Minimizing the Common Cold with Zinc

Few physical ailments make routine life more miserable than the common cold particularly when it threatens to emerge during the summer. The Dreaded Sore Throat Yesterday morning, I woke up with the dreaded sore throat.  Most colds are caused by a type of virus called rhinovirus, which thrives and multiplies in the nasal passages and throat …

Kayak

With the Kinnickinnic River a short drive from the house and inspired by the thought that I can take my grandchildren on a grand adventure, I acquired a tandem kayak that is easily converted to a solo kayak.  Grandson Travis will be the first victim, but we will wait until summer vacation in just a …

Around the World in 6 Years, 9 months and 4 Days

I have been looking forward to this post for quite some time …. One thing I learned from six years of intense caregiving is that I cannot and should not expect other people to live their lives the way I choose to live mine.  While I used to get po’d at the way people choose …

Around the World in Seven Years

woke up at 0400 … accomplished two of the four “S’s” … cleared my email and checked book sales, we’re already on the board for 2014 0500 … headed up to the Redemptorist Renewal Center at 0500 …. performed my daily devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help …. contemplated for 30 minutes in the …

The Economy of Hunger …

As a participant and supporter of Heifer International, I received a welcoming brochure in the mail this afternoon.  According to Heifer International, 852 million people around the world are chronically hungry and 25,000 people die every single day from poverty and hunger.  I looked for another source.  According to Starvation.net, one person dies needlessly every …