Posts in category "Health"

Donna Day: Playing in the Sandbox with Donna Lu

Donna Day: Playing in the Sandbox with Donna Lu
There’s a lot of crap on the internet these days. A lot of negativity, a lot of gossip, a lot of one-uppsmanship. Nowadays, it seems that every news headline, TV show, or song on the radio, and even the places we write, are littered with the kind of comments and negativity that grace the stalls... Read more »

Summer / Camp Stories: Final Roundup

Summer / Camp Stories: Final Roundup
Summer Camp is over. The camp fires are out, and the canoes are docked. The mess hall is clean and out of food. About two months ago I threw out the idea about a series on camp and the things that keep us occupied when we’re not cooped up in an office or behind a... Read more »

Summer / Camp Stories: "A Rumbling Among Us"

Summer / Camp Stories: "A Rumbling Among Us"
We all can remember at least one embarrassing moment in our life, right? One to the core, makes your skin crawl embarrassing moment? Well, if you can’t I am totally jealous. I have several but there is one in particular that has haunted me for my entire life. My parents never sent me to summer... Read more »
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Summer / Camp Stories: "Rump Flamin' Mamie at Camp Toilet"

Summer / Camp Stories: "Rump Flamin' Mamie at Camp Toilet"
Girl Scout camp in southern Indiana in 1989 was a tapestry of contradictions. On the one hand, we campers had to clean the latrines ourselves with bleach and the facilities were not connected to modern plumbing. No, these were outhouses. They were sort of like what you’d see at a street festival in Chicago, but... Read more »

Organ Transplants and Other Extreme Sports Feats

Organ Transplants and Other Extreme Sports Feats
Ivan Klasnić spent Saturday on the bench against Manchester City, the soccer powerhouse and current first place club who many assume will win the English Premier League. Some of Man City’s players draw individual salaries as large as the payroll of entire teams. So, it isn’t surprising that strugglers Bolton would rest their best players.... Read more »

Playing in the Sandbox with Donna Lu

Playing in the Sandbox with Donna Lu
“Para – social” is what one of my old friends who was in graduate school called it. That’s when you talk about people you don’t know as if you know them, or imagine hanging out with someone you’ve never met. We’re all guilty of it a little bit, talking about celebrities, the mayor, or about... Read more »
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Papa Doc: Roller Derby Team Doctor

Papa Doc: Roller Derby Team Doctor
Check up on Peyton Manning and you’re likely to find a slew of press on his injuries, progress and prognosis for next season. You’re also likely to hear about fully stocked medical staffs from the NFL to Top 20 prep football, from PGA Golf to collegiate lacrosse. But roller derby, which competes at just a... Read more »