Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Then, as we neared the age of 40, the doctor would remind us that since we are now approaching that "magical" age, we need to start having mammograms. "UGH," we responded, with dread in our voices, because, after all, who hasn't heard the horror stories of this procedure! But, again, we pushed past our fears and bravely went ahead and had the mammogram. And, the following year, we'd have another one. And, so on and so on. Because, this is what the medical "professionals" said that we needed to do.
So, now that we have gotten this down pat:
- 1. Do the BSE regularly, and
- 2. Have a yearly mammogram after the age of 4-0,,
some moronic Task Force has decided that they are more interested in saving money than in saving lives. This decision literally makes my skin crawl, for lack of a better word (I borrowed that phrase from the author of this article: healthcentral.com/breast-cancer. While I don't support her position on the government's decision, I recognize that everyone has a right to their own opinion.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
by Cadet Major Kelly Strong USAF JROTC
I watched the flag pass by one day
A young soldier saluted it, and then
He stood at ease
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He'd stand out in any crowd
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many Pilots' planes shot down?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No - Freedom isn't free
I heard the sound of taps one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill
I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant "Amen"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives
I thought about a graveyard at the
Bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No - Freedom isn't free!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Get on a Simple System