wholderman's picture
Monday, March 24, 2008 - 8:23am

Those popular marshmellow candies that are made from marshmellows (of course), sugar gelatin, and carnauba wax (what's that!?!) and shaped into chics, bunnies, and ducks, have made their Spring appearance and now we bid them farewell! Apparently they were introduced into the US market in 1952 originating in Russia. Way back then, the candies were made by hand and originally only in the shape of chickens (hence the "Peep"). Now, they are not only popular at Easter time, but many other Holidays as's peepmania. Oh, and now there are different flavors too!

jtaylor's picture
Friday, March 21, 2008 - 11:42am

The menu of adjectives for Mark G. Yudof is pure Michelin: brilliant, visionary, outstanding, amazing, unique.

A University of California Board of Regents panel has tapped him to succeed Bob Dynes as president of what is routinely called the most prestigious university system in the world.

wholderman's picture
Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 2:13pm

Well, certainly for NCAA Basketball.......but also a packed schedule for March in general! Blossoms, wildflowers popping up all over the place, the time change, Saint Patrick's Day, Spring Break, the first day of Spring March 21st, Palm Sunday/Easter Sunday, cycling events, motocycle runs, inline competitions, golf tournaments, Doctor's Day, Albert Einstein's Birthday and even Dr. Seuss's! And the list goes on.........

Whoa....I'm planning to go snow skiing at Sierra Summit the last weekend of March....what a crazy contrast!

jtaylor's picture
Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 7:07am

He's got a Billy Bass in one examining room. His assistant thoughtfully "lost" the batteries. I've known my GP for more than 20 years -- and I hope he takes me fishing one day for REAL bass (whatever they are).

I gotta ask him his take on three physician-to-be's profiled recently in the media.

There's Tracy Burns at UC David Med School who, the Sac Bee says, is an Oakland Raider cheerleader in her offhours and is featured in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue. (If you Google her story, there's nothing tawdry or flighty about her take on life.)

wholderman's picture
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 12:08pm

On two memorable occasions when our children were young, my husband was offering his fatherly advice about "lives lessons" with the intent to keep our precious boys out of harms way. Our oldest son was traveling with my husband in his work truck and was satisfying his innocent childhood curiosities by asking a multitude of questions about the gadgetry on the vehicle's dashboard. One item that was particularly fascinating to our son was the cigarette lighter.