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Stan the Man
Sunday, 07 November 2010 18:46
November 6, 2010 — It matters not if you are a fan, player or follower of baseball. The sport whose creation and early development that was the brainchild of a Civil War survivor named Abner Doubleday has become so much a part of American history that it cannot be ignored, even by someone with no interest in the sport. It’s part of our psyche, and its travel through time mirrors to some extent, ours.
Thursday, 07 October 2010 16:37
October 8, 2010—Near the end of a column about “organic alternatives” written by Dr. Mehmet Oz, which appeared in a recent issue of TIME, there are several bulleted ‘shortcuts’ listed that concern “getting the best of organic without the cost.”
Obesity More Than Just An Issue
Thursday, 19 November 2009 19:07
Thursday, November 18, 2009 – A few months ago I offered a comment about the obesity problem (I used the word epidemic, which it is) in this country – and the world. My response centered on a recent article that said we’ve been programmed genetically to over-eat. As our species grew, we needed as much food as we could get out hands on to survive – literally.
Give our President a Break
Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:34
First, a statement: I am pro-Obama. Always have been, and feel this man is the one best prepared to lead us out of this mess.
Newspapers are not Dead
Sunday, 14 June 2009 20:27
When someone is reported to have died only to have it found a mistake, the line the survivor comes forward with goes something like this: “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”
Confessions and Musings of Former Smoker
Friday, 13 August 2010 15:58
August 13, 2010 — I used to smoke cigarettes, back when 4 out of 5 of us indulged. Deep in our hearts we knew it was a nasty habit, but since most everyone else did it, and examples of its presence were everywhere 24/7, we all became used to the lingering smell and the ubiquitous smoke.
My Memoir
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 19:59
When we were kids growing up in a mid-sized but very special college town, about a fifth of the grade and high-school aged population attended a school that had been founded in the mid-19th century by the University of Missouri, and was going full force by the time we came along over a hundred years later.
The Case for Bottled Water
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 20:27
My wife and I have been big-time bottled water drinkers for years. My reason for switching from tap was motivated by pain: I was running 50-60 miles a week and wasn’t replenishing my system with the water I was losing. As a result I suffered the pain of three kidney stones – for three Octobers in a row (after a summer of running in our Missouri heat and humidity.) I had no adverse effects, but will never forget the hurt.

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