1. eagle2250

    Medicine: Part science, part art and with an occasional dose of humor!

    Several months back, my wife underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and to reattach a detached bicep and more recently has been undergoing physical therapy to restore flexibility and range of motion. Her surgeon is an incredibly talented medic who spent a career in the Navy as an...
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    Have The Social Lunatics Taken Over?

    I was just reading in a Yahoo News feed article of a group of patrons at a North Carolina IHOP Restaurant who, when told their request(s) for OJ refills would not be free, reacted by beating up the restaurant manager and an employee, sending them to the local hospital for non life threatening...
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    The Thin Line Between Being a Zealot and a Cheater?

    This past Saturday morning I was browsing the Yahoo news feed and came upon an article reporting that Mark Hamill had posted a twitter tweet, incorporating a 20 to 30 year old photo of the founder of Jimmy John's sandwich shop standing beside a bull elephant he had taken on an African Safari and...
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    Nike, Did We Ever Really Know Ya?

    As I celebrated Independence Day, yesterday, oddly I found myself ruminating over Nike' s recent decision to pull the Betsy Ross Flagged sneakers from their stores, just because Colin Kaepernick was offended that the Betsy Ross Flag represented a time in our nations history when slavery was...
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    Class and Civility: Is there any left? Does it still exist?

    This morning I read an article under the Yahoo Lifestyle Banner, in which the "lame stream and social media" pundits were severely criticizing The First Lady for not removing her sun glasses during a D-Day Remembrance ceremony, claiming it was disrespectful. The ceremony was out of doors and I...
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    Quote of the day...

    This AM I read a quote apparently spoken by Keneau Reeves: "We live in a generation of emotionally weak people. Everything has to be watered down because it's offensive, including the truth!" There is much truth in those thoughts/words. As my wife opined and I am in complete agreement, "I...
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    Wolf Kitchen Appliances

    Have any of our members experienced The Wolf Stainless Steel kitchen appliances...Coffee Makers, Toasters, Toaster Ovens? I am specifically interested in the Wolf drip coffee maker, but alas, they are priced considerably higher that the other coffee preparation gadgets I have included in our...
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    Overcoming an Obsession!

    Overcoming an Obsession...How does a confirmed shoe whore overcome his obsession with buying that next pair of shoes. Why find a new object(s) to obsess over, of course. Yeti came to my rescue. It all started with a 14 oz Stainless Steel Mug for my morning coffee, followed by a 36 oz Rambler...
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    Holiday Good Wishes for the AAAC Brotherhood!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all you Turkeys running around out there in Cyber Land! LOL. ;) As the chief cook and bottle washer on holidays and special events in the Eagle Roost, I'm pretty busy this AM, but I did want to take a minute to wish each of you and your families a healthy and Happy...
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    Farewell To a Genuine Patriot!

    This past Saturday Senator John McCain passed away on the anniversary of Senator Ted Kennedy's passing. Ironically these two Lions of the Senate, two men who individually endured personal tragedies that served as the catalyst(s) that propelled them forward into the rest of their lives in ways...
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    grooming Aging and The Manscaping Challenge!

    As the years roll up and the hair volume diminishes on the heads of so many, as it sprouts with greater abandon from our eyebrows, our ear canals and around the perimeters of our ears, our nasal passages, etc., the daily manscaping challenge increases exponentially! As the obvious challenge...
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    Are Credit Scores and Perfection Mutually Exclusive?

    Is it possible to achieve a perfect credit score of 850? If so, how does one go about it? I will tell you in advance, living well within one's means, paying every bill on time, using multiple credit cards, but never carrying over a monthly balance, never using more than 3% of your authorized...
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    It feels like close to 42 years of public service just went down the Sh*thole!

    Close to 42 years of my adult life were spent wearing the uniform of one of this country's military services and/or working as a civil servant, carrying out the American peoples business, as I may have been ordered to do. I passionately love the USA, as has become apparent in a few of my...
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    "Now I've Got You You Son of A Bitch" Eric Berne, MD

    "Why hasn't the (sexual) abuse scandal brought MSU and USA Gymnastics into the cross hairs, like Jerry Sandusky did Penn State".... was the headline of an article authored by Eric Adelson and carried on the Yahoo News feed early yesterday. Adelson opened with: "It was one of the most...
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    New Year's Resolutions, The Real Story!

    It is that time of year, once again...with just a few days left in the present calendar year, some of us are wont to turn our attention to the crafting the infamous list of "New Year's Resolutions!" Who among us is willing to admit to doing such? Do you commit your resolutions to paper or are...
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    "Those Who Do not Learn From History Are Doomed..."

    "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Surfing the internet this AM, reading the news I came upon an article quoting a USAF General relating that the Air Force was preparing it's remaining B52 Heavy Bombers to once again stand nuclear alert(s). Boy does that bring back...
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    How Short is Too Short?

    It has been my distinct honor and privilege for a good portion of my life to be married to a petite "classic beauty!" Standing at a pert 5' 1''s my wife has on several occasions asked if I thought her to be too short, to which I have consistently responded..."absolutely not. To my eye, you...
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    Should I Be Worried?

    At some point in the near future I am being scheduled for a surgical procedure, after which I will be laid up for a few weeks. My wife and I were talking about this at dinner last evening and she mentioned, "won't it be nice, I'll be your primary caregiver during the period of your in home...
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    59000 Deaths Annually!

    Last evening I listened to Scott Pelley and the CBS evening news team report that 59000 annual deaths in the USA are attributable to illegal substance over doses, a 19% increase over the previous year! As reported, this figure represents as many lives lost as those lost throughout the US's...
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    Bill O'Reilly....Fired! Say it isn't so, Joe.

    Not excusing anyone for the claimed boorish behavior, but being cautious in considering any allegations of misconduct reported quite some time after the claimed incidents were to have occurred, has the defendant been executed before and without being given a chance to defend himself? I'm sure...