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1. What You Must Know About Fruit Flies....
What You Must Know About Fruit Flies....
Fruit flies are those tiny little insects that travel in swarms hovering around, well, fruit. You may have seen them in grocery stores. They don't just congregate in less clean stores. I have seen them in Whole Foods and other of the 'better' supermarkets. Webster's defines them as such: : any ...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:53:51
2. World's Best Kept Pop Corn Secret
World's Best Kept Pop Corn Secret
I am cutting way back on yeast foods and yeast producing foods. My whole body gets itchy and that is because I am susceptible to yeast build up. My doctor calls it "Feeding the yeast". So giving up yeast producing food is worth it. But then there is popcorn. I love popcorn. I even like bad, stal...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:32:44
3. The Oldest People Who Have.....Done Things You Wouldn't Expect Them to Do!
The Oldest People Who Have.....Done Things You Wouldn't Expect Them to Do!
Baby Boomers have been called the first self-indulgent generation. We are accused of not wanting to grow old. Well, who does want to grow old? We are just the first generation who isn't going to allow it to happen. However, the people you see here aren't Baby Boomers. Some of them are even older ...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:46:50
4. Shelley Fabares?
Shelley Fabares?
Some of us grew up with her and today she is a role model for aging.  And better yet, I don't think that is her goal, she is not trying to be a role model for aging. I met her by serendipity.  Her husband of nearly 25 years, Mike Farrell, was appearing at my local independent book store to t...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:54:10
5. Norman Cousins: The Man Who Laughed In The Face of Death
Norman Cousins: The Man Who Laughed In The Face of  Death
Have you ever been in a bad mood? Have you ever been in a bad mood when someone got you to laugh? Have you ever been in a bad mood when someone got you to laugh and you stayed in a bad mood? No? Well join the world! Ok, so we know that laughing can change your mood. But what does it do for your ...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:42:22
6. Is 60 Really the New 40?
Is 60 Really the New 40?
Deepak Chopra says that THE most important way to stay young is to change your perceptions about your age. Is he right? In Ageless Body: Timeless Mind, he tells of a study done on people of the WWII generation. People in their 70's were given full physicals. Then they spent a week in a resort w...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:42:25
7. Your Child and the Cell Phone: The Controversy and the Facts
Your Child and the Cell Phone: The Controversy and the Facts
Younger and younger children are clamoring for cell phones. Companies like Disney have plans to market to the 8 year old market. Disney had to change their phones to make them 'more grown up' as kids get more sophisticated. It s whole new world. My intent is to discuss the hazards and the advant...
Parenting & Kids - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:34:37
8. Mika Brzezinski: Serious Journalist or Just A Modern Day Wendy to the Lost Boys?
Mika Brzezinski: Serious Journalist or Just A Modern Day Wendy to the Lost Boys?
Mika Brzezinski is the co-host on the pseudo news morning program Morning Joe. I say news because they talk about the news and don't have the shopping/cooking segments or celebrity interviews that is the staple of other morning shows, between news reading. I say pseudo because, well, what it real...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:34:33
9. Germs: The Cultural Phenomena of Germ Phobia
Germs: The Cultural Phenomena of Germ Phobia
Last night's news had a story about shopping carts. Someone had tested the handles of lots of carts in four states. My native Iowa was one of them. They showed toddlers riding in the seats next to the handles and then told us that there are more germs, including e coli, on these than are in toile...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:52:09
10. My Mother's Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
My Mother's Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
The day may have been dark and gloomy; the cold, wet snow could be piled up to the windows, we couldn't go out, there were only 3 TV channels then. Ugh! But then Mom would decide it was time to make a chocolate mayonnaise cake and the whole day was worth it. This amazing cake was as dark as cou...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:54:22
11. Hooters Is Not a Family Restaurant
Hooters Is Not a Family Restaurant
Hooters is not a family Restaurant Hooters should not advertise themselves as a family restaurant. I have heard many radio advertisements that do just that. First they talk about all the sexy girls, then its, "a great place for the whole family". However, this monkey Brain is not about what Hoot...
Parenting & Kids - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:46:59
12. Walking and Making Labyrinths
Walking and Making Labyrinths
Lauren Artress, of Grace Cathedral, San Fransico, is credited for bringing the Medieval Labyrinth to America and reviving the ancient spiritual tradition in the United States and Europe. The Cathedral at Charte had a centuries old Labyrinth which was usually covered by chairs. Anyone interested ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:14
13. Obama's Daughters
Obama's Daughters
Can you image what it would be like to stand next to your parents and watch them mark ballots that select your father for the Presidency of the United States? I first remember when Caroline and John-John were in the White House. I was 12. I was for Nixon and very upset that their Dad won the ele...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:33:57
14. Glenn Close?
Glenn Close?
One of the first movies I saw her in was The Natural. It was a small part, Robert Redford had dumped her years before when a baseball groupie lead him astray. But there he was making his comeback, and there she was in the audience standing, after all those years, to give him the inspiration. She ...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:42:39
15. Bessie Coleman
Bessie Coleman
I took my dad to the Wright Brother's Museum in Kiity Hawk, North Carolina. I wouldn't have gone on my own. I'm not that interested. But Dad is, and I will be forever grateful to him for giving me the reason to go. Don't miss it if you are ever in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I was totally...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:01
16. Oatmeal: Ultimate Comfort Food
Oatmeal:  Ultimate Comfort Food
I love just a plain bowl of oatmeal. I insist on the Old Fashioned kind that has to be cooked on the stove. When you eat the Old Fashioned must cook kind, you can see each piece separately in the bowl and if you eat slowly enough, you can feel that in your mouth. There is also the steel cut kind...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:34:03
17. Hot in Cleveland
Hot in Cleveland
I liked The Golden Girls, but I LOVE Hot in Cleveland! But they are really the same show just spruced up and in my opinion, improved! Even the characters are basically the same, and not just because Betty White was in both shows! And just like the Golden Girls, we can see parts of ourselves in ea...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:53:46
18. The Definitive Steve Martin Lens!
The Definitive Steve Martin Lens!
What makes this the definitive lens? Well, I don't know, there are some good ones that will be featured here. But doesn't that sound like the kind of title Steve Martin would use to mock himself? Yes, I know, there are already a lot of lenses on Steve Martin, heck, I counted 10 myself. So what i...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:52:18
19. Macula Degeneration: The Blindness You Can Prevent
Macula Degeneration: The Blindness You Can Prevent
I go for yearly eye checkups and no one has ever suggested I get tested for Macular Degeneration. I have asked for the simple test and gotten it, but learned that while insurance companies pay for other tests, they don't pay for this one. Here is my story about why this is wrong. I have three lo...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:17
20. EFT Eye Sight Challenge
EFT Eye Sight Challenge
Having great eye sight was part of my identity. I took it for granted. I was not a little vain about it. Eye doctors wouldn't believe when I said I could see as far down the chart as I could. They would challenge me, and I would read out the correct words. I could see a license plate blocks away...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:54:23
21. Restorative Justice Is Healing Justice
Restorative Justice Is Healing Justice
"The adversarial system (or adversary system) of law is the system of law, generally adopted in common law countries, that relies on the skill of each advocate representing his or her party's positions and involves an impartial person, usually a jury, trying to determine the truth of the case." W...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:14
22. Freudian Dreams vs Jungian Dreams
Freudian Dreams vs Jungian Dreams
Sigmund Freud thought that human being were base animals who had to be tamed to be civilized, a state that was against his natural being. Through lots of effort by parents and society the person sublimates its base instincts and 'fits in'. However, this leads to neurosis and much unhappiness. Whe...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:32:49
23. Diane Arbus?
Diane Arbus?
When I was in college I took a photography course. This was back in the days when film was developed and we learned dark room as well as picture taking. As a sociology major I took the course pass/fail something my teacher found insulting. ok I took a picture of two couples, two of my mother's b...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:31:18
24. Rolfing: Ten Hours That Will Change Your Life
Rolfing: Ten Hours That Will Change Your Life
I don't remember when the sciatica started, but I know that I had suffered from it for at least ten years by 1999. By that time it was almost nightly and painful. Every night I put pillows under my knees, or between my legs. I tried not to take Ibuprofin every night, but was having to do it more ...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:54:23
25. Mabel Stark: Tiger Whisperer
Mabel Stark: Tiger Whisperer
And she first did it before women even had the right to vote. Her life was defined by her passion for her tigers, her unsurpassed talent with them and her love for only one man, one of her five husbands, but the one who she loved almost as much as Rajah, the Bengal tiger. She was famous during t...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:31:14
26. The Emmylou Harris Concert
The Emmylou Harris Concert
Several years back my friend, Ellen and I went to a Lilith Concert. It was at the local outdoor pavillion, not something I usually do. I don't mind sitting on the grass, but not being able to find my place when I return from the bathroom and only just watching the show on a huge TV screen, well, ...
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:34:47
27. Iona, Scotland: A Thin Place
Iona, Scotland:  A Thin Place
"There is a Celtic saying that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the thin places that distance is even smaller. A thin place is where the veil that separates heaven and earth is lifted and one is able to receive a glimpse of the glory of God. A contemporary poet Sharlande Sledge ...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:52:21
28. Jeremy Taylor: On Dreams
Jeremy Taylor: On Dreams
I asked Jeremy Taylor how he would like to be introduced and he replied: "Generally, I prefer to be called "a long time dream worker", or, if you wish, "an established leader in the field of dream work". I am one of the four original cofounders of the International Association for the Study of D...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:34:59
29. Save Your Life or The Life of a Loved One: Ask These Questions
Save Your Life or The Life of a Loved One: Ask These Questions
Seven and one half years ago, I drove through the rain on a highway heading into Raleigh. It wasn't a bad rain and I was driving the JEEP that my daughter convinced me to get because those types of cars were safer. That isn't true, most turn over much more than cars. I put on my turn signal and ...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:56:27
30. Life Enhancing Coconut Oil
Life Enhancing Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been one of the more maligned foods of recent times. Why? The obvious answer is that people just don't know how healthy it is, but it didn't just pass into disfavor, it was demonized. I remember Ralph Nader's campaign against palm oil (coconut oil's cousin) and movie theater popco...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:45:12
31. My Greek Odyssey
My Greek Odyssey
Greece is the birth place of much of what we consider to be Western Civilization. The Roman God's are shadows of the Greek Pantheon; Paul did much of his early Christian ministry in Greece. Every where you go and every where you look there are physical reminders of those pasts. But that is for o...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:42:33
32. The Louvre: Essential, Little Known Tourist Tips
The Louvre: Essential, Little Known Tourist Tips
Paris had never been on my 'places to go' list. I believed the stereotypes about snooty French who didn't like Americans. Boy was I wrong. Now don't get me wrong. They don't, like much of Europe, accommodate Americans by speaking English, but other than that I was pleased by the warm reception. ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:42:29
33. Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
I wanted to go to some place that was exotic, far away and we didn't have any money. Hmmm... how about Canada? I don't know why we choose Nova Scotia, but I am so glad that we did. We kind of blundered around, but its almost impossible to not stumble upon wonderful things in Canada. Before I we...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:52:22
34. Rhythmic Gymnastics: Grace and True Athleticism
Rhythmic Gymnastics:  Grace and True Athleticism
On the day of the opening of the 2008 Olympics, this lens is dedicated to the unsung heroes, the athletes who train, whose skill is unrivaled, yet are ignored or even ridiculed. The women of rhythmic gymnastics are amazing athletes. Their athleticism is hard to match. Watch these videos and try ...
Sports & Recreation - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:52:21
35. Spaghetti Squash and Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes: The Low Carb Comfort Foods!
Spaghetti Squash and Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes: The Low Carb Comfort Foods!
I love spaghetti; I love mashed potatoes. However, wheat does bad things to me. Yeasty foods do bad things to me. Things that are high in high glycemic carbs turn to sugar really fast and feeds the yeast, which is bad for me. Potatoes starch does all that. I can go on and on about that. But the ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:15
36. Victor Frankl: The Value of Meaning
Victor Frankl: The Value of Meaning
Victor Frankl was a physician and neurologist until in 1942 he and his wife and parents entered Auschwitz, one of the most notorious death camps of the Nazis. He was the only one who survived. He worked a laborer's jobs, but they also put him in the hospital. He did clandestine work to prevent d...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:28
37. Arrowsmith Printing: Entreprenuership in Small Town Iowa in Mid /Century
Arrowsmith Printing: Entreprenuership in Small Town Iowa in Mid /Century
In 1948 Fritz and Marjorie Arrowsmith took their 2 children Micheal 7 years and Margo 6 months and moved half way across Iowa with no car, $100 in the bank and $6500 in debt. The printer and former high school journalism student took on the job of reviving the weekly newspaper, The Solon Economis...
Business & Work - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:15
38. The Women: 1939 to 2008
The Women: 1939 to 2008
Sixty-nine years ago George Cukor made his film rendition of Clair Booth Luce's play The Women. It was a big hit, as was the play. It was unusual then and now, because the entire cast was women, there was not one man in it, very unusual then and today. The entire title is, The Women: And Its Al...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:04
39. Ansel Adams: Hero for the National Parks System
Ansel Adams: Hero for the National Parks System
Ansel Adams' photographs are ubiquitous in America. Doctor's offices, banks, libraries, any place that needs classy decor at a reasonable price is likely to have one. Yet his work has not sucumbed to the triteness that such over exposed work often does. The eye does not tire of Ansel Adams' photg...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:14
40. Coconut Flour: The Delicious Low Carb Bakers' Dream
Coconut Flour: The Delicious Low Carb Bakers' Dream
I decided to start making muffins or cookies as a way to take healthy food with me to help me avoid fast food. I travel most of the day and there are so many Wendy's around. I can avoid most of it, but Wendy's double stack for $.99, Chick Fila waffle fries for $2.00 and McDonald's ice cream cone ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:45:25
41. An Ode to Squidoo: Thanks to Victor Hugo
An Ode to Squidoo: Thanks to Victor Hugo
Hugo is known for novels and plays. This is as it should be, because he is a master at both. One of the meaningful things I did in Paris was to read the Hunchback of Norte Dame in the park just across from the cathedral, with the cathedral in view. He has also written beautiful poetry, much of i...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:34:59
42. Got Lemurs?
Got Lemurs?
What is a Lemur? "Madagascar is world-famous for its lemurs-primates that look something like a cat crossed with a squirrel and a dog. These animals are unique to the island and display a range of interesting behaviors from singing like a whale (the indri) to sashaying across the sand like a bal...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:52:22
43. Stanford Prison and the Milgram Studies: What Are the Moral Limits?
Stanford Prison and the Milgram Studies: What Are the Moral Limits?
I was a sociology major in college. We saw the movie about the Milgram experiments in almost every class. Sociology professors loved it. The experiment advertised for subjects by saying that it was designed to learn how people learn. That was not true. It was actually meant to study how far someo...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:09
44. Caroline Kennedy: The Quiet Super Hero
Caroline Kennedy: The Quiet Super Hero
Caroline Kennedy (Schlossberg) has been called the Scion of Public Service by The AARP Magazine Kennedy (she uses that name) has raised millions of dollars for New York Public Schools, and works to make sure that it is put into special programs that will put the money to best use. To do this, sh...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:28
45. The Dory Previn Concert: Lyrics, Stories and Melody
The Dory Previn Concert: Lyrics, Stories and Melody
I first discovered Dory Previn at a time in my life when I was rediscovering myself. Her songs were perfect for the task. They bring up new ways of looking at old things, and subjects that people didn't look at at all. They were sad enough to allow release for the losses I was feeling, hopeful e...
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:45:26
46. The Ubiquitous John Munch
The Ubiquitous John Munch
I always wanted TV cross overs when I was a kid. I fantasized about Audra from 'Big Valley' meeting Little Joe from 'Bonanza, among others. Today in the world of spin offs it isn't unusual for a character to appear on more than one show and in this day of cross promotion, for a character to make...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:17
47. What Makes You Turn Up Your Radio?
What Makes You Turn Up Your Radio?
Tonight, driving home from a business trip, just wanting to be home and trying to shut my brain down a bit, I suddenly heard the first couple of notes of Sandy Nelson doing "Let There Be Drums" from 1962 and the radio went up full blast and I came alive after a hard day. I cannot hear that song ...
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:54:00
48. Give Your Fourth of July Party Pizazz! And Raise Money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes' ...
Old Glory and Americana, what a combination to show your love of country and what a way to celebrate! Veterans Day is about all the Vets who have protected out country and our countryside! Make a theme party! Make it a fund raiser for Vets and their families. One of my favorite causes is the In...
holidays-and-celebrations - Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:06:41
49. 7 Cancer Fighting Warriors
7 Cancer Fighting Warriors
A cancer free life could be as close as your local grocery store. I have made a list here of the 7 best foods for prevention of cancer. Studies have been done to show that time after time these foods are our best friends. They are also delicious, easy to find, easy to use and have other health b...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:54:10
50. Keep Your Brain Fit and Beautiful!
The picture here is a normal brain. The purpose of this lens is to help you keep yours looking like that. It that simple. Simple, but not easy. Fun, even, but not easy. I will include some ideas about nutrition and other theories on keeping your brain healthy as you age. They will be challengi...
healthy-living - Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:49:52
51. Made In America: Buy USA
Made In America: Buy USA
I remember the days when most of what we bought, including clothing, was made right here and employed American workers. I remember the slogan, "What's good for GE (General Electric) is good for America". I remember my family discussing that it was true because when GE was doing well, they hired ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:46:59
52. Joy Behar?
Joy Behar?
No, not The View but the Joy Behar Show. Radio. I listened every day. It was a more real talk show, not an advice show like Dr Laura or Joy Browne, not a political show like Limbaugh or Air America. A real talk show. The subjects were varied, kind of like hot topics on The View. People called in ...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:45:12
53. Coincidence or Providence?
So here is my story. What do you think about it? In the early 80's I was a social worker at a high risk clinic in New Jersey. One of my favorite clients was a young woman who was not married and scared to death to tell her father and brothers. She had a 'plan' which wasn't going to work. I can't...
culture-and-society - Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:31:09
54. Onion?
Back in '02 the Mrs and I were lucky enough see one of Rodney Dangerfield's last concerts. I turned to Vadalia, the sweet love of my life, and said, "Now THIS is a man who knows the life of the onion!" I wanted to hire him to write my family's story, but un fortunately he was busy and then fell i...
food-and-cooking - Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:52:41
55. Xander (nee Yoda) Getting Ready to Come Home
Xander (nee Yoda) Getting Ready to Come Home
Well, this is actually Yoda and his bio brother, Scrappy. Yoda is the black one with the mischievous twinkle in his eye. I met him today 12/14/10. I am going away for Christmas and it would be too crazy to get him now, so he will be with his bio father and birth brother until December 26, 2010. ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:44:20
56. You Have The Power: Use It!
Are you unhappy with what is going on in the country? You aren't alone, lots of people are. But what to do? Democrats and liberals "handled it" by staying away from the polls this last election, thereby making their position worse. Tea Partiers handled it by nominating some of the worst candidat...
culture-and-society - Wed, 06 Apr 2011 07:56:27
57. Peyote Bead Work: Turning Glass into Cloth
peyote blogs A decade ago, before I had done Peyote bead work, I attended a local bead show. It was for jewelry makers and most of the wares were pile and strings of beads, I wouldn't have thought there could be do much in the world, let alone in one show in Raleigh, NC. What a little bumpkin I ...
fashion-and-beauty - Sun, 03 Apr 2011 22:53:02
58. A Tribute To Women of Afghanistan
In 1985 National Geographic published a picture by Steve McCurry of Sharbat Gula. Until she was found in 2002 it was the only time she was photographed. The picture has appeared on the cover of National Geographic and was chosen one their 100 Best Pictures, an amazing accomplishment. However, u...
culture-and-society - Fri, 01 Apr 2011 11:55:14
59. Arianna and The Huffington Post: An Answer to Limbaugh and Company?
"The Huffington Post (often referred to on the Internet as HuffPo) is a liberal[1] news website and aggregated weblog founded by Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer, featuring various news sources and columnists. The site covers a wide range of topics, including sections devoted to politics, ent...
culture-and-society - Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:18:22
60. Black Adder Video Showcase
The history one sees in Black Adder is wacky, but that does not mean that there aren't things to be learned. Don't use the historical facts in a term paper, but the insights could help get an 'A' on an essay question. I have never seen this series on American television, which is a real shame. I...
Entertainment - Sat, 03 Mar 2012 19:15:40
61. James Spader
The picture you see here is James Spader/Alan Shore at his best. It doesn't matter what else is going on. It doesn't matter if I have seen the show or know what the current show is about. It doesn't matter if I have seen this particular tirade many times before or if it is brand new to me. I wil...
Entertainment - Sat, 03 Mar 2012 19:14:31
62. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
I have read a lot of Stephen King in my life, and have enjoyed most of it, I like a good scare. But this one is different. The story, the edge of your chair kind of hold it got on me were the same, what I had come to expect from King... But this is told without the supernatural. It is the story ...
books-poetry-writing - Wed, 07 Mar 2012 01:47:02
63. Las Vegas the Accidental Tourist: A Curmudgeon in Sin City
Its kind of like Anne Tyler's Accidental Tourist. The protagonist wrote travel books for people who hated travel, but had to for business or other reasons. He found the American food in Paris and the bar that uses ice in Budapest. Well, love to travel, but had no desire to go to Las Vegas. In fa...
travel-and-places - Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:35:56
64. Your Child's Financial Future Starts Today!
A child's financial education should begin as soon as possible; the sooner the better. You can start to help kids make responsible financial decisions before they even know what money is. Start with any material object. When you give your 2 year old a treat, the closest thing to wealth they know...
parenting-and-kids - Wed, 21 Dec 2011 11:45:01
65. Purple Passions
I write this the day before the SAG Awards. Actors say that this is the most important to them, because it is their peers to vote to decide who will be best actor in all the categories. The people who know the most about the work choose them. Recently, Squidoo set up a system whereby someone who...
squidoo-community - Fri, 16 Dec 2011 07:23:59
66. Margo's Ultimate Squidoo Business Branch Library
I used to have all these really great lenses on my computer bookmarks. I thought I was really smart, until my computer crashed and they were all gone. I was slowly able to find most of them and more. In order to keep these, I created Margo's Ultimate Squidoo Library I started it for my open re...
business-and-work - Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:00:06
67. Stumble Rush by Caroline Middlebrook: Don't Stumble Without It!
Caroline Middlebrook will teach you how to make the most of StumbleUpon. Get the free course here and find out for yourself, at no risk, if you would like to become a StumbleUpon master to promote your lenses and your business. StumbleUpon is one of the most exciting new SEO social networking pr...
internet - Sun, 04 Dec 2011 14:48:28
68. Changing the Guard: Caring For Your Elderly Parents
Wasn't it just yesterday that Dad was teaching me to ride a bike, or writing a check for my college tuition? No, it was yesterday that he was doing 100% of the care for my mother, while doing most of the renovations on my old house. That was 4 years ago. Now Dad lives with me, and he needs a lo...
healthy-living - Mon, 13 Jun 2011 13:30:23
69. Margo's Healthography and Quiz Emporium
This is a dual lens. Lots of fun quizzes that double as my healthography. Take them, have fun, get points, learn, and don't forget to visit the lenses and learn more. I have done a lot of research reading and experiencing health issues over the years. These lenses are just the beginning of the ...
healthy-living - Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:49:47
70. 1984 25 Years Later, Who Is Spying on Who?
and now it is 25 years ago. Time flies. I was 15 years old when I read George Orwell's 1984. I was also 15 when I figured out that Winston Smith, the protagonist, was born the same year I was. Suddenly and since then, I have kind of identified with him and the book. I was in college in the late...
culture-and-society - Sun, 21 Aug 2011 20:03:41
71. The Warmth Of Other Suns
The Great Migration from Jim Crow south started in the 30's and ended in the 70's after the Civil Rights Movement and legislation put and end to the horrors of Jim Crow. I grew up in almost all white Iowa in the fifties and had no idea about any of this. I did see news broadcasts about the Civil ...
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 17 Apr 2011 11:12:30
72. Oskar Schindler: Accidental Hero
This is basically the story of a womanizing war profiteer who became a hero. He certainly didn't seek that status; he obtained it almost, no pretty much in spite of himself. Before Hitler, Schindler, a German national, was a salesman and a pretty good one. He left his wife, Emilie, in Germany to...
culture-and-society - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:41:34
73. Xander, The Dog Whisperer, and Me
YES! I am going to do that. As I write Xander is 10 1/2 week is laying next to me. He is curled up into a little ball and I know that if I pick him up now he would snuggle in at his most adorable. I also know that last week he has started playing with me the way he played with his brother Scrapp...
pets-and-animals - Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:18:51
74. Hiring Home Health Aids
My business is helping people take care of their parents. I especially work with busy people who want to do well by their parents but who also want to have time to live their own lives. Generally these are people who want to keep their parents in the home, either theirs or the parents, but who do...
healthy-living - Sat, 16 Jul 2011 18:54:59
75. Hospice: It Saved My Dad and Gave Mom a "Good Death"
Mom died in her sleep, after a good morning. Dad, the love of her life, was holding her hand, bravely knowing that it might not be long. It sounds like a simple thing, but without Hospice, it wouldn't have happened. 3 and a half weeks early, Dad was at the end of his rope and Mom was starting t...
healthy-living - Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:54:58
76. Assisted Living: A Great Option.....
I had heard about Assisted Living but never thought that it would be a part of my life, as long as Dad was alive to take care of Mom. Then Dad got sick. It was serious pneumonia that resulted in a some weakness and confusion for a few weeks*. We didn't know what was going to happen. When my brot...
healthy-living - Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:51:50
77. EFT: Relief at Your Fingertips
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)was developed using the ancient knowledge of acupuncture. EFT used the meridian system used by acupuncture and exchanges tapping with the fingers for needles. Instead of working on physical illness and health it focuses on emotional distress. Each meridian is tie...
healthy-living - Thu, 26 May 2011 06:27:12
78. EFT: Freedom From Office Emotions
Volumes have been written about the personal politics at the office. Most people spend a at least a third of their weekdays at the office or the store or the plant. Many people are there for more hours and days than that. It is little wonder that the work place begins to take on the qualities of ...
healthy-living - Wed, 25 May 2011 22:33:49
79. The Talk Tops the View
And I like it! A lot! The Talk debuted on October 19, 2010, with 5 full time hosts and a recurring member. Julie Chen, a long time CBS host and wife of CBS exec Leslie Moonves, has the 'hub' roll. There was speculation that this was nepotism, and bloggers crowed when he said that if the show do...
Entertainment - Wed, 25 May 2011 14:58:40
80. Business Has Its Sharks, Too!
Most reality shows have nothing to do with reality. No one is really going to starve or drown on The Survivor and Tory and Dean aren't really have those fights in front of the camera. But there is a class of reality show that has reality to it. The stars on Dancing With the Stars really do learn...
business-and-work - Sun, 22 May 2011 08:46:29
81. Born to Be Angelic?
I woke up on Valentine's Day to discover that I was Angelized over night! I have wanted this for a long time, but never thought it possible. Even when the invitation to apply came, I didn't think I would get it. What a nice surprise. My 'neighborhood' is health, but I am already chomping at the ...
squidoo-community - Sun, 15 May 2011 00:22:15
82. Water: "Not Necessary to Life, but Rather Life Itself"
We start life in a womb of water, swimming about until it gets too tight to do that. The breaking of our mothers' water was probably the first announcement that our presence in society was eminent. As children we played in the water, even those who were afraid to swim, liked the water hose, laug...
healthy-living - Fri, 13 May 2011 17:37:07
83. Sully Sullenberger III
Chelsey B. (Sully) Sullenberger III deserves all the praise we can give him. He is a hero. I have read people object to that. They say that he was doing only doing his job, doing it extremely well, but that that does not make a hero. I appreciate those who are concerned that we throw around the w...
culture-and-society - Fri, 13 May 2011 10:56:32
84. Susan Lucci?
Susan Lucci's first appearance for the nation was on January 5, 1970, 39 years ago. I have bragged to people for years that I saw the very first episode, although I was clerking for State Farm Insurance that day. I guess not. However, a year later I was home waiting the birth of my daughter and I...
Entertainment - Fri, 13 May 2011 10:45:35
85. Whoopi Goldberg?
Whoopi Goldberg is ubiquitous. To paraphrase an old saying, you can't turn on a TV or radio, open a newspaper without seeing Whoopi Goldberg. Unlike other spread out performers, she isn't spread thin. The reason is that she is one of the most remarkably talented people living. She isn't just on T...
Entertainment - Fri, 13 May 2011 10:41:50
86. Words, Words, Words or Breasts Are Not 'Boobs'
William Safire is a conservative pundit who also writes a column about the English language. I never liked it and thought he was being a fuddy duddy whose conservative politics didn't get it that language also evolves. Well, until a couple of words started to bug me. And bug me a lot. Of course...
How-To & Education - Thu, 12 May 2011 23:54:58
87. Clint Eastwood?
And today's heart too, but for different reasons. The year was 1959 and and 11 year old Iowa girl found her first heartthrob. It happened when real cowboy show, Rawhide first aired on television. If any of you remember there were no VCS's (remember those?) no instant repeats, no syndication. TV ...
Entertainment - Thu, 12 May 2011 22:34:08
88. "A" is for "Arrowsmith"
I began this journey as a lens master on June 21, 2008. I started with the story of how my parents began their first small business. That first lens reached a top rank of 188 overall and 14 in business, and then started back down, getting as low as 2000. However, on the morning of September 22, ...
squidoo-community - Sun, 22 May 2011 00:50:54
89. Special Olympics: Heroes Abound World Wide!
My friends Tim and Terry Sullivan were very active in the newly formed Special Olympics programs in New Jersey in the early 1970's. He was a college professor and she went on to be the lobbyist for SO in the NJ legislature, proving that not all lobbyists are up to no good. I volunteered for a lo...
nonprofits - Thu, 12 May 2011 01:42:14
90. Margo's Ultimate Squidoo 'How to Squidoo' Branch Library
I have always loved personal libraries, I want to own what I read. However, recently I have gotten more Zen, and have actually downloaded physical copies of books I am probably not going to read again. Well, many of them. I have also gotten rid of stacks of magazines that I saved in order to cut...
squidoo-community - Mon, 09 May 2011 19:25:03
91. Heaven: What Will It Be for You?
I have to say that I don't know. Although I am a follower of the words of Jesus, and do believe in some afterlife, i doubt that the full transfer of our personalities, still looking like our bodies at their best, to a Heaven is what it will be. But I don't know. I do know that we are made of mat...
culture-and-society - Mon, 09 May 2011 10:23:09
92. Margo's Ultimate Squidoo Library: Main Branch
When I was 45 I still owned every book I ever read. Well, nearly. I certainly possessed every book I ever owned. When I moved from New Jersey to North Carolina I shipped every one of them through the post office. 13 years later I sold my house, I couldn't stand the idea of moving them across town...
squidoo-community - Sun, 08 May 2011 08:42:48
93. Lilly Ledbetter?
I married at 20, quit college and went to work to put my husband through school. It was a common practice in those days, 1968. I went to work at State Farm Insurance as a file clerk. Women were always put in those jobs, so even though I had two years of college and men with less were hired as sup...
culture-and-society - Sat, 07 May 2011 21:52:43
94. Alexandra Pelosi?
Alexandra Pelosi is an HBO documentary artist, a political journalist and the daughter of Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House. She is the daughter of the most powerful woman in American politics, and while not directly in politics she has created her own following and place of power. I first h...
culture-and-society - Sat, 07 May 2011 21:48:05
95. Community: The Best Show With the Most Ridiculous Premise
I fact, that is the bases for making it all great! Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) is a high powered corporate attorney, who was disbarred when a rival informed the state bar that his undergrad degree was from Columbia and not Columbia. When a rival colleague discovers this, he reports him to the bar ...
Entertainment - Sun, 01 May 2011 16:37:02
96. Trains: Can They Make a Comeback?
My grandfather, two uncles, two of my mother's cousins all worked for the railroad. Grandpa and Uncle Orval ran depots. I thought they ran the world. By the time I started taking the train from Cedar Rapids to Perry, all by myself at age 5, Grandpa had retired, but the conductors on the train al...
travel-and-places - Fri, 13 May 2011 10:49:24
97. Dawn Staley: Athlete, Entrepreneur/Philanthropist, Mentor
Dawn Staley was a high school basketball player of the year, a three time gold metal Olympian who was elected to carry the flag in the 2004 Parade of the Athletes, a Professional WNBA basketball player, a college coach famous for reviving flagging teams and an entrepreneur who has a foundation to...
culture-and-society - Sun, 01 May 2011 00:19:35
98. Undercover Boss
That quote is from John Fuller, the man in the picture, the CEO of Johnny Rocket the largest chain of '50's theme diners in the country. ' The premise of the reality show Undercover Boss is that a high ranking executive, sometimes the founder, of a company goes undercover as a worker and finds ou...
Entertainment - Sat, 30 Apr 2011 21:51:29
99. Safe Child!
More than 2 and a half million children die annually due to home accidents, accidents that can be prevented. I have two goals with this lens. 1. To help you make sure that this will not happen in your home, to your child. 2. To help you find the information and products that will make your chil...
parenting-and-kids - Wed, 27 Apr 2011 22:59:38
100. Margo's Ultimate Squidoo "SEO" Branch Library
I first started my Squidoo lens library when a computer crash made me loose all the links to all the ones I had been saving. Oh No! Well, I wasn't going to let that happen again, so I started a lens to save all of the lenses I didn't want to loose track of. There were lots of categories, from do...
business-and-work - Wed, 27 Apr 2011 22:54:11
101. Cell Phones: Love Them; Use Them in Good Health!
We live in a electrical and wireless world. That isn't going to change. I don't want it to change. I am on my laptop; Squidoo wouldn't exist without computers. I will turn the air conditioning on later, and probably watch a ubiquitous Law and Order rerun. The ceiling fan is going and I like it al...
healthy-living - Tue, 26 Apr 2011 11:12:42
102. Relationship Values
We all use the word, but does it mean the same thing to any two people? Well, not totally. So here are some polls designed to help you think about what relationships really mean to you. Or to those to whom you relate! I do hope you will also give plenty of comments and not just click the 'answe...
culture-and-society - Tue, 26 Apr 2011 11:10:01
103. Eleanor Roosevelt, Master Sleuth
Well, truth be told, she didn't, but her son,Elliot, named for her father, wrote 30 of the most fun murder mysteries with his mother, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as the super sleuth who solved the crimes. Many of them took place in almost every famous room in the White House, from the Lincoln Be...
books-poetry-writing - Thu, 12 May 2011 23:16:35
104. Man Down by Dan Abrams
A boy and his father were in a terrible car accident. The father died instantly and the boy needed immediate surgery and was taken to the hospital because the best surgeon was there. As the surgeon scrubbed up the surgery was halted by another doctor who said, "You can't operate on your own child...
culture-and-society - Sun, 24 Apr 2011 18:49:00
105. Are Telemarketers the Satan or Just People Getting By; Paying Their Bills?
OK, so I was a telemarketer, once. One summer, just after I got out of graduate school, looking for a job and needing to pay the rent. I go for years not remembering this about myself. I can even get a call and be annoyed and not remember that I was once on the other end of the line. I worked fo...
business-and-work - Sun, 24 Apr 2011 13:11:17
106. Brain Changes Through the Ages of Pop Culture
We were the first family in town to get a TV. I was about three and I can remember the excitement as the bulky thing (see picture) was hauled up the stairs to the apartment that was over the newspaper that my parents ran. I had no way of knowing what it was, or how important it would become in my...
Entertainment - Sun, 24 Apr 2011 11:26:50
107. Dead Like Me Video Showcase
Even after you die. Georgia (George) Lass was in her "Life sucks and then you die" phase of life. She had just graduated from high school with high honers, went to college,, dropped out and had no job, She was at loose ends. Her life sucked and then she died. Joy Lass, her perfectly named moth...
Entertainment - Fri, 22 Apr 2011 20:34:47
108. Annie Leibovitz: Camera Goddess
I don't know what I want more, to have my picture taken by Annie Leibovitz or to be Annie Leibovitz. Tina Fey jokes about her upcoming Leibovtiz photoshoot in Tina Fey in Vanity Fair, January 2009 , but what she says to a serious truth about Annie Leibovitz' work. "Her (Fey's) true vice is cupc...
arts-and-design - Fri, 22 Apr 2011 20:21:52
109. Jim Valvano?
The two things that people remember Jimmy Valvano for are both triumphs. The first is after his North Carolina State Wolfpack won the NCAA basketball championship at the last minute when Lorenzo Charles' dunk at the buzzer off a high, arching air ball from 30 feet out by Dereck Whittenburg provid...
sports-and-recreation - Fri, 22 Apr 2011 08:41:47
110. Mike Farrell?
Mike Farrell is best known for his portrayal of Dr. BJ Hunnicutt in M*A*S*H, for 8 years, but he also starred as the veteranarian patriach Dr. Hanson in Providence for another 5. More recently he had a part in Desparate Housewives as Gaby's soon to be father-in-law during her breakup with Car...
Entertainment - Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:51:34
111. Dr. Jill Biden?
The common wisdom used to be that the Vice-Presidency really wasn't a job at all. Nobody wanted it except for people who were ready to retire or wanted an unsure stepping stone to the Presidency. Al Gore and Bill Clinton changed that. Many people believe that Dick Chaney was the real power. Joe B...
culture-and-society - Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:29:30
112. Carolina Roller Girls: Beauty, Brains and Brawn!
When I was a little girl roller derby was a staple on TV. There weren't many other sports, but we watched Roller Derby. It was played on a banked rink then, and each team had a men's team and a women's. They alternated. Roller Derby was avante guarde in that it was on TV and that it was coed. I ...
sports-and-recreation - Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:56:23
113. Wheelchair Rugby
How does a person in a wheelchair tackle another person in a wheelchair? Good question. I knew about wheelchair basketball. I couldn't imagine the amount of strength and skill required to dribble a ball while manoeuvring a heavy wheelchair, but I knew about it. When a home health aide who cares...
sports-and-recreation - Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:41:32
114. Meghan McCain?
I am a Democrat and between the good work Obama is doing on the economy and his ability to see how health care reform, infrastructure and other things all tie together AND the 'circular firing squad' routine the Republicans are doing while letting themselves be lead by a pack of hatefilled pundit...
culture-and-society - Sun, 17 Apr 2011 04:52:15
115. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
And I have always gravitated towards the literature that tells well known stories from the view point of other characters, often lesser characters. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant tells the story of Joseph and the Colored Coat through the eyes of his only sister, Leah, one of the few women mention...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 16 Apr 2011 09:29:59
116. You are Cordially Invited to Share Your Family Legends
Years ago a guy I was dating told me the story of his uncle who had a shrunken head of a Nazi soldier that he brought back from WWII. He was very proud of his uncle, so I was gentle when I told him that that couldn't be true. In the first place even Nazis didn't shrink heads and certainly not of...
relationships-and-family - Sat, 16 Apr 2011 09:21:19
117. Auguste Rodin in Raleigh, North Carolina
There are many reasons why Raleigh is on the short list of "Best Places to Live" lists. The plethora of great universities, best medical care in the country, the climate, the beauty of it all, and then there is the North Carolina Museum of Arts with its 164 acre art park and the incredible travel...
arts-and-design - Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:03:31
118. Margo Arrowsmith's Bucket List
Announcing to the world what I am going to do. I have, for years, 'kept my light under a bushel', afraid to say my goals to myself and certainly to others. What if I didn't succeed? Then everyone would know. However, this reticence has also held me back from doing many of those things. I have le...
squidoo-community - Sat, 30 Apr 2011 03:02:13
119. Family Values Night: A New Year's Resolution?
Family Night is great in theory, but not always easy to do. Everyone is busy, everyone has different ideas about what it takes to be entertaining. But remember, you are the parents and you have the right to tell your children to be there! However, there isn't much point if everyone isn't engaged....
parenting-and-kids - Sat, 16 Apr 2011 03:14:44
120. Family Values: the Poll
We hear the term family values tossed around a lot, but what does it mean? More importantly, what does it mean to you? I have started with your opportunity to say something before you take the polls, but then ask you to tell us if the process affected your thoughts at all. I hope you do both. I...
How-To & Education - Sat, 16 Apr 2011 03:11:37
121. The Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice
Anne Rice is famous for some of the most intriguing and complicated Vampire and Witch sagas in American literature as well as completely unique erotic novels. These characters are written in sagas that evolve over volumes that take the characters and their families over the years, decades and ce...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 16 Apr 2011 02:50:51
122. 2011goals
It is a proven fact that goals that are quantified and written are much more likely to be accomplished. Squiddo is getting as many of us as possible to do this. This is just another service that they do for us. I am taking the challenge and even letting you in on it! The interesting thing is th...
business-and-work - Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:43:31
123. Morgan Spurlock: The Man Who Answers "What If?"
Morgan Spurlock has lived many lives for 30 Days at a time.  He has lived on minimum wage, he has eaten only McDonald's, he has worked in a coal mine and been in prison. Good writing teachers will tell their students two things. 1.  Don't tell; show 2.  Always ask "What if?" People le...
culture-and-society - Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:35:18
124. The Girls by Lori Lansens
"I have never looked into my sister's eyes. I have never bathed alone. I have never stood in the grass at night and raised my arms to a beguiling moon. I've never used an airplane bathroom. Or worn a hat. Or been kissed like that. I've never driven a car. Or slept through the night. Never a priva...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 30 Apr 2011 02:57:31
125. Michelle Obama's 1st Tour of Duty
July 4, 2006, Dear Mrs. Obama, I am in the middle of reading your husband's book, The Audacity of Hope. My heart is swelling and my brain is being stimulated in ways not usually associated with political writing. I have just come to the part where he talks about the sacrifices that you and your...
culture-and-society - Mon, 11 Apr 2011 16:14:09
126. Greek Salad: Is It a Gift from Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth?
I love a great salad. I could live on salad. And there is no salad like a Greek Salad. Greek Salad can be many things. I have included a recipe for the 'traditional' Greek salad, but that isn't the one I make. Don't get me wrong. I am more than happy to go to a Greek restaurant and get a traditi...
food-and-cooking - Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:17:02
127. The First Pure Food You Will Eat
Because right now, the food we eat is junk. Even those of us who avoid processed foods are eating junk. The DNA in our cells do not even recognize the food we eat as food. This is making us sick. It is making you sick. Going to the best stores and buying the best foods is still a good thing to ...
healthy-living - Sun, 10 Apr 2011 19:54:16
128. The Harry Belafonte Concert
Oh, yes, I had the requisite Fabian and Frankie Avalon albums. I swooned when Tommy Sands was on American Bandstand. Oh, yes, I was a typical tweener of the 50's. However, at night, the red and gray portable hifi beside my bed played Harry Belafonte albums and if my feet had been held to the fir...
Music - Sun, 10 Apr 2011 19:43:41
129. Dr. Laura?
I drive a lot for work and in the morning I listen to Dr Laura. I sometimes use the battery after I arrive at a location, to finish a call. I agree with much of what she says. She is more radical than I am, but I share many of her sentiments. I agree with much of what she says, although not all. ...
culture-and-society - Sat, 09 Apr 2011 11:10:17
130. Waldorf Salad: The Wonderful Surprise at Holiday Meals
Can someone explain it to me? I grew up with Waldorf Salad, certainly at every Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and sometimes even those summer holidays. Waldorf Salad was invented in the prestigious Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. It was meant to be eaten by the houty touty, but its ingredien...
food-and-cooking - Fri, 08 Apr 2011 19:12:19
131. Why I Won't Eat Goose for Christmas or Any Other Time
The office building had an underground passage where car went to get out to the street. I went there about once a week to hand in paper work and would park on the side, using the underpass to exit. One spring day I couldn't believe my eyes! As I drove my car from under the roof to the sun, in fr...
pets-and-animals - Fri, 08 Apr 2011 19:08:53
132. Debbie Wasserman Schultz?
Could this be the first woman President of the United States?  She has the glam of Sarah Palin, the work ethic of Hillary Clinton and the toughness of Nancy Pelosi.    Well, yes, Hillary is tough and Nancy works hard and they are both attractive, but Debbie Wasserman Schultz is, as they say, the ...
culture-and-society - Fri, 08 Apr 2011 18:20:50
133. You Spell Potato, I Spell Potatoe: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off!
Well, heck and dog gone it! I wanted to create a lens that would glorify the potato peel. I just love them. I include them in everything. I always look for French Fries with peels on them. For one thing, you know you are eating a real potato. For another, the best fries have peels! I eat the p...
food-and-cooking - Fri, 06 May 2011 12:25:25
134. Raleigh, North Carolina: "Inside the Belt Line"
I have called Raleigh, North Carolina my home for 15 years. When I moved here I was aware of all those "Best Places to Live" magazine articles that place Raleigh at or near the top. However, I choose it because the people reminded me the most of the Iowans with whom I grew up. I could be with th...
travel-and-places - Fri, 08 Apr 2011 00:53:14
135. Toddlers, Children and Beauty Pageants
When I was in the 5th grade I was in a fashion show. They put me in a 'straight' skirt, which meant that there were no pleats or gathers, but just a fitted skirt that showed what budding figure I had. I wore it to one show, I was one of many models from 3 to 65 years old. I am told that when I wa...
parenting-and-kids - Thu, 07 Apr 2011 09:55:53
136. The Princess and The Pauper: A Tail of Two Canines
East is East; West is West and never the twain shall meet. Royalty is Royalty; Mutt is Mutt, but the twain did meet in my blended family. Zoe is the daughter of Dalmatian royalty. Her father, Houston, was the star of a Pedigree dog food commercial. Her mother, Harlow, grandmother Hannah, and gre...
pets-and-animals - Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:06:24
137. The Barns of Wake County
Raleigh, North Carolina is a thriving cultural, educational center. However, in eastern Wake County, starting in the outskirts of Raleigh and into Wendell, Zebulon, Knightdale and little Lizard Lick, among the sprouting new settlements with modest houses, townhouses, apartment complexes, trailer...
travel-and-places - Wed, 06 Apr 2011 12:23:38
138. Secretary of State: Woman's Work?
I grew up in the 1950's where sex roles were pretty rigid. However, my parents were different. They owned small town newspapers under .Arrowsmith Printing Company . I thought it was women's work to be the editor of newspapers because my Mom was and that it was men's work to scrub floors and cook ...
culture-and-society - Wed, 06 Apr 2011 11:41:13
139. "Arrested Deveopment": The Zaniest, Cleverest ...
You have to see the straight man, Michael, try to make sense of his clueless, greedy, solipsistic, hysterical family and try to hold them together after their father is arrested for building houses for Saddam Hussein. How often can a straight man be one of the funniest people in the show? Perhaps...
Entertainment - Wed, 06 Apr 2011 07:47:44
140. MoveYourMoney.Info: Save Your Country
In the fall of 2008 our economy almost collapsed upon itself. As it was, a major, long lasting recession took hold. John McCain made a grandstanding gesture to hold his campaign to rush to Washington to stop it. They couldn't just let the banks fail because they had gotten so huge that if they fa...
culture-and-society - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 19:30:14
141. Tropicana Hotel Review from a Reluctant Visitor
Or at least the part of this one that I was willing to pay for. I was a reluctant visitor to Las Vegas. My visit was for a conference and we stayed at the Tropicana, one of the oldest hotels there. Since I had to be there, I was a little interested to see what it was like. There is a disclaimer...
travel-and-places - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 19:15:21
142. Christmas Gift Giving With Heart: Give Gifts That Let Your Friends Give!
How many gifts have you gotten have you really wanted, needed or used? How many have you 're-gifted'? How many just sit in a closet to be carted to Good Will when your organizer gets after you? Sometimes there is the initial glow of having received something, but that ofter doesn't last long. So...
holidays-and-celebrations - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 18:47:49
143. Helping Your Pet Pass On: Facing the Full Responsibilities of Pet Care
The first two pets that i owned in my adult life were two cats, Andy and Puffus. My husband and I brought them home one night after some impulse. He was in college and I was a file clerk for an insurance company, we barely had enough to hold us together. They were great cats. Puffus, a tabby, wa...
pets-and-animals - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 11:54:31
144. My Guilty Pleasures
My Guilty Pleasures
Its something that you enjoy that you don't want to enjoy, but you really do anyway. It really should be something harmless. Snuff films or child pornography are not guilty pleasures, they are just guilty! But its something that you might only confess to your best friend, but wouldn't want the p...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:54:23
145. Flying First Class: Hyp or Hyper Great?
Someone once asked Ghandi why he always travels Third Class. He replied, "Because they don't have fourth class". How Ghandi of him. And I really approve. Really I do. Except of course, when I am walking past those first class passengers going to my coach seat. Then I just feel inferior. Well, env...
travel-and-places - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 10:27:12
146. The Question of Forgiveness
I have used this book in teaching Sunday School for teens. The conversations that ensued were very rewarding for everyone. Simon Weisenthal is a survivor of the Nazi Concentration Camps. After he was liberated he quickly joined forces with those who dedicated their lives to capturing and bringin...
culture-and-society - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:52:58
147. Rosa Parks?
Sojourner Truth traveled to the South o tthe free slaves. Rosa Parks stayed right where she was, with her bottom firmly on a bus seat until it was forcibly removed, to start the next liberation of blacks, women and ultimately all people. During the first 6 decades of the twentieth century Jim Cr...
culture-and-society - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:36:47
148. My Dad: The Gold Standard
When I was little, and got sick, my Dad made me this drink with mashed bananas and milk. I remember watching him do this. He was so careful to mash the banana up so well, that it was almost liquid, mixing in the milk a little at a time making a perfect blend. This was in a time before kitchens co...
relationships-and-family - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 00:08:06
149. Santa Fe, New Mexico
What a place! I went there to go to a conference, Creativity and Madness, something I had wanted to go to for years. But I must admit I stayed at the conference for a shorter time each day, eventually not going at all. I was in Santa Fe after all. I want to say that there are many wonderful thin...
travel-and-places - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 00:01:40
150. Kay Yow Triumphant
December 14, 2008 will mark Kay Yow's 1000th game coaching the North Carolina State University Wolfpack Women. She has won almost 700 of them. That by itself would be amazing and remarkable. But it is really just a small part of the Kay Yow story. It is one small piece of what makes her such a t...
sports-and-recreation - Sun, 03 Apr 2011 23:20:40
151. Airline Survival Tips: Helpful & Fun
December 23rd, 2007, I am at RDU airport waiting for a flight to Newark to be with my family for Christmas. I am happy to be there all day Christmas Eve for the party that night and then a relaxed Christmas Day. I wasn't worried when the flight was delayed, that is normal these days. I should ha...
travel-and-places - Sun, 03 Apr 2011 23:16:39
152. Smiles!
Perhaps the first controversy that you were ever the center of is the age old, "Is the baby smiling or is it gas"? Your mother likely argued that you were smiling at her, and maybe your father. Your elderly aunt and the doctor both knew better, saying that what Mom was seeing was just gas. I tri...
healthy-living - Sun, 03 Apr 2011 23:12:11
153. Did You See It Coming?
My mother was very good at figuring out mysteries from Perry Mason to Agatha Christie. It was a point of pride with her. I think sometimes she told the rest of us, which was a point of annoyance for us. I don't know which was worse, being told the ending or being told that someone knows the endin...
Entertainment - Sun, 03 Apr 2011 23:04:45
154. PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY QUIZ
We hear a lot about Barack Obama being a socialist, or not being an American citizen, but have you ever wanted to know the real facts? Not the ones presented by entertainers who present themselves as newsmen, but real history. I found some fun facts and thought you might enjoy testing your knowl...
culture-and-society - Sun, 03 Apr 2011 22:55:57
155. Torture: Ineffective and Illegal
Dick Cheney finally admitted to war crimes. "I supported it," he said regarding the practice known as "water-boarding," a form of simulated drowning. After World War II, Japanese soldiers were tried and convicted of war crimes in US courts for water-boarding, a practice which the outgoing Bush a...
culture-and-society - Sun, 03 Apr 2011 17:53:10
156. Jigsaw Box: The Best Tool For Your Membership Site!
I saw this at a live event done by Milana Leshinsky last November and I was blown away. We were learning how to do membership sites and Nicola Bird was asked to fly in from Australia to show us this amazing product. Below see the video of Nicola presenting the outline. Basically, if you have a ...
business-and-work - Sun, 03 Apr 2011 12:01:08
157. Cranberries: Get The Real Thing
And no, most of what passes for cranberries isn't the real thing. The reason that the drink that you find in your store is called Cranberry Cocktail is because it isn't even juice. It is some juice mixed with sweetener. And that sweetener isn't even sugar, its corn syrup, and no, that isn't good....
healthy-living - Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:01:10
158. "And Ain't I a Woman"?
Women were the backbone of the Abolishionist Movement. Women from the North, often the wives, daughters, sisters and mothers of professional men, worked tirelessly to end slavery. There were Southern women on plantations who risked all to teach slaves to read and helped some escape to the North. ...
culture-and-society - Sun, 10 Apr 2011 15:55:41
159. Jury Duty: Serve It With Honor
I was enjoying reading a collection of humorous essays by a North Carolina journalist. I was enjoying myself until I got to the one of getting out of jury duty. What is it with people?!? Before I start this lens, I beg your indulgence. I will make some people very angry, annoy a whole lot of oth...
culture-and-society - Sat, 09 Apr 2011 07:59:13
160. Heifer International: The Pay It Foward Entrepreneurial Charity
The saying goes, "If you want to feed a man for a day, give him a fish. If you want to end his hunger, teach him to fish." Heifer International is the perfect example of how this wise saying works. The give the fish to get someone started, but then teaches them to fish more efficiently. Heifer ...
nonprofits - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:48:01
161. EFT: What to Do When Nothing Else Works
In 1997 I and four colleagues went to Asheville, North Carolina, on a lark, to learn EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing) It involved using rapid eye movement to remove emotional crisis that had been stuck for years. We were all skeptical, but heck, it was in beautiful Ashevil...
healthy-living - Tue, 26 Apr 2011 11:54:47
162. Albert Einstein Speaks
and you can go and sit in his lap. In fact, that is just what I did! It is a perfect representation of this modest, unassuming genius. This lens is dedicated to Albert Einstein the person; I leave Einstein the scientific genius to those more qualified. Since the statue makes me want to curl up ...
How-To & Education - Tue, 26 Apr 2011 11:04:40
163. Where Were You When John Kennedy Was Killed?
I was in the bathroom before speech class. Someone came in crying that the president was shot and I thought she was over reacting. They broadcast the radio over the intercoms and the speech teacher (always excentric) has them turn it off in our room because 'we had important things to do' So I di...
culture-and-society - Fri, 04 Feb 2011 21:58:29
164. Joss Whedon?
The pretty little blond is innocent and vulnerable. The handsome jock looks less trustworthy in the eyes of the audience than he seems to to the pretty little blond. She follows him away from the crowd to a dark room where no one can hear her...she is going into danger. We sit in the audience try...
Entertainment - Wed, 06 Apr 2011 11:44:01
165. Two Weeks Leading to a Valentine's Crescendo!
And it starts on First Friday, in Raleigh, North Carolina. February 1, 2011 is a Tuesday. Brighten her work day by sending a rose to work. Just, one, but it will have a card attached, asking for the pleasure of her (or his) company at Raleigh's First Friday. Ah, its before Valentine's Day so sh...
Entertainment - Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:23:25
166. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Lily Owens is the daughter of a brutal father and a mysteriously deceased mother. Her only solace is the black woman, Rosaleen who acts as her mother stand in. Rosaleen was hired by Lily's father after her mother's death. The story takes place in Monk Kidd's home of South Carolina during the tum...
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 11:50:12
167. Olympia Snowe?
As a little girl growing up in Iowa, I knew that while my mother was an equal partner with my father, women were not in government. Except for the woman who signed the money, and Senator Margaret Chase Smith. She replaced her husband, as many women did then, but in fact went on to have a long car...
culture-and-society - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:37:19
168. NCAA Playoffs VS BCS
NCAA Playoffs VS BCS Computers and polls should not decide who is going to be the NCAA football champs. I agree with Barack Obama, we need an 8 team playoff. The top 8 teams should play in the Rose, Orange, Sugar and Fiesta Bowl. That wouldn't hurt any of the Bowls and only 4 teams would have an...
sports-and-recreation - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:35:48
169. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Graham-Smith
I think she would like it, maybe love it. Raleigh has a great independent book store that, despite the requisite B and N's and Borders is thriving. One of the great things about it is a big table at the entrance. If I never read anything but what is on the table, I would be happy and well read....
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:31:10
170. Roseanne Video Showcase
A year and a half ago a local sports radio jock asked people to call in with their favorite TV dad. I couldn't get in, but amidst all the 'Cliff Huxtable' calls, I kept waiting for someone else to recognize Dan Conner, who is my favorite TV dad. And while I certainly wouldn't want to be married t...
Entertainment - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:29:18
171. Staffa, The Scotish Island with a Wonderful Surprize! If You Know When to Go...
I almost didn't get to Staffa. My trip was to Iona and I didn't think I had enough time there. On top of that, my neck was broken and in a brace, so climbing wasn't easy, not that I wasn't doing plenty of that on Iona! But, I heard about the boat ride over the cold ocean with the winds whipping,...
travel-and-places - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:27:01
172. Women's Basketball: Alive and Dunking!
I grew up in Iowa in an athletic family. Grade school occurred in the 50's. At that time the small towns in Iowa had girls basketball, two court. The big cities (towns of 10,000 or more) did not. Basketball was the only girls sport and the folks loved it. Tuesday and Friday nights were high scho...
sports-and-recreation - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:08:27
173. I Love Dave Ramsey: But I Have Questions, Lets Answer Them!
I do, he helps so many people. He is kind, but tough, he has integrity and sticks to his guns. He is a good man, with lots of knowledge and knows who he is. He doesn't like big banks, he is all for personal responsibility. He has helped millions of people get out of debt! You can't beat that. BU...
business-and-work - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:05:32
174. High Colonic: High Five Colonic or Low NO, Not Me?
Then a couple of years ago a colleague of mine told me that his wife was going into private practice doing nothing but high coloncis. I was polite but not as interested as I had been a decade or so before when I thought I should get one, and got it. (See Paris Hilton module) I have had a colonos...
healthy-living - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:03:27
175. Good Enough Parenting: Stop Worrying and Start Parenting
Johnny was a perfect baby and achieved all developmental milestones early. He walked at nine months, fed himself with a spoon by 1 year and could identify letters and words at 3. Everything was perfect and his parents were so proud. Well, except that he didn't talk. He didn't talk at 2, he didn'...
parenting-and-kids - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:01:53
176. Friends Don't Let Friends Buy Dell Computers
Friends Don't Let Friends Buy Dell Computers Dell sells inferior computers and doesn't honor the warantees, well not without a huge fight.  18 months ago I purchased a top of the line Dell laptop.  It has been a nightmare. Cost $1700.00 My 8 months with my bottom of the line Apple laptop ...
computers-and-electronics - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 00:58:54
177. Eugene H. Robinson?
I became a news wonk this summer. It was hard not to with one of the most interesting presidential races in many years going on. I discovered MSNBC, a station that I like because while the evening commentators are opinionated and partisan they stick to real facts before giving it their personal v...
culture-and-society - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 00:56:08
178. Arianna Huffington?
I first remember Arianna Huffington from Politically Incorrect's coverage of the 1996 Political Conventions. She was a Conservative at the time and married to Micheal Huffington. She was 'in bed with' Al Franken. He was the liberal, a comedian. He is now the subject of a Minnesota recount for the...
culture-and-society - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 00:48:21
179. The NFL and Dancing With The Stars: A Match Made in Heaven?
As Jerry Seinfeld would say, "What is it with the NFL and Dancing With the Stars?" Emmett Smith won the Mirror Ball trophy. Jerry Rice and Jason Taylor both came in second and as of this writing, Warren Sapp is in the finals, Tuesday November 24 and is guaranteed for at least a 3rd place. They ...
Entertainment - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:15:20
180. The Snicklefritzes: American Pup Pundits
Xander and Giles were very confused about the contradictions made by the likes of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and others. As they figure it out they share their wisdom with us. FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW TO READ THEIR WIT AND WISDOM. COMMENT HERE, BUT THEY WOULD REALLY LOVE TO HEAR FROM Y...
culture-and-society - Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:59:21

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