As I have traveled this strange journey I have learned something very special about the best medications. Those are prayer and friendship.
Valuable contacts who are not necessarily in your particular field of endeavor could be established. Yet they could have a powerful influence over your incentive to make the most of who and what you are.
GALESBURG, Ill. - Caisha Gayles graduated with honors last month, but she is still waiting for her diploma. The reason: the whoops of joy from the audience as she crossed the stage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old."
ATLANTA - With Bobby Cox, it usually starts this way: Sitting in an obscured corner of the dugout, he'll remove his cap with one hand, rub the other through his hair and begin grumbling in a not-so-subtle tone that's sure to catch the umpire's attention.
Q: My infant child has had a diaper rash for one week. I have been using a diaper cream each time I change his diaper. His little bottom is still very red and each time I clean him it seems to hurt. Are there any tricks that I can use at home or do I need to see a doctor in order to get rid of this stubborn rash?
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
Who said this? "I'm not a real movie star. I've still got the same wife I started out with 28 years ago."
DEAR DR. GOTT: Is there a way to avoid that queasy feeling in the stomach after taking vitamins? I take my vitamins in the morning with a light breakfast. I can't handle dairy well, so it's usually a granola or breakfast bar. Can vitamins be taken later in the day, say, at supper, when food intake is a little more substantial?
WASHINGTON - President Bush, under international pressure to take tough action against global warming, on Thursday called for a summit of the United States and other nations that spew the most greenhouse gases on the planet.
NEW YORK - Junk e-mail continued to land in mailboxes around the world Thursday, despite the arrest a day earlier of a man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers.
Attention, all community and region stakeholders! We need your help!
There is an old proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," which is as true today as when this saying was documented. Dr. Calvin Mackie, in his book, "A View From The Roof," writes about five gifts to give your children: the gift of love, the gift of affection and touch, the gift of discipline, the gift of integrity and the gift of purpose.
I happened to turn on the old TV to a movie entitled, "Bruce Almighty." Here's a young man in his 30s who seems to be the typical loser individual: less qualified folks get promoted over him; he can't keep a girlfriend; his dog doesn't know the difference between a fire hydrant and his favorite chair; nothing ever seems to work out and God obviously doesn't like him; he doesn't like God, and if he were God, the world would be so much better off.
The following is the third of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 4 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.
Editor's note: Father Robert "Bob" Poandl was sentenced last week to serve 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines, from Ohio to West Virginia, for sexual purposes, in 1991. Poandl served at three Catholic missions, in Claxton, Pembroke, and Glennville, as recently as 2012.
The following is the second of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 3 will be published in Friday's Viewpoints page.
Last Friday, I said goodbye to Marty Hager for the last time. Julie and I sat on the front row of the church along with the rest of our family to let the reality of his death squeeze through the denial everyone faces at times like these.
The following is the first of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 2 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.