Archive for ‘March, 2012’


Walking Turtle Island

Walking Turtle Island

Ever heard of Turtle Island? Is that from a Disney film, you ask. A magical, secret place in one of the gazillion shows on Nickelodeon? You’ll have to go further back than that, I’ll tell you. A lot further back, even before cable television. (Did your child just gasp?) It seems at one point in time, long, […]

Medical tourism: need a root canal? Head to Mexico

Medical tourism: need a root canal? Head to Mexico

Some Americans are turning to “medical tourism” companies to help them find less expensive ways of getting their health needs met. Need hip surgery? Head to India, which is exactly where guest Phyllis Katz found herself towards the end of 2009. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Electrical Storm

Electrical Storm

Today is the first of the month, and that means it’s Theme Day for participating City Daily Photo bloggers. Today’s theme is Electricity. I think Dave Barry said it best: “Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.” Here, […]

Theme Day: Electricity

Theme Day: Electricity

Today when I think of electricity I think of what it would be like not to have it. The Dark Ages, for example, were really, really dark. Imagine having to ride from, say, Oxford to London (Londinium) in 500 A.D. At night. I mean, no street lights. Not one! (I don’t think the Dark Ages […]

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