Kenneth Tucker

...a hermit iconoclast



...a study in self actualization, December 30, 2016

It dawns on you as a gentle sunrise. What is encompassed cannot be described. As the rays of warmth and clarity join with your being, you contemplate the sublime.

Kenneth Tucker, January 3, 2017
After a time I came to realize that one can fall in love at a late age. This startled me. I did not think it possible. This poem was the result. However, the wonderful and sometimes painful occurences of love in ones life should not apply to oneself. After all wherever you go there you are... Charity begins at home. One must love oneself before going abroad. Also, love is a verb. This Blog will on occasion explore that verb as it pertains to my self actualization which began when the focus of this poem became one of personal well being.
Kenneth Tucker, January 4, 2017
Many consider Cake a treat. However, kale would be the treat of wellbeing. Food is fuel for the body. In the current obesity epidemic the taste of food is valued far above foods actual true merits. "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" is prudent consul and a act of the self loving verb.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC) was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and was considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the "father of medicine" in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields that it had traditionally been associated with (notably theurgy and philosophy), thus making medicine a profession.

However, the achievements of the writers of the Corpus, the practitioners of Hippocratic medicine, and the actions of Hippocrates himself are often commingled; thus very little is known about what Hippocrates actually thought, wrote, and did. Nevertheless, Hippocrates is commonly portrayed as the paragon of the ancient physician. In particular, he is credited with greatly advancing the systematic study of clinical medicine, summing up the medical knowledge of previous schools, and prescribing practices for physicians through the Hippocratic Oath and other works.