A few days ago, my wife and I dined out. It was a quiet celebration. We ordered well but we ordered judiciously. We were conditioned for years in the “waste not, want not” school of thinking.That’s not to say, we didn’t enjoy the meal. Of course we did, but we didn’t over order and we ate everything that we had ordered. Continue reading
Brian Charles Lara was one of the most successful in the history of cricket. He batted with the typical West Indian flair but was known to score big innings as well. He holds the world record for the highest individual score in first class cricket. This was a mammoth 501 not out for Warwickshire vs. Durham in 1994. I very much doubt if this record will ever be broken. He also holds the distinction of the highest individual score in Test cricket 400 not out vs England in 2004.
Every one knows that mere talent is not enough to make you successful over the long run. What does make you successful? Yes, he was temperamental and had his share of scraps, particularly with the administrators of West Indian cricket but his cricketing feats made him a legend. Continue reading
“Incredibly, one in four Americans over age 20 has prediabetes — and most don’t even know it. Being prediabetic means that your blood glucose levels are higher than normal but short of being classified as diabetic levels. Studies show that most people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they lose weight and make dietary and exercise changes.” These are the opening lines of what I believe is a “must read” article by Paula Spencer Scott, Senior Editor at Caring.com. Continue reading