Veterans have served this country and will always honor those who have paid the ultimate price. As a veteran, Memorial Day holds a special place in my heart and in the hearts of all veterans. No matter in what capacity veterans serve, they all know the sacrifice those honored veterans and their families have made.
• Alabama changes the value of “pi”: The April 1998 newsletter of New Mexicans for Science and Reason contained an article written by physicist Mark Boslough claiming that the Alabama Legislature had voted to change the value of the mathematical constant pi to the “Biblical value” of 3.0. This claim originally appeared as a news story in the 1961 science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein.
Long before there were cell phones, telephones, and even saxophones, there were other methods of play and competition that required in-person interaction. As people begin to get out and enjoy each other's company, they are rediscovering simple pleasures that are easily shared.
Few people give much thought to emergency care. But unless your life is in imminent danger, you might benefit from a bit of research to determine which nearby emergency department is best prepared to meet the specialized needs of older adults.
Spring can represent a new day; some say it is dawn in the wheel of the year. For me, I always have a feeling of restlessness and excitement, an urgency to get outside. I look around and see what I want to accomplish to prepare my home for spring. Please note I used the word “want,” not “need.”