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Our Father Who Art…On the Bus – Bellarmine’s Father Dale

I had the pleasure of shaking the hand of Father Dale Cieslik at the celebration and tribute night following the triumphant return of the Bellarmine team to Knights Hall. By the time I arrived, the bleachers were packed to the rafters with welcoming fans, proud parents and alumni. Where could I possibly remain standing near the court to get a good look at the platform without being admonished by a Louisville Metro Policeman or campus security? That’s when I saw Father Dale. Why, I’d stand next to a priest and who would possibly ask me to move , right? For…


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The Heat is On

Mayor Greg Fischer and officials from the Community Foundation of Louisville and Metro United Way today announced 27 grants totaling $250,000 to area nonprofit organizations that help create a college-going culture in the Louisville community. This funding is in response to the vision created by 55,000 Degrees, a public-private partnership that is working to increase the number of people in our community with college degrees by 55,000 by the year 2020.  Over 140 requests for funding were received. Grants were awarded for programs that address five key “tipping points” that are predictors of students’ future success in their educational journey:…



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What is the Obamacare Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)?

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) was very cleverly buried in the 2700 pages of Obamacare that NO ONE especially the Democrats who forced this legislation through Congress actually read. According to an article by Daily Caller writer Matthew Boyle, Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., a Tennessee Republican, the IPAB is the “real death panel” in the health care law for seniors. Cuts to Medicare are already happening and by 2014 more will be implemented for current Medicare recipients. According to National Review’s, Stanley Kurtz, “as IPAB caps Medicare payments for various services, the elderly…


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The world at your fingertips!

How do you spend your time on the computer? Work? Surfing? Exploring? Learning? With two words I’m about to show you a way to do what ever you do on the computer and kick it up a notch or two. Save time, get more out of your computer with “Google Alerts”!  Never heard of them? It’s simple and yes, Free! The alerts are a way for you to have Google actively and continually look for whatever interests you and bring the information back to you! The process is fairly straightforward and simple. 1)    Go to https://www.google.com/accounts/ 2)    Create a g-mail…


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Springtime Is Here! Beware of More Cyclists: Watch Out- Cyclists Should Obey the Rule of the Road.

Compiled by Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Here are the Rules of the Road. Be Courteous and that recommendation goes both ways! Safety should be your first concern. Respect right of way of motorists. Obey traffic signals like from green to yellow light. Stop unless safety is a concern – wet pavement. Obey stop signs and stop lights. (My personal downfall is when riding in my own neighborhood – but am forcing myself to adhere to law. This makes motorists mad if you don’t obey the rules of the road). If riding with a group, look behind for another bike…


Queen for the Night: An Evening With Cleopatra

Cleopatra has moved  into the neighborhood…but you don’t have to take her a bundt cake or send the welcome wagon, you just need to take a drive up 1-71 to  the Museum Center of Cincinnati to see a portion of her fabulous palace as Queen, Pharaoh, and last ruler of Egypt  Cleopatra:The Search For The Last Queen Of Egypt I had the privilege to attend a  private showing of the exhibit hosted by the Hilti Corporation ( a global construction manufacturer that I happen to work for) with the owner Michael Hilti himself present. And since he is the 224th richest man in the world, it was a very…


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Implementing The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act: Improving Milk and Water Requirements in Schools

Presented by Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. USDA  guidance on improving water and milk requirements to states on: Making water available during school lunch, and Offering a variety of milk consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Summary of Changes to the Water Availability during School Lunch Meal Service Free water must be made readily available to children during lunch. Schools are given flexibility in how to implement this change. The memo reads: “For example, schools can offer water pitchers and cups on lunch tables, a water fountain, or a faucet that allows students to fill their own bottles or cups…


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Less is More in Latest Footwear Trends

Barefoot running, toning shoes among the top five footwear trends Presented by Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. The  hottest footwear trends are leaning toward minimalism, according to an expert presenting at the American College of Sports Medicine‘s 15th-annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition. Matt Werd, D.P.M., FACSM identified the five hottest trends in athletic footwear: Barefoot running. Some runners believe running sans shoes forces a more natural running pattern. Research shows that barefoot runners do land more on the midfoot and forefoot versus shod runners; however, it is unclear which foot-landing pattern, if any, is best for avoiding injuries. Minimalist athletic shoes. These…


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Bike, Walk or TARC to Louisville’s Car-Free Happy Hour

Rain or shine, one night each month Louisville’s active transportation advocates get together for food and beverages wherever they can find enough bicycle parking. You should come, even if you need to drive. You’ll meet people from all walks of life. No pun intended. The thing we have in common is some measure of independence from automobiles. Come see. Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. Can you believe I posted this bit of shameless promotion from my phone! This is crazy for a guy who started out as a printer setting lead type by hand. By the way, folks, here’s…