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Human Kindness: We are more kinder and gentler than we know

Most United States citizens woke up yesterday to hear the news of another mass shooting. Regrettably, it would turn out to be the worse in modern American history. The location: Las Vegas, NV. The human toll to date is at least 58 dead and over 500 injured from one gunman’s assault on innocent victims attending … Continue reading

Life, Changes, and Healthcare

Although I enjoy change, some change really sucks! The above statement was posted by a friend who just found out that her position was being eliminated. For those who have had to face a job loss, and I am one of them, most of us would have preferred advance notice and the opportunity to prepare … Continue reading

Remembering Doris “Dorie” Miller, World War II Hero

Across these United States, “Doris D. Miller” is name that is found on streets, schools, parks, and other public places. In the City of Waco, Texas, one will find the Doris D. Miller Park and the Doris Miller Family YMCA. The heroic and valiant service of Doris “Dorie” Miller may be known to some but … Continue reading

The “Seer of Seers” Says Six More Weeks of Winter

Today is my niece’s and nephew’s birthdays. I was also reminded earlier this morning by Al Roker, the Today Show’s meteorologist, that February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Roker informed Today Show viewers that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. As this historical tradition goes, we are in for six more weeks of winter! It … Continue reading

MLK Day 2017 – A Doodle and Three Often Overlooked Facts About Dr. King

  Today, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. In addition to the many programs and events that have been planned on this three-day weekend to pay tribute to the work and ministry of Dr. King, I want to highlight today’s doodle which features the work of artist Keith Mallett. The doodle … Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2016: Nine things I am thankful for

We are just five short weeks away from closing out Calendar Year 2016. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day – an annual national holiday in North America that is marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. Add to the above football, shopping, and parades. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in … Continue reading

Quick Reader Poll: Can A Person Drink Too Much Water?

We are just one month into summer and everyone is reminding everyone else to drink water. After all, I live in a desert, and summer temps can be hot as Hades. And while the focus on being properly hydrated is stressed by everyone including the news media, this question came up between me and a … Continue reading

Their Story: Leroy Bradford Brown, MD and Ola Watkins Brown, RN

About six weeks ago, my family members and I were thrown two curve balls – each traveling at 100 miles per hour. My paternal uncle, Leroy Brown, and his wife, Ola Brown, were involved in a very serious car crash while returning from a two week road-trip that included attending a grandson’s graduation and visiting … Continue reading

Cheese Facts to Fight Breast Cancer and Navigate the Winds of Change

One of the things that I like about blogging is that sometimes potential post topics appear out of nowhere, or may be tied to the ebb and flow of the daily news and personal events. Although I had not planned to create three posts on the topic of breast cancer awareness, that is the way … Continue reading

New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Three days ago the American Cancer Society released new guidelines for breast cancer screening. The amended guidelines were published in the October 20, 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). [Cover Photo Credits: Survivors’ Salute, October 2014 (with permission from Thomas Vela/Chasing Light Photography, http://www.chasinglightphotography.zenfolio.com] Publication of these new guidelines is based … Continue reading