Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Bulimia; Science of the Holiday Season and Food copyright © 2007 Betsy L. Angert. The holiday season is the best and worst of times. It always was. The food is phenomenal. The feelings that fill a heart, mind, or is it my stomach can cause enormous misery. For a person immersed in the rituals of bulimia the latter weeks of the year are better than all others. Opportunities to indulge are ample during the holy days. The selection of food fare is far superior. Scientific research on food reaps ample rewards. The secretive practice of self-imposed solitary confinement causes much angst, or could, if one were not able to find an escape in food. Fortunately, a bulimic can and does take flight. She or he can sprint to the stores. There selves are filled with cashew nougat cookies. Boxes of these white wonders melted in her mouth. Delicate doughy dinner rolls lined every end display. These delicious buns were strategically placed in case a customer forgot to grab them when in the bread aisle. Buns sold for pennies. Christians, Jews, Gentiles, those who worship Jehovah, Muslims, Agnostics, Atheists, and more must love these doughy delights. While stuffing was a staple, in the winter, the cost was nominal, and the supply was grand. She could fill her shopping cart with boxes a plenty. In the dairy section, sweet and savory eggnog was available. This liquid ambrosia did not appear before or after the national celebrations. She could hardly wait for the New Year. Grocers would reduce the price on this stock and she would buy all she could. She would place the excess in the freezer and save these for another day. As America celebrated, so too did she. However, her festivity was a bit less conventional. She needed no lights, no tinsel, or tree. A menorah, or...
Bhutto Died; Cable News Network [CNN] Made Clinton President Hillary calls for investigation into Bhutto's assassination copyright © 2007 Betsy L. Angert. Often a King, a Queen, a Prime Minister, or even a President is anointed for they have what it takes. A bloodline qualifies a person for a position of authority. An individual may have married well. A network of acquaintances often secures an honorable appointment. After all, people profess, "It is not what you know, but who you know." A court may declare an individual all-powerful, or a media mogul, with monetary ties to those who "count" may commit him or herself to a candidate, or to a campaign. The reasons for a selection may not be obvious, or at least a naïve public would not fathom the possible influences. Yet, we observe the obscure rendezvous daily. The so-called objective press tells us what to think and whom we must consider a credible source. On Friday, December 28, 2007, America was reminded that Hillary Clinton was the chose one. She alone is more than qualified to be Commander-In-Chief. Less than a week before the Iowa caucus, Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton, was invited to speak to a global audience, to an expectant nation, to the American people. She did so with conviction. Cable News Network featured the former First Lady in an exclusive interview. The presumed future occupant of the Oval Office appeared Presidential indeed. Definitively, Clinton discussed the death of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. As she assessed the nations' next necessary move, the New York State Senator was treated as though she was Commander-In-Chief, President of the United States of America. One might ask, "Who died and left Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office?" Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was slain, or accidentally, she took her last breath, or insert the theory of your choice....

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