Raise your hand if you love smoothies ! Mine is up. And I even make my own, that’s right. Well if you love, like or have a sometime taste for a smoothie, here are 30, yes 30, for your drinking enjoyment. “These healthy smoothies are full of the nutrients and protein you need” so say the Editors of Prevention Magazine. You be the judge. Enjoy !
I hesitated to put this post into a specific category because it could fit into so many that I like to blog about. Motivation, check. Business smarts, check. Careers, check. Conversation starters, check. Gardening, uh, uncheck.
A nagging question I have, maybe you also, is charisma something that we are born with, or something that is learned ? We all know someone who can walk into a crowded room, and just own it by their presence. Maybe they have mastered these “secrets” of successful charisma. So I’m thinking conversation starters because there is so much more than just 9 secrets, in my opinion, that maybe you would like to share your thoughts about this mysterious subject.
When someone mentions the words “ham radio”, do you picture it as the hobby of older retired guys, surrounded a Frankenstein’s lab worth of gear and antennas and vacuum tubes? Or maybe you picture a trucker rolling down the road, saying “Breaker! Breaker!”. I’ll admit, that’s how I always saw it; with a cell phone and instant messaging I didn’t see a need for another form of communication, and if I wanted a “walkie talkie” I could just go get a pair at Wal-Mart.
But a Ham radio is considerably more than that. It gives you a way to talk to other people across the street or on the other side of the world without relying on any wires, cables or grid power. It’s a lifeline for when you’re hiking and for when your cell phone has no bars. Many times in disasters and emergencies, it’s Ham radio operators that are relaying vital information and coordinating rescue efforts.
I have been a ham for over 40 years. I have to admit that cell phones, computers, social media, and skype have taken a toll on the U.S. ham population. That is changing as “survivorists”, outdoorsmen, hobbyists and people looking for something unique have taken up the hobby. Yes, retired folks have renewed their interest in it also.
Heres’s a link to get more information.
It is April 27, right ! Not April 1st. Is this a bad dream, or maybe mother nature’s dandruff ? NOPE !!
Maybe 4-8 inches of spring today. Will winter ever give up ?
Happy Spring, Chicago !