Author Archives: Sobieski
“We continue to build bone mass until age 30,” says Tina Dreger, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic Health System. “After age 30, we break down more bone than we rebuild.”
Summer bugs Rotzy in many ways…
Becoming justifiably deserves to be labelled a bestseller.
Rotzy’s getting testier with each driving episode…road rage rides on in Brantford
The Canadian healthcare system beats the USA unreservedly. Political philosophy basisThere is an important preface to the above statement: what is your political philosophy? Your view on government regulation and involvement in the lives of citizens? And, your economic status. … Continue reading
Summer’s getting better, and Rotzy is too.
Tedious and taxing, not typical Lee Child.
As summer arrives, Rotzy’s health returns to ‘feeling darn good’ status.
Here’s a smoothie that is an un expectedly nice surprise.
Summer bliss hasn’t hit Queens Park yet. Wondering if it will in the next year?
Sportsmanship is being lost in sports today. It is a really sad loss for us all.
Rotzy’s flabbergasted everywhere this week…but medium pizza with olive is better in Nakina Are You Kidding Me??!!And making (almost) headlines in the news. I’m talking about Orenthal James Simpson, who is apparently posting messages on Twitter*tm, altho it seems that … Continue reading
Every bear is dangerous. Pandas’ looks deceive. They are bears.
A reminder that Canada Day really deserves great celebration. Canada Day July 1Are you attending a local celebration? By yourselves or with family? Have to get out into that wonderful fresh air surrounded by the sounds of celebration: laughs, giggles, … Continue reading
Both Richard and Fermo had serious surgeries in early July, perforated gall bladder and major dental work. We are both recovering slowly, though Fermo is mending faster than I am.
Always nice when the world returns to unfolding as it should. Rotzy back on a roll again after a few bumps in his digital roadway.
In an emergency, could you state your blood type?
Do your know what your BP is?
Strokes are very common at night The most likely reason is that when that person woke up to go to the bathroom, he/she got up from bed in a hurry; but the brain needs greater blood flow, for having rested, … Continue reading
There are days when the pillow may be the best thing you’ll see all day….stay in bed!
A home with young children/young family and the father who is absent may appear normal in our world today, but the truth is a father figure in the home is foundational. We have seen so many families without a father … Continue reading
The Language of FlowersVanessa Diffenbaugh Synopsis(Goodreads)A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of … Continue reading
A well-written response to the question ”Why Do British People NOT Like Trump?” Unfortunately, the boorish Americans will never agree there may be some real content to the piece, that they truly are boors and if you push your point, … Continue reading
A man who tills the soil and soils the till. Rotzy’s a man of the soil…who knew? Readers WriteI liked this one as it (sorta) ‘hits home’ for yours truly and perhaps others in my age … Continue reading
“There may be a connection between your name and what you are gifted to do. There seems to be a common thread that runs in the name May. One word to describe women with the name May, “creative” because … Continue reading
Eloquent, engaging and educational…an evening with Michelle Obama
Mother’s Day celebrated mom’s 90th, Father’s Day will be a celebration of his 94th.
Another in the Baldacci series, Camel Club
Spring’s back and it’s back in Rotzy’s step too…ya can see it again. Bravo Rotzy!
Every author eventually dreams of channelling of Harper Lee and creating a comparable classic to her incomparable one, To Kill A Mockingbird. Grisham comes closer than any author I have read.
China, the sleeping dragon may be awakening…
Save, save, save… a website loaded with money-saving advice, ideas and coupons.
Ingredients1 cup (250 mL) Green lentils¼ cup (60 mL) Finely chopped fresh basil1 cup (250 mL) Chopped fresh tomatoes, or halves cherry tomatoes2 Garlic cloves, minced1 Tbsp + 2 tsp (17mL) Olive oil1 Tbsp (15 mL) Vinegar (white … Continue reading
Father’s Day dinner event, Revera Retirement Living
A special presentation by Revera Retirement Living with special guests, Darryl Sittler and Ron Ellis.
The Ontario Health Regulators website ontariohealthregulators.ca is a search site for information relating to following: Finding a health professional such as a physician, dentist, optician, or other health professional practising in Ontario; Confirming the qualifications of a known health professional … Continue reading
A Delicate TouchStuart Woods
Rotzy’s cheery again…spring must be here…
Afternoon doctor appointments may be riskier to your health. The doctor is more tired, therefore more likely to take the easier way out, giving your prescription rather than discussing your issues.
You cannot stop ageing but science is working hard at keep you younger longer.
What’s in a name they ask. Annabel May is a name created to poke fun at the rainy season we now endure and call it Spring. While flowers are budding and birds are trying to build nests, the season seems … Continue reading
Speaker from Durham Transit will describe and explain the ins and outs of Durham Transit.
A delicious springtime salad that is light on the waistline too.
Mitch Hepburn may be hitting the mark dead on when he opinions that Doug Ford is worse than Mike Harris. Ford may win the race to the bottom of the worst premiers in Ontario’s history.
I was on the wrong end….….of two separate ‘road rage’ incidents last week. The first was on my Rez Run for smokes and gasoline and I had taken Miz. Jo along to show her the NASCAR track in Oshweken, where … Continue reading
The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksRebecca Skloot Synopsis: Goodreads Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken … Continue reading
I just got hit by a SCAM attempt on my CIBC VISA card. Be aware they don’t succeed hitting you.
Do you really believe this man is looking out for your best interests?
Spring must be here…thoughts are turning to gardens and sunny walks.
Reb Rea and Todd Stong are retired engineers. Reg worked with General Motors in the USA where he learned much about Americans and their society. Todd is a retired military engineer with combat experience and engineering work done in Asia, … Continue reading
Do you think this smile is authentic? Just wait for a bit.
Dr. Jennifer Watt, a former student of Dr. Straus, presented a talk about the medical use of Cannabis. Dr. Jennifer Watt Geriatrician, Ph.D. candidate Clinical Epidemiology Program University of Toronto Case studies Mr. B, 85 years old, chronic back pain … Continue reading
Dr. Straus recently presented a talk about Cognitive Impairment in Toronto. Here is a summary of her lecture. Dr. Sharon Straus, MD, MSc, FRCPC Dept of Medicine Director of Geriatric Medicine University of Toronto Types of Cognitive Impairment Mild Cognitive … Continue reading
Moses had rules about emailing. Here they are…
The world is connecting more and more, but people are becoming more and more DISCONNECTED. Here is a video for your consideration about CONNECTIVITY Please turn on your sound
Pickering City Centre Farmers’ Market Opens June 4th Themes for the market change weekly. See the ‘THEMES’ calendar below.
Ladies and Gentlemen Welcome to a set of workshops which will teach you how to take better care of yourself, physically, nutritionally, and mentally.
How long will the ghost of Harold Ballard haunt the Leafs?
You’re busy; I’m busy; we are all busier than ever. Therefore our time is at a premium. Get to the point, quickly and efficiently.
Writing my memoirs, a new challenge I have undertaken.
Movie night frustrations Dear Helen, January 2019 Monday is senior’s night at the movies and I am frustrated with a friend of mine who cannot decide on which movie we should see no matter how much time I give her … Continue reading
Easter egg hunting, Doug Ford lamentations and curse of Harold Ballard.
As one ages, paying more attention to nutrition becomes increasingly important.
Sunnybrook Dept. of Psychiatry fundraiser event: 2 SPECIAL EVENTS WALKATHON Saturday, June 15 Nutritionists’ ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION Thursday, June 20
Cooks, Books, Nooks and More, the website dedicated to improving the lives of adults 50 plus, to age better, live healthier and richer lives continues to focus on issues relating better living for adults. The site is proud to announce … Continue reading
Be on the alert for this newest scam which tries to incorporate the City of Pickering to give it the feeling of authenticity.
Want to improve your memory. Here are 12 essentials steps to improving your memory
Become a Super Manager. Whether computer files or paper documents, there is a way to become a super data manager.
My motorcycle’s like having a bottle of Aspirin in hand.
Everlasting bites from Rotzy! The molarcular saga may be coming to a close.
Pet ownership benefits your health. Don’t take our word for it…read on.
At mid-80, Todd Strong is supposed to be a retired US military engineer. You’ll have to tell that to the Mexican people around Lake Chapala as they pour fresh water from their taps into their drinking glasses.
Cloudeight is a terrific website for computer advice, tips and assistance. Subscribe to the site for daily tips. They are ‘hits’ more often than ‘misses.’ Computer users of every skill level will find the website useful and it’s free to … Continue reading
A respected and well-known journalist writes a “gossip column.”
The big guy celebrates
Here’s a bit of a break for you…with some fun added in if you liked TRIVIAL PURSUIT.
Useful Internet tools for more avid users!
Spring just isn’t near enough for old Rotzy!
So what was Florida to us?
Prices: At one time, many years ago, the USA seemed to be the place to go for deals. Prices were lower. No longer. Not only are prices higher for comparable products in Canada, but factor in the dollar conversion and … Continue reading
Driving in Florida – risk, risk, and real risk
Just too much for a non-shopper; paradise for the wife.
Americans think like millionaires, each one does.
The USA is an incredibly egotistical, self-centred society.
Florida gouges foreigners, Snowbirds too.
Toothless bite imminent…but pain’ll be over!
The success of a book club depends on the book, the discussion leader and the participants.
Our villain was really attached to his watch. His arm, not so much. Neither one…
Nutrition month: Eat better, Be healthier.
It’s not going as well as I expected.
Spring in the step aint cuz of weather, but pain from molars and a wisdom tooth.
Frustration… Frustration as the progress does not seem to be going as well as I had hoped; time to re-evaluate and reset rather than give up.
HALL RENTAL CLAREMONT LIONS CLUB
Angry Irish nun…
Paranoia or vulnerability? Older adults are justifiably afraid of many things from falls to muggings. But of course, because of their age and physical decline, it is a legitimate fear.
Most older people actually do talk about the hardest parts, along with saddest parts, the scariest parts, the embarrassing parts, and even the funniest parts. But maybe not to everyone.
Win 10 has STICKIES built in and it is free. However, serious computer users need better tools to help them stay organized, remember everything and create useful todo lists. The application they need is NOTEZILLA, the king of sticky notes.
Hilarious crime fiction, Mickey Spillane channels Jerry Seinfeld.
Irish first born…
Heat and humidity shorten all fuses. Walmart altercation confirms it.
Irish lad driving after a pub crawl…
Some observations about a major public library in southern Florida, BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Learn more about scams and fraudulent practices and how to avoid being taken by the criminals behind these activities.
Wife helps hubby to get to the pub.
Prison food deserving of full freedom.
Irish son’s first drink in a pub.
Take a walk instead of a dessert. Your health will benefit tremendously.
It’s not our baby !
A million Latinos street party…Trump didn’t R.S.V.P.
Trump must have a love-hate relationship with Florida. There are over 4 million Latinos living in Florida and probably many of them work at Mar-a-Lago.
The perrito and his padrone dance with the chiquittas at Calle Ochos in Miami ! It’s really difficult keeping up with the PROGRESS LOG while doing so many other things…but the bare minimum is done each day: tracking the water, walking each morning … Continue reading
The “Progress Log” the full record of the progress looked like it was becoming too cumbersome for followers. So I have reverted to individual posts published by dates. It should make it easier for people to jump in where their … Continue reading
Ya just gotta read the JOTY contest (Jerk of the Year).
Delray Beach, Florida, Italian beach life done American style.
A daily afternoon nap can lower blood pressure as much as some medications. Fermo agrees wholeheartedly…he’s always napping.