As we become older or get smarter, we hopefully learn to eat more wisely as well. We recognize that to keep our "machines" working well, that they need good fuel. And after all, we are always on a quest to find out the secrets to health and longevity!
Do you ever feel mentally fractured? Like you can't focus on just one thing, but that there are so many situations and assignments coming at you that you can give none of them the time or the thought they need?
Community literacy program One District One Book is underway. On Friday, children in grades K-6 will each receive a copy of the award-winning children's book, "The World According to Ivan," to take home and keep.
If the goal is to cause both sides of the political spectrum to quiver, twitch and shake like a raccoon clinging to the outside of a cement mixer speeding through a railroad yard, just casually throw out the term, "gun control," and step back. The left considers all guns the reprehensible tool of warriors, criminals and primitives, while in most of red state America, the definition of gun control is using two hands and hitting the target.
For more than one hundred years, Americans have paused on Memorial Day to remember and mark the sacrifice of those who gave the "last full measure of devotion." It is about our fallen heroes – children and spouses, siblings and cousins, friends and neighbors – and their fight for our freedom.
Anyone over the age of 45 remembers the network soap opera "Dark Shadows." In the 1960s, it was carried on ABC and that was one network signal our TV could receive in the middle of nowhere. And my brothers and sisters were hooked on it. Our television diet then was "Batman," "Perry Mason" and "Dark Shadows." Barnabas Collins, a vampire, flashed his fangs and was always searching for fresh blood. He was the spookiest thing we had ever seen. And blood became something of a fixation for us.