Open Door Policy

I saw something on one of the internet social media sites that reminds me of the open door policy once practiced by many Americans, including the generations preceding mine and my own generation in its earlier adulthood. It seems to me that most people nowadays do not practice the open door policy. Oh, there are plenty of people who talk about it, but, do not truly practice it in reality.

I have told family, friends, and neighbors during my entire life that I have an open door policy. With extreme rare exceptions over the past 50 years, I have not been taken up on my offer. Well, I still observe and practice the open door policy as is described in the copy and paste job from that internet social media site reproduced below. I wish more people would accept my offer more frequently; and, I also wish that others would also practice the same policy.


My door is always open. My house is safe. Coffee can be on in minutes, and my dining room table is a place of peace and non-judgment. Anyone who needs to chat is welcome anytime. It’s no good suffering in silence. I have food in the fridge, coffee in the cupboard, listening ears and shoulders to cry on. I will always be here…and you are always welcome!!
This is an old value that has been lost to technology…a text, a facetime or an emoji is not the equivalent of making time for those we love and care about!
Could at least one friend please copy and re-post? We are trying to demonstrate that someone is always willing to listen, you never really need to be alone.

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Aging, Initiative, Motivation, Vision.

As I approach my 70th birithday, I reflect upon the following meme. From it, I extrapolate that it could be a keen observation on the inter-relationship of aging, initiative, motivation, and vision.

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Diabetic Diet

Over on one of the many web pages at the website of the Mayo Clinic, I read the following introductory paragraph:

“A diabetes diet simply means eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes.

A diabetes diet is a healthy-eating plan that’s naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories. Key elements are fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone.”

If you wish to read the entire article on that web page, click on over to:

Diabetes diet: Create your healthy-eating plan

Your diabetes diet is simply a healthy-eating plan that will help you control your blood sugar. Here’s help getting started, from meal planning to exchange lists and counting carbohydrates.
By Mayo Clinic Staff

The website for MedlinePlus also has a wealth of information on its web pages. The initiating paragraph of its Diabetic Diet Summary reads as follows:

“If you have diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. Healthy eating helps keep your blood sugar in your target range. It is a critical part of managing your diabetes, because controlling your blood sugar can prevent the complications of diabetes.”

You may explore those MedlinePlus pages over at MedlinePlus / Diabetic Diet.

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L’Shanah Tova! Happy New Year.

The New Year on the Hebrew calendar is coming up on the 1st of Tishrei, 5778, which on the Gregorian calendar begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

In Hebrew, I say: כתיבה וחתימה טובה with the transliteration of “Ketivah v’chatima tovah” meaning in English “A good inscription and sealing (in the Book of Life).”
In Yiddish, I say: א גוט געבענטשט יאהר with the transliteration of “A gut gebentsht yohr” meaning in English “A good and blessed year.”

For an interesting read, I suggest you go over to the following article by clicking on its title containing an embedded link that will open the article in a new browser:
Rosh Hashanah (& The Jewish New Year) Approaches — Here’s What You Need To Know

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire. Wade “Skippy” Kapszukiewicz

This blog entry is brought to you courtesy of Toledo City Paper.

It is an article about Toledo, Ohio Career Politician Skippy Kapszukiewicz. Check it out; go on over to read:

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An Appeal – One America

The five living former Presidents of the United States of America, i.e. Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, have teamed up to create “One America Appeal” which is a campaign to raise money for hurricane relief.

Donate to One America Appeal dot org. We are all in this together!

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YWOTD: Schlep, schlepp, shlep, shlepp

The title of this Roland’s Ramblings contains several spellings for the same word. You may do a web search to learn about them.  For example, a search on Google came up with these results for schlep and these results for shlep.

Over on the Merriam-Webster Dictionary website, we find schlep, verb \ˈshlep\ variants: or schlepp or less commonly shlep or shlepp.

If you don’t care to follow the preceding embedded links to learn about this Yiddish word, I suggest you just go on over to Judy’s Jewels to read what she wrote back on July 7, 2012 when Judy provided her explanation of the word in the blog entry that she entitled YWOTD-Shlep. Just open the embedded link in the blog entry title and a new browser window will open for you that has the whole thing right there for you to read.

Now, if you don’t mind, I have to go. Judy has some things she wants me to schlep for her.

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