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Archive for January, 2013

Transformation Instead of Resolutions

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s another new year, and another fresh start. The first days of January have a special quality and are full of promise. Although I am a professional in habit changes and it is my passion, I am not fond of New Year´s resolutions. Too often have I seen them just ending up as empty promises […]

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John Jorgenson Quintet Plays Gypsy Jazz at AMSDConcerts

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John Jorgenson Quintet Plays Gypsy Jazz at AMSDConcerts

Grammy winner John Jorgenson and his Quintet enthrall audiences with original and classic “gypsy jazz,” the dynamic string-driven swing created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in the 1930s. Your chance to experience the dynamic interplay of Jorgenson and his band will be at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 26 at AMSDConcerts in Normal Heights. Tickets […]

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What Now? We’ve Been Floored!

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

If there’s one thing you shouldn’t do, domestically speaking, it’s buying new carpeting. Just keep the carpeting you’ve got, y’know? Never mind the age, its stains, the wear, the kids, the dog. Especially the dog. In our case, Barney. Don’t go listening to your kids: “Maaaaaa, your old carpeting is to embarrassing!” Just go out […]

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Baci Ristorante – An Unforgettable Old Friend

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Baci Ristorante – An Unforgettable Old Friend

New Year’s celebrations have come and gone. The haunting strains of “Auld Lang Syne” have faded from hearing. By now, the year’s business has begun in earnest. “In with the new, out with the old” is a common theme, coupled with resolutions to do better, to be better. The New Year, to many, begins exciting […]

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The Artful Spirit – The Joy of Living Creatively

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Concetta Antico Learning how to see the beauty in our planet earth and in others is an artful skill that will bring greater joy to anyone who wants to experience life in a positive perspective. A new year is ahead of us and we have the opportunity to appreciate the vast offerings in our […]

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Go Out and Play in the Yard

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Go Out and Play in the Yard

We often refer to a person as being “well-grounded” when they seem stabile, reliable, practical and calm. That metaphor may turn out to be far more scientifically descriptive than literary. Recent research into the electrical field influences on our body functions has determined that we need to actually ground ourselves to the surface of the […]

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The Buddy Advantage

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The temptations of the holiday season – baked goods, candy canes, cocktail parties and large social gatherings centered on food – can lead you down the path of weight gain, irritability and inactivity during the cold, dark winter months. To overcome these temptations and stay focused on consistently working out and eating healthy during the […]

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Dementia: More Than Just a Family Matter

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. This includes 5.2 million people over age 65, most of whom are women. That’s roughly one in eight older Americans, and about one half of all those over age 85. I’m not trying to scare you, but […]

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Of Politics & Principles

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

If we know a nation is capable of enduring continuous discussion, we know that it is capable of practicing with equanimity continuous tolerance. • Walter Bagehot Physics and Politics (1872) You will read this after that fact, when the dénouement of the “fiscal cliff” is known; whether the president or speaker prevailed; but deadlines are […]

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A New Year and a New Home

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My landlords called and said they would like to meet with me in person. Not good, I thought. They could tell me on the phone if they were raising my rent or changing their minds about the new carpet. Wanting an in person meeting could only mean one thing, they are selling and I will […]

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