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Archive for May, 2012

A Future Foretold

Image courtesy of o5com (no real name given) via Flikr.There are times that your future is something that you can control, and other times when it can’t be.  There are always other people in the way of your dreams or obstacles that seem insurmountable.  But are they really? (more…)


What You See in the Flames

Image courtesy of rvwithTito via Flikr.There are times that a simple campfire requires silence, rather than the raucous behavior of those around you.  There are times when you simply want to watch the flames.  You want to see the yellows, oranges, greens and blues that different types of woods and metals lend to it.  You want to smell the sweet scent of maple burning and listen to the silence. (more…)

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Image courtesy of @joefoodie via Flikr.There are some recipes that I have that I won’t share.  The saying goes, “If I tell you, I’ll have to kill you.”  But this isn’t one of them.  This is one I would like to see at more parties and barbeques.  So I’m going to spread the word on this one.  It’s pretty easy to make and can be done ahead of time so you have time to make the rest of the meal on the grill or in your kitchen.  I’ll give the ingredients and then some tips for different occasions. (more…)

Amber Waves of Grain

Image courtesy of Don O'Brien via Flikr.I don’t know about the rest of you, but I find cutting the grass in my lawn to be a pain at times.  First of all, with the warm temperatures we had this spring it grew like a jungle overnight!  The next problem was that our lawn tractor and push mower were not “spring ready” yet.  Then the battery died in the lawn tractor.  I love amber waves of grain – I just didn’t think they would end up growing in my front yard! (more…)

Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

It’s officially grilling season!  There are many of us that have been waiting for the warmer temperatures so we could get outdoors for some good grilling and picnics.  But there are times when you get tired of having the same burgers and hot dogs on the grill.  You know there is more out there, you just don’t know what.  So let me give a recipe that help spice up that picnic for you. (more…)

Health Ministers Target Chronic Diseases

Image courtesy of the World Health Organization.The World Health Organization (WHO) states that they are now past the phase where noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are hidden, unrecorded and misunderstood.  The statement was made by Douglas Bettcher, who is the acting director of WHO’s health promotion and chronic disease department.  The WHO would like to reduce early deaths caused by chronic diseases by 25% by 2025. (more…)

Kids Love Bubbles

Image courtesy of Joshua Rothhaas via Flikr.When you buy those bottles of bubble solution for kids, they go away pretty fast.  On a warm day, running around the yard, that bottle gets empty.  But you can be prepared for that.  Here is something you can do: (more…)