WEARINGTHIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WEARINGTHIN WEARINGTHIN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Just reread this great selection from a Mary Oliver poem. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011728 "Tell me, what is it you plan to do/With your one wild and precious life?" <BR> <BR> Here is another nice one of hers: <BR> <BR> "You do not have to be good. / You do not have to walk on your knees/for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting." Thu, 8 Oct 2015 16:32:12 EST Time for a new approach. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011316 Just thinking about my weight loss and fitness challenges tonight. I've been mulling over pool therapy, and decided I'll start with it shortly. <BR> <BR> Then, there's my eating plan. I've worked it in so that I now get five fruits and vegetables per day. I'm going to add in something about overeating. I have to snack every two or three hours, just to keep from being overly hungry at one time. Also, I eat too many cheap burgers when I'm out. I've got to plan a snack for the car. <BR> ... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 23:42:54 EST I really did it tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009450 A little background: <BR> Whenever I start to get good control of my eating and the weight stabilizes, and even starts to come down, I seem to feel that, Yes, things are going all right. I could have a little... This week it was hersheys milk chocolate. I eat dark chocolate in small quantities, but really like milk chocolate more. It's just not seen as healthy. So this last week, I bought a seven ounce bar. I decided to portion it out and successfully at four squares per day for four da... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 01:13:46 EST This one just about says it all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007799 "If I could take a bite out of the whole world <BR> And feel it on my palate <BR> I'd be more happy for a minute or so... <BR> But I don't always want to be <BR> Unhappy to be natural... <BR> <BR> Not every day is sunny. <BR> When there's been no rain for a while, you pray for it to come... <BR> So I take unhappiness with happiness <BR> Naturally, like someone who doesn't find it strange <BR> That there are mountains and plains <BR> And that there are cliffs and grass... <BR> <BR> What yo... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 05:05:40 EST Read this quote today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006813 "Food is an important part of a balanced diet." Fran Liebowitz Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:44:42 EST Happiness and Meaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006042 "Although we might think that happiness--or the pursuit of it--will make us feel better about ourselves and our lives, research indicates that it's actually finding greater meaning in our lives that, at the end of the day--or our lives--is more fulfilling. " <BR> <BR> "but people who spent more time thinking about the future or about past struggles and sufferings felt more meaning in their life, though they were less happy...Working through past grief, abuse and failures should not just lead... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:55:57 EST Nice fall day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004750 My wife and I really don't get out much for recreation. Today, I invited her to Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, or to a fast food drive thru and a park. She chose the park, so we drove into town, stopped at the McDonalds, where I decided to try the new Quarter Pounder with cheese, and then drove to the park to eat. She abstained. The quarter pounder was tasty, but I really can't say it was better or more fulfilling than the triple cheeseburger (small patties), and the triple is quite a bit c... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 04:51:59 EST Okay...One more quote... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998908 Then I'm going to have to go back to finding my own words in my blogs. <BR> <BR> This one comes from a book by Twyla Tharp: <BR> <BR> "Venturing out of our comfort zone may be dangerous, yet you do it to anyway because our ability to grow is directly proportional to an ability to entertain the uncomfortable." <BR> <BR> Hope you've liked all my quotes. Glenn Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:15:50 EST New, but older quote. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998307 "If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out." <BR> Arthur Koestler Wed, 16 Sep 2015 03:56:17 EST Another Reflection on Meaning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997627 I believe that I'm not responsible for the meaningfulness or meaninglessness of life, but that I am responsible for what I do with the life I've got. <BR> Hermann Hesse <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00:34:21 EST Reflection on Meaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996372 "In the beginning, God created the earth, and he looked upon it in his cosmic loneliness. <BR> <BR> And God said, "Let us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what we've done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could not speak. God leaned close to man as man sat, looked around, and spoke. "What is the purpose of all this?", he asked politely. <BR> <BR> "Everything must have a purpose?" asked God. <BR> <BR> "Certainly"... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 00:56:35 EST Glenn's thought for the day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994555 "The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our own discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." Unknown Thu, 10 Sep 2015 05:22:09 EST Glenn's thought for the day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989360 "It does not matter how long you are spending on earth, how much money you have gathered, or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters." Amit Ray Wed, 2 Sep 2015 07:03:22 EST Was reading other people's blogs tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989314 It was a very humbling experience. There are some great people on Spark. I just had to take some time to get into their world to know it. Glenn <BR> <BR> Based on someone's recommendation, ordered the Beck Diet book tonight. It should be here on Friday. I will gladly share my experiences with it. Glenn Wed, 2 Sep 2015 05:23:05 EST To walk a dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988506 I had back surgery in February, and now have a foot drop problem and back pain that make walking any distance not possible. But I have a goal in mind. I would like to have a dog. I heard Gretchen Rubin talk today about the decision to get a dog, which would apply to any major decision like that. The question to ask yourself is, "Would it make my life bigger to do so?" When I ask myself that question, I decide "Yes, having a dog would enlarge my life." I have wanted one for a long time. B... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 02:02:21 EST Some problems, and some remedies. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988488 When I came home from the nursing home in April (from back surgery), I weighed 267 lbs. Now, I'm up to 280. What happened? Well, I've been doing things differently. I've added my share of sweets to my diet: ice cream, cupcakes, honey, lindor dark choc. truffles. If I stick to 70% dark chocolate and no more sweets, I'll do better. <BR> <BR> I read an article that said the process of taking fat out of dairy results in something like crystalized cholesterol. I thought, "That can't be good... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 01:11:37 EST I'd like to take back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983592 what I said about a certain political candidate who remained nameless the other day. I started really thinking about the terrorism threat to our country, and how with a loose cannon in the White House we are much more likely to generate terrorist support from outside of the country. I think we need someone with some tact in the Oval Office, not a loudmouth braggart. So I take back any support it may seem I had for him. I also feel though I've made some strong statements about the world on S... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:40:57 EST I didn't think I'd ever be saying this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982441 but there is a certain politician who is taking everybody on. He says what he wants to say, and almost nothing is sacred from his attacks. He brags in ways we just most of us who aren't professional wrestlers don' t brag. He is a true and pure narcissist. He violates all of the rules of human behavior we have recently set for this country. But, yet, there is something refreshing about what he is doing. Like maybe the shakeups are overdo, and change will spread all over throughout ideologi... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 04:58:07 EST Well, as Reagan said, "There you go again." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975002 In this case it's me sounding off again. This time it's Coke. The Coca Cola company has been funding research from leading scientists with millions of dollars that disputes the idea of less calories for weight loss. Coke is saying that it is exercise that leads to more permanent weight loss, and therefore one should exercise more and eat more. Yes. You read that last part correctly. The "science" they are funding says to eat more calories if you want tolose weight! They are doing what t... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:38:41 EST I Gotta Quit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968126 Opening my big mouth, that is. I just made an inflammatory statement on a political story. It was a severe criticism of a major candidate. I wondered after I sent it out if it would land me facing some wealthy attorneys. I think I've just gotta learn to bite my tongue a little. From someone whose barely avoided hot water maybe a little too often, Glenn Free speech? What free speech is that? Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:39:32 EST After my blog on the foods to avoid... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965650 My spark page was paid a visit by the American Beverage Association, who have a Spark name, but no Spark page to respond to them by. This is my response. They claimed that regular and diet sodas can be part of a healthy diet, that there is no proof that they contribute to obesity, and that research over the decades has proven their safety. You can believe their argument or those of the doctors who have said that these drinks do contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Not only t... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:21:04 EST Foods to avoid according to doctors. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964676 Just read this list online today of foods to avoid. Thought following it, and the flipside of the list, the positive foods to eat, would lead to health in the biggest ways. <BR> <BR> Foods to Avoid: <BR> <BR> Bacon: Fat and cholesterol hang onto it. <BR> <BR> Bread or pasta: High glycemic index, not whole foods, addictive. <BR> <BR> Cereal: Sugar and unhealthy grains. <BR> <BR> Cotton Candy: Sugar and chemical dyes. <BR> <BR> Cheetos: Artificial colors and MSG. Neurotoxins. Promotes... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 03:30:22 EST "If I am only happy for myself, fewer chances for happiness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956168 But If I am happy when good things happen to other people, billions of chances for happiness." The Dalai Lama Mon, 6 Jul 2015 04:05:52 EST Time to Begin Anew!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956153 I had been reading some men's fitness magazines lately. You know, the ones with the guys with the buff bods on the cover. Then, yesterday, I was leaning into the mirror with my shirt off, and saw my almighty girth in all of it's full color. I had been kidding myself that losing 33 pounds since I started on Spark a few years ago had me looking pretty good. I still have a ways to go. After the startling realization yesterday, I picked up my last year's copy of the Spark Solution, and starte... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 02:38:37 EST I thought hard about posting this one on a weight loss site. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955201 But it seems to be the main format I have for writing my comments. I just think I have seen a lot of hatred spewed at people crossing the borders lately, or as many say, Illegal immigrants. I just wanted to state that if we had a pathway to citizenship, and welcomed people into our country, we would be seeing a lot more orderly and lawful group of people as they crossed the border. Treating people with all of these racist comments is doing no one any good. Glenn <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, th... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 01:51:44 EST Just Lookin' for Kicks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952051 Retired five years now. Spend my days doing my physical therapy exercises (just 20 minutes per day). Take care of shopping, medical appts, prescriptions etc for my wife and I. Keep her in drinks and snacks and meals all day. Me too. But other than those things, there's not much that I do. Spend a lot of my time just lookin' for kicks. I read constantly on the computer. I sometimes read books, listen to music, watch videos. But now, I am really aware that there is a lot of down time to w... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 01:26:12 EST How do you find meaning in life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948490 I usually feel like I have things figured out. I retired five years ago to help take care of myself and my wife. We live under the same roof almost twenty four hours per day. I take care of a lot of both of our needs. She is also quite helpful. My wife is sometimes writing or communicating with writers. She's also got caregivers who come into the home. I am sometimes out and about running errands for the household. I sometimes think that the taking care of both of us is my purpose or missi... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 04:02:57 EST It's been over two weeks since I've posted. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942628 Before my recent hospitalization for surgery, I was posting all the time. It seems that many issues were burning at me, and as I struggled through my thoughts, I would write them up in a challenging blog. It seems my blogs may have been meaningful. However, since I've been home, two months now, I haven't had the same intensity about issues. I don't know if this means I've been happier, but certainly less intense. No more struggling with issues, thus no blogs. Hope you are all doing well. ... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 23:11:01 EST It's been over two weeks since I've posted. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942627 Before my recent hospitalization for surgery, I was posting all the time. It seems that many issues were burning at me, and as I struggled through my thoughts, I would write them up in a challenging blog. It seems my blogs may have been meaningful. However, since I've been home, two months now, I haven't had the same intensity about issues. I don't know if this means I've been happier, but certainly less intense. No more struggling with issues, thus no blogs. Hope you are all doing well. ... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 23:11:00 EST Something I've Been Working on. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934328 My dad died last year, and in August, at the area my dad lived, but at my brother's house, the family and a several friends will be getting together for a memorial, both for my dad and for my mom, who died about 15 years ago. It is described as an afternoon of fun, games and visiting. 5:00 PM is cocktail hour, where the Beefeater's martinis (my dad's drink) or any drink you would chose, will be served. That will be followed by a celebration of their lives, with pictures, memories and reflec... Tue, 26 May 2015 03:30:54 EST Feeling a little sad tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919426 My younger sister by two years has come down with pancreatic cancer. I actually knew about it a month ago, but tonight, the news is really sinking in. She is kind of a non-traditionalist, and believes in natural and homeopathic ways of healing. Though a CAT scan reveals cancer, she never saw the oncologist recommended to her, and made a decision early on not to have chemo or radiation. Thus, she is getting worse as we speak. She is about 5'8" or 5'10", and now weighs 100 lbs. She saw a ... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:43:35 EST I've reached my limit on football!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918879 I have written here about some of my feelings about football since the later information has come out about concussions and traumatic brain injury. I just yesterday read a very moving piece in the NYTimes about a kid who came from a football oriented family and went on to play in high school and at Dartmouth. Now, ten years later, he can't balance a checkbook, gets angry all of the time, and is very difficult to relate to. He was taken in for testing, and doctors found traumatic brain injur... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:24:52 EST Some people dream about success. Other people wake up and work hard at it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917717 I have realized lately that I have been doing neither of those. So it's time to start dreamin'. And time to start workin'. I've got to go after my interests before life runs me out of steam (by getting too old to start). Or is there a too old to start? Maybe not. I guess if it came down to it, you could be starting on your death bed. So now I'll just declare, "You're Never Too Old To Start!!" Hear that Spark. You're never too old. Glenn Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:23:07 EST 2 lb gain in a week and a half. BLAAHHH!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914913 I've been home a week and a half from over two months of weight loss at a hospital and nursing homes. Now, with company in my house, there has been a lot of food around, and I have gained two lbs. I just read an article about motivation coming from not feeling trapped. I have to rise above my environment at this time. I have two sisters in law visiting, waiting on me and my wife, and offering things at different times throughout the day. Worse, I suppose, is that the younger sister love... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:43:10 EST Just realizing how much The Kitchen is My Medicine Cabinet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912114 I was recently out of commission for just over two months. In nursing homes and a hospital. I lost 21 pounds because all you could have were three moderate meals per day, plus some minimal snacks. Now that I'm home, I'm really aware of what I am doing around food, as I would love to keep the weight off. What I am finding is that I use the kitchen almost like a medicine cabinet. During the day and night, I will think about how I feel. Usually that is not feeling full, so there are these lit... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:11:45 EST When I Started on the Spark... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911537 I was 307 lbs. That was about two years ago. Now I am 42 lbs down at 265! When I read that today, it was very encouraging. Glenn Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:42:55 EST Hello from an old voice on Spark. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909128 Hello to all of you Spark friends from someone who has been out of circulation for a long time. I was gone for almost two months, and then some, receiving surgery on my back, having the surgery be done with a slight flaw in it, so I now have what might be a permanent drop foot, developing what might have been an infection, treating it for weeks, and coming home tethered to what is called a wound vac, which helps healing. It was good to get home today. No. It was great to get home today.... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:54:46 EST Hello, Again, Spark friends. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887215 Well, I don't know how complete my last blog was. I am currently in a rehab/nursing home. I had two surgeries, one on the 3rd, and one on the 17th. The rehabbing at home option wasn't the best for me, so this time I am in this care center, and will be probably for two to four more weeks. Some of my injuries is getting better, and some of the changes due to surgery may set me back on a semi permanent basis. The food here is not always great. I have lost 13 pounds. I guess that's a mixe... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 23:53:27 EST Hello, Spark Friends!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874226 Hope you are all doing well. It has been nine days since I had a double fusion on my lower spine. Recovery is coming along, but sometimes you have to dig deep to get the will to roll over your legs and get out of bed. However, I am gradually working on just such movement. <BR> <BR> It is good to be recovering at home with my wife and caregivers. Also, there are visiting nurses, PT's, and a bath aide. Insurance and Medicare cover much of the cost. <BR> <BR> It is my wife and how she is co... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 01:41:02 EST Here's hoping that this last week of January... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862658 is a good one for Sparkers far and wide. May it be a good week for finding our own personal acceptance, key to so much in life. Glenn Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:54:13 EST Second thoughts on "Stuck in the Natural World". http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856886 Humans are amazingly adaptable. I find that I am also. Even though hours ago, I expressed grave concern about the coming changes to how we will deal with our bodies, I feel now that I just will adapt. I don't have to live to be 200. I don't have to get pregnant. Just like I don't have to watch TV or to wear a collar (cell phone). I kind of doubt anyone will be forcing these changes on me. If as I age, I am still needing to be in touch with the natural world, I surely will. So I take bac... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:20:11 EST Stuck in the natural world. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856830 Was just reading an article about transhumanism. That is a school of thought that believes that we should use all the science and technology to extend our lives, including artificial organs to keep us going indefinitely. Also, it includes using science and electrodes to give us far better sex by ourselves than we get with our partners. The need for coupling will diminish. Artificial wombs are being developed, and men will be able to give birth. There will be no need for marriage anymore.... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 01:30:10 EST Not TOO Much Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853656 For most of my adult life, the diet experts have been singing the praises of water consumption for weight loss plans. Having penchant for ice water (I loved it), I drank to my hearts content. In addition to the water, I had added diet Pepsi, and eventually, and in large quantities, green iced tea. (Hey it's healthy, isn't it?) I had worked up to the point that I was drinking 24 cups of liquid per day. My doctor noticed that my sodium was low, and encouraged me to cut back on the liquids. I... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:12:54 EST 10 Years Without a Cell Phone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853223 5 Years Without TV. <BR> How Can He Survive? <BR> <BR> I left my job. <BR> I got closer to my wife. <BR> I bought more of a stereo. <BR> I found Pandora and subscribed to SiriusXM (at 1/5th the cost of TV) <BR> Lost a small amount of weight. <BR> Joined a gym. <BR> Eat less fast food. <BR> Don't impulsively buy food due to it's beauty on commercials. <BR> Upgraded our home. <BR> Lessened my anxiety. <BR> Sleep more consistently. <BR> Have more of my own thoughts. <BR> Lowered my anger leve... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:54:51 EST You Can't Predict When These Things Will Happen... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844027 But I just had a great time listening to jazz last night, New Years Day. I had recently subscribed to a satellite radio station and bought some new computer speakers for better sound. I was listening to real jazz in my family room, computer right next to me so I could see the album covers of the songs and who was performing what song. The clarity was fabulous and volume just right. I, at times, became one with the music. My wife was ten feet away at the dining room table doing the crosswo... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 15:44:55 EST May 2015... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843976 Be a Year of WILD SUCCESS!! gLENN Fri, 2 Jan 2015 14:28:53 EST New Year, Playing Scrabble, Wild Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843501 I was playing my wife in a game of Scrabble on New Years Eve and into the New Year. I had phenomenal success defeating this woman who I can usually barely keep up with in this game. She has a sharp mind for words. Does the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle most Sundays (with a little help from me). Anyway, I had great words with a lot of points. For those who know the game, it was 348 points, which is pretty darn good, especially against a strong opponent. After reflecting on her loss... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 01:42:20 EST Just read a new weight loss entry on Psychology Today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839373 It came from Steven Stosny, and I wanted to share it. He writes about the struggle with food when you are thinking about it all the time. He asks us to "think less about food. Think about creating value in your life: developing appreciation of basic humanity, meaning, purpose, love, spirituality, nature, creativity, community, and compassion. You'll be surprised at how you will eat less food when food becomes less important than health and well being of your value structure." For anyone wh... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 14:21:26 EST How Racially Biased are We? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839123 It is very discouraging reading the reader comments under many articles online. It sort of seems like the white racists have taken over the Internet at times. Some unabashedly send out racial slurs and putdowns, often with their names proudly displayed. At the same time, some get the distinction of being designated Top Commenters by their names. Are we really still that biased against other races and creeds in our culture that this can go on for so long with no letup? Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:41:11 EST I'm not much of a believer or anything... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837557 But I think we could all use a message of PEACE this year. Glenn Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:12:09 EST