Saturday, August 18, 2012

Obesity: The Winnable War at Home

Photo Credit:  eBaum's World

Hot off of the fantastic coverage and thrills of the 2012 Summer Olympics, most people are slowly settling back into their normal routines.  Yes, it was fun to watch our favorite athletes as they performed incredible feats, broke records, won medals and made their bodies do things that most of us can't recall doing recently, if ever.  For many of us, jumping up and down as we cheered them on was the most exercise we'd had in awhile.  And therein lies the problem.  Whether we viewed the Olympic games from our sofa, bed, or the local bar stool, we were watching.  Not only the Olympics, but we watch football, baseball, hockey, tennis, and many other sports from our living room.  All of this watching, along with other lifestyle habits, has led to an increase in health problems in American.  One of the fastest growing threats is...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hair-raising Shenanigans at the 2012 Olympics!

Olympic Gold Medalist in gymnastics for the United States
Photo Credit:  Mike Blake/Reuters

Gabby Douglas, at the tender age of 16, has become the first African-American all-around gymnastics gold medalist for the United States of America.  Gabby, with the smile that lit up the arena in London like the candles lit up the sky during the opening ceremonies, has done her momma proud.  She has done her family proud, and man oh man, has she done her country proud.  And what are many people focusing on?

Friday, July 20, 2012

A Massacre at Midnight

By now almost everyone has heard about the horrible shooting massacre that occurred at the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado, on July 20, 2012.  This story is so horrible on so many levels.  I was surprised to learn that the theater where this tragedy took place was only about 15 miles away from where the Columbine shooting took place a number of years ago.  I can't imagine the horror that replaced the excitement of being among the first to see the much anticipated installment of the Batman movie series.  However, one statement struck me in the head like a hammer.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Diamond Jubilee


As a proud and happy citizen of the United States, I’ve always considered our government the best ever.  I love the democracy of the citizens of our country having the choice, and the means to elect our leaders.  Our presidential candidates have the opportunity to lay out their platforms before the people and we have the privilege of making a choice of the person that we, the majority of voters, feel will make the best commander-in-chief for America.  Yes, a government by the people, for the people, and of the people.  Many of us, rather smugly at times, have viewed the English monarchy as a rather stuffy lot.  I, too, was guilty of this.  That is until I got, almost involuntarily, sucked into watching the global coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Stomach Sank Just A Little.

“My stomach sank just a little”. These were the words spoken by a pastor Wednesday evening after President Barack Obama infamously became the first sitting American President to support same-sex marriage. I have to admit that these words also come very close to describing the tightening feeling knotted in my own gut the moment I heard the President’s interview. I’ll tell you why.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Kindle Romance Novels: Handcuffs and a Pyramid of Satin by Pamela Kay Nob...

I'm excited and grateful to have the featured novel on the Kindle Romance Novels blog today.  Thank you much to Donna Fasano.  See her lovely post below.

Kindle Romance Novels: Handcuffs and a Pyramid of Satin by Pamela Kay Nob...: Look what we found! A Kindle Romance Novel for $3 / £2! In the US Kindle Store In the UK Kindle Store Kelly has a wonderful marr...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mitt Romney...Who are you???

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney is beginning to wear a little thin on me.  It seems like all he ever does anymore is present himself as an agent for President Barack Obama.  That’s right, I said it.  He is like an undercover mole working to make sure that President Obama’s name is mentioned so much that when people walk into the voting booth, that’s all they will remember is President Obama’s name, and therefore, awash in a sense of familiarity, vote accordingly.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Oprah’s Interview with Bobbi Kristina and Family

I just watched Oprah Winfrey's interview with Bobbi Kristina (Whitney Houston's daughter), Gary Houston (Whitney's brother), and Pat Houston (Whitney's sister-in-law).  It was a very emotional program.  I went into it with a sense of apprehension mixed with "I can't miss this".  I must say that I was very relieved with the outcome.  Here's why.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Uglier" Politics...A Sadder Day...A Lower Low Has Been Reached!

This time it's Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal.  Mere words cannot describe how disturbing this is!  If he was joking, it is not funny.  If he was serious....urghh.  This is the house speaker yall.  What kind of example is he setting for the people of his state?  I hope he has been put under 24-hour surveillance and is given a thorough pat down from now on when he comes anywhere near President Obama.  And to wish the innocent Obama children (who are NOT his political rivals) fatherless?  He sounds like a terribly loose cannon to be a political official.  In the words of one poster, this is frightening nuttery.

In the words of another poster, he should be recalled immediately for
Conduct Unbecoming to a Human Being

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

"Ugly" Politics...A Sad Day...A New Low Reached!

Good Morning everyone. This picture right here speaks 2 million words. Arizonians you need to take your governor in the corner room and give her a stern talking to about how she's representing you in front of the world. You don't stick your finger in the President's face. Wait a minute, it goes far beyond that. Even if he wasn't the President, you don't go sticking your finger in someone's face. 
As adults we have learned, or should have learned by now, that we speak and communicate our points of view with our mouths and NOT our hands. She knows good and well if he had been seen wagging his finger in her face, Gloria Allred (allegedly) and every feminist women's group in the country would have been up in arms. Well that goes both ways lady! Put your hands in your pockets if you can't control yourself. Thank you.
 Read the full story here:   Photo credited to ABC news.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Weaving Through The GNAW Project

If you're like me, you've probably heard of the "The GNAW Project" and "The Weave", but didn't really know what it was all about.  Well today I am excited to welcome author Cynthia Meyers-Hanson as our guest blogger.  Grab a cup of coffee and come close as Cindy shares with us the motivation behind these inspiring projects and what we can all do to get involved and help.
What is The GNAW Project?