Impartial Dining on a Center Class Budget

There's dining and there's dining. The casual spots are the Olive Tree, TGI Fridays and any other fairly decent establishment that rises above fast food. If you really want to impress a loved one or a date, absolutely nothing beats fine dining establishments. These are the places with the filet mignon on the porcelain plate,…

A System to Capture

A few weeks ago it was my privilege to attend a week long youth invitational baseball tournament. During the week I saw some great baseball played by thirteen and fourteen year old boys and unique strategies utilized by the coaches. One game in particular I saw two coaches play cat and mouse with each coach…

The Child

Rodney always looked sad, never smiled Even when you joked around with him An eight year old kid with a lot of weight on his shoulders And not a very good baseball player But every kid gets to play on your team So Rodney became the catcher Because at this age the coach pitches to…

4 Interesting Facts on Umbilical Cords

Ever wondered if there is a relationship between your umbilical cord and the belly button? Of course there is! When you have your little one inside your womb, it needs a life-support system to survive the pregnancy gestation period. This support is comprized of the placenta, the umbilical cord and the amniotic sac filled with…

The American Model of Roman “Feather-Tickling”

When I attended elementary school, we were taught that rich ancient Romans would tickle the back of their throat with a feather to induce vomiting after dinner. Although that ritual probably put a damper on any postprandial romance (without mouthwash was provided with the meal), it allowed them to engage in their greatest delight -…

Each day life Impacts The Size of Telomeres of Chromosomes

Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes. They have been allegorized commonly as the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces, which are likely to get frayed without them. Similarly, without telomeres DNA strands became damaged. They are actually disposable protective buffers blocking the ends of…