Remember "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Life is too short to let even one day be frenzied or frazzled or frittered away. Life is too short not to take time to do the things that will hold the most meaning for you. So let yourself float like a leaf on a stream, relax with your memories and let yourself dream. Throw out your list that's impossibly long, and dance a few steps to a favorite song. Turn off the news and go find someone real who
You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is... the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where di
Three yards of black fabric enshroud my computer terminal. I am mourning the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense. His obituary reads as follows: Common Sense, aka C.S., lived a long life, but died from heart failure at the brink of the millennium. No one really knows how old he was, his birth records were long ago entangled in miles and miles of bureaucratic red tape.
Known affectionately to close friends as Horse Sense and Sound Thinking, he selflessly dev
Abortion, thinking continuously! Before conception 0 The Moment of conception 0.1 Multi-cellular blastocyst 0.2 One month embryo 0.3 Two month fetus 0.4 And so on until birth, when the fetus becomes a 1.00 human. Since abortions are almost never performed after the second trimester, it is reasonable and r
Most skeptics don't do politics unless religion is involved. Some don't do religion unless politics is involved. Most skeptics, however, whether they do politics or religion, claim to be involved in some sort of consumer protection. They have no problem with criticizing and debunking various so-called alternative health practices. People are risking their lives and wasting their money on treatments that provide false hope at worst and some sort of placebo effect at best. Most
I'm a liberal. Conservatives have been making a dirty word of "liberal" for a half century or so. They've tried to identify liberals with everything they think the American people hate, or ought to hate: wimpy foreign policy, reckless spendthrift domestic policies, softness on crime, shameless personal behavior, give-aways to the undeserving poor (conservatives are all in favor of incentives to the deserving rich), plus godlessness and an attitude of blame-America-first.
i The Symphony has four movements, each describes a scene in the Neshannock Valley of Western Pennsylvania, where the composer has fly-fished for many years. Neshannock Falls is an area on the stream that boasts a small cataract, flowing with great haste into several pools of attractive holds for brown trout. Volant is a small hamlet of various shops and inns, through which the Neshannock Creek flows. An attractive magnet for tourists, Volant sits astride Route 208 and is con
Vincent Sanzotti retired in 1997 after 32 years of teaching in the Butler School District. During his tenure at Butler High School, his duties included marching band, symphonic band, orchestra, jazz band and director of musicals, theory, and classroom music programs. In addition, Mr. Sanzotti founded and developed the Butler HS guitar and computer-assisted music production programs. Mr. Sanzotti hosted PWEA Western Region State Orchestra and PMEA Region I State Band festivals
I have a strong awareness of having good things in my life that I haven’t worked for… or that I have worked for, but that are also largely the result of plain dumb luck. In fact, I’d argue that most of the good things in my life are, at least partly, the result of plain dumb luck. Sure, I have some good things because I’m smart — but I was lucky enough to be born into a family that valued intelligence and made education a priority. Sure, I have some good things because I work