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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
Folks with dim memories of World War II recall the “coming home” of troops, and attendant triumphal celebrations that reverberated around the globe. Believers in democracy-- weary of Movietone newsreels’ gory war scenes at movie theaters, dismal commentaries on radio and troubling newspaper accounts--were ready for news of loved ones returning home—a place, someone said, where when you go there, they have to let you in. In the homeland, folk bought war bonds, accepted rationing and end ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
I want to express my thanks to the volunteers who came to the rescue last week! Nancy was out most of the week with a pinched nerve in her back, and I was out one afternoon getting procedures done on my back. But never fear, library services were carried out with aplomb and expertise by Bob Laury, Mary Scholibo, and Susan Brunken.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
April Fools! NOT. Post-fool, yes. April 1st was yesterday. In case you were fooling around and missed it. Once a fool always a fool. The Fool plays an important part in tarot cards. According to Wikipedia: “He is the spirit in search of experience. He represents the mystical cleverness bereft of reason within us. He has the childlike ability to tune into the inner workings of the world.” Shakespeare loved The Fool. “In jest, there is truth.” [Shakespeare] Interesting it
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
Rene Descartes (pronounced ‘Descartes’) used to be a Frenchman, back during the 17th century. I say ‘used to be’ because Descartes is currently deceased. But before he shuffled off his mortal coil, Descartes said some things people still say today, sometimes, when they want to sound philosophical or well-read. For some reason. One of the things Descartes said was ‘Cogito ergo sum,’ which is French for ‘supersize it.’ Just kidding.
, Recreated from a Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Episode
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
During a recent “DDD” airing, the chef whipped up a batch of Cheddar Cheese biscuits. They looked great, and we decided to try to either find the recipe on the internet, or recreate it from what we remembered seeing. We had no luck on the internet, so what I’m presenting here is our best guess, plus what I learned from making several experimental batchs of these little fellers.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
02/01/14@1134 - larceny – Sgt Zapata investigated a theft on 29 W 02/01/14@1220 - Vehicle unlock – Sgt Zapata unlocked a vehicle at Loewes 02/01/14@1812 - Loose livestock – Deputy Jones put up a calf on 87 S 02/02/14@1008 - Accident – Trooper Griffith and Sgt Zapata investigated an accident on Old Mason Rd, EMS transported the driver 02/02/14@1127 - Assist animal control – Sgt Zapata assisted animal control on Ave F 02/02/14@1141 - Alarm – Sgt Zapata responded to an alarm on Ol ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014 • Photos
I love a rainy night! In fact I love a rainy afternoon, morning, noon and evening, too! Gee, the rain we received was so welcomed. I hope no one is complaining about the rain. If so, I don’t want to hear about it and you don’t want me to confront you with it, either!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
I love a rainy night! In fact I love a rainy afternoon, morning, noon and evening, too! Gee, the rain we received was so welcomed. I hope no one is complaining about the rain. If so, I don’t want to hear about it and you don’t want me to confront you with it, either!
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
If you, like me, spend way too much time sitting at your desk during the day, here are a few ideas for you! Be Active at Work In addition to your regular fitness activities, put movement into your daily work routine. If you can stand instead of sitting, then stand. Take the stairs.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
Water retention bogs down many of us and is often a symptom of other health problems. Water balance within our bodies depends on many factors. Poor kidney function will cause excess fluid to build up in the body. There are many herbs that act as diuretics while also being nutritive to the kidney and strengthening it over time.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
It seems as though every time I turn around there is something new that needs attention or needs to be worked into the regular operations of the City. Some of those new issues are generated by state or federal agencies that are trying to find ways to “make everyone equal” and homogenize our society without sometimes realizing the actual differences each person or community has.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
Today’s Lenten Lunch is at The First Baptist Church hosted by the Art UMC women. The volunteer “caravaners” building the Habitat for Humanity home will be our guests. Sam Hoerster III will celebrate his birthday on Saturday, Mar. 29th. Have a great birthday Sam! Next Sunday, Mar. 30, we will be having a Family Fellowship meal after morning worship.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014 • Photos
The stillest water at greatest depth has much in common with a recent retiree at Sul Ross State University in Alpine. Dr. Chet Sample also runs deep, having provided exemplary leadership that encouraged scholarship ahead of intercollegiate athletics. That said, he’s as rare as a spotless leopard, helping students focus first on the goal of college graduation, then on athletics.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
We get a lot of questions about Wi-Fi. We do have free Wi-Fi “24-7,” and no password is required. Folks are welcome to bring their own laptops and other devices and take advantage of this service, inside or outside. Of course, everyone is also welcome to use the new public-access computers, too.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
Platyhelminth. Almost sounds like someone’s name. “Hi, I’m Platy Helminth. Wanna play?” Alas. Platyhelminth is a type of worm. So says Trusty Webster. But not just any worm. This one has bilateral symmetry. Kinda like what weightlifters aspire to. Well…maybe that’s bicep symmetry. Platyhelminth also has a soft, solid, flattened body. Kinda like what most people exercise for. And yet, here’s this worm. And it does nothing to get in shape. Or stay in shape. Because ...