Quantrill’s Raid on Olathe, Kansas, September 6, 1862

William Quantrill (1837-1865) was a Confederate sympathizer and guerrilla fighter during the Civil War, roaming the plains of Kansas, which had joined the Union as a free state in 1861, and Missouri, a slave-owning state. He was not recognized by the Confederacy as an officer, and many of his men, including Frank and Jesse James,…

Pain in the Jaw Joint and TMJ

If you have TMJ, a condition known medically as Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome, then you understand the pain that is associated with the condition. Often caused by some sort of traumatic injury to the head, neck, or spine, the main factor behind the development of TMJ is the misalignment of the bones in the jaw joint.…

Spells to Control the Elements

Control of the elements is limited somewhat by the laws of nature. You cannot make it snow in the middle of the summer. The Wiccan Rede (and its instruction to do whatever you please as long as it harms no one) prevents you from causing natural disasters like tornadoes or floods. The threefold repayment you…

Smoking and Breastfeeding – Inherent Risks

If you are breastfeeding your child and you are smoking, you are not only putting yourself at risk for fatal illnesses but you are also hurting your baby as well. Let's face it, we all know that smoking is bad for you. There is only one thing worse then just harming yourself when you choose…

Eating Cherries In Texas May Be Good For You

Cherries. Sweet, tart and oh so good. Individuals in Dallas, Houston and elsewhere in Texas can find them in pies, drinks, pitted, not pitted, juiced, au naturel, maraschinoed, covered with chocolate, sitting on top of whipped cream or blended into special sauces. They’ve become part of our nation’s folklore with George Washington cutting down a…

Dieting in the Office

Those of us who work in an office often complain about a lack of activity and how difficult it can be to keep fit yet work at an office job. Whilst it is possible to use a small pedal machine kept under the desk, these do look a bit weird and can be a bit…

Medical Transcription

This is a process whereby dictation from physicians and other healthcare providers is transcribed and formatted into a medical document. The dictation occurs after a patient has seen a physician and then he dictates the results of that visit. A medical transcriptionist (MT) listens to the dictation and transcribes into a word processor (such as…

Eye Disorders

Many eye disorders are minor, but some can lead to serious complications without treated. Congenital Defects Squint (malalignment of the eyes) is sometimes congenital (present at birth). Cataracts (opacity of the lens) can occur in infants when the cause may be a maternal rubella infection early in pregnancy. Very rarely, babies are born with microphthalmos…

Avoid Bacteria With a Bio-Latex Mattress

According to the latest scientific studies, various kinds of bacteria and fungi like Salmonella, Staphylococcus and other skin disease-trigger fungus will die if they are forced to cling on latex rubber like those commonly found in hospital, treatment facilities, hotels, etc, including your house. Latex is also commonly used in cushions for chair, pillow, etc.…

Certified Rolfing & Rolf Movement

Since my Rolfing endeavor began, one thing became clear, Rolfing uncoupled from movement cues will not get the same results. What once seemed abstract, except for the occasional “aha”, now seems much more tangible. It seems that which begs the question “What is Rolfing” is also begging the hallows of movement protocols as well. Here…

When to Start Taking Supplements

For some reason, there are many people that use supplements, but really have no idea when they should be taking them. Whether its pre or post workout, or even when to actually start using them. The one thing that I've noticed, particularly with teens and adults that are just starting to take body building supplements,…