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Urine Color. What Yours May Be Trying to Tell You

Urine Color. What Yours May Be Trying to Tell You

Ever take a look at the color of your urine? Most people aren't interested, but urine color can be an important clue. Normally, it's yellow — pale yellow to deep amber. Read more ...

Tips on Keeping Your Children Safe During the Holidays

Tips on Keeping Your Children Safe During the Holidays

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, especially for kids. To help ensure our kids have fun and stay safe this holiday, here are a few tips to remember. Read more ...

Alzheimer's Volunteers Make a Big Difference. Maine Chapter, Alzheimer's Association Says Thank You

Alzheimer's Volunteers Make a Big Difference. Maine Chapter, Alzheimer's Association Says Thank You

On Saturday I attended a volunteer recognition reception hosted by the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter. It was an enlightening afternoon.

As you may know, my mother has Alzheimer's disease. Even though our family is fortunate to have each other and the help of professional caregivers, I often feel overwhelmed — with worry, sadness, responsibilities ...

I'm on the judging committee!

I'm on the judging committee!

I've been invited to be part of the 2014 Maine Readers' Choice Award Selection Committee!

Here's the skinny:

The Maine Readers’ Choice Award, officially established in 2013 by the Maine State Library and the Maine Library Association, recognizes the best in adult  fiction published in the United States the previous year.  The aim of this award is to increase awareness and reading of literary fiction.  The Maine Readers’ Choice Award honors books that exhibit exceptional writing and a compelling story that encourages reading and conversation among individuals and in Maine’s communities.

131 books are under consideration for the 2014 Award.  Want to know which ones?  Wonder no more!

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Health Events in Maine December 7 to December 14

Health Events in Maine December 7 to December 14
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Open House

Graceful Awakening Massage & Energywork and Blissed Out Massage Therapy
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Taking Time Out From a Busy Schedule

Taking Time Out From a Busy Schedule

For the past three months I’ve been taking some courses at the University of Southern Maine. It has been a wonderful, wonderful experience and the beginning of a journey that I expect will take several years. 

One of the things I’ve already learned is that I may only be able to take one course a semester because right now I’m also committed to my work — writing Catching Health, among other things. Taking two classes, one that meets all day long every Monday and another that meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning, has messed up my normal routine. So … what do you suppose I’ve given up these past three months?  Read more ...

Movies: "Dallas Buyers Club"

Movies: "Dallas Buyers Club"

 

In his earlier film career, Matthew McConaughey seemed lazy and laid-back, letting his well-toned body do most of the acting for him.   But with this year’s “Mud” and now “Dallas Buyers Club,” he is putting all he’s got into his craft, even dropping almost 40 pounds to play the whippet-thin AIDS patient Ron Woodroof.