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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People You Meet


Many people will walk in and out of your life,
but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
God gives every bird its food,
But He does not throw it into its nest.
He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses more;
He who loses faith, loses all.

Beautiful young people are acts of nature,
But beautiful old people are works of art.
Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
The tongue weighs practically nothing,
But so few people can hold it.
Friends, you and me….
you brought another friend…
and then there were 3…
we started our group…
Our circle of friends…
and like that circle…
there is no beginning or end..

—-Author unknown—-

NOTE: This is an encore presentation of a Roland’s Ramnlings entry that was originally published on February 27, 2005.
ref: Roland’s Ramblings, The Wayback Machine, February 2005.

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Where Have The Years Gone – by Owen Yeates.

Where Have The Years Gone

Where have the years gone they went so quickly by
We have suddenly become old the years they seem to fly
What happened to our childhood it seems so long ago
The teenage years were gone so fast I think I missed them oh!

The years that were filled with children, struggling to raise
They grew up and they left without a word of praise
Then slipping through the freedom that suddenly was there
But that to [ sic ] has just flashed by and leaves one old in care

It is not that time goes slower when you age a bit
It just seems to go faster until at last your hit
With the certain knowledge that you are indeed old
Where once you felt the warmth know you only feel the cold

So where is all the happiness I remember long ago
For those we used to share it with are dead or just to slow
The years that we have wasted are never to return I fear
And while I have been writing this there goes another year

Where have the years gone I beg for them back please
If I could turn the clock back I would get down on my knees
But I know that if I had them I would waste them just the same
For that is life in general and it really is a shame

Copyright © Owen Yeates | Year Posted 2011

ref: Where Have The Years Gone, PoetrySoup

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