Paid For By The City Parks, Recreation and Community Services DeptmentDo you believe Senior Citizens should have access to free government programs like this one? When the budgets get tight, the government has to cut programs and usually the elderly and the children suffer most. Should arts therapy programs be paid for by the government or should private organizations pick up the slack. Unfortunately in our area, the only private organizations offering this kind of therapy charge a price most seniors on a fixed income cannot afford.
I love the meaning of Valentine’s Day; remembering and celebrating the love you feel for another, whether it is your sweetheart, your child, parents, or a cherished friend. I love the colors of Valentine’s Day, pink, red, and white abound everywhere in the decorations with shapes of hearts and cupids. Festive balloons float above our heads in the stores looking to be added to that special Valentine treat.
Reading the Sally Fields cover story in February more, I screech stopped in the second sentence as it described SF’s threads: “Worn, gray Nike workout schmatas.” OK, from Nike and gray and workout I comfortably infer sweats, but what is with schmatas? It lives in no local lexicon or library; I finally found a Yiddish web site that said schmatas means “rags” or “looks like rags.” But I found no reader friendly reason for calling up the exotic noun. I did at last find schmatte (American Heritage, Encarta) a rag or worthless thing, but what’s the point? Absent any convenient confirmation of meaning, how is the reader served by the heavy handed insertion of schmatas? Pfui, sez I. Take a run back to page 67 of the Macmillan Paperbacks 1962 edition of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, rule 20: “Write in English.” Resist cute..
So I got some soft, thinnish leather to use as prophylactic patch material and some leather glue, a marking pen, scissors and some plastic bags to use for stuffing. When I first tried patching my sneaks, I applied the leather to the exterior fabric (d’oh, I’m no Einstein). It sort of worked but was ugly and the edges were exposed to snagging and ungluing.
Reebok didn’t waste time signing its second star, rising hip hopster 50 Cent, whose street credentials include scars from nine bullet wounds. His G Unit line debuted with the G6 sneaker, added a cross trainer this summer, and will unveil a Timberland like boot in the next few months. That line, coupled with S.
I did my first one about 6 months after my baby was born. I desperately needed something to help me focus on self care and healing my body. I did 30 days of Yoga With Adrienne (she has a couple, all free). Nike knows that LeBron James is a marketable brand, and Nike also knows that the higher people think of him, the more $$ they’ll spend on his products. And, according to Darren Rovell, it’s working. He reported that 90% of twitter reactions were positive.