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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 12:29 AM
    “A Talk with the Sheriff” will be the program presented by Montgomery County Sheriff Mark Casteel at the Dec. 7 Lunch with the League, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. 
  • Monday, November 30, 2015 1:20 AM
    Someone told me the other day that they thought “restless leg syndrome” was a condition made up by pharmaceutical companies to sell more medications. I’m sure many of you have seen the commercials for Requip and Mirapex, both drugs used to treat this malady. 
  • Saturday, November 28, 2015 1:08 AM
    It was the photograph. It floated right off the page, slipped its icy fingers around my jugular, and slammed me into my seat. It was right there in black and white, refusing to be ignored. It was beautifully terrifying and abrasively shocking. I was mesmerized. And then, it quietly broke my heart. 
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:05 AM
    You’ve been misinformed. Again. It’s not just that you’ve not been given good information — which would merely make you uninformed—it’s that you’ve gotten bad information which could lead you to believe untrue things. 
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:01 AM
    Abraham Lincoln declared the first Thanksgiving Day in 1863, in the midst of division and national anemia. Anemia brought on by loss of blood as American killed American during the Civil War, also known as the War Between the States. Give thanks? By national edict? Signed into law by a president largely unpopular by people in the north and south? 
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:59 PM
    What's the longest known chest hair?  The heaviest pumpkin on record? Or the longest time a person ever whistled? See a list of these superlatives by reading the newest edition of the Guinness World Records Book. I skimmed the entire 250 pages in three minutes, 6.8 seconds, which I am told gets me in the next edition. 
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:56 PM
    Do you ever find yourself asking, “Why did I eat that?” If so, you are not alone. Many people find themselves eating when they aren’t even hungry. So, what makes us hungry and how can we control what we eat? 
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:55 PM
    During some major life changes over the past several months, seven-year-old Hudson Charles has become very attached to one remaining constant: Simba the cat.  He lavishes love on him, carries him everywhere, and talks to him about his problems. 
  • Monday, November 23, 2015 11:39 PM

    What are you thankful for?

    It’s that time of year again. The older I get the faster holidays seem to come around. What’s that old saying about time flies when you’re having fun? I don’t know about that. I do know that time from one year to the next seems to be like my hairline, shrinking.

  • Sunday, November 22, 2015 11:36 PM

    Kidney stones are a topic near and dear to my heart as I’ve had three myself. The medical term for stones is nephrolithiasis (nephro - kidney, lith - stone, sis - condition). Stones or calculi, from the Latin for pebble, can form and stay in the kidneys (renal calculi) or move down the ureters, the tubes connecting the kidneys to the bladder (ureteral calculi). Stones may also be found in the bladder.


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