Top Ten List on Why Preschool Matters

There are several reasons why it is a good idea to send your child to preschool. The following is a look at ten reasons why preschool is important: Reason one: Preschool helps prepare children academically for kindergarten. Most preschools focus on learning letters, numbers, shapes, days of the week, etc. When a child goes to preschool, he learns the basics, […]

Degrees (use of knowledge in the real world)

Life is only as good as we can use our knowledge to survive successfully. Other than that, all titles and diplomas are just “sheepskins” that “look pretty”. With that said, I start this article. Once Judith “Judy” Sheindlin wrote a book entitled “Beauty Fades, Silence Is Forever.” I read the book and got the full message. Overcoming the empty credits […]

The tragic story of Eddie Gaedel

If you’ve had an interest in baseball for a while, you surely know the story of Eddie Gaedel. For those of you who haven’t heard of him and don’t know the story, Gaedel was a midget, three feet eight inches tall, who played a Major League Baseball game. Much is known of that day on August 19, 1951. Gaedel, 26, […]

Fantasy Football format: go to basics or go home

My fantasy football league is approaching its sixteenth season. We have had 16 teams competing before, but now we are a 14-team league. Although the subject of performance points is discussed in our league meetings almost every year, we remain a basic scoring league, the only way to go for true fantasy football fans. Now fans of the performance point […]

A team for America

Soccer is much more than a game for us. And never before was a game as important as the one played by the two service academies, Army and Navy, in December 1944. Randy Roberts, a distinguished history professor at Purdue University, tells the amazing story of a game-a army. – a game of sea soccer that is hardly played – […]

$ 300 chocolate cake

This brownie is quick and easy to make and the best part is that you can pour the frosting over the cake while it is still in the mold. Do not remove from the pan as the icing will drip down the sides. Whenever I’m asked to bring a covered plate or donate a favorite food for a fundraiser, this […]

Worst US Cities for Bike Theft

When we ride our bikes around our hometown, we may or may not be concerned about theft. It depends on how aware we are of the risk of theft and in which city we actually live. Many are probably unaware of the prevalence of bicycle theft where they live, but we have the list of the cities with the highest […]

7 fun places to propose in California

One of the best things about proposing is the fun you will have creating a creative place to ask the question. If you live in California or are considering a visit, here are 7 fun places you could consider for your marriage proposal: 1. Noria – Santa Monica Pier The Santa Monica Pier is a great place to ask the […]