Monthly Archives: December 2012

Treating the Common Cold

It’s December and along with it comes “cold season.” The common cold, or upper respiratory tract infection, is one of the leading causes of doctor visits. It is characterized by symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion and discharge, sore throat, cough, low-grade fever, and a mild headache. Cold symptoms often … Read More

A Second Opinion: December 7, 2012

Dear June, My adult sister moved in with me after having a big falling out with my parents. She has never moved out, and after a major blow up, I invited her to come to my house in an effort to keep the peace and help her get out on … Read More

With Four Seconds to Go

I tend to watch sporting events in which I have no strong feelings about who is playing. Monday I watched the Giants and Redskins play. I could appreciate the good and the bad on the field without becoming emotionally involved. When I watched the World Series this year, I was … Read More

Retail Sale Names

In 1853 a Bavarian immigrant brought his dry goods to California to supply miners. He eventually climbed into the pants business, and his “waist high overalls” became the “blue jeans” we buy today. That man likely made simple presentations of his goods to those miners, who chose from his offerings … Read More

100 Years Ago: Dec. 7-14

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, 9 December 1912:  Despite the city ordinance prohibiting children under age 14 from attending moving pictures except when accompanied by a parent, guardian or someone over the age of 21 authorized by a parent, there was little trouble finding underage children, without escorts at the … Read More