Archive for May 2012


The Center for Fitness. Part 2

May 29th, 2012 — 5:24pm

The main feature of the club is the exercise classes, which are all complimentary with membership, and include the following, which are the most popular: Pilates and low-impact aerobics (which are the largest classes, usually attracting around 25 members) and the 14 aquatic aerobics classes. The center offers more than 50 classes a week. “Classes are a drawing card for us,” says Sears, who is still teaching at age 65. Continue reading »

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The Center for Fitness. Part 1

May 29th, 2012 — 5:21pm

friends at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kerrville, Texas. After taking courses at theCooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, Texas, she moved her classes, “Gail’s Aerobic Lifestyle,” to two different locations, expanding her business with each move. Continue reading »

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An Overview of the Adoption Process

May 29th, 2012 — 7:48am

With so many different choices in adoption today, it has become an overwhelming process. Not only do couples have to decide whether to adopt, they need to decide how to adopt — domestic or foreign, public agency or private one, open adoption, semi-open adoption or a closed one. And then once they decide, how do they begin? Continue reading »

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Getting Back to the Political Issues

May 18th, 2012 — 8:38am

Imagine a world in which, during political campaigns, the issues were actually discussed and no mud was slung. How much could be accomplished if candidates truly believed in solving problems and set out to do so? Continue reading »

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At Long Last, Hannah Claire. Part 2

May 11th, 2012 — 12:36pm

She still insisted that some discomfort was a normal part of the process. But ultimately, she phoned in a prescription for a powerful sleeping potion. Dutifully, Steve retrieved it from the drug store, and dutifully I took it; it did nothing but make me drowsier. Continue reading »

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At Long Last, Hannah Claire. Part 1

May 11th, 2012 — 12:32pm

It finally happened. And I do mean finally!

On August 24th, at 6:33 a.m., little Hannah Claire, all 8 pounds, 20 1/2 inches of her, slid into the world. And the amazing part of it was that she did it on her own, meaning I didn’t have to have the Pitocin. Continue reading »

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What is Hypertension?

May 7th, 2012 — 7:57am

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is called the “silent killer” with good reason. It is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke. It may also be a sign of other health problems, such as diabetes or kidney disease. Continue reading »

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