Some of you are blessed enough to celebrate only one birthday during the mass closing during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am not one of them. Rather, on this day, I am celebrating yet another year of life. Last year would have the great big blow out party; instead, it was just a fizzle with just […]Read more "Celebrating Another Birthday During the Pandemic"
May is now designated as Mental Health Month. Because of the last fourteen months, it is now more important than ever to address the mental health issues. I noticed that without the traditional forms of entertainment AKA distractions, like national team sports, suddenly individuals and society have to look at our mental and emotional problems […]Read more "Celebrating Mental Health Month"
Ever since I broke my tooth in January, 2019, I have been in more dentist’s and oral surgeon’s offices than ever. In the past, the American Dental Association suggests twice a year cleanings and checkups. I counted at least 6 visits from the first consultation on Jan 12, 2019 and until my dentist put my […]Read more "Reflections from the Dentist’s Chair"
Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in the Lord , I will […]Read more "Praise Amidst Desolation"
Appetizer Minestrone Soup Main Course Grilled duck with a side of asparagus and sautéed vegetables Dessert White Chocolate Raspberry cheesecakeRead more "Happy Mothers’ Day 2021"
May 8, 1945 marked the end of the war in Europe 76 years ago. After almost six years of the bloodiest conflict in the 20th century and possibly all human history, German generals signed the instruments of surrender. The world rejoiced and breathed a sigh of relief. The war was not yet over. Not for […]Read more "V-E Day – 76 Years Later"
Yesterday I got my first round COVID-19 (Moderna) at a Rite-Aid near my house. I arrived pretty much on time and checked in with the pharmacist. She took my driver’s license and medical insurance card and then told me to wait until they called me. About 10 minutes later, a nurse called my name and […]Read more "Choose Which Arm Wisely"
Ever hear of the “Birthday Paradox?” There are 7 billion people in the world, 365.25 days in a calendar, and yet the odds of two people sharing the same birthday is only 1 in 30. That’s right. Just 1 in 30. You have a better chance than me trying to guess which card you picked […]Read more "Happy Birthday – Absent Friends"
Task Force Desperate by Peter Nealen My rating: 5 of 5 stars Action packed to the brim This book was written by a Marine Recon who has been there and back and back again. He knows the region and the peoples. I could smell the cordite and see the buildings and the dangers. Whether in […]Read more "Task Force Desperate"