Bird's Eye View - Topics from April, 2013
Friends of ours started a food garden foregoing chemicals. It’s not easy to do. A naturally-grown (without chemicals) garden is more susceptible to weeds, pests and other perils. They have had such success with their plants they are now thinking of going into public sale of some of their food offerings, from arugula to kale, Boston bibb, Toscano (AKA Dragon kale), root veggies, herbs, starter plants, a juicer bag, all grown the natural way. [Full Story »]
I sat around with a bunch of friends Monday evening, and the main topic of conversation was the terrible tragedy of the Boston bombs that earlier in the day had killed three people, including an eight-year old child, and injured more than 170. According to news reports, two bombs exploded within seconds of each other as a majority of the runners in the famous Boston Marathon reached the finish line. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has taken over the hunt for the perpetrators. Some 23,000 runners participated in the race. Officials say the attack may have been timed for maximum bloodshed since the four-hour mark of the twenty-six mile race is normally when the majority of runners reach the finish line and thousands of friends and relatives are crowded around the line cheering them in. [Full Story »]
I was born on the leading edge of the baby boomer generation. I’ve always thought of myself as a young adult. It’s getting harder to retain that self-image when I recently had to wend my way through the Medicare maze and am now facing the ‘other’ governmental unit. I’ve finally decided that the best way to survive all of this is to get some laughs from it. Many of you are already here, and many more will be facing these issues at some point in the future. I hope you can get some giggles out of these jokes I’ve found!
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Most religions have versions of heaven and hell in which a good person goes to heaven and a bad one is bound for hell. Throughout history, people have written about them and created works of art for them, most notably, Dante Alighieri’s ‘Divine Comedy - The Inferno.’ [Full Story »]
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