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Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

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Coffee and Blood Pressure?

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We have a strange family which differ in response to coffee.My daughter thrives on coffee, as all through university, in both degrees she picked up, the other students always remember her as the girl…Continue

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BC Canada Largely Non-Religious

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New poll shows British Columbia largely non-religiousIn April 2013, the…Continue

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Comment by Randall Smith on February 1, 2016 at 7:35am

Hurray! Feb. 1st. And tomorrow is Candlemas Day ("half the wood and half the hay").  I celebrated by having French toast this morning--with freshly brewed coffee. Mmm-mmm.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 30, 2016 at 7:24am

January is coming to a close. It's about time!! Supposed to be near 50 degrees today and tomorrow. Spring is just around the corner.

Comment by Plinius on January 23, 2016 at 9:20am

Thanks Randall! Just settling down with my third cup of coffee and "Practical English Usage" to write a test for next week. Have a great weekend!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 23, 2016 at 7:31am

Freshly brewed coffee this morning to wash down peach covered pancakes. 

Received 4 "bumper stickers" from Bernie's campaign office--unrequested (nonrequested?). I'm not sure I want to expose them, being I live in 75% republican territory. We'll see.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 16, 2016 at 7:48am

I just finished a bio on Karl Marx. Talk about fighting for workers' rights. I was frequently reminded of what Bernie Sanders is doing.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2016 at 6:33pm

Oh! my goodness! YES! Many sit-ins, marches, strategy sessions included singing the songs they sang.

One of my favorite labor singers and songs is

It gets even better when sung by Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert

Holly Near & Ronnie Gilbert, Bread & Roses

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 3, 2016 at 1:38pm

Anybody remember this old Kingston Trio song?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2016 at 11:38am

I live such a privileged life, and I know there are those whose nights start them off chilled to the bone, hungry, and homeless. I often wonder if I could see beauty, my food would taste delicious, and if I could be happy? 

I've lived through hard times, measured by my current standards, that eventually caused me to take effective action. Others either cannot or will not lift themselves out of whatever holds them from taking action. 

I made up my mind that I was going to be happy and do whatever it took to reach that state. Part of my misery was situational making it possible for me to change the events in my life. Part of my despair was attitudinal. I learned how to reframe my experiences into active frames. 

Sometimes my strategies worked, and sometimes they failed, miserably. 

In any event, I hope your lives fill to overflowing with all the wonders of life, that all your basic needs remain met, that you surround yourself with people you love and who love you, and you live in peace

Comment by Loren Miller on January 3, 2016 at 7:37am

Randall, I've been starting my Sunday Mornings with CBS' take on that phrase for over 30 years.  It can be both entertaining and informative, though I think their standards have dropped more recently.

As to the other matter, I try NEVER to wish people a "nice" day.  "Have a terrific day" or "great day," sure, but nice?  NEVER.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 3, 2016 at 7:33am
Sunday morning with "Sunday Baroque" classical music on the radio. Beats church!
Joan, I like your last sentence. I've always thought that the phrase, "Have a nice day", was lacking something. It's like an order. In many respects, one has control over whether the day is nice or not--a state of mind. However, if a tree falls on your car, that's something else. When you add "I hope you" to "have a nice day", it makes more sense. That's what you did. Thank you. I hope the same for you and yours.

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