Archive for November 2014

Thanksgiving: How Did We Get Here?

Thanksgiving no longer seems to be about gathering with the family to giving thanks. Instead, it seems to be about buying lots of cheap stuff form China that honestly, everybody could quite happily live without, if it wasn’t available. The notion that so many people are willing to spend their Thanksgiving Day lining up in... Read more »

Chicago Soda Tax. Bring It!

Berkeley, California became the first American city to pass a soda tax earlier this month with San Francisco also poised to do the same. There will now be a 1 cent-an-ounce tax on soda. I have long thought this was such a great idea. Of course, that’s because I hate soda and never drink the... Read more »

Laughing All The Way

I’ll bet you thought this post was about the Christmas holidays. You would be right wrong. It’s about laughter and how humor can be one of the best responses to controlling stress and keeping you healthy. I have a wicked sense of humor and am bitingly sarcastic. Just ask my son. He has understood sarcasm... Read more »

Your Daily Bread Might Just Contain RoundUp Weed Killer

Are you aware of the fact that it is “business as usual” for American farmers to spray their wheat crops with Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer BEFORE IT IS HARVESTED???? The likelihood is that anyone who eats bread manufactured in this country is also eating weed killer. I know! I couldn’t believe it, either. Holy Guacamole!... Read more »

Technology Is Giving All of Us ADHD

Don’t get me wrong. I love technology as much as the next guy and I am admitting publicly that I am addicted to Facebook, but is this a good thing? I look forward to my constant dopamine rush every time I leave a comment on a Facebook post and receive one back. It is thrilling... Read more »

Thinking Outside The Box When Holiday Plans Change

I wrote this post 3 years ago and I liked it so much that I decided to post it again now that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Volunteerism is a wonderful gift to share with your child. My son with special needs can’t handle uncertainty or a change in plans.  There was the horrendous... Read more »