Once I reached middle age, the subject of health became a major topic of interest to me. Lots of topics about physical and mental well-being, including Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes, started popping up in television shows, health newsletters, magazines, and numerous books. Whether the focus is exercise, diet, sleep, or alternative medicine, I have been drawn to read and process as much information as possible in an effort to learn more about how to promote and sustain good health.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Look Up a Good Recipe!
Recently, I have become aware of a parallel universe, one where there are no grains in the diet. It is quite a challenge to learn to cook without any grains—and to learn all the tricks for replacing grain-containing ingredients in favorite recipes.
We’re into the second week of February, and for those of you in school, that means a lot of research is coming your way(When school isn’t called for a snow day, of course.).Mid-Continent Public Library would love to help you with your work, even if you can’t make it to a branch.Have you tried our research databases?They offer
Emily Dickinson was born in 1830, and died in 1886. Emily was one of the most prolific poets in our country. She wrote nearly 1800 poems. Emily lived her life at the family home in Amherst, Mass. She rarely left her father's house and grounds during her whole life, and rarely saw other people besides members of her immediate family. Her father gave her permission to write late at night in her upstairs bedroom when the rest of the household was quiet and asleep. Her poems were about love, death, art, grief, and gardens. Did you know that very fe
"Kiss me my fool!" cried the slinky vamp as she plied her victim with passionate kisses. Falling under her spell, the man returned her kisses, entangled in her web of deceit. Actress Theda Bara in the 1915 film, A Fool There Was, lured a married man away from his wife and child with some of the first kisses ever recorded on screen. Since that movie, Hollywood has captured on film just about every kind of kiss imaginable.
I love my daughter, but I would be lying if I were to say that she is always a perfect angel. Seriously, what child is? Sometimes, I wish that Supernanny would come to my house, follow me around, and help me know exactly how to mother in all situations.
Midwesterners have always been talented at talking about the weather. Ever since I moved to Kansas City, I have noted the cultural tendency to mention the weather in every conversation, especially after a big meteorological event like last week's blizzard. But, this is nothing new.