Mark Comments by Current User

To highlight comments of the currenly logged-in user, add this plugin:

Plugin Name: Comment Class for Logged-In User
Plugin URI: n/a
Description: add the comment_class .comment-author-logged-in for the comments of logged-in users.
Version: 1.0
Author: alchymyth
Author URI:
License: GPL2

add_filter( 'comment_class', 'comment_class_logged_in_user' );

function comment_class_logged_in_user( $classes ) {
	global $comment;
	if ( $comment->user_id > 0 && is_user_logged_in() ) {  
		global $current_user; get_currentuserinfo(); 
		$logged_in_user = $current_user->ID;  
		if( $comment->user_id == $logged_in_user ) $classes[] = 'comment-author-logged-in';
return $classes;

//  requires formatting of the css class: 
//  .comment-author-logged-in { }

Add a file with the above code into the /wp-content/plugins folder; activate the plugin under ‘appearance – plugins – installed plugins’; and add a corresponding style to the stylesheet of the currently used theme.

The code compares the comment author’s ID with the ID of the logged-in user, and adds the class .comment-author-logged-in to the ‘comment_class’ output.

Water Filter Benefits

All processes within your cells are depending on water in one way or another. Also, your bodies are made to two-thirds out of water. So, it is no wonder that you depend on a constant supply of drinking water, and that dehydration can cause all sorts of illnesses or diseases, or can make you feel bad.
Drinking enough clean pure water
every day is so important to your health that one doctor wrote a whole book about it: ‘Your Body’s Many Cries for Water’ by Dr. F. Batmaghelidj.

Disclaimer: This article is not designed to provide medical advice or professional services. It is intended to be for educational use only. The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional care and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. If you have, or suspect you may have, a health problem you should consult your doctor.

And obviously the quality and purity of your drinking water is of highest importance. You can imagine that drinking polluted water is not going to help your body to improve its health. I am going to emphasize the benefits of drinking pure or – as it is in reality – of purified filtered water by pointing out the negative health impact of common contaminants in tap water. Although water companies are regulated and have to control the quality of the water they supply to your home, there are limits in how the water companies have to treat the tap water, resulting in residual contamination. Continue reading “Water Filter Benefits”

Layers to Enlightenment

SHREK: No! Layers! Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.

onionsThe obstacles that separate us from enlightenment also form layers of various energetic composition – and have to be dealt with individually with specialized methods – there is no panacea!

If you have read ‘The Four Agreements’ by Don Miguel Ruiz, you might know that your reactions are guided by the way you agreed, at a very early age, to certain pattern and conditioning by those whom you trusted to be superior to yourself.
Every single one of these agreements forms a layer.

Every time we make one of these agreements, it removes us further away from who we really are. As we grow older, these agreements form layer after layer after layer ….

Each of these layers can have very different ‘energy’ to it.

To make my point clear, let me go over to the physical world and compare this to archaeology – some ancient artifact is covered by different layers of debris, mud, slime, hard crusts, rubbish, concrete, more slime, scrap metal, compost, gravel, ………

To get that cleared and removed to get to the core, the ancient artefact, you would need to use more than one single method – particular as you don’t want to risk and damage the core.

You would start with a heavy excavator to remove the rubble, then use a pick-axe and spade, and the little trowels. You can then investigate what you have unearthed, and try to make sense of it. If you are satisfied with your explanation, this layer is no longer of any interest to you, and you proceed with the next one.

The next layer can have a totally different structure and composition.

( more to come …
– – – work in progress )

Sustainability ‘Without the Hot Air’

At last someone talking in understandable figures: the book by David JC MacKay, 2009, ‘Without the Hot Air’, explaines sustainable anergy and the sources of the daily energy consumption in easy chunks.

If you want to discuss sustainability further, you can download the book for free at, and you can also buy it as hardback or paperback, for £45 or £19.99, resp.

To give you an idea of the tone of his book, here is a quote from the 10-page pdf synopsis:

Turning phone chargers off is a feeble gesture, like bailing the Titanic with a teaspoon. The widespread inclusion of “switching off phone chargers” in lists of “10 things you can do” is a bad thing, because it distracts attention from more-effective actions that people could be taking.

David J.C. MacKay. Sustainable Energy – without the hot air.
UIT Cambridge, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9544529-3-3. Available free online