Sometimes, it takes an awareness of death to motivate someone to really LIVE. When you think you have only a few days to live, and there is still much to do, things are seen differently.
I live less than four miles from a National Park, and I literally head for the hills any chance I get. I am much more alive when I am there.
This is just random, somewhat poetic thoughts that entered my mind as I was thinking about....CHEESE!
The Quaker Oats Company is most famous for marketing Oatmeal, but is now venturing into making Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. I tasted them and will now share my observations with you.
The bread used can make a sandwich great or not so great. Finding a good bread in an area without a good bakery is a challenge but PF Deli rolls can be a reasonable compromise.
When we go to the juice aisle in the grocery store, we have choices to make us think we have a variety and that Product B is so much better than Product A. If you want to make a healthy choice, it may seem like Diet is the healthier option, but this is not always the case. There are several...
America's saving grace may be found within. America is a collection of many towns, and these towns are collections of many great people. People coming together to help each other made this a strong country, and that spirit is still very much alive and will continue to make America a great country.
The Endomondo fitness tracking App gives immediate feedback of the benefits of exercise & keeps records of these workouts. You can use the information to track your exercise & share with friends.
Of Will Rogers' many quotes, I have highlighted some which, while they were first spoken in the early 20th century, are still accurate observations. He may be a part of our past, but his widom can still teach us if we allow it.
Great Value Mocha Mudslide Ice Cream is one of those products where the generic brand is almost as good as the national brand. I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted it. Certainly a fair value in my opinion.
Rold Gold Cheddar Tiny Twists are really pretzels with an unexpected "twist." These have the traditional salty flavor of a pretzel, along with a cheddar flavor and a peppery punch.
It is important to keep your dryer lint free. The lint screen only goes so far in preventing build up. The Lint Lizard is one of several tools that can help keep your dryer safely lint free.
Highlights include: Rich in Calcium and Vitamin D, Natural Source of Omega 3 and 6, Saturated Fat Free, Lactose & Cholesterol Free and Gluten Free. Only 60 calories per 8 oz serving. This article reviews Wholesome Goodness Almond Drink and it's taste, nutritional value and cost.
If you are looking for a non-strenuous hike near the northern end of the Skyline Drive, the hike to Snead Farm from the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center is ideal for you. This 1.6 mile round trip hike is a good leg stretcher with a few small hills, leading to what remains of a once active farm.
While the Winter months can be dull and not so healthy for many people, it is a great time of year for Citrus fruit. The lively colors can lift your spirits and the vitamin rich juice will be a treat for your tastebuds and a boost for your immune system. Enjoy they best that nature can offer.
When I saw this advertised on the in-store television, I wasn't sure whether it was something for me,or for my cats! With a name like Krave, it could go either way. But I gave in to temptation and discovered a tasty new breakfast cereal.
If you like the taste of chili, go ahead and try this snack. They are good as a snack or with a sandwich and are nothing like the traditional snacks from a vending machine.
Every year, many well meaning self help articles appear about predictions for the coming year and how to improve your life by changing a few things. I wanted to say a few things about the expectations of disaster in the coming year and offer a few ways of handling such predictions as well as how...
There are many great things that people can and will do to be healthy, but people can go crazy trying to do all those things and they still have many issues in their lives which are not adequately addressed and as a result they are not as healthy as they try to be and there is a peace that is...
Roasted, seasoned seaweed was not on my shopping list this last time I went to Costco, but I fell for an impulse buy. I'm glad I did, because I like this healthy snack which I never would have tried if I hadn't given in to my curiosity.
If you have limited time and a pound of ground beef, you can make a meal that will be anything but boring. Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Nacho Supreme Dinner Kits seem to be a more lively version of a classic box dinner kit. It is a good cross between a boxed dinner and something outside of the box.
Bill's Seafood Restaurant in Chincoteaque, Virginia was suggested to me when I checked in to my hotel on the Island my first time there. It may not be the best choice for someone on a tight budget, but if you want to splurge one night, the quality is worth the money spent here.
Compton Peak is well worth the slightly more than a mile hike to reach. This article describes the segments of the main trail and the two side trails and, using words and pictures, illustrates the view from the top.
There are several options when buying sausage. This will help you decide which way to buy sausage to suit your needs.
I thought fruit juice is usually sweet and vegetable juice is always salty. I looked at the label and saw that both had nearly the same sodium level and both were tomato based, so, based on my prior experience with V8, I was expecting two glasses of a somewhat thick, salty liquid. As similar as...
I am a hiker who lives near Shenandoah National Park and every year I seem to be a little out of shape at the beginning of hiking season. The Fox Hollow Nature Trail is a good way to get back into shape without over-doing it. This article will explain why.
September 11, 2001 was a tragic day for the U.S.A., but it would have been worse if United Airlines Flight 93 had not crashed in Pennsylvania and instead hit it's intended target...The White House in Washington, DC. That tragedy and that patriotism is celebrated and honored at the Flight 93...
You will want to watch this movie if you are a fan of the cast, especially Diane Lane and John Malkovich. They portrayed Secretariat's owner and trainer, respectively. While the movie was about the horse, it was also about the how the horse affected...
When the movie opens, there is a voice familiar to many who have been listening to country music since the 1960s. It is Glen Campbell singing the title song. It is a song that can be as inspirational as the scenery in the opening scene and...
I love to order Chicken Piccata whenever I see it on the menu somewhere. So, when I saw the boxed version of this meal with the name of the restaurant (Romano's Macaroni Grill) on my grocery store shelf, I felt I had to try it. I admit that this...
WE have good reason to to do good and for not missing an opportunity to do something great for someone. Most of what we regret are things we don't do.
Here is the scenario: You are hosting a party for someone and the guest of honor is a big fan of shrimp. So, you approach the seafood counter at your local grocery store and are overwhelmed at the many choices available to you. Remember, I said the...
This challenging trail located between Front Royal and Strasburg, Virginia offers great views of the surrounding area. Signal Knob can be seen from all over the surrounding area, but the best view is when you are on Signal Knob.
The Diner Formerly Known as Zinn's Park Place Diner Rt. 272 Denver, PA 17517 United States of America If you traveled the Pennsylvania turnpike through the Pennsylvania Dutch country in the Reading and Lancaster area anytime from the 1950s until...