Keeping Pace With Wanda

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 2:55pm

Monday September 14, 2015-I am very grateful for the rain today. What a blessing!

For many living in the Valley this season, the impact of local fires coupled with hot days has certainly taken a toll in many areas, including making it difficult to breathe. The air has been rather awful. So many living in the fire prone and ravaged areas are especially being challenged with evacuations, fire personnel are fighting valiantly, and it is certainly a tremendous struggle.

Keeping Pace With Wanda

Monday, February 11, 2008 - 10:23am

With February 14th looming near, I was encouraged to read that at the Story Brook University in New York, "functional magnetic-resonance imaging" can analyze the brain while you're looking at a photo of your true love. The machine records changes in oxygen levels of the blood feeding the brain. If there's a high level of freshly oxygenated blood in certain areas of the brain, there's an indication that the brain is more active in that area.

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 9:44am

In the 2/5/08 edition of the Wallstreet Journal (frontpage I might add), there was an article titled "Empathy Lessons in School" caught my eye, so I kept reading......a Canadian nonprofit group called "Roots of Empathy", is now bringing to some U.S. school classrooms a program designed to reduce bullying by exposing students to "empathy babies" for a whole academic year.

Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 8:25pm

Well, at the Holderman Household evening last week, two of my colleagues and I were out for a business dinner, and one of the appetizers on the menu looked quite appealing, so I ordered it-two whole cloves of baked garlic, roma tomatoes and a touch of olive oil. A few hours later, I arrived at home, excited to greet my husband after a long day and instead of "honey, how was your day?", the first thing out of his mouth was "WHAT did you have for dinner?"......."Well, what do you think I had, and 'hello to you too!' ".

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 10:54am

Oops! My dear husband, even though both of us are looking forward to this trip to see our son in South Carolina that we have not seen in months, was not too pleased when he heard that I booked the trip over Superbowl see, our son is a professional pipe organist, is not too keen about sports or watching them, and so we may have to slip into a local sports bar (do they have those in South Carolina?) to see the game! Oh...that will be just great-you know they allow smoking in bars in other states, and on top of that, we don't even drink....oh well.

Monday, January 28, 2008 - 10:41am

Bob Newhart has written a New York Times Bestseller called " 'I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This' and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny". In it he recalls a time when he was a salesperson at a tobacco products store. A customer came in and made a very sizeable order. Bob did not recognize him and asked for his name and pertinent information. Well, it turned out to be a guy named Anthony "Big Tuna" Accardo, the reputed head of the Chicago mob, which was known as "the outfit".