechap, and his journey through the tunnels of Love, Laughter, and Life's Lessons.
This will be held at Spiral Cafe 201 Yelm Ave. East
Tickets on sale at the Spiral, Gordon's Garden Center and the Yelm Food Co-op.

January 7th @ 4pm:  The Phoenix Rising School Masquerade Cruise
This will be a three hour cruise around the South Sound aboard the yacht My Girl
Click Here for More Info

January 12th @ 7pm:  Seed Saving Classes Offered by South Sound Seed Stewards
Learn the art and science of growing and saving your own vegetable seeds. Classes offered by the South Sound Seed Stewards begin on Jan. 9th 2012. The group meets at 7pm the second Monday of each month at the Yelm Adult Community Center, 16530 103rd Ave., Yelm. Visit the website for complete information or contact

More Inspiration

Ben Breedlove’s YouTube Video About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Before Passing Away Christmas Day

Ben Breedlove, 18 years old, passed away on Christmas day from his heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Ben had made a two part YouTube video on December 18, 2011 sharing his story about his experience with HCM on index cards.

Ben Breedlove’s YouTube video has since gone viral and has almost 1.5 million views.

Ben Breedlove’s YouTube video explains his life with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He starts off by writing, “All my life, I’ve had a heart condition.” “(HCM) short for Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.” “It’s a very serious and dangerous condition.” “As I grew older I learned more that it is dangerous.” “It has scared me a lot, and I hate that feeling.”

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Making a Difference

What a marvellous service they are doing here for these quadraplegic people. 
Youtube - Helping Hands


Phoenix Rising School

“I am 1,000 percent behind this school.” - Ramtha


We hope you have enjoyed your Christmas break and are ringing in the new year with joy and celebration. Thank you to everyone who helped both before and after our Christmas celebration.

If you haven't bought your tickets yet for our masquerade New Year's Gala aboard the yacht My Girl, here's some added incentive: the menu. Check it out!

1. Basmati Rice Cake with Curried Lobster

2. Prosciutto wrapped Grissine

3. Beef Tenderloin Crostini Cilantro Chutney

Children being trees4. Margarita Prawn Shooters

5. Bacon wrapped Stuffed Pork Loin with Port & Pomegranate sauce

6. Albondigas (meatballs) with roasted red pepper sauce

7. Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Puttanesca sauce

8. Gruyere Crab Palmier

9. Chorizo Frittata with hummus & kalamata olive

10. Banana Tamarind & Mint Salsa Tart

11. Rosemary Nut cracker with Manchego cheese

12. Deserts

a. Portuguese Custard Tart with Lemon Ginger Sauce

b. Cherry Galettes (French cookie with almond butter topped with cherries)

c. Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Truffle

Yumm! For more information or to book your reservation today, click here

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