Neal Pollard Have you ever researched famous people born on your birthday? I have. I share a birthday with Babe Ruth, Bob Marley, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Queen Anne, Isidor Strauss, J.E.B. Stuart, Tom Brokaw, and, of course, a great many others. Two of the more fascinating, by contrast, were born a year apart. The one … Continue reading THE DIFFERENCE OF MORE THAN A YEAR
Neal Pollard A church marquee read, "If we could mind our biscuits, life would be gravy." As somebody who loves to make biscuits, I appreciate the sentiment. Only a few ingredients--self-rising flour, shortening, and milk (sweet and/or butter). A simple, consistent temperature (I prefer 450 degrees). The time is pretty precise--10-13 minutes. The rack placement … Continue reading Mind Your Biscuits
Neal Pollard Too often, it's a great disappointment to learn about the personal lives of politicians, athletes, musicians, actors and actresses, and other professional entertainers. Their public persona and abilities may attract, inspire, and move us, but the aforementioned details are all too sordid. What might look wholesome on closer examination has a very seedy side. … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Know!
Neal Pollard A protein called “troponin,” indicating heart damage, is typical with the majority of runners tested after running a marathon. Malissa Wood, a Harvard-affiliated cardiologist who has competed in four marathons says that the danger comes in not training enough, running forty-five miles or more each week. Her pithy summary was, “Use your head … Continue reading “Marathon Heart”