CONGRATULATIONS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BORN IN 1930’s, 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and Early 80’s  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BORN IN 1930’s, 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and Early 80’s !!! First, you survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, your baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints. You had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when you rode your bikes, you had no helmets, not to mention, the risks you took hitchhiking .. As children, you would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.Riding in the...

What he valued most

A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door. It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the rush of his busy life, Jack had little time to think about the past and often no time to spend with his wife and son. He was working on his future, and nothing could stop him. Over the phone, his mother told him, “Mr. Belser died last night. The funeral is Wednesday.” Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days. “Jack, did you hear me?” “Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It’s been so long since I...

Republicans divided over whether millions of Americans should lose government-subsidized coverage

  Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), left, President Trump’s nominee for Health secretary, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch. (European Pressphoto Agency)   Quizzed about the fate of millions of Americans who depend on the Affordable Care Act and its insurance protections, President Trump invariably offers bold but vague assurances. “I want to take care of everybody,” he said in an interview with ABC News this week, a pledge GOP lawmakers and Trump’s nominee for Health secretary have echoed in recent weeks. But as Republicans scramble for a strategy to repeal and replace the healthcare law, they are reckoning with a fundamental question the party has never settled: whether to foot the...

If we could shrink the earth’s population…

If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following.  There would be: 57 Asians 21 Europeans 14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south 8 would be Africans 52 would be female 48 would be male 70 would be non-white 30 would be white 70 would be non-Christian 30 would be Christian 89 would be heterosexual 11 would be homosexual 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and all 6 would be from the United States. 80 would live in substandard housing 70 would be unable to read 50 would suffer from malnutrition (ONE)1 would be near death; (ONE)1 would be near birth; (ONE)1 (yes, only 1) would have a...

Happy Holidays to all!

Wishing you and your family the greatest joy this holiday season can bring! And, as we enter this exciting new year may we all be blessed with good health, happiness and prosperity!     by

Ho Ho Happy Holidays!?

Well, you may be “Ho Ho Happy”this holiday season….but a lot of elderly Americans are alone and downright lonely.  When the days get shorter, and colder most aging adults spend more time inside and do not venture out unless absolutely necessary, causing isolation and sometimes severe depression.  This holiday season, lets all make an extra effort to go check on that elderly neighbor, family member or friend if not just to say “hello”.  And, if you really want to be a part of Santa’s A team…bring a holiday short story to read, or some cookies, a few decorations or even some hot chocolate, a plant or a few carols to sing.   Sometimes just the smallest of efforts are so greatly appreciated.  And, I can bet...