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In Love of God

Hifzur Rehman

You were nothing before your birth and will be nothing after your death. The period between your birth and death is your life which is a gift of God. From your head to toe, you owe everything to God and own nothing. You were nothing and God made you something so you must be grateful to Him all the time, day and night, and bow your head before Him in humble obedience. At your birth, your parents gave you a name and an identity. But...


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"96 Tears" by 'Question Mark and the Mysterians': Garage Rock Smash Hit Song

Jack H. Schick

I was listening to an FM ‘classic rock’ radio station while I was driving around town the other day. I graduated high school in 1970, which means I ‘grew-up’ in the ‘60’s. What they call ‘classic rock’ these days is my music—back when it was new and now. The station was playing a top ten list from October 1966—a very good year (Oh baby, what I wouldn’t give to be 14...



Frivolous is in the Eye of the Beholder

Patricia Johnson

“House GOP File Lawsuit Against Obama” . The headline can’t help but grab the attention of the average reader while the first line of the story reads as follows: House Republicans on Friday filed a long-awaited lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his executive authority when implementing his signature health care law. Pasted from <...



To Celebrate the Holidays or not- That is the question

Ella Camp

The metaphor of the Holiday prescription; “And all shall take this medication,” A designed proclamation from the powers that be- the euphemistic ‘they’ who say, and direct the workings of the society we live in. “They” prescribe this metaphoric medication of Holiday hiatus in the regular flow of our lives. Some, who need this medication, and firmly believe in its efficacy, may do well in its...


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The Business of Medicine

Marlin Woosley

I grew up in a time when Doc Adams, on the TV series Gunsmoke, would often travel several miles out of town in his horse drawn buggy, to tend to someone’s illness or to help a woman deliver a baby. My earliest childhood memories of a doctor visit weren’t far advanced from what Doc Adams did. Though not quite as rustic as Doc Adam’s office, I can remember a second-floor storefront doctor’s office. There was no.


Grocery Cart Make Over: Just in Time for the Holidays

Lorraine Matthews-Antosiewicz

One of the best ways to eat healthier and avoid weight gain during the holidays this year is to plan weekly trips to the grocery store. That's right. Go shopping. I suggest you book an appointment for yourself each week (write it in your planner) to go grocery shopping. It's a simple, yet powerful, way to make sure you are eating foods that are good for you and avoiding foods that are not. Think of your grocery cart as your..



Own Your Plan

Jeanna Gabellini

Most entrepreneurs think that laying out a plan of attack is what turns a business dream into a reality. Nope. You could be highly productive on a daily basis to put that plan in motion and may still not increase your profits. I’ve lived that scenario several years in a row. It’s very disheartening. And when you truly need the money to survive, it’s downright freaking stressful. Instead breathe life into...



Bing Limousin

As winter closes in, and gray skies shroud the sun more each day, here on the farm we prepare to be transformed into our winter lives. One we look forward to. There are good people you admire, some you respect and some you adore. And some affect all three. Grandma Brown was smart in many ways, she didn’t chance the love of a grandson to any cerebral cognitive reasoning. Like any good mother she knew the art of bribery. ...


Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake With Carmel Sauce Recipe

Jessie Eldora

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Carmel Sauce Calling all ginger lovers! This festive cake deliciously covers ginger from every angle, from fresh to ground to the pièce de résistance – an attractive crystallized ginger garnish. Ingredients 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) packed dark brown sugar 1 cup (250 mL) vegetable oil 1/3 cup (75 mL) fancy molasses 3 eggs 2 cups (500 mL) canned pumpkin purée ...


Review: The Education of Santiago O'Grady and Other Short Stories


Author: Michael J. Merry ISBN: 978-1-4633-9252-9 Reading the collection of short stories and novellas that make up Michael J. Merry's The Education of Santiago O'Grady and Other Short Stories one can never be certain what direction they will go as the situations are rarely what they seem. Each is cleverly crafted and all clearly demonstrate the author's observant astute eye concerning human behavior...



Take Amtrak to a Fabulous Santa Barbara Car Free Getaway

Wayne and Judy Bayliff

We had not been on a train in years, so when invited to experience a weekend getaway on the rails that was “drive free,” we jumped at the opportunity. The adventure entailed making our way to the Diridon Train Station in San Jose, California, and boarding the southbound Amtrak Coast Starlight train bound for Santa Barbara. Here’s how it all went: Getting to the San Jose train station San Jose is just...



Get More Twitter Followers That Make Sense


Do you ever wonder how some businesses generate a large following on Twitter? Creating a Twitter account for your small business can be simple. In fact, any business that has internet connection can create one in minutes. However, getting a large number of Twitter followers that make sense for your business seems to be a daunting task. It's not uncommon to find businesses whose Twitter followers are far lower than the accounts...


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