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Sometimes it is hard to believe that Carol Burnett has been in show business for more than 5 decades. To say that she is an American icon is an understatement.
Carol Burnett is known for her comic genius but she has shown talent in stage, TV and film.
Carol was born in San Antonio, Texas, on April 26, 1933, where she was born to Jodie and Louise Burnett, both of whom suffered from acute alcoholism. Her story is well known as she has shared her life story with her audiences.
The Cab Ride (Anonymous)
Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living.
When I arrived at 2:30 a.m., the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window. Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once or twice, wait a minute, then drive away.
But, I had seen too many impoverished people who depended on taxis as their only means of transportation. Unless a situation smelled of danger, I always went to the door. This passenger might be someone who needs my assistance, I reasoned to myself. So I walked to the door and knocked.
People of many faiths and cultures gather together to celebrate during the holiday season. Christians exchange gifts, others give gifts only to the children, some sing carols or bake cookies, and some celebrate quietly. Some homes receive a visit from Santa, Christians decorate a Christmas tree, and Jews place a menorah in the home. Africans display the seven symbols of Kwanzaa and the colors of the African flag - red, black and green.
“My first Valentine’s Day with my fiancé was amazing. That January, I looked for a puppy online and found a little Chihuahua I loved. My fiancé said he’d call and talk to the breeder for me. Later, he called to tell me the puppy had been sold. I was crushed. On the day before Valentine’s Day, I walked into his apartment and found a card waiting for me. As I was reading it, out of the corner of my eye, I saw this tiny little dog run past me with several bows around his neck. I started squealing as my fiancé said, “Do you recognize him?”
Today is the first cold day of fall. After a long summer of a meteorological pas de deux of heat waves and rainstorms, we’ve hit the first cold snap of autumn. The garden gnomes and plastic flamingoes seek shelter in the shed, the closets trade short-sleeve cotton for long-sleeve wool, and the sweaters rise from their cedar-and-mothball tombs. The change of wardrobes is a seasonal ritual for man and foliage alike. For humans, clothing is a matter of style — what we wear makes a statement. You can tell a lot about a person and their clothing by the label. Labels tell where the outfit was made, of what it was made, and who designed it. Labels are reflections of quality and prestige.
Friday, July 13th was a very lucky day for Steven Labadie of Stroudsburg. On that day, he received a revolutionary treatment called Urolift that would allow him to fully empty his bladder and end years of discomfort, inconvenience and embarrassment.
Steven’s discomfort had been caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men age. For many men, BPH restricts or even blocks urine flow from the urethra. To restore the flow, Steven’s urologist Zachariah Goldsmith, MD, PhD, of St. Luke’s Center for Urology, installed small implants that lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way to restore urine flow.