Alternatives to killing machines

EMT’s usually attempt to resuscitate and will transport a critically injured child, even if there is little expectation of survivability, which was the situation for a four-month-old in the pediatric trauma room. He had been in a car with his mother and aunts. No one survived in the other vehicle; so the “lucky” ones were on gurneys…

Our Food is Killing Us!

My coblogger Joan gave us some pretty scary Food for Thought in her post on Friday. Since then we have been discussing that we need to propose some solutions to these food dilemnas. And we wondered to each other, what CAN we eat? Is it really THAT bad? Actually it is worse. Yet another story popped…

Food for thought

My father used to tell me that he didn’t eat red meat. He always cooked it or ordered it well done, so it was brown. While it made me smile, his comment is typical. For an action that we do on a regular basis (if we’re lucky), how much do we know about what we…

Celebrating a century

Can you imagine yourself at 100 looking back on your life? What are the things you remember—the blessings, the highlights, the tragedies? Any regrets? What are your goals for the future; your concerns? We are co-creators of our lives. Whatever happens, we can choose how we respond. I attended a century birthday party this weekend for Eleanor…

Biking through the ages

Bicycles and I have a long history. While growing up in the Bronx, riding usually meant heading to the protected trails of Van Cortland Park or the Bronx Zoo. But since my mother didn’t drive, we navigated city sidewalks before reaching park paths. Before migrating to the NJ suburbs, my tricycle was exchanged for a two…