Poems and poppies-why we remember John McCrae-physician, poet, reluctant soldier

Our most solemn holiday

In the United States, the last Monday in May is Memorial Day, but it’s now become a “holiday” weekend. History.com calls it… 668 more words

Books, Literature, Arts

How Two Words and Two Left Feet Still Change My Life


My husband and I have taken ballroom dance lessons for 14 years and currently study with a ballroom dance teacher who calls his dance school … 2,181 more words

News, Observances, History

May timely topics-memories, memorials, and mothers

May is a month of celebrations and remembrances.

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Books, Literature, Arts

How the Oklahoma City bombing changed 4 women's lives

April 19, 2019 marked the 24th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City is the capital of my home state and was my home for 7 years while I attended medical school and completed my residency in Family Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. 919 more words

Diseases And Injuries

Good Friday

The Cross, symbol of Christianity

Christians around the world observe the Friday before Easter as “Good Friday”, although the events remembered are dark and somber. For on this day, as recorded in the New Testament, Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross, died, and was buried. 370 more words

Faith And Spirituality

Winning on the water-a book review of Boys in the Boat

Why do we like books and movies about sports? Have you noticed how many sports stories there are? (This post offers multiple affiliate links to sites that offer a commission to this blog for purchases made there.) … 619 more words

Books, Literature, Arts

APRIL Timely Topics-spring, special days, travel

In the northern half of the earth it’s finally spring all month long. Warmer, longer days are pleasant but can bring new health challenges and opportunities. 417 more words

Faith And Spirituality