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/ A Spy Set up by the Previous President to Infiltate This Guys Campaign? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6493602 C'mon. Are We Really Going There? <BR> <BR> (The above line was borrowed from a Ms. Delgado, who worked on the current president's campaign. By the way, she said this is Embarrassing!!) Tue, 22 May 2018 05:32:53 EST The Easy Lie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6492719 "He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good intentions." ---Thomas Jefferson <BR> <BR> The above are the title of Chapter 5 of James Comey's (fired FBI director) new book, and the quote he cites as he starts the chapter. Amazing how the s... Sat, 19 May 2018 05:44:34 EST 150,001 points tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491227 Woo Hoo!! Mon, 14 May 2018 03:07:55 EST 150,001 points tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491226 Woo Hoo!! Mon, 14 May 2018 03:07:54 EST I'm Tired. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6490475 You can blog about a lot of things, but being tired isn't normally one of them. But I have been getting a lot of really deep sleep lately, even on naps. I do have a health concern that would slow me down. <BR> <BR> My wife really likes watching some of the political shows, and I tend to watch them too. We have been waiting for a falling dynasty, (Oh, I don't know. Somewhere in the world.) But it gets really hard just waiting for something to happen. You know they've got the goods on this gu... Fri, 11 May 2018 03:15:30 EST I am Really Grateful for the Fact that I Gave up My Moderate Drinking Nearly Four Years Ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6482864 My dad was an alcoholic. He was a Lovable Lush. He wasn't always drunk, but was high every night and often made a fool of himself, oftentimes embarrassing some of us in the family. I had been a moderate drinker my whole adult life, but always felt a little guilty about it, wondering if I was coming across too loosely every time I was a little high. So I gave it up, and now have one less big thing to worry about in my life. I am very happy to have taken my stand. Sober life is a blessing. Gle... Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:27:55 EST Letter Writing Campaign http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6479875 I know this is a weight loss site, but feel a particular sense of importance about something that will affect us all. The President has appointed a man for National Security Advisor, John Bolton, who believes and has written articles about bombing Iran and about going to war with North Korea. He starts his new job on Monday, April 9. I think it is time for all of us who believe in peace for this country and the world to let the White House know our concerns and our desire not to go to war. I... Sat, 7 Apr 2018 04:17:23 EST So I'm going to try a gratitude journal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6477216 I'll write about positive experiences and things I am thankful for. I'm starting tonight, right after my wife's favorite news show. Glenn Fri, 30 Mar 2018 01:27:06 EST I wonder if the secret to life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6477072 Is just to enjoy it. Not to feel like you have to write about it, or explain it. But to just get out of your space. Experience nature. Experience friendship. Experience love. Just to go off and find what's out there. Live it, and sleep. Live more, and sleep. Have some fun. Go through some trials. It always feels better when you come out on the other end. Slow down, and pass away. Such is life. Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:42:36 EST Go figure. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6477066 Sitting here in the morning, on my couch, looking out at the woods, and wondering what the fuss was all about. In prior years, I wrote a lot of blogs at the site. Most of the times, I was processing something I wanted to get off my chest. Now, for at least a year, I no longer feel that edge, or do I no longer feel that edginess? I feel much more content, and I find that with contentment comes a lot less CONtent, which itself contributes to good writing. I suppose I am turning into the Mary Ol... Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:05:48 EST Lots of physical things kept me from the gym last year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6470762 Tomorrow, that is going to change. I will be gone in afternoon to a fitness center I once attended to sign up. My weight has been coming down, but just loss of fat isn't enough. I need to build endurance and at least maintain and maybe increase strength. And I am well aware of my previous habit after working out of eating at least as many calories as I burned in my sessions as a post workout snack (from fast food places, no less). I will take my own bottle of water and a handful of nuts for m... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 02:36:28 EST My One Request for Brick and Mortar Businesses: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464854 "Please always accept cash." from one who is credit and debit card challenged. <BR> <BR> As it looks more and more like we are going to a cashless society, and Sweden is already very close to that, I am still one who does best by carrying and spending cash. <BR> <BR> I have had many credit cards and a debit card. I find that no matter which form of plastic I am using, I spend too much of my own money when doing so. I am not poor, but have put myself on a budget to make my money last for t... Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:55:21 EST Dear Abby, What to do When a Loved One Smothers You in the Wrong Things? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463593 My wife and I are very close. Sometimes, she doesn't show a lot of foresight on holidays, and I don't get a gift. This Valentines Day, I think she wanted to make up for it. She got me three pounds of chocolates, one pound of dried apricots and one pound of gourmet ginger snaps. Since Wednesday, I have gone through more than half a pound of chocolates and half a bag of the cookies. <BR> <BR> I am diabetic with heart disease. I have been reading up on reversing heart disease, and she will be ... Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:47:09 EST I sent this letter to the President last week on the White House email. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456034 Dear Mr. President, <BR> <BR> Shrinking of the National Monuments? <BR> <BR> Drilling in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge? <BR> <BR> Drilling offshore on our nation's coasts? <BR> <BR> Adding a tariff to solar panel parts? <BR> <BR> Have you ever been on a coastal beach where when you look out at the beautiful scenery, you see an oil derrick? It is ugly, unpeaceful and so discouraging. We have enough oil. <BR> <BR> We are moving more and more to electric cars. Aren't you at all concerned wi... Fri, 26 Jan 2018 04:06:19 EST Just read an article... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454001 About how making friends will give you a longer life. The article encouraged talking to people when you are out. <BR> <BR> I was recently disappointed in myself when, while waiting to go in for some bloodwork, I sat down next to a woman who may have been about my age. As I was sitting myself down, she queried, "How are you on this beautiful day?" My reply was a gruff, "Could be better." She started to say, "But you know, things could be worse. At least we're not totally disabled." As she wa... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:21:04 EST Just a Check-in. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451221 With my fellow Sparkers. <BR> <BR> Things didn't go so well in 2017. I just sent out a note to my brother and aunt talking about all of the health issues that came up in the last year. Then, after they were sent out, I realized I was playing the victim, and looking for a pity party. <BR> <BR> It's time to move on!! We're midway through January. 2017 is behind us. Spring is coming, then summer. Why not go at life with anticipation and joy and warmth for our fellow creatures on this planet. ... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:18:32 EST Just Keep Swimmin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443302 I got a lot of bad health news this year. It was enough to stop me in my tracks. However, I met with a specialist two weeks ago who let me know I didn't have a lot of say over how these things turned out, and the best thing to do is live healthily, and just keep going. It could be along time before someone decides if it's going to be a pine box or a vessel of ashes. So don't dwell on life expectancy and live an expectant life (that's my line :-)). That's what I intend to do. There's a lot... Mon, 25 Dec 2017 23:35:15 EST When I Think About My Life, Do I Smile Inside? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438955 Because I think that is what is really important. The question comes down to: Do I have meaning to my life, and Am I happy? <BR> <BR> I read a really interesting article tonight by Mark Williams, a physician. He talks about minimizing risk factors for a healthy life, but shares that acting to lower risk only leads to small gains in longevity. The real important issue seems to be whether you can smile. That's the path he tries to take his patients on. Glenn Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:03:23 EST It's a Real Food week, Part II http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438410 Last week went pretty well. I wrote out my grocery list for this week a couple of days ago, and did most of the shopping today: <BR> <BR> Whole organic chicken, organic celery, carrots, onion. I'm making a chicken noodle soup this weekend. It will go for two days. <BR> Bunch of broccoli, onion, mushrooms, low fat cottage cheese, low fat sour cream, extra sharp cheddar cheese for a two meal broccoli, mushroom, noodle casserole. <BR> Turkey spinach Florentine meatballs (prepared at my store de... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:52:40 EST Every Day is a Full Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437246 Every day is a completion. Whether you pack it with stuff, or spend three quarters of it daydreaming, It's a full day. Glenn Mon, 4 Dec 2017 06:55:47 EST Excess Fluid Consumption http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436885 Sure. I work on food challenges. I'm in the middle of a Real Food week that is going really well. However, my other consumption challenge has to do with liquids. I drink too much. I am told to limit fluid consumption to 8 glasses of water per day. This is especially important because I have a heart condition that weakens the walls of the heart. Makes it important not to put too much strain on it. My drinking of four to six quarts of liquid per day was too much. <BR> <BR> In an effort t... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 23:48:36 EST It's a Real Food week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435991 Went grocery shopping today. It's all in the planning. Tonight, I made a minestrone with carrots, celery, onion, garlic, plum tomatoes, zucchini, whole wheat pasta, a basil pesto, and my one concession to meat-a chicken broth. Was a great soup. That will go for two meals. Then, there will be a confetti salad for two meals with colored peppers, brown rice, lentils, and other veggies. Newman's olive oil and vinegar for the dressing. Both the soup and confetti salad are being served with a whol... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:12:44 EST Pizza, Cheddar Brats, Ruffles, A McDouble, and that's only today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434740 I had a couple of health scares this year, and haven't appropriately adjusted my consumption and exercise. Will start tomorrow first thing in the morning setting a better example for myself. Glenn Sun, 26 Nov 2017 01:40:22 EST Let's think about something more enriching! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431156 I don't know about you, but I follow national politics and national news stories pretty closely. Lately, I am just devastated by the amount of corruption and harassment that is coming out. Some of my old Hollywood heroes are under the gun. I do believe most of hem are guilty. It is hard for me to fathom that we elected for president a sexual abuser; and, in Alabama, they may elect a guy for the senate, who, as district attorney, had a thing for teenage girls. Watching developments in the news... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:13:41 EST How Wealthy People Become Wealthier, and Considerations for Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426023 "Buy what you need, instead of what you want." From Suzie Orman. In a blurb I just saw, she said that if you buy only what you need, you will become wealthier, but you will find that eventually, all you really want is what you need. Some may question Suzie's legitimateness, but I think there's a lot of truth to this. <BR> <BR> I wonder if you could apply this same principle to weight loss. Eat what you need rather than what you want. Couldn't that turn your health around? Glenn Sun, 29 Oct 2017 00:01:25 EST Real Food, Mostly Plants, with Some Fish, and a Small Amount of Meat Protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420610 Coronary Artery Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in Men and Women. <BR> If the above statement is true, why aren't we doing all we can to eliminate it from our lives. Many of you probably are. But I am ready for a new commitment. I believe that eating Real Food, Mostly Plants, with an awareness of the glycemic index, is the best way we have to reduce or eliminate cardiovascular disease from our bodies. I would also add fish to that. So my new pledge that I commit to is: Real Food, ... Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:35:04 EST Just got inspired!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414528 Haven't been very active with Spark lately, but someone sent me a Spark goodie today, which caused me to take a further look at things. Saw this very amazing entry, and looked at the person's Spark page. Amazing story, She is 38 years old and lost 50 lbs since January. She also first entered a 5K race this year, but then worked up to a triathalon in July . I thought, "WOW!! If she can do that, what can I and other readers do?" So with almost no further thought, I am back on track for my we... Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:38:44 EST Weight Control or Just Fat Acceptance? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396191 I just read an article in the NYTimes about weight loss over the years. Many criticized the author of the article for not spending enough time on the fat acceptance movement. I am one who has been sympathetic to that movement. However, I read a comment that in this modern age, you need to be aware of what you are eating. After all, food is cheap and easy. I have previously read that we spend a lot less percentage-wise of our current household budgets on food than we used to. Food is just a... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 05:58:52 EST Hello from the Pacific Northwest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395376 Some of you may have heard we are under a heat wave. Tomorrow, Olympia will likely be in triple digits. But where my wife and I live we are surrounded by Douglas fir trees. The house only reached 80 today. Early on Thursday I will run some errands. Then I'll stop and bring some dinner home. Unlike the city, it won't get hot hot here, but it will be our warmest day in a long time. Glenn Thu, 3 Aug 2017 01:45:28 EST Five weeks post surgery. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383033 Well, it has been five weeks since I had my triple bypass. I must admit, my recovery seemed to stall a little in weeks two and three. But now, for the last two weeks, I couldn't be happier with how things have gone. (Well, I could be, but things have been pretty darned good.) Still eating a mostly vegetarian and fish diet. Down 22 pounds. Loving the summer weather. <BR> <BR> In two days, my son and his young family arrive from Phoenix. We originally tried to stall that trip, but as I am ge... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 00:02:03 EST Is It the Death of Ethics or the End of President 45? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378388 I saw a report today of a Wall St Journal reporter, who was just fired for ethical violations. I thought, "How strange in this age of ethical overlooks, would it be that someone is being fired over ethics." It seems we have greatly made ethical allowances for the president who will not be named in this blog. He has been so callous in disregarding procedures and laws that leaders follow. It is actually quite amazing that he is even still in power. <BR> <BR> I figure, either we will continu... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:35:17 EST Hello Fellow Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373966 I have been down from Spark for about three weeks. I had an unexpected triple heart bypass operation a little over two weeks ago. It takes a long time for recovery. Next Friday, I can drive again. I will be on a six pound lifting restriction for another four weeks. Three weeks before the procedure, my wife and I started a new eating protocol. We have been eating vegetarian with fish. In the hospital, they wanted me to go back to lean meat protein, so I have added some poultry. Very success... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:56:37 EST Why I eat what I do. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364594 I eat. I overeat. Usually not till I'm stuffed. But I eat foods that will make me feel comfortable. <BR> <BR> I am sixty or seventy pounds overweight. Yet, I eat comfort foods much of the time. I eat high fat cheeses, potatoes and French fries, until recently, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, toast with butter is a great one. I eat the foods that will soothe my stomach from a state of being slightly uncomfortable, or slightly afraid that hunger is coming. With hunger comes some discomfort. Bu... Sun, 21 May 2017 06:14:12 EST Looking for Success Stories, with Coronary Bypass. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360426 Yesterday, I had a cardiac catheterization. It revealed that my extreme pain I have had in my arm on and off for years had been due to angina. I have complete blockage of my left descending coronary artery. The solution recommended for that is a triple bypass surgery, which I'm supposed to have within the next couple of weeks. Needless to say, this came as a real shock to me. I never thought I would be one of those, who needed a coronary bypass. I thought that was for other people. Now, I fa... Thu, 11 May 2017 02:42:03 EST Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance to the music!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358918 My wife and I are having our thirty fifth wedding anniversary on Monday. We're celebrating!! Today. we plan to go to our favorite jazz club, which is in Seattle, to see a well known female Brazilian jazz singer. We will be at the show an hour early to order dinner (Seafood or vegetarian, in keeping with our new plan). Since I don't drink, I'lll have them bring a large bottle of mineral water to the table. My wife will probably have some white wine. <BR> <BR> Then, on Monday, at my wife's u... Sun, 7 May 2017 14:54:22 EST An Assessment of Progress: Three Years at Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356804 Well, It's been three years. Up till recently, I was very involved in accumulating points. Then, I became obsessed with them, and took a little time off. Now I pick and choose what I want to do on Spark. <BR> <BR> I've lost about seven pounds. Not really much for three years of different types of effort. However, since the average person gains up to ten pounds per year, maybe I can't complain. I now see a nutritionist every two months. She is very eager and enthusiastic, and celebrates th... Tue, 2 May 2017 20:01:36 EST Why Can't The Richest Country In The World Offer Heathcare To All of It's Citizens?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351147 Enough Said. Glenn Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:09:49 EST Don't Stop Living Because You are at Odds with How the Country is Being Run. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347304 And neither will I. I was just thinking tonight that I pay way too much attention to what's going on in politics. It's like I put my life on hold to see what I can be amazed and shocked at each day. And there is something new each day. But I won't stop living because of the strange things done by our fearless leader. <BR> <BR> Tonight, I turned in my credit card (to my wife), in order to stop the financial leaks. Money can go out in dribs and drabs. I realized that if it was going to last ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 01:58:31 EST It's pretty easy to add your loss to the weight loss ticker. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344949 It's quite another thing to fill in a gain. I looked at my ticker tonight, and I was 4.2 pounds up from my last entry. So I updated it to my current 290 lbs. I now will work to lose 30 lbs, with my goal being to lose in five pound increments, as stated in an earlier blog about my weight loss plan that I put out tonight. Glenn Fri, 7 Apr 2017 04:20:44 EST Okay. This is it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344942 Tired of reading about weight loss all of the time and staying the same. Tomorrow, I will return to 8 or 9 fruits and vegetables per day with attempts made to reduce fat. (Just eating that much plant food does crowd out fats from other sources.) <BR> <BR> Also, on Saturday, I'm returning to the gym. Have had arm pain that has kept me away, but I'm ready to try it again. Lite work on the stationary bike, and some extra leg exercises. Three or more times per week.That's how I'll start. <BR> ... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 03:09:02 EST "Still, Our Knowledge of the Planets was Meager and Where Ignorance Lurks, So Too Do the Frontiers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340563 of Discovery and Imagination." <BR> <BR> This was an early line from Neil Degrasse Tyson's nonfiction book, Death by Black Hole. I thought it had significance way beyond space. It can apply to any endeavor. <BR> <BR> To me, it fueled an optimism. An opportunity to use a new approach to that which we don't understand. If we can imagine our overcoming of our own ignorance (or lack of understanding) by seeing that on the other side of that ignorance is a new frontier of discovery and imaginat... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:49:35 EST Took a week off from Sparking. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337681 I liked it so much, I decided to make it semi-permanent. So unless I decide I have something I want to say ( I have enjoyed blogging on this site), I will not usually be around. Thanks to all for your friendship and support. Glenn Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:08:52 EST Taking a little break from Sparking. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332724 I decided tonight I am spending too much time on this site. So I am going to take a week off, and see if I can't get involved in some other pursuits or activities. How did I ever get to the point of being stressed out about my points? Go figure. Best wishes, Glenn Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:37:25 EST Debbie Downers are people, too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332693 I've been spending some time on the new community boards. They are very positive in their comments. Almost too much so! I'll tell you why. <BR> <BR> I went on a couple two nights ago with some comments that contradicted a couple of the motivational quotes. I mean, I am my own thinker. Motivational quotes always seem inspiring, but can be off at times. I mostly backed up the quotes, but disagreed with a couple, explaining why, and suggesting so. Like, "You can only achieve great things by t... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:43:24 EST A Few Thoughts on Aging. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327518 As I now approach my 66th birthday, I have a few thoughts about retirement and getting older. <BR> <BR> !. I was worried about leaving work because I thought I might get bored. This one was not true. As I spend time on my own, I have grown so in appreciation of the world around me. I am often content to be myself, with my computer, with limited TV and movie watching, with listening to music, both in my bedroom and in the living room where I have invested in some very nice stereo component... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 02:57:05 EST Three Pieces of Cake Today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314703 'Nuff said. Glenn Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:18:20 EST Caregiving Becomes a Breeze?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314520 Being new to caregiver can be extremely trying. If you are caring for another, you can just about double what you have to do for yourself. Only with yourself, you feel free to skip steps from day to day. When caring for someone else, usually your own sense of conscientiousness keeps your feet to the fire. <BR> <BR> There are lots of resources and articles out there for caregivers. Curiosity caused me to rarely miss them. I would read them all. <BR> <BR> Lots of new attention is being giv... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 16:05:10 EST What Will You Be Doing During the Super Bowl? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310806 My wife has a good friend who is doing a poetry reading at that time. I'll likely take her to that. Although I would like to duck out from that and go to my favorite Vietnamese restaurant for a bowl of Pho, I will probably hang around to show my support. Glenn Sat, 4 Feb 2017 17:10:21 EST Distress Over the Nation, Part II http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310686 Yesterday, I wrote that due to my distress at what is going on at a national level, I would try withdrawing from some of the news, and step up my reading program for some of the books I have. But now I am realizing I can't bury my head in the sand. I have to keep informed and aware and keep commenting on this site and a couple of others that I go to. So no, I am not going anywhere. I do believe in an informed citizenry. Glenn Sat, 4 Feb 2017 11:38:20 EST Distress Over the Nation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310246 What to do about the great distress I feel watching our country under it's current leadership? I feel powerless watching lot of the BS go on. Most recently, it was Kellyann Conway spreading a brand new story that showed a real lack of cautiousness with the facts. The press secretary, Kellyann, and of course the president all living in a world of misinformation and recklessness with the truth. And it's not just that. <BR> <BR> I think he and his voters believed in a certain amount of infa... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 13:59:30 EST