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Thinking Out Loud about Food
by Maury Feren

Having been involved in food in one way or another all my lifetime it is easy to look back at its relationship to this subject. First of all I am confident to approach this realistically. I do believe that the food we eat and what we are offered are different.

I doubt that it is the same beef, the same pork or vegetables and fruit that we produce. I think they have different components that they once had. You may call them by the same name but they cannot be the same. Not when they have cows that they give hormones to grow bigger and to produce more milk. Pork the same, chickens too, caged eggs, fish in polluted water and on and on.

We have accepted all of this and have said nothing as a society.

Read the rest of Maury's thoughts about modern food


Senior Wedding Humor

Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Miami, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore. Jacob suggests they go in.

Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: "Are you the owner?" The pharmacist answers,"Yes."

Jacob: "We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"

Pharmacist: "Of course we do."

Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?"

Pharmacist: "All kinds."

Jacob: "Medicine for rheumatism?"

Pharmacist: "Definitely."

Jacob: "How about suppositories?"

Pharmacist: "You bet!"

Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis and Alzheimer's?"

Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The Works."

Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson's disease?"

Pharmacist: "Absolutely."

Jacob: "Everything for heartburn and indigestion?"

Pharmacist: "We sure do."

Jacob: "You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?"

Pharmacist: "All speeds and sizes."

Jacob: "Adult diapers?"

Pharmacist: "Sure."

Jacob: "We'd like to use this store as our Bridal Registry."


Pain
by Maury Feren

Today I am going to spend a little time talking about pain. I'm not sure where this is going to take me since there are so many aspects to this subject. It is a fact of life but it encompasses everyone at some point but we all try to escape one way or another.

It has always bothered me why no one has been able to answer this question. Do you have to suffer in order to enjoy the benefits of feeling good? Then there is pain and suffering. That is another facet that I might get to discuss a little later. But here is the big one. How do you put all of this together when your doctor tells you that you only has 6 months to live?

Read the rest of Maury's thoughts about Pain


Tet Nguyen Dan and a new Morning of Hope
for the Vietnamese-American Community
by Joseph Patrick Meissner

This is a Tet Celebration morning. It is Tet Nguyen Danh, the huge festival season for Vietnamese all around the world.

Families will travel from all lands in order to return home at Tet. In Viet Nam they enjoy the warmth and sunshine, while on this Cleveland morning, all is gray with wet mushy snow everywhere. But all still celebrate here with the fruit baskets, the special candies of stringy white coconut, tasty dried fruits, nut-flavored watermelon seeds that you must crack open with your teeth, delicious banh chong cakes packed in the center with all sorts of fillings, "li si" of gaily decorated red envelopes containing new money gifts for the children, and the thin branches of the small flowering yellow buds that especially mark the coming of the New Year.

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Advice from Dear Webby - Different Political Views than Friends

Dear Webby,

It seems like I have very different political beliefs than most of my friends. Whenever they start talking politics I just back off, not wanting to make waves. But then I get home and feel like a wimp for not standing up for what I think is right.

And I don't want them to think I agree with them because I am not arguing. What can I do?

Not Politically Correct

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Tin Roofs and Rock 'n Roll
by Amy Kenneley

How did The Nut Shop get to be our hangout? I don't know, but that was where we landed when we had outgrown the neighborhood playground. It was just a short walk up 101st street to Euclid Avenue--"Uptown"-- where there were five movie theaters competing for your popcorn and Goobers change. I can see their beckoning lights even now: University, Keith's RKO, Alhambra, Circle, and Loew's Park.

Was it "Rock Around the Clock" that blared from the loudspeaker outside the storefront that drew us in? If so, Then Bill Haley and the Comets must have been our Pied Piper.

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Senior Discount Tickets for the Cleveland Orchestra

Senior discount tickets are available for the season's performances of the Cleveland Orchestra. These tickets must be purchased in person only at the box office at Severance Hall and are available on Monday and through the week of the performance. The tickets are $30 and are on a first come basis.

All performances are at the magnificent Severance Hall. This is a good opportunity to see and hear one of the best orchestras in the world at a good price.
by Lynn Priemer


Antique Roadshow is coming to Cleveland

Antique Roadshow is coming to Cleveland and you can be part of it. WVIZ/PBS will host an all-day appraisal event on Saturday, July 11, 2015. (Time and place to be announced) The show has not been to Cleveland since 2002.

The deadline to apply for free tickets is April 6, 2015. At the appraisal event approximately 5,000 to 6,000 ticketed guests will receive free valuations of their antiques and collectibles. Tickets are given by a random drawing and will be mailed three weeks before the show.

Antiques Roadshow is also accepting furniture submission to appraise and display on the set. The deadline for submissions is also April 6, 2015. To apply for tickets got to ideastream.org or call 216-916 6301 for a postcard to apply for tickets.
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