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  • Thank God for Little Boys!

    6/23/2017 5:24:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    For as long as I can remember, I heard the saying "Thank God for little girls." I had two sons and no daughters. I never did feel that God has shortchanged me with the boys! Boys are active, full of life, and fun! My sons are kind and compassionate as well as respectful of all kinds of life.... Read more

  • My Kind of Healthy!

    6/22/2017 5:13:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Summer is my favorite season, and it is my kind of healthy! I love to hike the trails so fair, and breathe in the mountain air! Camping often here and there, living life without a care! Whether climbing, or playing, or watching the game, Summer's My Kind of Healthy! Just... Read more

  • The End!

    6/21/2017 5:14:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    The end of school is in sight! The end of the school year is today. I am both sorry and glad. I feel this way every year-a little burnt out, and a little energized from the joy of the students. Mostly, I just want to rest. Teachers can get caught up in a lot of work and emotions. I'm ready f... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.20.17

    6/21/2017 1:08:45 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they help me do what is right. 2. standing ground, because it's time. 3. being recognized, because appreciation is key. 4. interest, because it's nice to be heard. 5. quick, healthy-ish meals for the kids, because there's not always a lot of choice. 6. having your wor... Read more

  • Fiddleheads

    6/20/2017 5:25:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    Fiddleheads for dinner Have you ever eaten fiddle heads? They are a New England springtime treat! Fiddleheads or fiddlehead greens are the furled fronds of a young fern,[1] harvested for use as a vegetable. Left on the plant, each fiddlehead would unroll into a new frond (circinate vern... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.19.17

    6/20/2017 3:51:00 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they remind me of how simple things really are. 2. just doing it, because that's how it gets done. 3. sick leave, because it keeps things going. 4. walk-in appointments, because they make getting care simple. 5. understanding, because it makes life better 6. learning ... Read more

  • my weight

    6/19/2017 10:52:12 PM, by RKOTTEK

    after losing 18 pounds in 24 days, i now find that i am stuck and fluctuating up and down about 7 pounds each few days Maybe this man is on the right track What do you think? comments welcome www.theenergyblueprint.com/the
    -2-keys-to-high-energy/ and www.theener... Read more

  • Prayers please

    6/19/2017 7:14:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    Prayers please for a beloved close relative. You wonderful people said prayers when she was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She did much better than the medical people predicted. But now things have gotten critical. I am afraid I am requesting prayers for lessening her pain and a peace... Read more

  • Staying on track when you go off road

    6/19/2017 5:16:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Getting lost in the woods can bring an ominous feeling. It can create panic in some people. I have met hikers who rely on their phone's GPS system to get them through the woods. Cell service is not always present. Learn to read a map, and carry the right one! Whether you're climbing... Read more

  • Awwwwwwww..... thank you for the birthday wishes. You made my day!

    6/18/2017 7:24:46 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Take care of the tootsies

    6/18/2017 11:13:06 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Remember if it's too hot for your tootsies, it's too hot for theirs too!! ... Read more

  • Different Dads

    6/18/2017 5:10:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Tale of Two Fathers By Jackie Stetser and Taffi Wallis Dads are as diverse as the sons and daughters that they love. Some fathers are with us all of our lives, and others are with us for a few brief years. Here is the story of two fathers that influenced the lives of their children in wond... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.17.17

    6/18/2017 3:49:28 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they love their momma. 2. my tub, because it makes me feel better. 3. my fb 10 day detox community, because it's awesome support. 4. getting more done on the blanket, because it was needed. 5. experimenting, because my cauliflower "bread slices" turned out pretty good. ... Read more

  • My birthday!

    6/17/2017 1:38:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    I know you all are just dying to know that! chris 211... Read more

  • The Grandma's Heart

    6/17/2017 5:25:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm missing my sons, their wives, and the grand kids. . They live so far away, and I don't get to see them often enough to satisfy the Grandma's Heart, longing in my heart. Both are successful, and doing well in their lives, but I still wish that they were here, or I was there. ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.16.17

    6/17/2017 3:55:19 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they remind me of simple pleasures. 2. a great conference, because it is fantastic information. 3. a beautiful day, because i got to enjoy some of it. 4. getting body work done, because it is healing. 5. sharing gifts, because it is precious to be able to give back. 6... Read more

  • I guess I was just ready for the lessons in "Anatomy of Food Addiction"

    6/16/2017 8:47:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    When you are ready the teacher appears. Long ago, a good friend told me this. chris... Read more

  • Keep Moving!

    6/16/2017 5:24:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every one needs to have physical movement and for both physical and mental health. ignoring movement is a big mistake! Physical exercise can help to diminish the "antsiness" that kids and adults experience, and can help with attention. When sports can be included as a team-building activity, t... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.15.17

    6/16/2017 3:48:13 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because our connecting heals us. 2. taking it back off, because it feels better without it. 3. service, because it is healing for everyone. 4. detachment, because it is protective. 5. the offer, because tides need to turn for progress. 6. appreciation, because it makes a worl... Read more

  • 12 weeks of physical therapy to heal leg inflammation

    6/15/2017 12:07:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    12 weeks of physical therapy to heal leg inflammation After 2 weeks the leg pain is much better. I lay on the bed. Heat under the leg and ice on top of the knees . Belt loop around toes to pull the toes toward me. Also pool walking in every way you can think of. Lasts about a half h... Read more

  • Pushing too hard

    6/15/2017 5:14:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was the culmination of a month's worth ESY (Extended School Year) of plans. I had thoughtfully and carefully made plans for summer lessons, all based around a weekly field trip. I would meet the student at the library, and after our time at the library, he would ride in the bus to his... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.14.17

    6/15/2017 3:59:03 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me mindful of my example. 2. gifts, because they can be unexpected. 3. individual time together, because it's nice when we have it. 4. time in the garden, because it always makes me feel better. 5. peace, because it is lovely when it's available. 6. getting... Read more

  • MindBodyGreen - 4 Things this author had to remind himself of to lose weight

    6/15/2017 2:07:58 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    "I Lost Weight By Constantly Reminding Myself Of These 4 Things" by Brian Sherman http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0
    -29868/i-lost-weight-by-co
    nstantly-reminding-myself-
    of-these-4-things.html 1. You have to stay present and win the moments. 2. Losing weight won't always fe... Read more

  • My Little Piece of Dirt

    6/14/2017 5:22:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe we don’t have the biggest garden around, but we love it! Our close-up shots can make our veggies look bigger than they are. We love taking time every night weeding and caring for our plants. There is not enough of a garden for canning, but we will be eating fresh veggies all summer, if ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.13.17

    6/14/2017 3:42:55 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they keep me awake. 2. courtesy calls, because it was super thoughtful. 3. getting to go to the first soccer night, because it's how it should be. 4. sweat, because it's healing. 5. well-timed visits, because it was needed. 6. getting things scheduled, because they ne... Read more

  • 10,000 Steps A Day!!

    6/13/2017 7:41:46 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I know this has been said forever, walk 10,000 steps a day, but today's column from Drs Oz and Roizen was something new to me. I didn't realize how quickly our body deteriorates from a week or two of just walking 1,500 steps a day and not reducing calories. http://m.arcamax.com/healthand
    s... Read more

  • I Don't Care

    6/13/2017 5:21:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    I don’t care if you are climbing Everest, Mt Washington or Blue Hills, the goal is to reach the summit and a synopsis of the experience and effort it took you to get there is condensed and rolled into the treasured “Summit Shot”. When you get home and proudly show family and friends an image of a s... Read more

  • Today's PEP - the rest of the comments

    6/12/2017 11:20:52 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Apparently, I was cut off in my comments inside SparkPeople's PEP App (which is rolled into the Community Thread on the Start page, depending on how your settings are arranged.). Why am I not surprised? I copied and pasted into a text message to myself before I hit "send". Sure enough, when I looked... Read more

  • Failure is not Final!

    6/12/2017 5:18:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm turning my obstacles into stepping stones Recently I had the "door of opportunity" slam firmly in my face. I was counting on this door to help me with the opening of more doors. I wanted...no, I NEEDED this door to open. When I started walking through this opportunity of better ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.12.17

    6/12/2017 4:35:14 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me look for better. 2. discontent, because it pushes me for better. 3. monitoring results, because it points to what is working. 4. research, because it helps define best practice. 5. refocusing, because it helps get things back where they need to be. 6. pap... Read more

  • Loneliness is what I feel most as an adult.

    6/11/2017 4:42:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I feel lonely and often bored. I have had periods of depression most of my life. And, of course, the overeating is a constant, daily battle since childhood. As a child my Mom showed her love by feeding us--lots of delicious food. Obviously I needed less food. But I needed more....of what??? I... Read more

  • Deprived? Me???

    6/11/2017 3:17:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    To my 3 brothers it seems I had a charmed life. And actually till very recently I thought so too. I m starting to realize why I had such a tough time "doing life." I began teaching and the many years of teaching taught ME tons!!! wish I had known these things before starting to teach! Her... Read more

  • Childhood deprivation-me?

    6/11/2017 3:06:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Me? Deprived in childhood? Huh? The Anatomy of food Addiction is saying this. If someone is addicted as an adult, it started with deprivation in childhood. But I was certainly well fed and kept safe and loved! I have to did a bit deeper to look for any deprivation. I always felt very inde... Read more

  • Neurotransmitters, endorphine, enkephalins, epinephrine, seratonin, dopeamine, aceytylcholine--OH MY

    6/11/2017 8:41:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    Brain chemicals are why we feel euphoric or depressed or "normal" or anxious or serene or sleepy or energetic or.......... And you thought it was "your feelings" only! chris... Read more

  • food addiction --just images

    6/11/2017 8:16:15 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • book: Anatomy of a Food Addiction

    6/11/2017 7:40:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    book: Anatomy of a Food Addiction: The Brain Chemistry of Overeating Very, very readable--well all except one quite technical chapter. But I loved that chapter, too. by Anne Katherine, M.A. stay tuned........ Read more

  • Speaking UP and Helping OUT!

    6/11/2017 5:14:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday my husband and I represented the AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club) to the BSA (Boy Scouts of America). We told them about the huts, lodges and campsites in New England. We talked about the 10 Essentials that every hiker should carry, and safety around bears. The mission of AMC an... Read more

  • Smart Goals

    6/10/2017 9:59:31 PM, by SIMCYN

    Smart Goals S.... specific..I will lose 15 pounds M.... measureable... by the end of the 8 week challenge A.... Attainable a bit under 2 lb/week...doable R.... Rewarding... very. 15 pounds closer to goal T.... Trackable Yes, per scale Plan for losing 15 pounds Dairy Free K... Read more

  • Small Adventures and Lots of Beauty

    6/10/2017 6:17:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm enjoying a small adventure, just 40 miles from my home. I have to say, it's one of the prettiest places that I had never heard of! Ellacoya State Park is located on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee,, New Hampshire's largest lake. It is open from mid-May to October. I love ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.9.17

    6/10/2017 2:58:50 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me think outside the box. 2. naps, because they feel so good. 3. alaska, because it's beautiful. 4. getting to bed early, because it never happens. 5. swimming, because we got to go. 6. massage, because it makes me feel better. 7. guidance, because it can ... Read more

  • Looking Forward

    6/9/2017 5:06:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    I've got a lot of things that I'm looking forward to doing. Summer is when I get to focus on my family and my own education. The school year requires so much time for preparation of lessons IEPs and school events. Visiting my son Sam and his family in New Jersey. Traveling to Maine and vis... Read more

  • Teach Your Children Well

    6/8/2017 5:17:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Do those words remind you of an old song by the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young? I remember long, lazy summer days listening to those words on the radio while in my teens. Little did I realize that I was teaching lessons to others by the way I lived my life. When we least expect it, someone is... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.8.17

    6/8/2017 4:22:55 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they just love me. 2. dr hyman's 10 day detox diet, because it's saving me. 3. getting focused, because direction is a wonderful thing. 4. sweat, becauseit feels fantastic to release that. 5. real food with some guidance, because it's fantastic and healing. 6. knowled... Read more

  • followup blog

    6/7/2017 9:51:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    Now it’s my turn. Take out a piece of paper or open a new document on your computer. Then select an area you’d like to change and make a list of every possible action, no matter how small, that would help you make progress. I want (need) to restart my healthy habits so I can lose some wei... Read more

  • Life is Hard, Food is Easy by Linda Spangle

    6/7/2017 9:42:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    How to actually get started. Because inertia must be overcome. Write down as many ideas as possible to just DO SOMETHING toward my goal. Even brainstorming will help to motivate. (Next blog will be my own list.) Here is the example in the book: Things that will help me(person... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.7.17

    6/7/2017 6:18:21 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me be more aware of what's important. 2. getting some hours in, because it will help on the check. 3. cooking, because it's so much better. 4. baths, because they are so good for you. 5. making some head way, because it makes everything lighter. 6. keeping f... Read more

  • An Early Dad's Day Tribute!

    6/7/2017 5:14:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Dad, the Boy Scout Leader Since I can remember, my Dad led a Cub Scout Troop, then as my brothers got older, he led Troop 16 Boy Scouts. He did a great job helping boys find their way. Two of my brothers became Eagle Scouts, and loved it. This coming weekend, I will be the one to sp... Read more

  • i am grateful for 6.6.17

    6/6/2017 7:18:35 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they help me refocus on what's important. 2. opportunities, because they're everywhere if you're open to them. 3. checking my junk mail regularly, because it keeps me able to take advantage of opportunities. 4. connecting, because it feels good and makes life easier. 5.... Read more

  • we were served colored cauliflower today-- interesting

    6/5/2017 8:31:30 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • And she stepped on the scales, again . . .

    6/5/2017 12:50:57 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I don't know where yesterday went . . . . or the weekend for that matter. This morning, I got on the scales, and I was up 2 pounds..... stepped off, reset the scales, and I was up 6 pounds. . . . got off, reset again, stepped back on and I lost 4 . . . . I think it... Read more

  • Coach Jen's suggestions about the teams I asked her about.

    6/5/2017 7:48:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    Please cut and paste the links. I did not bother to put them in as actual links. 24 chris FROM COACH JEN: Here's one about food addiction: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
    groups_individ ual.asp?gid=3287 And one about (compulsive) overeating: www.sparkpeople.com/myspa... Read more

  • My knees are feeling better! After 2 PT sessions and doing the home straightening legs tactics.

    6/5/2017 7:44:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    Sit on the bed against the wall. Put heat under the legs and ice on top of the knees. After waiting for that to work, use a looped belt to pull toes toward me, stretching the back of the leg and using the front thigh muscles. I hate doing this, especially the 3X a day prescribed. But I t... Read more

  • My first research into fo food addiction. Thank you all for your suggestions.

    6/5/2017 7:29:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    I also just ordered the book written by this same author/doctor/researcher. Chris I will try to put up her name........ give me a little time. 2) Reclaim your brain. For all addictions, it's imperative to do what it takes to heal both the reward and executive centers in the brain. In orde... Read more

  • Is there a SP team focusing on food addiction, obsessive-compulsive overeating?

    6/4/2017 6:37:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    I don't think I am talking about "binging" or "emotional eating." thanks, chris... Read more

  • And then, she stepped on the scale . . .

    6/4/2017 12:46:30 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    It's been a very, very busy week/month, and I have not been tracking all my food. But I've been holding the line when it comes to smaller portions and eating when I am hungry (instead of grazing)! So, this morning I stepped on the scale . . . . New batteries in the ... Read more

  • SP articleL: Change negative thoughts about yourself tp positive, motivating thoughts!

    6/3/2017 11:54:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
    g.asp?post=12_things_you_s
    hould_never_to_say_to_yourself Here are examples, but the whole article is well worth reading! Chris 1. Negative: "I need to burn fat." Positive: "I need to build muscle." 243 . 2. Negative: "I hate lifting ... Read more

  • Is this you???

    6/3/2017 11:05:41 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Could this be you? What is your weakness, and how do you prevent it from ruining your goals?... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.2.17

    6/3/2017 3:59:38 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they remind me of simple intentions. 2. getting in the garden, because dirt is good for you. 3. help, because some times it is rare. 4. getting what we need, because it's nice to have that met. 5. finding jicama, because I've been looking for it for weeks! 6. plants, ... Read more

  • Knees--oh my!

    6/2/2017 9:01:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    After 2 PT sessions, one in the pool, knees still hurt. PT person says major inflammation. X -rays show cartilage is thinning but still OK. Tissues all around the knee and below and above are lumpy and sore when pushed on--or just stay sore. Sometimes that pain pretty much totally goes aw... Read more

  • Tracking my foods. The place I live gives us a menu (for dinner) for the week.

    6/2/2017 8:43:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    That has helped me a great deal--having a weekly dinner menu already set. I can skip whatever is scheduled as a "special" if I want to. Then I can choose from a different menu. 41 Tonight I got the "special" which is fish on Fridays. 492 I did not get the breaded or beer battered fish. 41 I got... Read more

  • Tracking foods--the best place for me to start.

    6/2/2017 8:20:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    I knew this! But when I was considering re-starting my healthy habits I just felt confused. Thanks everyone! chris... Read more

  • i am grateful for, 6.1.17

    6/2/2017 3:35:32 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me pause. 2. sleep, because it feels so good. 3. epsom salts, because they help facilitate number 2. 4. dr mark hyman, because his offering of his 10 day detox diet for free recently has helped immensely. 5. getting the new medication self-administration syste... Read more

  • starting to track my foods

    5/31/2017 10:42:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    This is the place to start. Right? chris... Read more

  • Heart Rate Increased During Dream State

    5/31/2017 12:58:34 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    This morning (Tuesday May 30), I was in a weird dream and suddenly decided somehow that I had to get out of dream and wake up. When I did, I was aware that my heart was pounding hard. Got up and fixed a tall glass of water with Celtic Sea Salts, drank it, and I felt better pre... Read more

  • Supper

    5/30/2017 6:15:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    OK I have to try harder to limit my foods! I should have divided it in half and taken half for lunch tomorrow. A person at my table did that. She did it after I had already finished my meal. 24 I know how but totally forgot! I did order a salad and a cup of soup for an appetizer and I did get fres... Read more

  • Thanks for all your great advice about re-starting my weight loss efforts!

    5/30/2017 1:19:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    I will re-read all your great comments and then pick and choose a plan for right now. I had a great physical therapy session and will go to the pool for the next PT session. I am thrilled! That gives me hope that I can reduce knee pain. It is a continual frustration about our desserts her... Read more

  • First Physical Therapy session for both knees. GREAT!

    5/30/2017 1:10:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    Mainly he put heat under my knees and ice on top of my knees. Then, one leg at a time, use a strap to bend the toes and foot up toward the knees. hold 5 sec. Repeat 20 times each leg. I am supposed to do this 3 times a day. Then Thursday a session in the swimming pool! 244 He... Read more

  • How do I re-start weight loss?

    5/29/2017 1:36:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was doing well here in the new place for a few weeks. Weight went down a little. Now I am definitely off the wagon. Birthday cake is gone! 20 When I was losing, I was ordering a large entre dinner salad maybe 3 times a week. I was campaigning for healthier dessert choices. Sadly they are... Read more

  • A wonderful blessing-Happy 70th birthday to hubby!

    5/28/2017 9:06:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here , I can say my true feelings about this event. Hubby is still with us after his stroke in 2006. A miracle. DD is with us and going strong after nearly dying several times from driving intoxicated and overuse of meds. Hubby's youngest brother and wife drove many hours to be with us. We are... Read more

  • Best choc cake and frosting from Rockland County Bakery, NY

    5/28/2017 8:48:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    The frosting was so dark and creamy and not overly sweet. I wish I knew their secret. I usually don't even eat cake but this was very special. chris... Read more

  • Healthy hair care on sale this weekend - no harsh chemicals

    5/26/2017 8:12:38 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    At the risk of sounding like a sales pitch, but, oh well, this is email I received from a local entrepreneur who has developed hair care products for those who wish to avoid harsh chemicals in their hair (which does impact the body.) She does ship elsewhere but if you are in the Wichita metro, ... Read more

  • Quickly and safely remove a tick with tweezers not oils or vaseline, etc.

    5/26/2017 10:55:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    CDC.gov If you find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic. There are several tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick quite effectively. How to remove a tick 1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to t... Read more

  • Followon Blog nominating 2 friends that have had success with Keto-style diet

    5/26/2017 1:17:50 AM, by RKOTTEK

    2 of my Sparkfriends have had some fairly dramatic success with Keto-style diets. Here are the links to their pages. It is a worthwhile exercise to have a read thru their blogs www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp
    ?id=FEEDTHEHUNGER www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp
    ?id=DEB%5FRN ... Read more

  • Oh wow! Videos about knee arthritis, etc.

    5/25/2017 2:25:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not just one but many you tube videos! I wish I had seen these before my knee doctor appointment! https://www.youtube.com/watc
    h?v=OqXgq7C_CYk copy and paste I hope this leads you to the you tube videos. If not, do a search of you tube knee arthritis. chris ... Read more

  • Knee doctor surprised me.

    5/25/2017 11:00:07 AM, by CTUPTON

    He says my knees are not damaged enough for surgery now. I am very surprised!that's good, I guess. He was very rude to me and I wrote a complaint letter to his office. they had patient satisfaction forms in several places there. He acted like I was a sedentary person who just sat aroun... Read more

  • Edgar Allen Poe

    5/25/2017 10:54:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    Our daughter gave her Dad a collected works of Edgar Allen Poe. It is not easy reading, but I must be in the mood to tackle it. I still remember some works that I read way back in high school. I just read a novel based on Mrs. Poe. Weird that I just got this second book about the Poe's. ... Read more

  • Gesamtkunstwerk???? word for today. Another word I won't be using.

    5/25/2017 10:50:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    gesamtkunstwerk 24 PRONUNCIATION: (guh-ZAHMT-koonst-vuhrk) MEANING: noun: A work of art that makes use of many different art forms. ETYMOLOGY: From German Gesamtkunstwerk (total artwork), from gesamt (total, whole) + Kunst (art) + Werk (work). Earliest ... Read more