The NFL game on television is so boring you wouldn't watch the second half if Vince Lombardi himself walked through the front door and held a gun to your head.
The turkey tranquilizer you ingested an hour ago is making your midsection press uncomfortably against your already unbuckled waistband and has left you feeling like a couple of dwafs: Sleepy and Dopey.
You're all grown up, but you're still having the same old squabbles with your brothers and sisters. How do you get past sibling rivalry and enjoy your relationship as adults?
The issue might be too painful or complex for readers to resolve, but we do have some professional guidance from Leonard Felde, a therapist in private practice in Los Angeles and author of "When Difficult Relatives Happen to Good People" (Rodale, $15).
There are at least two effective ways to overcome sibling rivalry.
It was a dark and stormy night when my phone rang. The caller ID said that it was the NJ Turnpike calling and set me to wondering if it was because I had been stuck there last Monday. â€œHelp, Iâ€™m lost.â€ Came the tearful cry from one of my relatives. â€œIâ€™m at the Turnpike and donâ€™t know where I am.â€
After ascertaining that she was okay and the fact that in the heavily trafficked rain swept roadway, she had made a wrong turn, I spoke to John Person, one of the two Turnpike supervisors stationed at 18W.
Sponsored by Bergen County Workforce Investment Board and Bergen Community Collegeâ€™s Division of Continuing Education Center for Business and Industry
The Bergen Community College Center for Business and Industry, in partnership with the Bergen County Workforce Investment Board, is hosting a free business seminar titled â€œTrain the Trainerâ€â€”led by Rita Williams-Bogar, President and CEO of Personal Development Solutions, LLCâ€” Friday, December 8, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., at the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center, TEC 128, at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus, NJ 07652.
Dr. Maria C. Fressola, of Hewitt, and Professor Sharon J. Zaucha, of Hasbrouck Heights, both Associate Professors of Nursing at Bergen Community College were recently approved as Certified Nurse Educators (CNE) by the National League for Nursing. They received the certification after passing the highly competitive and rigorous CNE examination to distinguish themselves as two of only 287 Certified Nurse Educators in all of the United States. The Certified Nurse Educator designation validates their expertise in both the fields of nursing and of education.
Hearing that Renee Tedesco was well on the way to recovery, I asked for and received permission to interview her. An upbeat lady, she was candid about the procedures and caveats that she now faces. While not out of the woods, she started rehabilitation today.
After a 6Â½ hour ordeal under the knife at NY Presbyterian Hospital three weeks ago for her double lung transplant, Renee was able to sit up, walk around, even carry outside the two pet dogs who were barking away when I arrived. Good watchdogs; wonderful woman!
The image most Westerners probably have of Kim Jong Il, the reclusive North Korean leader who recently tested a nuclear device, is that of a diminutive, diabolical dictator with big glasses and even bigger hair, sitting in one of his lavish palaces with a tray of Beluga caviar and Hennessy XO cognac, one finger firmly on the button.
Which probably isn't too far from the truth - the button being on a television remote control.