September 2018

In January 1692, 9-year-old Elizabeth (Betty) Parris and 11-year-old Abigail Williams (the daughter and niece of Samuel Parris, minister of Salem Village) began having fits, including violent contortions and uncontrollable outbursts of screaming. After a local doctor, William Griggs, diagnosed bewitchment, other young girls in the community began to exhibit similar symptoms, In total, some…

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I recently received an Email on how to reduce my Bounce rate. Many bloggers are concerned over quantity verses quality, but my purpose is to educate persons ready and willing to learn. We are all familiar I’m sure of the saying: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”  That I am not producing…

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In the classic movie series “The Godfather”, we are introduced to Vito Corleone, a Sicilian born immigrant to the United States. Being unaccustomed to American “norms”, as a young man Vito witnesses numerous social injustices that are not addressed, and in truth were ignored by the authorities whose responsibility was to ensure the equality and…

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Two terms that have seldom been applicable to any one person historically in politics are “Political Hero” and “Patriot”. The latest inductee who qualified for these two titles simultaneously is the Canadian member of Parliament Leona Alleslev with her leaving the governing party to take a seat with Her Majesties Loyal Opposition. Having been elected…

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The world is changed. When I was youth, science fiction was all the rage. Spaceships, Ray guns, transporters, communicators and tri-corders, to name a few, were introduced as technologies of the future. Today, with the exception of transporters, every one of these “New Technologies” have come to be in some form or another. In my…

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Can Arthritis be Beaten? I’d like to think so, let me tell you my story: In 1998 I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in both hands and both feet. At the time I was thirty-nine years old and didn’t believe I was susceptible. Much to my chagrin, psoriasis, which I have in abundance, has a…

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I would like to apologize to you my readers for not having regularly posted recently. There have been several issues that required attention, most notably the necessity of getting a new computer, software and printer as these tools died and became unserviceable within five days of each other. I had forgotten how much time was…

Read More Diabetes And High Blood Pressure

On July 6th, A telemarketer Claiming to represent Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (M.A.D.D.) called soliciting contributions based on automated monthly withdrawals from my bank. You may recall the “Challenge” that call inspired. Now for the follow-up report: The caller was given 30 days to write the Prime Minister and Minister of Justice of Canada, carbon…

Read More M.A.D.D. Revisited

With the economic uncertainties of our time, nomadism is re-emerging. Regional unemployment is compelling families to uproot with the hope of better prospects far from home. This exodus, mostly of educated and skilled trades personnel impoverishes the communities they abandon. The vacancy rate of housing ultimately drives property values down. With the loss of its…

Read More The Times, They Are A Changing

All too often, we inadvertently broadcast messages by our actions, words and apparel that are not received as intended. To illustrate: As I was walking, a German Shepherd snuck up beside me and stole the pepperoni stick out of my hand. His master was flabbergasted. I couldn’t help but laugh. The reality is, I was…

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