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Have you ever had the flu? I don’t mean a weekend of vomiting or gastro-intestinal upset, but true influenza, the respiratory virus.
Make sedentary, overweight smokers pay more for health insurance because they cost more.
Earth Day — today — was created in 1970 by Wisconsin state Sen. Gaylord Nelson to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s organisms and environment.
Once upon a time, when humanity was relatively young, people thought they could do anything they pleased to the Earth, the air and the water. OK, our continuing irrigation has made this oncerich farmland so salty that our crops wont grow here anymore, but, heck, well just move on to some other place. Yes, this water tastes bad and might be making us sick, but well find some other water. And since there were relatively few people, their total impact upon the Earth was negligible.
Ive come to terms with the fact that I cant handle scary movies. Its sad I know. I thought I could handle them until I watched The Grudge at a movie night a few weeks back, and ended up waking up my mommy at 3 a.m. because I was convinced there was a face-eating devil child in my closet.
My wife doesnt like to shop. I suspect that many men wish they could say that.
I consider myself to be a reasonably well-educated person. I was salutatorian of my high school graduating class. I graduated with honors from a prestigious liberal arts college and continued on for an advanced degree. For more than 30 years I taught high school English.