I read an interesting article posted in the Washington Post Online edition. It states that " When my mother passed away, my wife, my cousin and I went to go through her things. I remember picking up this photo album, and all these photos fell out. I was in some of them, but really, I had no idea who all these people were. There were no names, no identifiers, no dates, no places. Nothing. My mother and father had divorced when I was very young, and I’d grown up mostly with my father’s family, so I had so many questions. I just stood there, realizing how much history I’d lost — how much of my personal history was beyond my reach."
Also, Halloween is right around the corner! I found some interesting recipes to try with the Pumpkin after you carve out. I may have to try these recipes..click here to view Pumpkin recipes
Lego man washes ashore on a Florida Beach...and it is not a business promotion from Legoland. According to an article in the Online edition of Washington Post, " When a giant Lego figurine washed up on the shore of Siesta Key Beach, some thought it was a viral marketing stunt from Legoland. Instead, a Dutch artist might be behind the eight-foot-tall, 100-pound fiberglass man that has baffled and bemused Floridians. The Lego Man’s shirt bears the cryptic message “NO REAL THAN YOU ARE.” It was discovered by a man taking a Tuesday-morning walk on the beach."
According to an article in Online edition of Washington Post, The article reads " When Bruce Wood’s father was dying 30 years ago, he told his son: “You’re the smart one. I want you to do something about cleaning up this bay.” Two decades later, Wood began to fulfill the promise of restoring the Chesapeake’s waters. His mode of choice: oysters."
“These oysters are unbelievable. The cup on them is just amazing.” With that, she slurped one down and nodded. “They are all about the texture and the feel in the mouth. Creamy and meaty, with just a tiny bit of salt.”
An interesting article in the Washington Post about a man who has hiked the Appalachian Trail and now offers advice to other hikers. A portion of the article reads " Still, he’s humble. He doesn’t mind explaining the ins and outs of trail life to naive newcomers like, say, some hypothetical person who might have the audacity to think she can walk in his trail runners. Were such an urbanite to tackle such a 30-mile backcountry hike, Augie would have to be firm. He might, for example, begin by plowing through the novice’s backpack. “You won’t need this, you won’t need this,” he might say, shoving aside a down sleeping bag, the extra freeze-dried meal. He might hand her his own, lighter-weight sleeping bag (he’ll use an even thinner sleeping bag liner himself). He might then chide her for the large size of her now nearly empty pack, he might quickly repack it “properly” with straps cinched perfectly, and tent stakes and water bottle on the outside. He might take off up a hill that leaves her panting for breath and wondering, 10 minutes into the hike, how she will survive 74 hours in his lithe shadow. He might; she might."
And, The Trial of the Century continues with Michael Jackson's doctor. An article in USA Today states that the doctors patients testified in court on the doctor's behalf. The article states that
"Five former heart patients of Michael Jackson's $150,000-a-month personal doctor praised him at his homicide trial Wednesday as capable, caring and anything but greedy.
But prosecutor David Walgren sought to score points against defendant Conrad Murray in scathing cross-examination of the defense witnesses. Walgren attempted to show they were biased and that Murray's care of Jackson was far lower in quality than how he treated them."
And, The verdict is in on how Singer Amy Winehouse died. According to an article in the USA Today Online edition, A report from " Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of "death by misadventure," saying the singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning. "The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels (of alcohol) was her sudden and unexpected death," Greenaway said."
National Pastor joins hands with America's Churches! According to an article in the Christian Post Online edition, " Joel Osteen, the pastor of Houston's Lakewood Church, hopes his fame will put a face on the nation's Christian community. The New York Times bestselling author is leading Lakewood's Champions Network, a national network that helps Christians find churches in their area."
"I feel like God said 'Joel, go connect with other pastors and get people into good, Bible-based churches,’" he said Monday at a Champions Network meeting in Washington, D.C. "I'm trying to throw a wide net of hope and catch people flipping through the channels unaware of Christ."
According to an article in the NY Times Online edition, A study reveals why its hard to keep the weight off in some people. "For years, studies of obesity have found that soon after fat people lost weight, their metabolism slowed and they experienced hormonal changes that increased their appetites. Scientists hypothesized that these biological changes could explain why most obese dieters quickly gained back much of what they had so painfully lost."
According to an article in the NY Times Online edition, Fennel fills in for salads in Fall. " THOUGH the colorful salads of summer (remember tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers?) are justly loved, a salad in autumn — or any cold season — is a thrill. Leafy salads have their place, yes, but so do salads with no leaves or minimal leaves. Cooked vegetables make fine salads this time of year, bathed with oil and vinegar. Think beets, potatoes, carrots, artichokes. But raw vegetables can make salads that are fresh and crisp."
Well, Time to head outside to enjoy what's left of the daylight. Plus, I have to do a little grocery shopping and get ready for my Out of Town drive this weekend. I have been invited to Birthday party at a Rollerskating Rink...nevermind that I haven't roller skated in years! LOL! So, I'll be putting my "Old Self" in a pair of roller skates for the first time..It should be Interesting! :-) Until next time, Be Safe and a Have a Glorious Day!!