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Dr. Dorothy Ann Boyd-Bragg
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By Dr. Dorothy Ann Boyd-Bragg:
something to fret about
Even though I’m not much of a gardener, in March and April I used to worry about things like when I should plant my veggies. I always let the spring flower bulbs fend for themselves. Vegetables were different. Building on that thought, this year things are quite a bit different.
Today, it seems like I worry about everything in terms of the weather: shopping traveling, appointments — you name it. It’s now well into April and I’m still thinking about the “S” word — “snow.” How much snow will the next storm bring?
This presidential campaign has been special. It’s the first one that has made me sick to my stomach. It’s been embarrassing to say the very least. There’s been minimal civility or coherent, consistent thought on either side. Pointing fingers, shouting, few specifics, and all too often foul language just don’t hack it for me. Nor does the occasional suggestion of possible legal action for past “activities.” As an American, I’m mortified, especially by the front runners on both sides. I wonder how they got to be the front runners? I really cannot understand.
We are all aware that there is often a big difference between reality and wishful thinking, both in life and advertising. Case in point, dental implants. You’ve seen the ads on television and the unwelcome blurbs on your computer. Both stress that it’s the wave of the future, quick and relatively affordable. After a failed root canal and the resulting extraction, I opted for an implant – thinking the procedure sounded better than the alternative which would, at the very least, do damage to the surrounding teeth.