Americans are likely to develop knee problems

The baby boomer generation is getting older and heavier — which means that over the coming decades, a lot of Americans are likely to develop knee problems as they age. Researchers around the world have found that knee pain is common in people who...

Wasting your time

It's 2:30 am and I am wide awake.  Had a lot of company today and took a nap.  HA !!  A nap that was 5 hours long.  More like a night's sleep.  So here I am, all alone with my thoughts.  This is a very dangerous situation.  As I get older, I see...

Spending Time with someone that is socially awkward

There is a dear family friend, that is in his late twenties.  He has been part of our family since he was 5 or 6 years old.  He came to visit this evening, for a few hours.  Having a conversation was like pulling teeth.  I wondered why he had come...

Short History of GOP Conventions

The delegates’ job is not to simply ratify whoever gets the most popular votes—or delegates—as the nominee. Were that the case, there would be no need for delegates, or a convention; the victor could be determined by merely tallying up the popular...

A few things to ponder.

What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men? If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?   OK...so if the Jacksonville Jaguars are known as the "Jags" and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are known as the...

When Irish eyes are smiling

I am a bit sad.  My favorite niece is leaving for Dublin Ireland tomorrow at 3:00am.  She will be gone for a few months.  No reason, just adventure.  She is only 24 and seeks meeting new people and seeing new places.  I am so opposite from that.  Her...

Do you know a Sociopath.

Surprising warning signs that you’re dealing with a Sociopath. 1. Chronic Addictions Not all addicts are sociopaths, but a majority of sociopaths are addicts. In fact, studies estimate that up to 70% of sociopaths struggle with drug and/or...

These little quips are handy

Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you're done. -   My wallet is like an onion, opening it makes me cry.   When the past comes knocking, don't answer. It has nothing new to tell you. -   Life doesn't have any hands, but it...

How stress affects your health and body

Source:  NIMH Stress — just the word may be enough to set your nerves on edge. Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Some people may cope with stress more effectively or recover from stressful events quicker than others. It's important to know...

Made it to my doctor appointment

Through hell and high water, I was going to my appointment today.  The anxiety was about 9.6 on a scale of 10.  As luck would have it,  I am all dressed and ready, go to start my car and a dead battery.  Is this a sign from some supreme being?  No, it...

Doctor's appt causing me anxiety

So sick of this anxiety I get every time I have a doctor's appt.  It is just a medication check.  Nothing is going to happen.  There will be poking and prodding so why the hell do I feel like I am going to the gallows.  Truth is, I really like the...

How to stop arguing

I hate losing an argument.  There are other solutions.  When you're in the middle of an argument, you have two choices available to you. You can be stubborn about your point in the argument and keep it going as long as the other person will let...