Archive for the ‘Holly Lewitas’ Category

Dinner with a Detective: Miss Marple vs. Hercule Poirot

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Miss Marple vs Hercule Poirot Dame Agatha Christie…what a lady! The world’s foremost mystery writer of all time, Agatha Christie’s books have been translated in over 40 languages and have sold over two billion copies.

Listen to this: She wrote 78 mystery novels, 19 plays, over 100 short stories, 2 books of poetry, a children’s book, and 2 autobiographies. Whew! I am tired simply typing her résumé. Somehow, she also managed to write an additional 6 romance novels (under the name of Mary Westmacott).

In fact, Christie managed to write an average of two novels a year through most of her life. Only the Bible and Shakespeare have outsold her. How did she find the time? No, really, how did she do it? I sure would like a touch of her magic. Was it her pure love of writing or absolute dedication to her craft? (more…)

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Calcium Sources for Dogs + Why Dogs Need Calcium

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

puppy running As we age, we learn about a number of medical conditions that occur because of the aging process. Perhaps the one that receives the most publicity is osteoporosis, the chronic and painful disease that afflicts our bones and joints. The same degeneration of bones and joints occurs during the canine aging process and, as with humans, dogs can slow or eliminate the degeneration by supplementing their diets with healthy amounts of calcium. (more…)

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Where Do You Stand on the Ray Rice Suspension?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Ray Rice The discussions revolving around the behavior of footballer Ray Rice, and the resulting response by the NFL, seem to represent a micro overview of our society. Do opinions vary between men and women? Does your age play a factor in how you view the situation? What about education or economic background? Does the degree of your devotion to football make a difference? (more…)

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Are Americans Unknowingly Helping ISIS?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

ISIS graphic When I turn on talk radio, I hear about ISIS. When I listen to the news, I hear about ISIS. When I talk to people, they talk about being petrified of ISIS. Many are terrified of all Muslims.

The question is: Are the American people and the media unknowingly helping ISIS accomplish their mission? (more…)

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The Need to Be Busy: Are Humans Really Hamsters?

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

hamster wheel Today, I stood outside and observed the peacefulness of my animals as they lay in the shade.

I thought: Why do we humans hurry so much? We hurry at everything. We hurry to eat breakfast, hurry to get into our cars, hurry to get to the traffic light, hurry to get to work, hurry to get through the day, hurry to get home, and then hurry through dinner so we can plunk down in front of the TV. The only thing we do not seem to hurry at is getting up in the morning.

I concluded: Humans seem to have a great need to be busy. (more…)

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Robin Williams’ Death: A Psychologist’s View of Depression

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Robin Williams Canada Last week, our human mom, Dr. Hannah Richards, was saddened when she heard that a man by the name of Robin Williams died. As some of you know, she is a psychologist and has treated many patients who suffer from depression. We heard Mom talking on the phone to her best human friend, Judy. This is what she said: (more…)

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