Saturday, April 23, 2016

Still Kickin'!

***But just barely! What a week! I'm glad to be busy, but it certainly leaves little time for anything else. Today I get to see Emily & Johnathan. We're meeting for lunch and then going to Sam's Club to do some serious shopping.

***96-year-old says retirement is the worst thing you can do. 

If you ask Charles Eugster, 96, "retirement" is a dirty word.
A bodybuilder and sprinter who has set multiple world records in his age group in races ranging from 60 meters to 400 meters, Eugster is basically the fittest 96-year-old on the planet. While nutrition and exercise are certainly integral in his tips for healthy living for the aging population, there is one other factor above all.
 "Retirement is one of the worst things that you can do to yourself,'' Eugster told TODAY from his home in Zurich, Switzerland. "If you refer to the queen of England, who just turned 90, she has a terrific schedule. She is not somebody who jogs in the park of Buckingham Palace, but she does an enormous amount of standing. She is not someone who sits, and sitting is not healthy. The most important thing is that she has a job."

Great story.

***We need leadership, not tinkering. Great piece.

I am incensed that our government has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. I have nothing against this gun-toting abolitionist; I have everything against President Obama’s continued rattling of the nation’s cage.
I object to his ongoing efforts to “transform” and “modernize” our country, authoring one divisive measure after another, at a time when he should be restoring our confidence.
The aftermath of the financial crisis, the stalemate in Congress and increased threats from Islamic terrorists have dulled our optimism.
We need leadership, not tinkering.
Obama’s inflammatory and pesky interventions in matters great and small, from shoving ObamaCare down the country’s throat to renaming Mt. McKinley, from overturning our immigration laws to optimizing transgender bathroom availability, have kept Americans on their heels, not knowing what will come next.

I can't wait until that awful man is out of office. Trouble is, I hope we don't install someone even worse in the White House.


***Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. ~Søren Kierkegaard

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