Falling Apples and Ideas by Susan Macfarlane

Has a falling apple ever hit you on the head?  Figuratively I mean. If so you are in good company. In 1666 Sir Isaac Newton, distinguished physicist and mathematician, was sitting in his mother’s garden in Lincolnshire, England, as the story goes, when an apple fell on his head revealing to him laws of gravitation that not only govern falling apples, but also such distant objects as the moon...
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Spring and Renewal by Pamela Savage

How glorious is the renewal of spring.  Everything that was sleeping, colorless and dormant bursts forth with life, color, newness and radiance. The Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus defines renewal as, “revive; regenerate; make new again; recover one’s youth and strength.” Animals, plants and man express new vitality and strength associated with the arrival of spring.   This...
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Live a Stressfree Life

It’s not like any of us really needs someone to make us aware of stress. It inconveniently appears in our lives, making us abundantly aware of its effects on our daily activities, on our accomplishments, and on our health.  No one, it seems, is immune to it. But, just in case you’ve missed it, April is National Stress Awareness Month. “Science shows that how we react to stress matters.  A...
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What’s in Your Stone Collection? by M.J. Johnston

I keep a small white stone on top of my desk, a keepsake from a beach vacation with friends.  The stone is not much to look at, but for me, it symbolizes treasured friendships, eternal beauty and the constancy of good.  Just glancing at it provides me reminders of the importance of these qualities which lifts my spirit. In the Bible story of David and Goliath (I Samuel: 17), the shepherd-boy,...
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