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Give Me A Head With Hair….

Any idea why so many of us are quite obsessed with our hair? It’s too long, it’s too short; it’s too curly, it’s too straight; it’s too thick, it’s too thin; it’s too gray, it’s not gray enough (well, no one really complains about that). See what I mean? For women, it’s usually the style… Continue Reading

Our Constitutional Right

Ah, the right to vote. People have literally sacrificed their lives to protect this critical foundation of democracy. I, being a true American who wants to exercise my constitutional right, carefully examine all of the candidates running for office. I read their literature and research their positions before I decide whom to support. So, imagine… Continue Reading

The Man of Steel

Has anybody noticed that a certain someone has been sorely missed of late? When was the last time you heard the phrase, “Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings at a single bound”? What you do hear is, “Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s… Continue Reading

Shhh….

We live in a world filled with lots and lots of noise. It seems like everywhere we go, we are subjected to all kinds of unwanted and distracting sounds. Especially loud ones. We have to live with ear-splitting music (and I use that term loosely) from the car behind us, not to mention the bone-rattling… Continue Reading

Food For Thought

There’s an old adage, “you are what you eat.” And in fact, truer words have never been spoken. Think about it: there is nothing else that dramatically influences your health, well-being and overall makeup than the food you ingest. It not only fuels us, but it keeps us alive and makes us what we are,… Continue Reading

History Lesson No. 1: Geography

Have you ever wondered how various countries and states got their names? Me too. In fact, it has been a lifelong quest for me to find out. Good news! As a result of my extensive research, I can now share my findings with you. Let’s start with the country they now call Crimea. Obviously, there… Continue Reading

History Lesson No. 2: Revolutionary War

In honor of Independence Day, I think it’s important to set the record straight, and dispel many of the myths related to the birth of our great country. First, Paul Revere, who is widely regarded as a hero who warned the townspeople of the impending British invasion, was grossly misquoted. Yes, the “one if by… Continue Reading

Hey! Get Outta My Way!

In ancient times, children used to walk to school and would play outside whenever possible. They would ride their bikes to deliver newspapers, earning their spending money. Farmers used to walk behind their mules while they plowed their fields. Letter carriers walked their route to deliver the mail, and police would walk their beat, twirling… Continue Reading

What Did You Say?

Most people have plenty to say, and therefore talk a lot. And there are those who talk, and talk, and talk some more (but that’s a whole other issue). However, it’s one’s nonverbal communication that often speaks volumes. Things like facial expressions and body language often reveal much in a conversation. For example, you may… Continue Reading

Where Am I?

I have two big regrets in life. One is that I wish I had been born into a very wealthy family. Make that an exceptionally filthy rich family. Second, I wish I had inherited a sense of direction. I don’t mean a better sense of direction; I mean any sense at all. I can sum… Continue Reading