Several readers have asked me if I have any resources for post traumatic stress disorder. Well, I have the Internet like everyone else, but I’m also fortunate to have a few contacts through past columns.
We all know the nanny-staters, with which this country is rife and who in fact now seem to be running things, have long been opposed to fun.
Several times Leif mentioned Coach Flowe taking him aside and encouraging him. Every player knew that simply being on the team made him part of their success.
All things being equal, most high schools will have a really tall kid every few years. Most will have the occasional college prospect, maybe two. But what should we make of those programs that feature a steady stream of 6-foot-9 athletes and boast multiple Division I signees every year? What are the odds that would occur randomly?
We’ve all known people who touted the merits of their best (perceived) traits without realizing that they carried them to such extremes that people found them off putting.
Whether this has been a year that leaned more toward blessings or tribulations, give thanks for it. Because even the hard times are leading to better times and when you get to those better days, you’ll celebrate them with pure joy.
I don’t recommend the drive-through, however, for parents with small children. Using it will merely frustrate your real purpose: having half an hour to eat in peace while your kids will disappear inside the playground.
SaltLight Center, run by Family Promise, is a volunteer run emergency shelter for homeless single women and women with children. It provides a safe and loving overnight stay for those in need and Karpf is most grateful for all its willing volunteers.
The 60 percent principle is my new mantra. If I want it, and I’m close to 60 percent confident that I can do it, I’m going for it.
The American Dream. Pure and simple. Why aren’t we doing more to extol it these days? Why aren’t we celebrating the opportunities of a country where the poor can rise mightily?
In cross country, parents pull for their kids, sure, but they also pull for all the other kids — even kids on other teams. One of the most heartwarming things I’ve ever seen in sports is a bunch of parents and athletes cheering on the very last runner as he or she approaches the finish line.
When you are a teacher, free time is tough to come by.
The big Pet EXPO coming up Nov. 16 at the Gwinnett Convention Center really sounds exciting. It’s free, there are more than 120 exhibits and visitors are encouraged to bring their own pets, including hamsters, birds and lizards.
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that one in 25 American teenagers attempts suicide and one in eight has thought about it. After recently reading a stack of essays written by high school seniors, I think I might have some ideas why.
There’s a great scene in the 1980s movie “When Peggy Sue Got Married.” Kathleen Turner’s time travels go back to high school. Already having lived much of her adult life, she confidently tells her math teacher, “Mr. Snelgrove, I happen to know that in the future I will not have the slightest use for algebra.”
Health and Wellness
- Senate forum to talk about drug problem in suburbs
- Lilburn resident steps into role of executive director for Dream House
- Red Cross holding public blood drives throughout December
- Legislators offer incentives to boost EpiPens in schools
- Lawrenceville man sheds pounds on Weight Watchers
- Duluth resident compiles book on plant-based diets
- PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Falcons players rally around young hospice patient
- HEALTH BRIEFS: Eastside Medical Center names second DAISY honoree
- Red Cross seeking blood donations over Thanksgiving holiday
- Sen. Renee Unterman receives national honor
Home and Garden
- DALY: How to find the perfect Christmas tree
- DALY: Houseplants brighten the indoors during winter
- DALY: Landscape plants should fit the space where they are planted
- DALY: Moles and voles are troubling home landscapes
- DALY: Local homeowners being plagued with kudzu bugs
- Randy's hosts free fall festivities
- DALY: Grubs can menace lawns in the fall
- DALY: Plant bulbs now for spring color
- DALY: Autumn is the time to divide perennials
- DALY: Gwinnett Extension accepting applications for Master Gardener Extension volunteer program
- BUCK'S BYTES: Simple tech is often good tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Should electrical wiring, lights still be so old school?